There’s a NY Times article about how people get angry when there is even the slightest negativity about an Apple product:
Anybody who has ever written about Apple products will tell the same story — introducing even a hint of negativity into a review or article will bring down the wrath of Apple’s most fanatical fans.
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[M]any Apple fans “care little for honest opinion,” Mr. Manjoo writes. “They want to pick up the paper and see in it a reflection of their own nearly religious zeal for the thing they love. They don’t want a review. They want a hagiography.”
This phenomenon was already documented at the Stuff White People Like blog:
Plain and simple, white people don’t just like Apple, they love and need Apple to operate.
On the surface, you would ask yourself, how is that white people love a multi-billion dollar company with manufacturing plants in China, mass production, and that contributes to global pollution through the manufacture of consumer electronic devices?
Simple answer: Apple products tell the world you are creative and unique. They are an exclusive product line only used by every white college student, designer, writer, English teacher, and hipster on the planet.
Liking Apple is apparently part of the religion of the supposedly secular upper-middle-class left. The reaction of Apple fans to negative remarks about Apple products is similar to the reaction of Muslims to negative comments about Islam.