Im amazed how many apple fans are in this thread, im also amazed how many of them apple fans are also Sony fans judging by their post history here.
I don't think anyone here praised Apple here but me lol, and I don't even use Apple products except for an iPad. Maybe engage rather just generalise and assume?
Yes, I need an account to use anything and everything these days, including my iPad. However, Apple's business model makes me at a lot more at ease with how they handle data and user profiling. I am not going to even pretend their doing it out of the goodness of their heart. It's a BUSINESS model after all, one that I am more comfortable with as a user.
I also explained, rationally, why MS business model isn't even similar to that of Google, and how Android is FREE. If you think I am irrational, that's fine, but no need to link to console wars lol.