Re: Cupertino Idiot Tax
No, it's just that nobody treats them with the reverence they (or seemingly you) feel they deserve. El Reg are equally rude to everybody.
Even when Apple act like spoiled children and refuse to invite them to their press events. The Register are still happy to say their kit is the best when that's fair, and have a go when it isn't. I'm fine with that.
I hold no reverence for any company. My iPads have been brilliant, the iPhone 5 was mechanically unreliable, and not well designed enough for the premium price charged. And anybody who designs a phone with a glass back is an incompetent fuckwit, however pretty they might think it makes it. I try to use the best tool for the job, whoever makes it.