It’s easy to make a case that Apple is now positioning itself to become more of a provider of luxury-level technology. Between recent high-profile hires from the fashion and watch industries to the rumored 18-karat gold Apple Watch, some observers are fretting about the company’s trend toward catering to the highly profitable 1%, possibly at the expense of the rest of us.

Tech blogger John Gruber and The Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer both expressed concern recently about Apple abandoning middle class roots. Meyer writes: [Read more] – Michael’s Blog