Might it just be because the company that will be delivering them has a great rep. There is some excitement and expectation they will deliver something special. That is because they are very good at delivering what the customers want.Bill
Why does a fictional non existent iWatch and non existent iTV get good press
This idea of giving the customers what they want seems to be very difficult for you to understand.
If you offer something they don't want - or a lot of them don't want - then they won't buy it. ( Unless they don't really have choice. )
When I say customers - obviously that isn't every being on the planet - I have never bought anything from Apple at all.
Huge numbers of people do, and a lot look forward to what they will come up with next.
If that is true - then it should give an indication of what the problems - the repellants - the dealbreakers are.Have you ever noticed that over 90% of the negative stuff is almost completely the same, word for word
If MS ( or any other comapny ) manages an impressive run of delivering what people want - then they too will elicit this kind of interest at a forthcoming release.If that was a Microsoft watch they'd all be laughing and joking about it and calling it the next Zune.
The only reason I buy some of it is to see for myself what's it's like, so I can talk about it without making stuff up. I could never exist on Apple stuff alone and I doubt many can, hence the reason for their still 7% Mac market share.
They don't build what people want, they build what they want and people accept it. When the iPhone 5 came out I was willing to buy it if it was okay, it wasn't, I didn't buy it, it's way behind other phones, it's also plagued with numerous problems, but the fanboys don't care.
The iPad Mini is a low resolution piece of crap, mine sits in the cupboard collecting dust, I might use it on my next trip because its light, if I don't buy something else in the meantime.
The iPad3 and beyond are quite good machines, but it's frustrating not to have USB and a proper file system among many other things PC owners take for granted.
The MacBook Pro Retina is the most overpriced piece of junk I've ever seen, it's slower than a Netbook with Vista. I hang around Apple Stores quite a bit and get to know some of the Geniuses even they admit they wouldn't pay full price for it because its too slow to run Retina.
Please don't tell me about Apple, I know all about Apple and their tax evasion schemes.
Do you know that most Apple people think they're only paying $200 for an iPhone5.
I hadn't heard of that before. Unfortunate. Never mind - at least they tried.
Interesting link on that page to new Blackberry vid.pp
Microsoft already attempted the watch, and it didn't work
Microsoft drop SPOT watch project - SlashGear
I haven't played around with a z10 yet
I work with a guy who is a huge blackberry fan. He's the only guy that I know who has purchased about 1/2 dozen of the Playbook tablets. He's very excited about the new Blackberry phones.
One blogger said it should have had an Atom chip another said it should have an i7, they couldn't just be happy with an i5. One guy said it was too much future, what is that.
I think the only reason Microsoft survives is because of gamers and techies, they lead the way and buy MS stuff and help to make it popular. The same way the Internet became popular, through techies and gamers and porn. Microsoft has never had the luxury of having good press and yet they command over 90% of the market, no thanks to the press.