Re: That's Apple for you, always a step behind
Well said. Apple makes products that are high quality, designed well and look really nice. In their marketing for the new items, I noticed now that they talk about the quality of the materials in order to distinguish themselves from Android products. For example on the iwatch, the metals used are forged a special way to make them higher quality. Last time i heard that was from Rolex when they spoke about how they have their own refineries to forge the gold and platinum used in their premium watches.
A Rolex that lasts generations and is handmade I can understand, an iwatch that will be obsolete in a year and can be used to monitor fitness is another thing.
Apple is also touting a new sapphire crystal for their screens which is nice and again found on premium watches. How much of the price premium that represents is hard to say but let's be honest, all these Apple products go away after a short period of time.