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There's not so much difference
Matt Baxter-Reynolds: Apple's devices are beautifully made and executed. They always feel valuable, and are often highly desired.
But earlier this month when I bought a gold iPhone 5s to replace my Nexus 4, I couldn't shake the feeling that I'd replaced a $300 device with a $1,000 one.
Not so long ago, Apple was the only game in town when it came to buying something that was good. Now, with Android Jelly Bean and good devices from Google and Samsung, there's a clearer split in the market.
To me, Apple is like Porsche, and the Nexus and Samsung devices are like buying Fords. Yes, you'll get a better experience in the "Porsche", but there's not so much difference these days between buying one of these and buying a good "Ford".
Suckers who want something that works
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: With a raft of new Apple products having gone on sale over the past few weeks, some people are asking a question: Are iPad and iPhone buyers 'suckers'?
Why exactly are they suckers? Suckers because they spend their hard-earned cash on products that deliver on the promises they make? Suckers because they buy a backed by the ability to return it for whatever reason for a limited period? Suckers because they want a well-engineered product that's reliable and easy-to-use? Suckers because they want a product that comes with regular free updates to the operating that brings with them new features?
A sucker because I want something that works?
If that's the case then yes, I'm a sucker. I'm a sucker for a good product. However, if the insinuation is that I'm a sucker because I'm spending money on a product when I could get something cheaper, then let me remind you of an old adage; buy cheap, buy twice.