Saturday, June 23, 2012

Apple's ability to Think Different has gone South!

"Think Different!", huh?

So Steve Jobs dies and Apple goes on a new media rampage!
By denying, in the (may I say redneck) state of Georgia, the purchasing right of an iPad to a couple of Iranian-American college students.
Because they spoke "Farsi" (Persian)!

Let's forget about the IRAN/US crap for now. I am going to put my Apple-Analyst hat on and try to comprehend what is it they are after now? The "republican" market? For years, Apple boasted itself as the brand of the "elite left", the artists, the eccentrics, the posh, the cool, those who ran against a "1984" big-brother view of the world. THINK DIFFERENT was their motto.

And now, by this legally unjustified action (because it is not the business of any stupid vendor to APPLY the law) Apple is after a new market segment?

I am a fan of their products; I also have a great appreciation for the cultural revolution that is brought about by many of their innovations (or more accurately, their visionary marketing of stolen innovations). However, as of last week I feel SHAME to be holding my Apple products; and I will certainly put on hold the purchase order of iPads for the upcoming birthdays of my nieces in Iran, and my family in America ... and, I will NOT purchase my new MacBook Pro either unless they come up with a profuse apology.

I think this may be a great opportunity for some competing non-American brands to kick in and convince me to buy their product now, I have a tall gift-order.