« on: April 08, 2014, 02:16:57 PM »
And Apple stuff isn't as perfect as people who have never used it think because many who do use Apple stuff sugar coat the experience.
No company or product is perfect and Apple is no different. What I find entertaining is how many people love to hate Apple. If you were to base a buying decision on opinions from certain sites on the internet on Apple, you would probably never buy any. Specifically check out the opinions of forum posters on Phone Arena. Most people there would have you believe that the iPhone and iPad are horrible products that only a 'stupid comsumer' - iSheep as they like to call them - would ever buy.
So while it may be true that some Apple users sugar coat the experience, there are plenty of Apple haters that will give you a very poor impression of the products that is just a far from reality.
tntwit, I appreciate your balanced and positive replies. I think all of your replies to my points are good points and while I sound like an Apple hater, I'm not a hater per se, simply a disgusted and disappointed observer of an Apple ecosystem that I think could be so much better if it wasn't so expensive, intentionally limited and deceptive. In other words, Apple marketing is all about how positive and ideal they are on the surface but once a consumer buys in, they begin to learn how deep the money hole goes for limited benefit. I've helped a lot of clients try to get Apple stuff to work the way they would like (after switching from other platforms) and often they eventually give up and return to the other platforms after learning the sad reality that all things Apple is not the nirvana they were misled to believe.
Not to say that Apple stuff hasn't improved over the years and slowly become more productive. They are much better than they used to be. But Apple the company hasn't changed at all. In fact, the larger Apple gets, the more draconian and litigious they become.
I try (sometimes in vain) to explain what you have said: If you want a simple and limited experience that is easy to use but inflexible, buy Apple. Apple will make you happy as long as you do things their way.
With regard to Apple being successful locking people into their ecosystem for revenue compared to other companies, I respectfully submit that other companies products are much cheaper initially and they don't sue what seems like the entire world at the same time they fleece the consumers within their ecosystem. Amazon makes it pretty clear their tablet is a portal device. And the Nook tablets allowed the Google Play Store app last year to make it mostly universal. Google Nexus is of course not tied to anything. Apple also seems to think that everyone copies them at everything and while that is partially true, it's not nearly as true and Apple would like to think. It's sad to watch Apple sue so often over so many petty issues regarding names, images, trademarks, fonts, logos, devices, patents, URLs, or whatever they can imagine is theirs by some kind of divine right. It's not the ecosystem model that I mind, it's the way Apple does business that I get tired of along with the poor support of their products down the line. This is what most folks don't hear about until they own the products for a while. While the Apple of the '80's was exciting and revolutionary, the company they evolved into is simply a huge greedy bully.