I've never owned a MAC, but reading I have done in Marketing suggest that Apple products are inferior, but because of superior branding, cult following and visual appeal their products outsell their competition.
A classmate who works in the mobile industry told me that iPhones are far inferior to their competitors and with all things considered should fail as they compete. More evidence at the incredible ability of Mr. Jobs.
A majority cannot take away your rights as an American citizen. Only you can choose to give up your rights.