“I think it’s less of a status thing and more of a “whole package” thing. Apple products in my experience allow someone to better leverage an already great presentation skillset. It gives a prospective client the feeling like this person knows what they are talking about”
This may be true yet is very unfortunate. I tip my hat to the Apple marketing department. I believe in no way that an Apple product is superior to any non-Apple product of the same caliber. They just have fancy enclosures.
Now – were somebody to come along, SONY, for instance – and start marketing PCs and Windows products wrapped up in sleek cases, people might begin to believe that PCs are on par with, if not better (subjective) than Macs.