Nobody is talking about competition or comparisons though. Rouge's comment was how many different shades of lipstick can they use on a pig. What he means is that they keep basically packaging and repackaging the same shite over and over, just in different sizes. Yet here you are coming in and asking him about all these other companies. I'm sure he feels the same way about those too.
YOU'RE the one making comparisons to other companies. We're simply pointing out the oddness that it seems to be the same shite just in different sizes. As much as I don't give a shite about Apple or Samsung or any of them really (I do have an iPhone though), those commercials nail Apple products (and fanboys) on the head. it's like "Yeah, it's the same product, but this one is smaller than the iPad and bigger than the iPhone...mind BLOWN." There really is some truth to that.
I'm not sure anyone's commented that their, "mind [has been] BLOWN," by this stuff. I think that's you with a conditioned response to people who take interest in Apple products and start threads here. Or maybe its a conditioned response to people who take interest in Apple products in general.
Either way, the amount of criticism he takes here compared to the level of vitriol missing in his responses is something that is readily apparent to anyone who keeps up. If it isn't, then it should be, or folks should just cop to ignorance of the track record here on the OT re: these subjects.
The guy takes flack-CONSTANTLY-for merely being informational and posting about this stuff and defending his viewpoints without the level of idiocy, snark and sarcasm that comes back at him.
Yet now you're trashing him simply because he's been a bit conditioned to respond that way no matter what, when in reality, he should've divined out of thin air that you're some above it all arbiter of technology for the layman consumer in America.
Look I own an iPhone 5 and an iPad 2-as does my wife-and we also own an HP laptop and a Sony VAIO laptop. As well as an HP Printer. So while I am a bit of a fanboy, I'm also straddling the PC/Non-Apple world as well.
Just lay off with your sanctimonious holier-than-thou attitude. You sound like a bitch.