Whenever there is an argument over Apple and Microsoft, I always bring in a point of “affordability”.
All the Apple products are targeted towards the affluents. The ratio of number of people wanting to own a Apple gadget to those who fulfill their desire by owning one is very high, what I mean to say is majority of the people can’t afford Apple gadgets. iPod was an exception it had cheaper variants and they sold like hot cakes.
Its a very valid point that Ballmer makes about the pricing of iPhone. Everyone wants an iPhone, but how many of us will acutally buy one is to be seen.