Why are Apple products more popular in the US?

Hi everyone,

A friend sent me these links and I thought I'd share it here:

http://readwrite.com/2013/01/29/why-do-americans-hate-android-and-love-apple

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/10/05/apple-ios-android-comscore/

Plus, I have also read that the Mac sales are stronger in the US than anywhere else.

Even though Apple has a small market share worldwide, that market share in the US is much larger than the rest of the world. Why do you guys think this is?