January 28, 2020 at 1:04 am #19498BuckleyParticipantFUNK: 2,288Rank: Wise Douc
Are you a apple fanboyJanuary 28, 2020 at 1:07 am #19506HokussParticipantFUNK: 914Rank: Crafty Capuchin
No, I am not. But I do love some products they launched like new Mac Pro.
But yeah the new iPhone are all the same just a camera added in the back.January 28, 2020 at 1:51 am #19563RedYoshioParticipantFUNK: 1,249Rank: Magic Macaque
No. Apple charges a premium for their products and I don’t really like companies who do that stuff, but there is a lot of positives about them.January 28, 2020 at 6:14 am #19884Mrfishy9ParticipantFUNK: 549Rank: Fresh Spider Monkey
I have mixed opinions however I find the MacBook Pro and new iPhone to be really good. the AirPods however are off the chartsJanuary 28, 2020 at 3:33 pm #20366TheRandomMelonParticipantFUNK: 1,646Rank: Emperor Tamarin
I hate their hardware, but love their software. macOS, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, etc. They’re all beautiful apps.January 28, 2020 at 8:26 pm #20541bzerk86ParticipantFUNKY VIPFUNK: 8,264Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
I have 13 Microsoft certificates and use nothing but Mac/iPhone/AppleTV
I am in the ecosystem really deep and it works well for me.
I just wanted to come home from work and not have to do my own tech support. I just want to browse the web, play on my phone or watch TV.
The one caveat is that I do have a gaming/VR PC connected to my TV in the lounge.
You do pay the “Apple Tax”, however I tend to keep my phone for about 5 years and my MacBook/iMac for about seven before upgrading. I have had very few issues over the past 20 years and when I have it’s been fixed for free or at little cost… quickly.
I am really bummed that Apple no longer sell the Airport range of WiFi routers, they are bullet proof. I have three (one main unit and two to extend) and I can go months with no network blips, drops or having to reboot. It’s a big feat as we have about 4o devices (smart home) connected wirelessly.January 29, 2020 at 6:29 am #20820TeslaParticipantFUNK: 4,119Rank: Psychic Gibbon
Apple decent it’s just there hardware they need to fixJanuary 29, 2020 at 10:30 pm #21085hidazipParticipantFUNK: 8,557Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
I am a MacBook Pro fanboy.
I use Final Cut and Logic Pro so I can’t live without my MBP.
The recent MBPs where meh, but the new 16 inch finally got it right and I love it.January 30, 2020 at 9:42 am #21273PotatoSalad128ParticipantFUNK: 1,489Rank: Lion-Tailed Macaque
Personally, I think Apple products are too expensive and not worth it. In my opinion, the iOS UI is ugly. I do admire Apple’s long-term update support for their software, though. I wish that more Android phones were supported for at least 5 years. Samsung tends to be the worst with their updates, especially since they’re so slow to send them out and there’s no real long-term support. My Note 5 came with Lollipop (5.0) and only got to Nougat (7.0). Seriously???
The Apple ecosystem is okay, but not worth it if you don’t have an iPhone. I know that all my products work well together and would continue to work well together if I did get a non-Android phone. I like knowing that even if I swap one of my products out for another one, they’d still work.January 30, 2020 at 9:12 pm #21449applesheepParticipantFUNK: 667Rank: Humble Squirrel Monkey
Yes.January 30, 2020 at 10:57 pm #21464hidazipParticipantFUNK: 8,557Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
iPhones are expensive, that’s true.
But the MacBook Pro got a better price with the 16 inch.
The build quality is better and you get more for the same price as the previous 15 inch.
I used my 2015 model for over 4 years, so if you consider the fact that you can use Apple products for a very long time(and don’t change every time there is a new one), maybe the price isn’t that bad.January 31, 2020 at 10:35 pm #21726Moskito256ParticipantFUNK: 5,302Rank: Fancy Chimpanzee
The same (you can use a product for a very long time) can be said about almost anything. I’m still using a Toshiba Satellite laptop from 2012February 1, 2020 at 12:32 am #21734Rij11ParticipantFUNK: 14,234Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
No, but i have like the first ipod(not even the touch)
had the iphone 6/6s
iphone 8- until my dad smashed it to bits
iphone 11 nowFebruary 1, 2020 at 1:52 am #21739AdrianaModeratorFUNKY KINGFUNK: 23,045Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
I sort of am. I’ve been extremely happy with my iMac on Mojave. I run Windows in a Parallels VM because I need it for work, and the fact that I can restore it to a previous snapshot in a matter of seconds has saved my behind numerous times. Time Machine has been very useful too.
On the other hand, my experience with the iPhone has not been the best lately. iOS 13 is the buggiest iOS version yet, I should have stayed on 12.February 1, 2020 at 2:53 am #21746AnonymousFUNK: 20Rank: Fresh Spider Monkey
I neither approve or disagree with considering myself an Apple fanboy. I’ve personally never had any of their products and use majourly a Windows notebook and Android phones. This is mostly because, where I live, one bill of currency is worth .25 cents (USD), so even cheap things can become VERY VERY expensive, so only a couple people have them. I’ve never seen any teachers in my school with iPhones, MacBooks or any apple products in general as well, however the students themselves are the ones that seem to purchase mainly iPhones (I think).
However, even though I’ve had no experience with them so far, I couldn’t simply assume their products are bad, and I’m actually a bit attracted to some of their products, but still refuse to buy them (Imagine if a phone like an iPhone X didn’t cost $1000 but $4000. Would you still buy it?)
Overall, my experience with Apple products can change in the future, so I’ll be sure to post something if it does.
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