Hey everyone, I honestly want to creat a website on apple and how much they suck and crap on their customers. I'm not saying this as a pc enthusiast, I am saying this as an Ex-apple consumer. I own an iBook, and I sell iPods at work on a regular basis. Simply put, I hate them. Everything they do and all their hypocracy. Who's with me? Should I?
I wouldn't, Apples are getting better, after they signed for Intel processor, the iBook did suck, but the Macbooks are beauts. Besides, they're good for graphics design and noobs.
I don't like anything apple. But I don't think that your website would really be a big hit. Nobody except for mac users need to be told how much they suck... And theyre about one fifth of all computer users.
My Apples, be it my two iPod, my current iMac, or my old PowerBook, were all very reliable, well built machines. I never had any trouble with them. My only grip was that their "Genius Bar" customer service thing wasn't very convienent, but I hardly ever had to bring anything in. Maybe three times for all products combined.
Well, I like anything that is different. Well, Mac's are different. Windows is boring, and ugly.
Between MacOS 8, and Xandros Linux, I cannot decide which OS I prefer. If it wasn't for DirectX, I would have switched to Apples a long time ago. If it wasn't for DirectX, I would have gotten rid of my Windows installation entirely.
I don't like Windows. Now, after tasting the customizability of *Nix, I don't think I ever will...
Here we go, lets support my reasoning.... Disposable MP3 players iPods, a lovable product, a product with a rechargable battery. A battery with a life of roughly 1000 charges, a battery of which is not resold via apple, and if you get one, is one of the biggest pains to swap out. What does apple expect you to do with your iPod when the battery goes out? Spend another rediculous ammount on a new iPod. Have you ever heard of a little company called Sandisk? (little, haha, not really) but they have a product called the Sansa. I have used iPods and Sansas, and personally, I prefer the sansas. You get about twice as much memory for the price, and when your memory runs out you can pop in a good old SD card and double it! And what about that battery? OH! Still rechargable, but extremely easy to get a hold of. Out of all our distributers at work, we can get one for at least one of the models out there from each that carries mp3 accessories. iTunes monopoly Face it, iPods + iTunes is a monopoly. Ever try to get any other mp3 player to work on iTunes? HA! Not to mention on Apple computers you are restricted to iTunes (less you have bootcamp). And all that music you download to iTunes off of their store (which appears to be 10 cents per song more expensive then the compition to begin with) is restricted to your iTunes and iPod. And your iPod must go through iTunes anyway to begin with. Upgrade discounts for next gen OS Remember how for a long time before Vista's release you were able to purchase upgrade discounts for xp for Vista's eventual release? Or how some builders supplied free upgrades! Not with Apple, users were forced to pay full retail price on its release. Fan die in that iBook/MacBook/PowerBook? Oh thats fine, no matter how good you are with laptops, your unable to replace that fan. Apple will simply tell you they are unable to order those parts, but would be happy to force you to a little trip to their store, a 2 hour drive from where i'm at, so you can pay for the repairs and then they would be happy to buy the parts for you! YAY! Buying a new HDD for that laptop of yours? Have fun installing it. I have taken apart dells, gateways, toshibas, and of course, apples. Out of them all, they are all a pain, all difficult, but the PC platforms always make some kind of sense! Apple prefers to hide screws with silly magnets that should not be there to begin with, glue power buttons on to the board rather then soldering them, and placing the wire and connector with about a half inch of leeway when taking it apart, so that when you pull that little guy apart! SHOOT! CONNECTOR PULLS RIGHT OFF! That was a lot of fun to solder back on...was successful though, thank god. hypocrisy Do you all remember why 1984 would not be like 1984? Because we now had a choice, a choice between IBM based computers, or the newly released apples! IBM was depicted in their superbowl ad as big brother, a very boring and dominate control freak. What does apple do today? They censor everything contradictory to them they can (anyone read tom's hardware?), they take credit for technologies PCs released first, and accuse PCs as copying said idea (Webcams built into their laptops), and they claim that Macs are made for FUN! and PCs for boring icky work! Please, where are Macs most common? In schools, of which on my schools Core Duo iMacs, Office crashes and crashes and crashes, and we don't dare use apple works because its a steamy pile of crap, and in the real work place PCs are so much more dominant, why do we learn on the other platform? And what are PC, I restate, PC games designed for? WINDOWS! We have so much trouble on my friends Core 2 MacBook, starcraft fails to launch on XP. PLEASE! Quicktime Included! Windows offers WMP, as much as some people dislike it, I love WMP 11. It works great! And is the equivelant of iTunes and Quicktime combined! Apple offers two seperate programs, and for Quicktime, you have to pay an additional ammount just to get full screen playback! I know you can just download dvix, but its still an annoying hastle and truth. I could go on, and on, and on.... but I will wrap it up with my own experiences! I bought my iBook, and from the start hardware began to fail; my board was dead almost immediatly. I brought it into a Mac store for my warranty, and it was replaced. It took them two full months to return my iBook to me. My battery was in that recall list we all remember, that took a month and a half; and after a few more months, my fan died on me. My iBook has brought me far more problems then any PC. Avoid them at all costs...
So you had a bad experience.
Good for you.
I've had nothing but good experiences with Apple and their people. Simply because you had some negative shit doesn't mean you should go around slandering the name of the company.
EO Violation;4028784So you had a bad experience. Good for you. I've had nothing but good experiences with Apple and their people. Simply because you had some negative shit doesn't mean you should go around slandering the name of the company.
Well, i'm not trying to "slander" the name. It is simply I don't want other people to go what I went through in the sense of believing that Apples are more stable, and more reliable. I am simply stating truths, not exagerating. I want people to think before buying an apple product, I'm not going to harrass them for doing so, I just don't want everyone believing that Apple is any different from other companies out there.
All of my experience, and all of the experiences of my family and friends with Apple computers, directly contradicts what you have to say.
Looks like you got a rotten apple, pun intended.
RadioShackRob;4028792Well, i'm not trying to "slander" the name. It is simply I don't want other people to go what I went through in the sense of believing that Apples are more stable, and more reliable. I am simply stating truths, not exagerating. I want people to think before buying an apple product, I'm not going to harrass them for doing so, I just don't want everyone believing that Apple is any different from other companies out there.
I hate to say it, but with my experience as well, Apples are more stable, and maybe more reliable, but anything can happen to any company. And as for the stablity part, it never crashes, and we all should that the reason is because of how the Mac OS allocates the memory. Also, as for stability from viruses, it's just the fact nobody cares enough to make a mac user's life a living hell; however, the mas user's have no problem doing it to us.