My MacBook Pro is 6 years old. Still does a great job.
That comment is from a throw-away viewpoint, which seems to feel that everyone has lots of money to give Apple, and no need to spend it on anything else.
Let's see: I have a house to pay for, a sick wife, a son in college, a dog, 2 cars to pay for, insurance for everybody, all the associated bills needed to pay for a house, etc. Left over is a few dollars I try to put towards retirement. I don't need to waste my money on useless Apple crap.
Before all the Apple fanboys start getting on their high horse, be warned that I am (used to be) a long time Apple customer, starting with the original Apple ][, Apple ///, Apple Lisa, original 128K Apple Macintosh. More recently, (back in 2010) I got a Macbook Pro 17" laptop, my wife has an iPad Air 2.
So I'm speaking from experience: Apple stuff is overpriced. Yes, it is usually reliable, although we just had to replace the 6 month old iPad, and the apple cables leave a lot to be desired. But my father got an Asus laptop for $300, and he was very happy with it until he died of cancer.