The reason I do not buy Apple products
Geoff: Because when I'm installing something, I automatically click the 'advanced' option.
I think that says it all.
Zoey234: because the cursor has a life of its own it does everything I dont want it to do before it finally gives in and does what I do want it to do ...
Karma: I'm dim.
I just realized that your point, Geoff, is that with Apple you don't get that option?
Shows how observant a sheep I am.
I really like my iPad and iPhone. But then again, I need things to be simple and shiny.
socialdistortion: The only Apple product I have is an iPod and I feel dirty for having that. Problem is it is the only device I could find that is big enough for my music.
Geoff: I'd prefer to sit down once a week and revise the playlist on my cheap Chinese knock-off, since it means I don't have to use iTunes.
DEEP dystopia: apple products dont work without other apple products. you cant use an ipad or an ipod without itunes, which you still need a desktop, hopefully an imac... you cant use an ipod touch to make phone calls. you cant get an iphone with a big hard drive. you cant get an ipad with a usb port or disk drive. you cant stream from any apple product to your tv without apple tv. apple products are made purpously to never be stand-alone devices.
socialdistortion: @deep dystopia. That's not true. I can use Winamp on Windows to manage my iPod and Clementine, Guayadeque or Rhythmbox on Linux. That's just a few alternatives for my 6th generation iPod classic.
Jinnathon: I have never owned an Apple product, not even an I pod.I always have been an avid supporter of Microsoft and always will be, though particularly I don't really like Windows 7. I still maintain my Windows XP Professional because they are way cooler than W7.
Cuervo: I was once a staunch Apple loyalist, but after all three of my former Macintosh computers died including a Macintosh Quadra, iBook, as well as a Power Macintosh (the Quadra died as a direct result of trying to install a OS update straight off of Apple's own website for instance), I would be hard pressed to give Apple another chance due to their relatively high costs to buy as well as the bizarre circumstances of all three computers dying.
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Wulff!: Recently, I have been sorely tempted yet again, to buy an Apple Laptop and yet again, I am persuaded it is definitely NOT worth the Money OR the Trubbs, thanks to this Blog!
BTW, a work colleague of mine went through SIX IPods in one year. Swore blind they were all S***! And he said he would never get another one! He pointed out the MP3 Player in his hand and told me, he was now using his Brother's Sony! And this after six IPod's! Great dedication, in my view!
Lostconfession: personally apples are shitty hardware for the price. The O.S. is great and flawless but i personally would not spend $1600 on a apple book let alone $100+ on MAC software. I actually did some research, did you know all apple laptop are basicly intel? And for nearly half the price of one apple laptop you can build your own apple desktop. Or for 1/3 the price you can make your own apple laptop? If you guys want to do the research google "hacintosh". Apple hardware are very specific to ther OS. Its so specific only a few selective hardware is truely used and are created for intel and can be addapted to MAC? . This includes :Wifi card, processor type, audio control, display gfx. But a set back of making your Hacintosh is the factor of the specific type of hardware especially for a laptop. In a nice twist As of resently few people have unlocked kernal to run a wide veriaty of different driver for those specific hardware. I actually did a dual boot and installed leapard 10.6.5 MAC os x with window7 none VMWare on my compaq laptop. In a very ironic twist it ran very well on my duo2 core processor haha first MAC to run on a 2core XD
I did run into issue ofcourse seeing that mac O.S. has to have a very specific hardware i was not able to access my wifi because my version reltek wifi card is not on the kernal list even on the unlock version.
DEEP dystopia: mac is just overpriced. gotta pay for asthetics, you know. the hackentosh post is true, you can buy intel, or even , dell, hahdware, and get osx to run
on it, with a few tricks, and for 1/3 the cost.
osx tiger will run on amd processors, and you can patch leopard and snow leopard with a tiger file to run on amd. the same may go for other hard ware configurations. tiger was more open to a wider variety of hardware.
orkanen: The fact that you need to register a valid credit card when downloading even a free app to an iPhone is enough to stop me from buying an iProduct.
DEEP dystopia: as far as needint itunes to manage an i[pod, well, if winamp works, you still need a desktop to manage an ipad or ipod. they anre not stand-alone devices
DEEP dystopia: tho i guess that goes for any mp3 player. still, i have beef with the fact that the ipad has no usb port or card slots.
01_IrishDude: Try reading steve job's book. It will explain the reason why you all hate apple products and you'll understand what makes them all great consumer products
Lostconfession: Steve job good man, he revolutionized the way we configure information using the true face of information. O/1.. But He fucked up hardcore when he though his laptop are worth 2grand and software 3hundred Btw the first mp3 were back in the early 80s by a little company called M3. He took thier 1.5mb Mp3 and figured out how to fit more data by decoding it to 8byte then encrypting it to house 126byte of audio. I still own the first gen ipod that were from the late 90's