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

    37 vote(s)
    10.6%
  2. They are good quality but expensive

    203 vote(s)
    58.0%
  3. They are regular quality and overpriced

    110 vote(s)
    31.4%
  1. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    dude please use English if you read our rules you can see that MDL use English as main language because is international website ok ;)
     
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  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Never ran across a Compaq with a proprietary hdd. How long ago was that?
     
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  3. cherishjoo

    cherishjoo MDL Novice

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    Hackintosh ;)
     
  4. Tosko

    Tosko MDL Novice

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    I replied:
    They are good quality but expensive

    Hardware spec wise you can find equal or even beter machines on the market for a lower price. It's just this fancy elite group who buys these machines.
    Just like cars, a BMW, Audi or Mercedes are fine cars but even then people look up to brands like Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini's etc. They do the same, drive and Mercedes and Audi also have super cars, but not as expensive as the other brands I just mentioned. Does it make sense, for me to say this?
     
  5. sorenmvp

    sorenmvp MDL Novice

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    I didn't buy any new Apple product after 2015. I previously owned MBP and iPhone 6SP/4S. They are really great products though the price is a bit high.
     
  6. daljeet singh

    daljeet singh MDL Novice

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    They are good quality but expensive
     
  7. JoseRichardson

    JoseRichardson MDL Novice

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    I voted for "They are good quality but expensive"
     
  8. AlfTupper

    AlfTupper MDL Novice

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    Another cheap Hackintosh user here. I certainly would not consider paying Apple prices.
     
  9. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Addicted

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    Apple mass produce them in china for maybe $75 a box and import them back in to biggest and stupid consumers in the world at a $900 to $1600 price tag....is total fraud and our sad politicians instead of protecting the consumers can give a s**t sense their all in the pockets of the top 500 corps.
     
  10. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Will never understand this, I always thought the Mac software was the worst part of the whole sad deal !
     
  11. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Addicted

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    Their not one of the top riches company in the world for nothing, they make 1000% profit on all their products. they charge 10 times more on their products than all their competition and whats incredible people pay for it, when u can actually find just as good of a product for more than half the price from different manufacture.
     
  12. maddogster

    maddogster MDL Member

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    if you have lots of money or don't care about costs you buy shiny stuff just like jewelry/watches :) they served their purpose for decades as the beacons of all the graphics and publishing departments but windows machines more than do the same or better job so now apple stuff bought in most part by students and hardcore apple fans :) hackintosh gets the best of both worlds if you want that as hp spectre beats macbook air in every area including hefty price; credit should go to intel as hardware moves with the innovations ( or small incremental changes ) of intel just like amd on the other side
     
  13. pinkmoon89

    pinkmoon89 MDL Novice

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    While they are definitely overpriced and I'm not a fan of the current iPhones (7 and later), the build quality is quite good, in-warranty support is also good it seems, and MacOS is a very solid OS in my opinion which is well optimised for what it runs on. :)

    Mac vs PC arguments are pointless because most Mac users aren't gamers or people who need a ton of processing power outside media work.
     
  14. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    From what I've heard, you can install linux on the older MACS. That's a good thing.

    Arguments are pointless, and almost always ego driven. Discussions however, are critically important, and tend to yield wonderful epiphanies. :)
     
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  15. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

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  16. totalbeliever

    totalbeliever MDL Junior Member

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    I had second thoughts of buying an iPhone because its so expensive but when I got one, I have no regrets at all. It's worth having one.
     
  17. Procrastinus

    Procrastinus MDL Novice

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    #57 Procrastinus, Dec 2, 2017
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    I think that Apple put design and elegance above practicality, and they do look the part!
    The iMac series suffer from overheating mainly due to the top outlet vent being too small allowing heat build up in the case.
    All components are built in China same as most computers these days!
     
