Does it not seem that our favorite fruity techno-gadget maker is doing well these days? Yes, another blowout quarter with financial results that surprised everyone. The company’s stock is bouncing around the stratosphere. Apple needs to build more silos to hold all the money.
That big faucet on the side is to pay investors to keep quiet, and to spend on stock buybacks because Apple doesn’t have Steve Jobs’ creative mojo anymore and can’t figure out that whole ‘vision thing.‘ I’d work on reanimation if I was Tim Cook. Hey, we should swap roles. He gets my kids and husband– he’s a nice looking guy– and I get to run Apple.
Let’s see how it goes, Tim. Oh, one more thing. Apple’s financials are looking pretty good now, the stock price, too, and that means only one thing– the Apple Tax needs to be raised.
Everything I’ve read, every video I viewed, and every review scoured over so far tells me one thing about AirPods Pro.
I want one. Or, maybe it’s two. AirPods? That’s two, right? Anyway, I want’em and maybe for reasons you don’t fully understand but if you have four or five kids in or around elementary school age, then you’ll appreciate that what Apple did with AirPods Pro is worthy of Apple Tax.
Good sound? Check. Better features? Check. Siri integration? Check. Active Noise Cancellation? Check.
That last one, my friends, is on the opposite end of the deal-breaker Apple Tax. Think about it. Nearly half a dozen noisy kids who never nap at the same time ever and have no idea what “QUIET!” means or how to spell it (America’s school system; amirite?) can be tuned out via noise cancellation.
How do I know? I heard it on the internet. You know they can’t put it on the internet if it isn’t true.
AirPods Pro comes in a set of three. Two AirPods and one battery case. All three are small and that means prone to being lost or swallowed. I didn’t say my kids were smart; one of them might bite down first. That’s where the Apple Tax comes in.
AppleCare+ looks like a bargain to me. $29.
Yes, AirPods Pro come with the standard one-year warranty, but AppleCare+ extends that to two years and comes with extra benefits. There’s no repair. Break it and it gets replaced. Lose it and it gets replaced. Have a kid chew on one of the AirPods Pro before swallowing and it can be replaced (X-Rays will cost extra and not included in AppleCare+. I checked).
What is happening to Apple is becoming increasingly obvious. New Apple gear is hermetically sealed and nothing inside is customer replaceable. Break it and take it to Apple. That means you pay an arm and maybe someone else’s leg for the repair. AppleCare or AppleCare+ cuts that price down to a more manageable amount.
It’s still a tax and it just went up.