It’s worth hearing this episode of Rene Ritchie and Tom Boger (Senior Director of Mac Product Marketing) just to hear Rene say this:

At a certain point Apple just decided to bring experience to a spec fight.

I assume that if product A has fewer specs than product B, it’s probably better, and it’s the one I want. I don’t even bother to seriously engage with people who come to the table with the presupposition that the spec checklist is the primary — or worse, the sole — determinant for which of two products is better. Bringing experience to a spec fight is equivalent to bringing a gun to a knife fight.