Chances are you own an Apple product: iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook or maybe an iMac? Or perhaps you own several. Me, I also had my Apple phase. MacBook Pro, first generation iPhone, several iPods, and a Cinema Display. It’s been quite a while since I used the MacBook, though, and the iPhone has been replaced with an Android phone.
I once was on my merry way to becoming a real Apple fanboy, but for several reasons I’ve turned into an Apple skeptic instead: I don’t like the closed Apple App Store ecosystem where you are at their mercy at all times, Apple’s quest to sue anyone and everything, the annoying fact that my iPhone got slower and slower with every update (with my Android phone it’s the other way around, for some reason) and how Apple reseller Humac handled my laptop battery issues. But the thing that grinds my gears the most when it comes to Apple are the Apple users themselves. A lot of
you them develop an amazing tunnel vision: Apple products have no flaws whatsoever, and all other competing products are crap. Period. I’m even seeing this a lot amongst my industry peers, people who you’d expect would be open to the idea that Apple is not the only way to go. And it’s not. I’ve been on the other side of the fence, in many ways the grass is actually greener there. Read more