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Can Kipp fight the urge to go Apple?
After years of trying not to follow the crowd, Kipp’s will is crumbling. Do you think it should switch to Apple?
March 10, 2011 4:20 by shafeer
Kipp is not an Apple owner. Actually scratch that, we own a basic iPod. But that’s it. No iPhone, no Macbook, no iPad, no Mac Pro… just that lonely little iPod, loaded with all of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits. But we’re starting to think we’re going to have to do it. We’re going to have to become… one of them.
Why? Put simply, it’s becoming too difficult to avoid the darn brand. Everywhere we turn, its Apple this, Steve Jobs that, iPad here, iPhone there. Just today, we hear that iPad is still dominating the tablet market, which didn’t even exist until Apple invented it. Reports say that nearly 18 million tablets were shipped in 2010 and Apple has captured 83 percent of that huge market.
Elsewhere, we have heard that Dubai is about to get its first official Apple store. It’s set to open on March 16 in the Mall of the Emirates, though Gulf News says it will be a “store within a store.” Presumably, then, it’ll be a concession within a bigger outlet. Either way, we imagine this will provoke a sudden burst of Apple buying activity in the Emirate.
Meanwhile our better half owns an iPhone 4, and while we hate its intrusive presence in our lives, Kipp has to concede it knocks the socks off our not-so-smart phone.
Now, Kipp needs a new lap top, and even as we write this an ad for Macbooks has just come on the radio. And we’re seriously considering the switch, because we’re finally losing patience with the viruses, software and technical problems that have beset us in PC world. Everyone we know using Apples tell us they’re more or less problem free.
So after months – no, years – of trying to fight the trend, trying not to be a sheep, trying not to follow everyone else, we might be about to join the Apple party. We just… can’t… bring… ourselves… to… commit.
What do you think? Should Kipp go Apple? Have you?