I have been increasingly dissatisfied with Apple. It is not my intention to talk about that here. What I will say is that in the past I wanted to support Apple because they were the underdog, but now Apple is the aggressor.
Why? Lets take how the iPhone 7 audio jack was removed. This was another dumb decision. Not everyone can afford or buy bluetooth headphones. More importantly, bluetooth doesn’t last for a long time so people who commute with headphones probably won’t find the affordable bluetooth headphones with enough battery power. It is common for trains or other mass transportation to be late or delayed and that often happens.
What this is then, just like the Apple watch is apple trying to appeal to the rich and forgetting the poor who made them what they are. It is very common for companies to go “upscale” and forget the customers who made them profits in the first place.
Yes some of you are saying that Macs have always been expensive and yes they are. However over time the prices have slowly come down, and for many products what Apple offered was amazing at that price. For example the $999 mac airs were wonderful. I bought one for a friend and she still has it. It is 6 years later and it is working great. What a value that was.
Apple products can save money if you buy wisely. I love the build quality and almost any non Apple computer feels so cheap in comparison. Even expensive metal laptops that have windows which are nice are not the same build quality as Apple. They still have flaws but ultimately Windows on them ruins the experience.
I won’t buy an expensive Windows laptop ever, and fixing an old Apple laptop is a tough sell. It still works fine, I just can’t be truly mobile with it. Which is fine it just sits on the couch with me anyway.
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