Pitfalls of not choosing Apple
Have you ever got into a situation where you thought you needed to get away from Apple? You just thought that you wanted to try something new. So you go out and you buy another device, like a laptop or a phone or something by a different manufacturer.
You get burned every time.
I can pretty much do a countdown of every other device that I've had, and every single one of them failed me. It's like a safe little island, Apple devices. They never fail and I love that about them. I'm sure this has happened to you, I want to hear your horror stories.
- 07-14-2012, 08:40 PM #2
The HP TouchPad. You don't know how much flack I've gotten for recommending it to so many people and then having everyone buy it. They come back to you saying, "You told me wrong." Oh, God. The shame.
It's bad. Bad. And you don't even want to go to the Mobile Nations Windows Phone 7 forums. Android forums or the Blackberry forums. It's so depressing. Once upon a time. People thought it was crazy to be Apple centric. But Apple's devices never break down. Everyhing from the headphones to the USB. They perform seemingly forever. You can't survive without one.
- 07-14-2012, 09:03 PM #4
Just Me, D
- 07-14-2012, 09:47 PM #5
"They never fail and I love that about them." " But Apple's devices never break down."
I wonder why they even bother to have a Genius Bar and a service repair department? Troll on, Motoleo. All makers have good and bad. I guess the next thing that you will say is that Macs don't get viruses.
- 07-14-2012, 10:17 PM #6
Now I'm looking at the galaxy S3. Why? It's got more features. It's not perfect, Android doesn't work as seamlessly as iOS and it's gonna be buggy. But I get like that- I constantly switch between platforms. It's more fun that way. iPhone is a simple OS that works. Android is more flashy and has more options, but can be more buggy. Neither way is right. But I do like both platforms.
- 07-14-2012, 11:35 PM #7
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- 07-15-2012, 07:47 AM #9
For me, there are no pitfalls of not choosing Apple. I like to buy and trial many other brands throughout the year, if they don't meet my needs I'll return them with no regrets. Right now I'm using Androids Galaxy Nexus.
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- 07-15-2012, 09:44 AM #10
No pitfalls from using something other than Apple for me either. In fact I am seriously contemplating selling my gifted iPad and leaving the Apple ecosystem for good. I already gave away a second gen iPod Touch, and I am becoming more and more happily aligned with the Android way of doing things. Apple gets a big shoulder shrug and a "meh" from me.
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- 07-15-2012, 11:22 AM #11
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- 07-15-2012, 01:54 PM #15
I'm not saying they malfunction—just that they aren't terribly sturdy, which is a very common complaint: Customer Reviews: Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic - Apple Store (U.S.)
If you haven't had issues that's great, but it certainly doesn't mean that other people don't.
- 07-15-2012, 03:40 PM #16
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- 07-16-2012, 10:06 AM #18
They have their repair service and Genius department because people either
Don't know how to operate their device, or slammed their device on the ground, sat on it, left it unattended, dropped it in a lake or otherwise negligent actions by the user.
But you will hardly ever see an Apple product break down itself with normal usage. Their products are like indestructible.
- 07-16-2012, 06:34 PM #20
You will never hear complaints about Apple products. You might hear complaints of something like a new feature that the customer wants Apple to incorporate, but people are always satisfied with Apple products. Just go on Twitter and type in
"at the Apple store"
- 07-16-2012, 08:14 PM #22
I give up. Just using the words "never" and "always" doesn't mean it's true. I can write that "You will never hear complaints about Snickers products. You might hear complaints of something like a new kind of nut that the customer wants Snickers to incorporate, but people are always satisfied with Snickers products," but that doesn't mean that someone out there hasn't tried one and still preferred an Almond Joy.
And that's okay.
I'm glad you like Apple products--I think we all do, here--but it's also okay to complain about Apple when they fall short. The stuff you're writing--unquestioning, blind devotion--is what people talk about when they describe us all as fanboys and mindless cult followers.
- 07-16-2012, 08:37 PM #23
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- 07-17-2012, 01:51 AM #25iPhone Beginner
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Well, thats fine, but people who turn back to Apple and go away from Apple permanently are not going to come back to Apple forums and say that they are not out of Apple's spell. So I dont expect anyone here to say that he shifted from Apple is happily using other devices.
however, if you visit other forums, specially the Android Forum, you will find lots of people who has turned away from Apple and has not burnt so far and are happily using those devices. So the point is that we need to be neutral and unbiased to keep an eye on the whole situation and get a good review of the situation!