I don’t hate you, Apple, but I sort of do. It’s like a love-hate relationship that lingers more on the hate side of things.
Some people have legitimate reasons to use an Apple…like…hm. Maybe they grew up with it and feel comfortable with it — sort of like rich people who grew up with fancy clothes and can’t live without it. I’ll be fair, Macs do experience far less exposure to viruses and other potential cyber-criminal acts. I do attribute this fact to the fact that less people use Macs, thus less computer to computer transmitted diseases. I think that’s a fine reason to use a Mac. So there are some legitimate reasons to use an Apple Macintosh computer.
As far as using Apple iPads and iPhones? You did a great job innovating and coming out with a product people want. I do appreciate everything you are doing, because you are creating new, fun products.
So why do I dislike you so much? I will never use a Mac. There definitely is no reason for me to. I will never buy an iPad or iPhone. Why? Because they are like the high-end fashion designer — a symbol of waste and indulgence. PCs do everything a Mac does for less money — anything you can do, a PC can do better — there’s no denying that, especially if you are computer savvy. Come on, one mouse button for how many years?!? Or how about iPads that can’t multi-task. Wow. As far as iPads and iPhones go…nice products, but I can’t stand how they dictate the rules. Everything is controlled, nothing is public. The “hey, want to use Flash there Apple fanboy?” ”NO, too bad” says Mr. Jobs type attitude. You did not create Windows, Xerox did.
Good luck Apple with iPad2! I actually hope it’s a really good product. Because I dislike you so much, I hope you continue to succeed because that forces others to keep up or excel pass you. I also thank all your Apple fan boys for making Apple successful, because otherwise we may not see as much innovation in the tech world.
P.S. I don’t really like Microsoft either, but it’s cheaper, faster, less tyrannical, and less pretty than you. I don’t like pretty, unless we’re talking about women.