And no, I do not own a iphone, ipad, imac. All I have is an old ipod mini that I seldom use, since I listen to music from my Nokia phone mostly. And yes, I have tried the iphone, imac, and ipods... Impressed with some, but not impressed with some of Apple's products.
Market swaying? for some products yes. But not for everything they make. Not because all their products are good. But they have a strong marketing team, and a user base that is akin to fanatics. It's a cult man.