Look at the iPad mini. People are willing to pay for something of quality that they know will give them a lot in return. It’s no longer a case where it’s a race to the bottom to create the cheapest and most easily-produced product. People are realizing that you frequently get what you pay for. – Eric Kuhn, The Wall Street Journal

“That’s an excellent excerpt from an excellent article that reveals where so many otherwise excellent people miss with errant emotional reactions to Apple over the last several weeks,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet. “If these folks credit Google with any perceived weakness at Apple, they’re really far gone.”

MacDailyNews Take: Sounds familiar:

Mac users… know that you get what you pay for and we’re glad to pay it in order to not have to be subjected to Windows.SteveJack, MacDailyNews, October 3, 2002

Pendola writes, “When you pick up an iPad mini, it just feels right. Down to the last detail. In your hand, I don’t know how to explain it, it’s like dashing kisses along a beautiful woman’s collarbone on the way to intimate, absolutely perfect ecstasy. The Kindle Fire [is] more like going in to kiss your grandmother and awkwardly bumping heads because you were going for the cheek and she was going for the lips. It’s all good. You love her. She’s even nice to have around, but it’s just different you know.”

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