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September 29, 2012

A note on the price of Apple accessories


Above, the subject line of an email I sent to my Mac Users group a few days ago in response to a blizzard of complaints by members about Apple's new Lightning connector.

Below, the email.


A note on the price of Apple accessories

Do people complain that Mercedes or Lexus parts cost too much?

Perhaps they do.

And goodness knows there are many lower priced substitutes.

But would you be happy with an Advance Auto version of a Mercedes part if you owned a Mercedes?

I wouldn't.

I've owned my Mercedes since I bought it new in 1988.

I've logged 160,000+ miles on it and I plan to drive it until I drop dead (hopefully not while driving it).

I believe it will last indefinitely if cared for properly.

While a computer is most certainly NOT a car, there are some similarities.

One of them is that when you use components not specifically designed for and made by the companies that sell the computers or cars, you automatically add risk where none need be added.

Think about it.

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Posted by: sherlock | Oct 1, 2012 4:13:16 AM

Buy the best. You'll never wish you had something better.

Posted by: Woody | Sep 30, 2012 9:15:07 AM

Dang shame for those of us who owns SAABs.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Sep 30, 2012 5:02:01 AM

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