I think it varies in all cases.
At its current price and performance, the iPad is a toy for the "cool" people. It otherwise makes it harder for me to access my information, wouldn't let me do my job, lacks basic connectivity, can't multitask, etc.
At times, I think Apple has come in and shaken up a market - it's offered a different view of things or reintroduced the human element to markets.
However, it more recently has become cult obsessed with furthering the Apple name with little care for much else.
When is the last time Apple tried to appeal to me on gaming, price, performance, customization and/or options? I'm not particularly beholden to the non-Apple companies, but they generally offer me these things. Likewise, of all the companies I don't end up purchasing from, Apple is the only one that insults me for not doing so...Really, what other company acts like Apple?
Thinking of many other things I would spend the equivalent money on,
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