What do you think of Apple products?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Katzenfreund, Apr 11, 2017.

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What do you think of Apple products?

  1. They are high quality and reasonably priced

    24 vote(s)
    10.9%
  2. They are good quality but expensive

    133 vote(s)
    60.5%
  3. They are regular quality and overpriced

    63 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    This is about all Apple products in general, including MacBooks, iPads, iPods, iPhones, SmartWatches etc.

    Some people love them and want nothing else, others consider them restrictively proprietary and overpriced.

    Have you got any? What do you think of them?
    If not, why not?
     
  2. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    I do own an Apple wired keyboard and mouse A1243 / A1152. I only have it because of the very slim design.

    Almost hypocriticaly though I generally dislike Apple. Mainly I think their products are overpriced. Style over substance. 3000 for a half decently specced Mac is ridiculous. I'd sooner buy the parts and self build.
     
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  3. sl1fka

    sl1fka MDL Novice

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    I have a Hackintosh. I love macOS but I don't like Apple's hardware. They are way too expensive for what you get.
     
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  4. alextheg

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    Quite agree with you. I too have a hackintosh...... Took some time and patience to get it working though. Running Yosemite.
     
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  5. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    My opinion is generally in line with the above expressed views.

    I don’t own any MAC device. The reason is that, though I consider them of good performance and elegant design, their serious disadvantages prevail. These are:
    High price, too high even allowing for the good quality,
    Proprietary design which makes them incompatible with much free software.
    Difficult/expensive to repair, even replace a rechargeable battery.
     
  6. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    hmm my humble opinion for Apple products is: made for rich persons, as I'm poor I don't like it simple so :rolleyes:
     
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  7. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    Luckily money and goods aren't the only riches in life Tiger ;)
     
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  8. kimvn

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    I have iPhone 4, iPad Mini 1, Hacintosh and a 6 years old Macbook Pro (dual core cpu, upgraded to SSD). All of them are 2nd hand but very good quality. I don't have enough money to buy new Apple products
    With Hacintosh, you have 50% of MacOS features, 50% come from Apple hardwares
    P/s: sorry for my bad English
     
  9. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    I like their wallpapers from the Big Cat releases.
     
  10. sl1fka

    sl1fka MDL Novice

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    #10 sl1fka, Apr 15, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
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  11. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    @alextheg yep I agree 100% still I know a lot of rich peoples and are not have my hapiness :biggrin::p
     
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  12. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    Same here. :)
     
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  13. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    :g: i wonder how every time you manage to start potentially controversial threads, @ katz.. i can smell the smouldering flames already...
    well now, since you asked; in a grey past my late dad bought an apple machine. i got my flippers on it. very stylish everything. but i could do
    nothing with it for lack of free software. so i ran an emulator on it that made w 3.11 run just as `fast`as on my old 80386.. it was like watching the grass grow..
    i have not touched an apple product ever since. and lived happily ever after.and you know what? i never will.;)
     
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  14. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    Not much.

    Someone gave me a mac once, after 2 days of playing with it I gave it back.
     
  15. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    I am trying to get people to learn how to debate maturely with arguments and without personal flaming. It may seem a lost cause at the outset, yet the most obnoxious trouble-makers seem to have subsided, for the time being at least.

    The formula is simple: Attack the argument, not the person expressing it. In this case, attack Apple (or MS) products as much as you like, but not their users.

    Back on topic, though I’ve expressed negative (overall) views on Apple products, in the last analysis the company must be doing things right, judging by the bottom line – their profits. For them, that’s all that matters.
     
  16. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    hehe still trying stay on topic, for me when talking about Apple products/software I never can forget Mr. Steve Jobs and your high inteligence and vision about all things related to computers he is the man :rip:
     
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  17. PhaseDoubt

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    A little over a year ago, wife and I bought two iMacs, two iPads and an iPhone 6s Plus. We're totally satisfied. I've been building and servicing Windows computers and networks for years, but we just got tired of the constant battle with viruses, dodgy updates and the like. As is the usual case, your experiences are your and ours are ours ... you are most welcomed to your reality. We do have a couple of Windows 10 computers and they serve their purpose; Windows 10 Creators Update goes a fair way toward being as good as Apple. Mind you again ... our opinions.
    Yes, they're a little more expensive, but the advantages for us justify the marginal cost increase over comparable Windows machine. Once we started spending time in front of our 4k and 5K monitors, neither of us wanted to use the Windows machines unless we absolutely had to.
     
  18. mbpowner

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    I didn't realize macs are faster than windows pcs bcuz of ssds, i feel like so much money for it :( LOL, but at least the turbo boost is more useful in mac than in windows. for example, when developing in android studio, i heard that windows spreads tasks across all 4 tasks, whereas mac os waits until one core at a time is filled up, so more efficient due to making more use of turbo boost, then again coulda used linux
     
  19. pvdven777

    pvdven777 MDL Member

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    The company must be doing something right or something really really bad..... labour conditions for example.
    But lets be clear, although apple keeps getting in the spotlight for this, they are for sure not the only one.
     
  20. pvdven777

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    I think fondly of some of the older Apple products although I'm not sure that this is totally justified or just nostalgia. My feeling is that them being proprietary and thus on the forefront made sense back then. However lately it seems that every move to break away from standards is just for their own gain and add nothing for the user.
    And yes, they are meant to make money, so in a business sense this shouldn't really surprise anyone, but it breaks away from what they originally at least appeared to stand for. All together that ultimately is the biggest reasons to not like the company and their products as it stands. Everything being wildly overpriced certainly doesn't help either.