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What's your opinions about APPLE as of now?

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This is basically me asking questions; what do you think about apple as of when you wrote your comment:

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What do you think about apple?

How would you like them to change?

Anything you would like to say about apple vs cheaper phones?

What do you think apple has got a hang of (What are they best at?)

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What do you think about apple? It's overpriced

How would you like them to change? Price and habits

Anything you would like to say about apple vs cheaper phones? Why an apple when you can have a robot

What do you think apple has got a hang of (What are they best at?) Taking average user's money and actually convincing them that it's worth it


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1 minute ago, King Poet said:

[inb4 pages and pages of overpriced comments]

 

Darn. Didn't even make it before finishing this post.

Too slow, too furious !


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-I think apple is okay. I personally wouldn't use their products because there are things that exceed my needs for much less money, but I also think apple products have a purpose and a target audience that just isn't me.

-I'd like them to change their ridiculous pricing (imo) and be a lot more friendly to repair. 

-I think there are plenty of cheaper phones that are way better than Apple's phones, and I think it's better that Android phones have so much variety. Need a cheapo phone that you'll use really just for really basic stuff? ZTE Maven 3 is like 50 dollars. Want something with absolutely insane battery life? Ulefone Power 5. 

-I think apple is (usually) good at aesthetic design (although they shouldn't do stuff like sacrificing performance, cough cough, MACBOOK PRO 2018). Of course there are bad things they've done design-wise (notch, headphone jack, etc), I still like the look of a iMac and the macbooks.


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Apple is mostly a status symbol, in the same way expensive branded clothing is. This is going mostly by eastern european standards (where I live), where a good iphone costs as much as 2 to 2.5 monthly paychecks for many people. 


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What do you think about apple?

Apple doesn't think.

 

How would you like them to change?

I'd like them to go out of business and stop support of all their shit.

 

Anything you would like to say about apple vs cheaper phones?

What can your 800 quid iOS device do that a 250 quid one can't?

 

What do you think apple has got a hang of (What are they best at?)

Their chassis are honestly the best looking. Always was tempting to buy a Macbook and throw Windows on it, but that's way too overpriced just for a pretty shiny thing.

 

There's always more to be said, but I decided to just keep it to the prompts. Cheers.

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What do you think about apple?

I have and use a fair share of Apple products, and to be honest (some) of their products aren't priced exorbitantly more expensive than its counterparts (e.g. MBP vs Surface Laptop/Razer Blade Stealth), but I respect their communication and support to customers.

 

How would you like them to change?

A price drop would be nice, but that's not realistic; people buy their products now so why would they lower the price. What they can do is continue to actually innovate and possibly keep their prices as they are. I own a MBA 2018 and I am terrified of my keyboard breaking one day, but alas I aspire to code iOS apps so that's the road I have to go. But back to topic, the iPhone XS was a bit of a flop, and the keyboards on their laptops are still god awful. The MBP basically hasn't changed since 2016.

Edit while writing last answer: Also better repairability.

Anything you would like to say about apple vs cheaper phones?

Apple will never be able to compete versus cheaper phones, but neither will any flagship phones. You can compare the Pocophone against any android flagship phone and it will beat it in price/performance, but what Apple, and other flagship companies offer, is support. Support in updates, as well as warranty. They have a brand, and if that brand is tarnished by poor support people will stop buying their products, while Chinese products are Chinese products.

 

If you're talking about mid-range, like OP6T, then I don't have anything to say. That phone is a beast and I would probably trade my iPhone X for it. (Even over a Pixel 3 because I can't really stand the screen).

 

What do you think apple has got a hang of (What are they best at?)

Support and communication. People "hang out" in Apple stores because of the environment. But more importantly their support. There are many stories of people having issues with their devices and Apple just giving them new ones. Sure their products are pretty closed off repair wise (actually my biggest gripe), but at least I don't have to go through awful support like my friend with a Lenovo THINKPAD (business class laptops, basically broken OOB and took 1 month to get back). Mind you Apple isn't perfect (see Snazzylabs iMac Pro), but it's definitely one of the best.

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1- Overpriced CONSIDERING the quality of materials, lack of functions vs other products, ripoff tech services, etc

2- Stop taking advantage of unaware or dumb users but hey that can't be since that's how capitalism is

3- Both iOS and Android suck and spy on people, I wouldn't get any

4- Ripping off lmao


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What do you think about apple?
I like apples but they give me really bad headaches if I eat too much of them. Makes me sad. 

 

How would you like them to change?

I'd like them to stop giving me headaches so I can enjoy them more often. Am I like fucking allergic or something? It's a forbidden fruit for me. I can enjoy some apple shit but I'll have a miserable few hours after. Change that. 
 

Anything you would like to say about apple vs cheaper phones?

I already have a cheaper phone so I'd take an apple. 

 

What do you think apple has got a hang of (What are they best at?)

I think apple sauce is where it's at. I also really like dehydrated apples. But they're best at making sauce. 


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2 minutes ago, Syntaxvgm said:

they give me really bad headaches if I eat too much of them

The hell? That's a thing? What causes that? I feel bad for you man, red delicious is where it's at.

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1 minute ago, Syntaxvgm said:

I like apples but they give me really bad headaches if I eat too much of them.

As longs as the Apple™ is still within warranty you can it replaced if you can prove that it did not keep a doctor away.

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1 minute ago, TempestCatto said:

The hell? That's a thing? What causes that? I feel bad for you man, red delicious is where it's at.

I have no fucking idea. Like no other reaction, just headaches proportional the amount I ate. Concentrated stuff like sauce or juice is worse. 


