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October 29, 2007

Your Money’s No Good Here

Apple has announced that they will no longer accept cash from people wanting to buy an iPhone. They’re also limiting the number of iPhones a person can buy to two.

While I agree that they have the right to limit the number of phones a customer can buy, I have to wonder if it’s legal for them to not accept cash for the phone?

On all the bills I have it says “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” This policy would seem to discriminate against people who don’t have or won’t get a credit card.

I used to like Apple, but they kind of got weird after the Lisa came out. My second computer was an Apple ][+ (which is still in the garage somewhere; I wonder if it still boots up?).

But over the years they’ve copped an attitude that seems so indicate that they look down on people who don’t have the decency to buy their products. And to some extent, a lot of Apple buyers have this same attitude.

Personally, I like being able to work on my own computer. If the power supply goes out, it’s nice to hop over to the local computer store and get a replacement. You can’t do that with Apple products because of their proprietary nature.

Microsoft gets a lot of heat for being a “monopoly”. Seems to me that Apple’s a monopoly too, but they haven’t been under government investigation for over 10 years.

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