I guess XP figures that the filthy rich Apple users would find it no big deal to shell out a few hundred more the get a Windows PC just for updates.
I say mainly upper income people are the ones the XP is aimed at. So if that’s the case. Not many on welfare or lower income would buy one. So this upper income group they market it to, 30-40% may have a Mac.Of the 14.5% of the households that use Mac, how many are metal detectorists? A generous estimate might be .25%. And of them how many of them are XP owners? Maybe 20% of that .25%?
China leads the market on stolen technology and counterfeit detectors too.I say mainly upper income people are the ones the XP is aimed at. So if that’s the case. Not many on welfare or lower income would buy one. So this upper income group they market it to, 30-40% may have a Mac.
Non the less, big red flag that makes me wonder about many aspects of their company. Size, stability, and who’s running the company.
Fear not, china always comes along to satisfy consumers when no one else can. They lead the drone market.
It was posted on another forum about a successful update using an Apple machine.Nothing like messing with a used laptop!
So, this is XP's philosophy... since they are too cheap, or technically inept, we tell our customers to go out and buy another computer for updates! ( I know you don't work for XP. You obviously replied. I sent them an email, and never got a reply back)
You are possibly right.. Apple's account for less than 10% of PC sales.
But who are those 10%? These are not the low income people who buy cheap products, these are upper income people who are the ones more likely to be buying an $1800 Metal Detector. So, I would guesstimate thats 20-30 percent of the potential buyers for the Deus 2.
This is a big segment of customers that the intelligent people who are management at XP have chosen to ignore.
I just bought a Legend... Apple compatible.
Almost every $15-$30 electronic toy I buy on Amazon, works with Apple. But not my $1,800 Deus XP.
It paints a not so good picture of XP. If I would be a potential investor in that company, their decision alone would throw up a lot of red flags.
I want to see the company succeed, it's a nice product. But it makes me question whomever runs the company's decision making abilities.
"Well, almost every electronic gizmo/toy I buy from amazon, from $10 up supports Apple. It can't be that hard."Well, almost every electronic gizmo/toy I buy from amazon, from $10 up supports Apple. It can't be that hard.
I think it raises a red flag about the size/stability/respectability of a company, with a premium brand like the Deus2.
And thats the type of response I would expect from a rinky dink operation with insufficient capital to run a profitable company "" learn how to emulate windows... Go buy a used Windows computer, etc". I can run unix, linux, BSD, but I use an apple, because I don't want a hassle. And I don't want a hassle of messing around running my Mac as a windows computer.
I kinda make the analogy of small mom n pop shops that are to cheap to accept American Express, when in the long run, it would be of great benefit for them to accept Amex.
I guess if they were a decent sized company, they would reply to their emails, or have some other way for customers to ask questions about their products.
Nothing personal against you, my gripe is with XP.
They have a few accessories in their owners manuals, the distributors nor dealers know anything about it. And so far I've not been able to reach XP via email in France.
Out of the 14.5% of Apple users here in the USA, how many are detectorists?? Probably .1% of those at best. If I was XP I wouldn't waste time catering to the obscure few that run Apple machines.I'm not sure if the library will let me do that.
The point is, 14.5 percent of desktop users in the USA are Apple based.
The average household income for Mac owners is $98,500
Nice group to exclude when you are marketing a premium $1,800 toy (Deus 2) don't you think?
Actually, I have seven friends who detect and five plus myself are Mac users. If y'all who think Macs are for rich people and the Deus is for rich people it would stand to reason that they'd make their machines compatible with Macs. I bought my first detector in 1970, a Garrett Master Hunter BFO. It cost me $150 and my weekly salary was about $125 before taxes. $1500 for a top of the line machine these days is not much different, lots of people make $1500 a week. Last time I looked, this was still America where you get what you pay for. There is a reason top of the line detectors, computers, or anything else are more expensive, they deliver superior performance and build and to those who appreciate superior performance and build the difference in cost is offset by that performance.Out of the 14.5% of Apple users here in the USA, how many are detectorists?? Probably .1% of those at best. If I was XP I wouldn't waste time catering to the obscure few that run Apple machines.
Of the households who use PCs, what percentage are metal detectorists? Possibly less than Mac users, who knows?Of the 14.5% of the households that use Mac, how many are metal detectorists? A generous estimate might be .25%. And of them how many of them are XP owners? Maybe 20% of that .25%?
I contacted XP, and here was his reply! I'm satisfied!
Yes you have right, we will install a MAC platform in the coming months. However 90% of Mac owners have also a PC.
CEO Company Founder
8 rue du développement - ZI de VIC
F-31320 Castanet Tolosan – France
Tel : +33 6 22 42 20 70
Planned obsolescence and planned battery replacement, software degradation something you prefer?15-20 percent of desktop computers are apples. Many owners who are upper income. Why doesn't XP offer the ability to update the Deus 2 via an apple computer?
Does not sound like a very good decision by their company. They are excluding a big group of potential customers.
BTW I purchased a Dues 2.
I don't understand your comment. Are you saying only apple products age? Are you saying only apple products need batteries replaced? Software degradation?Planned obsolescence and planned battery replacement, software degradation something you prefer?
Apple still only has 8.5% of the pc market so a few do like them.