They may top the charts, but all my early hardware failures have been with the allegedly superior Apple components. In some cases, the failures may have been heat related which is enhanced, if not caused by Apple's obsession with thinness which can hinder proper cooling.
Agreed. I'm also amazed at the way that Apple will also sacrifice physical usability for the sake of thinness. I found my iPod Touch 4G nearly impossible to grip comfortably until I put a skin on it. Not to mention the soft, easily scratched material choices on some of their products.