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Each particular product has it’s flaws.
Like gaming, music, religion, and a few other things, I have very strong opinions about technology (technology brands, to be more exact). Before I continue, each company that creates technology has its flaws. Each particular product has it’s flaws. I just happen to like this company less than others.
I don’t like Apple. I know it’s not exactly original to go on a tirade about why you love/hate/furiously hump Apple products, but they seem to be popular (in a flame-war kind of way). The main reason I don’t like Apple is partly because of most of the products they release, and partly because of the ethos they run their company by, which seems to be “If it’s shiny, retards will buy it. If our consumer base is retarded, we can trick them into buying the same product 15 times (if we make it progressively shinier).” Now, I will admit that Apple computers have their uses (mainly for liberal art majors who would rather doodle in Photoshop than go and get a real job). My main problem is that for the amount of money someone spends for the Apple name, brushed aluminum case, and glowy logo, you could have gotten a high-end performance PC or built a case yourself that does exactly what you want it to do. There is always the matter of the iPhone/iPod/iPad retardedness. The iPhone is the “sell the same product only shinier” scheme I was talking about earlier in the post (Surprise! The original iPhone can do just about everything an iPhone 4 can, and the features it doesn’t have should have been included in the first place). The iPod still has a shred of credibility with me because my iPods have been the only MP3 players I’ve owned that weren’t about as useful as a pound of donkey dung the second I pulled them out of the box.
And the iPad is nothing more than the bastard child of the iPhone and a netbook. Sign me up! Anyone can rebuke this with a simple matter of “Well, they’re just trying to make money” or “But don’t most PCs crash 150 thousand times a day?” To the former, yes, but they could still make the same amount of money if they made a reliable and credible product in the first place rather than relying on the morons of society to jump on a bandwagon. To the latter, they do if you run porn on your machine 24/7 and have never even heard of the phrase anti-virus. Plus, a Mac is just as prone to lock-ups as a PC (Spinning wheel of death, anyone?)