@MW Israel is really expensive.. for instance... top of the line MBP (2700$) will cost you 3500$...taxation is high
most of the people don't make much $.
for instance Minimum wage (~50% of the work force) is the equivalent of 5$US while average salary per month is around 1850$
Yeah I could see that. Apple tend to not compromise price wise to corner a market. Dell would probably shave profits to make sure Dell was sold in Israel. Plus a local company could import parts and make whole computers to compete. Apple IMO do themselves a disservice by not competing... but that would go against the "boutique" branding they've been so successful using...
Most people I know make around 2 grand a month, except the occasional successful tech guy or hot stripper...
Also, WTF mate? The 13" and 15" Macbook Pros both have ethernet ports and Thunderbolt!
The super thin Macbook Air and Retina models don't have optical drives, firewire, or ethernet..... they be too thin for that.
So, I'm not sure what exactly we're discussing anymore?