Oh hell yes! Now I can give Apple a ludicrous sum of money for a nicely-designed brick and then give them even more money for adapters that I can only use one of at a time, instead of just having them on the device to begin with. REVOLUTIONARY!
You really have no clue what you're talking about. Each company does not make their own processor architecture, otherwise there would be about 50 different versions of Windows instead of the already-too-many 5. Qualcomm makes ARM CPUs. AMD and Intel make x86 CPUs. Motorola does not make PPC CPUs (IBM is the only [?] one who does), or CPUs at all for that matter, where the hell did you get that from? They spun their processor division (which made ARM, not PPC, CPUs) off into Freescale which... *drumroll* makes ARM CPUs and System-on-a-chip solutions. Guess what Apple's "A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip" is? A glorified ARM processor. Not revolutionary, just a lot of marketing crap.
Apple says they designed the chip, and I quoted them right off of their specification page, which is why I used quote marks. Motorola made the entire 68000x line of Apple's early CPUs btw, you can find out more here:
"Apple does use third party components, however. Current Mac CPUs use Intel's x86 architecture; models from 1994-2006 used the AIM alliance's PowerPC and models from 1984-1994 used Motorola's 68k."
"The PowerPC 600 family was the first family of PowerPC processors built. They were designed at the Somerset facility in Austin, Texas, jointly funded and staffed by engineers from IBM and Motorola as a part of the AIM alliance."
Seems like you are the one who needs a clue, somestranger26.
And yes Apple markets this "crap" quite well, in fact better than anyone else.
Is Apple's success at using words like "revolutionary" when they re-define a paradigm or introduce an entirely new consumer product sector (again and again) what makes you so insecure about them?
It seems to me that they are one of the brightest lights for an American company in this global economic crisis.