Apple doesn't "think", it is a corporation made up of people. Apple doesn't "feel", either. Apple does have financial advisors that tell them how to handle their money. A few paragraphs back, there was discussion about the mini line and its lack of upgrade path. Coming from the Windows world, my entrance into mac-dom, I was impressed with with the hardware, and the newly ported created Mac OS X as well. I swallowed a lot of cool-aid about how Apple cared. Since then I bought the most expensive computer of my life, A Mac Bro 8-core 16GB-ram (apple ram, i know...) The model I bought was the last one with the 32-bit
,,,,,, Now limited to running Snow Leopard.
I have compassion about a mac mini that cannot be upgraded, but my Mac Pro at 6+ grand needed to last me a while.
]To make a long story short=, this thread which discusses the high end relationship between Apple and various
goverments is one end-point. The other, customer satisfaction and loyalty from the customer base.
In my opinion, Apple is burning it's candle at both ends.
If worldwide sales slump because of customer dissatisfaction, there wont be money to pay the expensive tax lawyers,
If our hopes for Apple are to come true, The right leader shoud go back to making the customers happy