If you doubted the ubiquity of Apple products, dig this: According to CNBC, over 50 percent of U.S. households now include at least one Apple product, whether it's an iPhone, an iPad or an Apple II.
Jay Campbell, one of the people who conducted the study that found this out, explains the dominance of Apple like this:
“It's a fantastic business model — the more of our products you own, the more likely you are to buy more...Planned obsolescence has always been a part of the technology industries sales model, but Apple has taken it to a whole new level."
Over the last few years, I've noticed my own gradual slide from PC-based home electronics to Apple based. It started with my iPod. Then my wife bought a Mac desktop. Then I got an iPhone. Then I replaced my laptop with an iPad 2. Everything works so well together that I'm thinking of picking up an Apple TV when they come out, oh, and an Apple computer. And a Macbook Air. It's like Invasion of Body Snatchers or something! I'm a pod-person!
No, but seriously, Apple makes really good products.