Apple today lost its appeal in an Italian court, after it was found to have misled consumers into shelling out for AppleCare extended warranty when it was not necessary.I am surprised Apple does not lose more. I got a promotional email, directly from Apple, saying:
The new iPadNo, the new iPad 3 with those features does not start at $499. You have to pay over a $100 more for the 4G LTE.
With the stunning Retina display. 5MP iSight camera. And ultrafast 4G LTE. Starting at $499.
Another hidden cost is Thunderbolt. Apple computers do not come with USB 3 like everyone else, and instead have some expensive non-standard connector called Thunderbolt. Apple does not supply a cable with computers. There are now some Thunderbolt disc drives on the market, but they cost hundreds of dollars more, and none of them ships with a cable. Apparently the cables are hard to find and very expensive.