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Old 05-18-2009, 01:55 PM
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Apple introduces revolutionary new laptop.

This changes everything;... it's made by Apple and its shiny; what more could you want?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faEbTXXCJro&feature=PlayList&p=24CDDD1D4438D473&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=14
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:24 PM
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This changes everything;... it's made by Apple and its shiny; what more could you want?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faEbTXXCJro&feature=PlayList&p=24CDDD1D4438D473&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=14
"I'll buy almost anything if it's shiny and made by Apple."

That certainly applies to my brother!
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:27 PM
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:30 PM
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That video describes the whole apple culture just about perfectly.

"Wow, the high end model is only $9,960?!" I'm getting one today!
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:44 PM
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LOL That reminds me of the other "revolutionary" ipod they were going to come out with!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBwM2U77F2c
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:42 PM
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It still amuses that folks on a Mercedes Benz automobile forum, well accustomed to paying a premium for . . . oh, never mind, carry on . . .
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:14 PM
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As an Apple fan, I will freely admit that it is a very funny parody. HOWEVER...
I'll share with you another reason why Apple's got my loyalty.

My Macbook is over 3 years old. I've had zero problems with it until recently when the charging of the battery became erratic. Because of the particular symptoms, I thought there might be a bigger problem than a worn out battery so I went to the Apple store. I made an appointment online in advance so when I got there I didn't have to wait even though the store was packed. (Packed on a Friday mid-morning!) The technician and I looked at the computer together. He asked if I had the extended warranty, and I said no. He saw the problem I was having, and tried another used battery that was partially charged. It worked fine. I told him I thought perhaps the problem showed up more when the battery was more fully charged. So he took a charged battery off a floor model, and that worked fine. Then we noticed that the cord on my charger was beginning to separate at the strain relief. He went to the shelf, got a brand new battery and a brand new charger and put them in a bag for me. He said "don't worry about it. I can get these covered. Have a good day." He gave me $200 (retail) worth of normal wear-and-tear items for free when my computer's been out of warranty for over 2 years. You can say that I paid a premium for the computer, so I'm still behind where I'd be with a Dell... but with a Dell I'd be on the phone with India all day trying to figure out what my problem is before then paying for a new battery and charger. The time I've saved by not having to deal with Windows problems and Indian customer "service" is worth far more than the premium I may have paid for the computer.

The Apple store was packed... being that it was a Friday morning, it was mostly retirees. They were doing one-on-one training. It was so cool to see the old folks sitting next to the young Apple store employees learning how to edit movies and make DVDs, learning how to set up their own websites, learning about social networking, etc. You can make fun of the hardware for being shiny and stylish, but the design and software make you want to use it, make it a pleasure to use, make it something to be proud of. Just like a nice shiny Benz instead of a beat up old Nissan.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:21 PM
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Apple, I will admit is pretty awesome with their customer service. When my ipod broke the process took about 5 days for them to send me the box to ship it and after i shipped it to diagnose it and fix it and send it back. And lord knows I love my iPhone.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:26 PM
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"I'll buy almost anything if it's shiny and made by Apple."

That certainly applies to my brother!
Your brother is shiny and made by Apple?
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:29 PM
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I saw that one the other day. Pretty funny. Should look up the not so safe for work onion news sony ******* piece of ****!!! Thats funny.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:40 PM
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I just upgraded my sony ****ing piece of ****
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