  18. chippackage

    chippackage MDL Novice

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    #58 chippackage, Dec 6, 2017
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    Having had Windows Phone, Android upto 5.5, and a note and Linux tablet (the name escaped me) They were all ok, I like to have an operating system responsive when I need it on the fly. As was the case for a few months in the above mentioned operating systems but sooner than expected the OS irritated me by stuttering, freezing and caching etc when I need to create a report on or conduct an assessment ( I am a Health & Safety officer and registered Lifting Equipment Assessor) The environment I work in is rugged and ever changing and I do not 'baby' my hardware. Don't get me wrong, I dont throw my hardware around and deliberately treat it with disrespect either, But all the above mentioned hardware did not survive my 'rough love'. Then, I thought of trying something different. I believe all operating systems offer something that makes them unique and I love learning and try to keep my knowledge as diverse as possible. I then bought an iPad Air. It was fast up until iOS 11 where now I can see that the upgrade is calling from a far! (But I may not upgrade soon....prices are beyond a nightmare lately). If memory serves me right then the Air was released with iOS6 (could be 7), and has never failed me when I summoned it and it still looks new and the white bezel is still snow white, yet my rugged environment was by no means friendly towards this ipad and the aluminum body has minimal scratches even though I had removed a lot of grime from the lightning port and speaker holes. And who would do a white...WHITE?? In my working environment??? Right? Yet, here we are, still white as a snowflake! I am amazed that the software is what ended up showing the true age of this piece of hardware that earned my respect. I unexpectedly entered the apple eco-system overtime (iPhone 4/5/6/7, but still just the ipad air used 5 days a week, like a magnet to my ass, and Hackintosh since 10.9, same hardware and now currently on High Sierra 10.13.1) I fully agree that the pricing can most definately be lowered and those pesky limitations on ports and expandability is something I dislike about the current hardware on macbooks etc. and accessories...dont get me started on the price of, for example a freaking replacement charger for instance. Lately I find its more a Price competition between brands than the actual hardware, but yes Apple is becoming unaffordable lately, and so are the competitors. (I like Huawei, and find they deliver good quality vs price on a wide range of products...but my experience is very limited and admit my observation may be false) Anyway, on the Apple Ecosystem....now that I have handoff/airdrop/imessage/apple music and universal-copy-and-paste working on all devices, work and well many many tasks are a breeze. It is stable, next to nothing power consumption and Apple file system has breathed new life into my hardware and so has Metal 2. I cannot believe how fast and smooth and cool/quiet my hackintosh runs. The cracking/hacking of apps is the easiest EVER with a simple drag and drop of a file, or with apple script already provided by the hacker... may I add I do NOT believe in constantly buying apps, unless I generate an income from them. Else, my life in digital is 92% illegal! I understand the logic behind the Apple software much better than most other Os's. I get that people want customizations, and me too from time to time, but that has never ended in longevity from my experience. I never re-format any hardware. (except with major upgrades) And I wish I can explain better how I enjoy working with all my devices flawlessly being ready when needed. I actually find I can do so much more on macOS than on any other operating system I worked on before (also I credit Linux, the 'neglected' cousin of macOS). Windows has failed me ugly and I honestly dont feel I want to open that door and enter the microsoft world again. Android, I will always also explore as I find there are great ideas and interesting new possibilities, maybe I may move away from apple in time, but currently there is nothing I am aware of that attracts me enough to abandon this blissful bubble namely Apple ecosystem) And although I never owned a real mac, I did work on a mac pro for 4 months, and that feeling never left me...it was wow! But, I love my kidneys, they serve me well and Apple will not get me to part with one of them soon ... I hope....(different story if I had the money to splash!)
     
  19. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Expert

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    you explained it very well, as when a racing driver has to retire a fast car because he demanded just a little too much of it, he still can feel mechanical sympathy for it ,even if it let him down..
     
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  20. Jasserty

    Jasserty MDL Novice

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    I like it very much, but the price is very high ,I can't afford it