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I own a 160GB 7th Gen Black Classic but that's the extent of my Apple products and likely will be unless I get handed a 4th Gen Touch or find one at a very low cost as its an overpriced gimmick otherwise in my opinion; definitely not
I own a 160GB 7th Gen Black Classic but that's the extent of my Apple products and likely will be unless I get handed a 4th Gen Touch or find one at a very low cost as its an overpriced gimmick otherwise in my opinion; definitely not worthy of the cost as with most apple products.
Only reason I got the Ipod in the first place was because it was the only step up I could take (16GB which is the cutoff for most mp3 players was just not enough for my music collection which is climbing past 60,000 tracks now) but I despise fanboys/girls of Apple thinking they're OH-SO-GREAT...I'm sorry, but when you can pay like half the cost of a mediocre Mac for a fully customized top of the line PC and be able to customize it (unlike with Apple where you have to buy THEIR specific shit that's always overpriced because it's proprietary tech)... Steve Jobs is a total douche.
^ basically explains the main reason WHY I hate Apple, it's spawned a massive generation of hipster wannabes that get everyone to follow them around wasting massive amounts of cash on silly silly things. Every statement in the image above is true XD
before someone says 'shush Microsoft Fanboy' I'll say...I despise Failsoft just as much, after my contest prize the Fail60 RROD'd after only a year and when I finally got around to sending it to Failsoft they told me I had to pay them 130 dollars? I vowed never to pay a penny or use a Failsoft product (outside of their OS but that's just because I frankly could care less what OS I use as long as it doesn't fubar up too much which Win7 hasn't) EVER again. Consumers get butt-rap** from BOTH Failsoft and Crapple; they equally blow chunks, just in different ways.
I've been using Apple computers since the 5th grade (I just did the math and that's 29 years— *cries cuz I'm old*) and PC computers since the 10th grade. When I was in the position to make my own purchasing choices, I nearly always go with a Mac. I bought my first Mac in 1992 and I am now on my third — so I get an average of 6 years out of them. I've owned two PC laptops during the same amount of time and the 2nd one just bit the dust after 3 years (the first one didn't last much longer). And of course, I have used PCs at most places I've worked over the last 18ish years.
We've also purchased three MacBooks, all used (little secret, they are MUCH cheaper), for my daughter. The first one died only because her little sister used it as a step to climb on something — but the other two both outlasted the PC laptops (and that's after buying them USED).
So, i've got extensive experience with a variety of hardware brands and both PC and Mac OS.
I like that not everybody uses Mac and as a result, hackers generally leave us alone. This is a HUGE time and money saver, in my opinion, especially after spending 6 hours trying to clear off a pretty nasty virus from my mother's brand new PC laptop (supposedly fully loaded with all the anti-virus software she'd ever need) over the weekend.
I still regularly have to maintain my PC products, cleaning them up, defragging, etc. to prevent them from blue screening. I can't tell you how much time I've wasted over the years on PCs that crash and crash and crash (tho they have improved in recent years).
Interestingly enough, since I bought my first MacOS X in 2001, I've never had any Mac I've owned crash unless it was due to a hardware failure. The OS is more stable and reliable and, having used both Windows and Mac OS for years, I can tell you it's FAR easier to troubleshoot and navigate than Windows, another time and money saver.
I've also owned probably half a dozen iPod and iPhone products and yes, I've had some crap out on me. I've been fortunate enough to have this happen while they were still under warranty and Apple simply replaced them with new products without any hassle at all. Because electronics DO fail, but statistically, over time, Mac desktop hardware has had a better track record than PC desktop hardware — another reason I choose to spend the extra for Mac.
You DO get what you pay for, which is why the $500 PC desktop my mom had was always a piece of crap and effectively dead in under 3 years, but the $1500 Mac desktop I had before this one was good for 6 years (and a little while after that - I sent it to Carrie Ann who used it for a little while longer, anyway).
Yes, Apple has developed into a status brand. It's a deliberate marketing choice that allows them to charge higher prices, as a luxury brand. It's not meant to be affordable for everybody (just like say, LELO as opposed to Califoria Exoctics). But it's still the best, most well designed, reliable brand I've used. And that's based on 29 years (*cries*) of computer-using experience.