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Old 01-12-2013, 05:29 PM   #31
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I have never been in an Apple Store where the iStaff did not outnumber the
consumers. Unless you are counting employees, the Apple Stores where I live are empty between product launches.

FWIW, my college kid and my high school freshman both want Samsung phones. I'm pushing back to see what Amazon does.
Total opposite... and just as useful as any other anecdotal comments ever posted on MR - subject to attack in a later post... oh and you did notice the sarcastic smiley, didn't you???
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:44 PM   #32
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Interesting article! I live in a rural area of Australia and so we are no doubt behind the times but apple ( ipads and ipod touches) are a 'must have' teenage accessory.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #33
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subject to attack in a later post... oh and you did notice the sarcastic smiley, didn't you???
You cannot attack my observations without calling me a liar -- smiley doesn't insulate against personal attacks.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #34
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You cannot attack my observations without calling me a liar -- smiley doesn't insulate against personal attacks.
Did NOT dispute your observation of a store near you, was talking about a store that I pass several times a week, sometimes several times a day hence my post, "Total opposite... and just as useful as any other anecdotal comments ever posted on MR - subject to attack in a later post... oh and you did notice the sarcastic smiley, didn't you??? "

To explain simply - "Total opposite" means my experience is the total opposite of yours and is NOT a personal attack on you... "and just as useful as any other anecdotal comments ever posted on MR - subject to attack in a later post... " means exactly what it says, it's an anecdote like your comment and as such would be subject to attacks on its value/validity... hmm, rather like you attacking what you think I said as opposed to my actual words - see what I mean about anecdotes... and the smileys were intended as punctuation not insulation as I didn't expect to need insulation with a simple comment...

Still, with sensitivities as exposed as some seem to be, please accept my sincere apologies if you feel that you were being attacked... you weren't.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:36 PM   #35
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It's OK. I don't mind. It's just that when people say, "with all due respect," they usually mean none (I do, anyway).

Don't worry about it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:57 AM   #37
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I was beyond amazed when my 10 yo nephew adamantly refused an Apple notebook for Christmas. He really, really wanted a Windows. Go figure. His parents tried to play the coolness card, also because they just replaced their laptop with an Apple one, but he refused and is happy with his Win 8 ultrabook.

He has an iPad3 and an iPod Touch 5th gen (not like there is any competition for it), so he is not immune to Apple, but I still found his laptop choice intriguing.

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:19 AM   #38
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Wouldn't most teenagers want a pc because the gaming choices / options are better?

I'm not a gamer but the one time I saw a game that interested me it was PC only, still is.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:24 AM   #39
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I remember when my youngest brother (now 43) was in school, they all had Apple's (commodores, I think). I was jealous they had computers in the school.

I believe that most school systems these days use Windows though, so I wouldn't be surprised he'd want what he's used to.

When the time came for me to buy my own personal computer for the first time, I was partial to the Apple Macs, but I also knew I'd be using Windows 3.1/DOS at work, and I didn't want to have to learn two operating systems at the same time. So I chose the PC.

My middle brother works in printing, and he's Apple all the way. But that's what *he* uses at work. Never fails to give me major grief about my Windoze . But it seems to me that a lot of people just choose the one they're used to, unless to "other kind" has something special they really want.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:29 AM   #40
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I remember when my youngest brother (now 43) was in school, they all had Apple's (commodores, I think). I was jealous they had computers in the school.

I believe that most school systems these days use Windows though, so I wouldn't be surprised he'd want what he's used to.

When the time came for me to buy my own personal computer for the first time, I was partial to the Apple Macs, but I also knew I'd be using Windows 3.1/DOS at work, and I didn't want to have to learn two operating systems at the same time. So I chose the PC.

My middle brother works in printing, and he's Apple all the way. But that's what *he* uses at work. Never fails to give me major grief about my Windoze . But it seems to me that a lot of people just choose the one they're used to, unless to "other kind" has something special they really want.
Apple not make Commodore.
IIc, IIe were first Apple I think
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Okay. I'm sure they were Apples at the school. The Commodore must be the game console he had at home.

My school thought it was hot when we got Selectric II typewriters.
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Okay. I'm sure they were Apples at the school. The Commodore must be the game console he had at home.

My school thought it was hot when we got Selectric II typewriters.
commodore C64 nice small computer of time

typewriter ball typing heads wonderful
change to get different language
character

I use personally mainly for "resume"
many times for different country

much easier now with printers

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:10 AM   #43
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Wouldn't most teenagers want a pc because the gaming choices / options are better?
I am not so sure.
At the very beginning of the computer revolution only a small handful of people had PC. Those were people that had actual use for PC. They wanted to do some work on PC, make a program, create content, do some analysis in spreadsheet, do bookkeeping ...
Later on, general public started to get PCs, so they could do some light browsing, look at some photos, listen to music, look at video from netflix, have a skype call ...
Today situation is changing, because there are appliances - such as Kindle Fire, iPad, Android tablets, ... that provide most of the functionality that a non-programmer, non-geek ever needs. So the general public doesn't need to have PC anymore. They are happy with a iPad or whatever that "just works" (TM). And PCs are again just for a handful of geeks that have meaningful use for them. We have once again made a full circle.
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I was beyond amazed when my 10 yo nephew adamantly refused an Apple notebook for Christmas. He really, really wanted a Windows. Go figure. His parents tried to play the coolness card, also because they just replaced their laptop with an Apple one, but he refused and is happy with his Win 8 ultrabook.

He has an iPad3 and an iPod Touch 5th gen (not like there is any competition for it), so he is not immune to Apple, but I still found his laptop choice intriguing.
Good for him!

Damn rebellious pre-teens anyway!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #45
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I've been an Apple fan forever, but I am becoming seriously bored with the never-changing design of the devices (with the exception of size). Due to its past history, I keep waiting (in vain) for a bit of revolution instead of the continual evolution.
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