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For me, Apple devices fully justify their cost. They are much easier to handle than products from other companies, which saves time and attention. This saves me so many hours over the life of the device that Apple devices actually cost less than third-party products.
When the first iphone appeared in 2007 - yes, apple (here we have to talk about the influence of Jobs) became a revolutionary company that changed the mobile phone market, because all competitors later tried to copy the developments of this company. Almost the same thing happened with the ipad tablets. In my opinion, then both the cost of apple devices and the company's fame reflected the state of affairs on the market, because you received an innovative device and access to ios - one of the best platforms and certainly the most stable. With Jobs leaving, the company continues to follow the old path, and even follows the lead of the market - enlarges the screen and so on. That is, apple is no longer doing something special. Now you only pay for the platform. There are a lot of similar phones and tablets for every taste. The appearance of clumsy updates, the lack of new ideas - this is what makes the apple company unworthy of its fame today, and even more so the inflated cost of its products.