Every laptop I see on campus these days is a Macbook. While a few whip out their Blackberries, the majority whip out iPhones. iPod wise, you cannot trek off to campus without noticing the signature white earphones plunged away in some unbeknownst ear. Apple is everywhere!
I remember not too long ago (actually about 3 years ago) when I felt like I was part of an exclusive club with my white Macbook (which I am typing this on). I would take it to Uni and it was a bold statement: “I don’t follow the crowd. I am different. I am a Mac!”
Well those glorious days are gone for the Macbook, iPod, and all things Apple. Today, when you buy an Apple product, you are not ‘different’; you are as common as they come–well except for those of us who have been with Apple since the early days, well before their tipping point.
While Apple has lost it’s exclusivity, us original Apple fans can enjoy a smirk or two with a pronounced “I told you so!” about how right we were all along. Apple products are not only ‘cooler’, they actually are a pleasure to use and make a lot of ‘cool’ stuff happen with so much ease. So go out there, buy yourself an Apple, and help them make another $15 billion this quarter.