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Screens- Acer preditor XB241H (1080p, 144Hz Gsync), LG 1080p ultrawide, (all mounted) directly wired to TV in other room

Stuff- k70 with reds, steel series rival, g13, full desk covering mouse mat

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Workstation(desk)- 3770k, 970 reference, 16GB of some crucial memory, a motherboard of some kind I don't remember, Micomsoft SC-512N1-L/DVI, CM Storm Trooper (It's got a handle, can you handle that?), 240mm Asetek based AIO, Crucial M550 256GB (upgrade soon), some hard drives, disc drives, and hot swap bays

Screens- 3  ASUS VN248H-P IPS 1080p screens mounted on a stand, some old tv on the wall above it. 

Stuff- Epicgear defiant (solderless swappable switches), g600, moutned mic and other stuff. 

Laptop docking area- 2 1440p korean monitors mounted, one AHVA matte, one samsung PLS gloss (very annoying, yes). Trashy Razer blackwidow chroma...I mean like the J key doesn't click anymore. I got a model M i use on it to, but its time for a new keyboard. Some edgy Utechsmart mouse similar to g600. Hooked to laptop dock for both of my dell precision laptops. (not only docking area)

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1 minute ago, TempestCatto said:

The hell? That's a thing? What causes that?

yep, too much sweet / sugary food or fats intake give headaches

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Just now, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

yep, too much sweet / sugary food or fats intake give headaches

for me it's not a problem for any other sweet/sugary fruit or other food. 


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Gaming and HTPC (reparations)- ASUS 1080, MSI X99A SLI Plus, 5820k- 4.5GHz @ 1.25v, asetek based 360mm AIO, RM 1000x, 16GB memory, 750D with front USB 2.0 replaced with 3.0  ports, 2 250GB 850 EVOs in Raid 0 (why not, only has games on it), some hard drives

Screens- Acer preditor XB241H (1080p, 144Hz Gsync), LG 1080p ultrawide, (all mounted) directly wired to TV in other room

Stuff- k70 with reds, steel series rival, g13, full desk covering mouse mat

All parts black

Workstation(desk)- 3770k, 970 reference, 16GB of some crucial memory, a motherboard of some kind I don't remember, Micomsoft SC-512N1-L/DVI, CM Storm Trooper (It's got a handle, can you handle that?), 240mm Asetek based AIO, Crucial M550 256GB (upgrade soon), some hard drives, disc drives, and hot swap bays

Screens- 3  ASUS VN248H-P IPS 1080p screens mounted on a stand, some old tv on the wall above it. 

Stuff- Epicgear defiant (solderless swappable switches), g600, moutned mic and other stuff. 

Laptop docking area- 2 1440p korean monitors mounted, one AHVA matte, one samsung PLS gloss (very annoying, yes). Trashy Razer blackwidow chroma...I mean like the J key doesn't click anymore. I got a model M i use on it to, but its time for a new keyboard. Some edgy Utechsmart mouse similar to g600. Hooked to laptop dock for both of my dell precision laptops. (not only docking area)

Shelf- i7-2600 non-k (has vt-d), 380t, some ASUS sandy itx board, intel quad nic. Currently hosts shared files, setting up as pfsense box in VM. Also acts as spare gaming PC with a 580 or whatever someone brings. Hooked into laptop dock area via usb switch

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48 minutes ago, TheZFD_PRO said:

What do you think about apple?

Apple are my fav brand. Most other brands are trash. 

48 minutes ago, TheZFD_PRO said:

How would you like them to change?

Nothing really, just keep making products that are reliable. 

48 minutes ago, TheZFD_PRO said:

Anything you would like to say about apple vs cheaper phones?

Cheaper phones suck. My iPhone 7 feels robust and strong, with all my apps in easy access. 

48 minutes ago, TheZFD_PRO said:

What do you think apple has got a hang of (What are they best at?)

Quality. 

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What do you think about apple?

I'm still fully vested in the ecosystem and devices, though my favor has been lapsing lately. There's a small but growing hole in the market for products that just work; there is a huge opportunity for somebody to fill this hole as a new underdog but I have yet to see a company thats got it.

 

How would you like them to change?

Tighten ship, refocus their vision, essentially return to their mid to late 2000's form. There has been increasing quality issues, particularly in terms in software. IMO they've become bloated and have lost the vision and brutal enforcement that Jobs provided. I'd rather have a quality major OS update every 2-3 yrs (like they used to do) than a half-baked update annually.

 

Anything you would like to say about apple vs cheaper phones?

Anything that is not a 'flagship' phone is not even worth comparing to an iPhone in terms of overall experience

 

What do you think apple has got a hang of (What are they best at?)

Making an ecosystem of high quality products, user security and privacy, curated and unified software marketplace, enforcing their will on consumers in order to fulfill their vision (seriously, I support this)

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I'm starting to really get annoyed with their anti consumer practices of late.  I don't begrudge a company making their own product their own way, but somethings become more of a money trap and unnecessarily so.   By locking all apple device to the app store you can't change to another brand of phone unless you want to cut your losses on purchases already made,  by certain design limitations and pricing fixing for repairs they push harder for you to buy a new device rather than allow people to repair their own device.


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Completely uninterested in anything they do

*edit*

Goes for any company that tries to rip people off.


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What do I think about Apple? I don't, to be honest. I don't think nor care about them. I don't use their products and never plan on it. An iMac .. why? I actually like my heavy ass full tower case, thank you. An IPhone? Man, this shit cost as much as rent, fuck outta here. Cheaper phones > *

 

What are they good at? Nothing, really.

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