In the last year I’ve successfully switched to a PC for work and home. I felt that this was not by choice – an outcome I’ve ranted about before.
I’m revisiting this, as I saw a recent video (embedded below – skip to 2:38) where I think Dave2D nailed this issue, giving a clear explanation of how this is a problem, and the resulting consequences for customers in the Apple ecosystem.
In a nutshell, when you buy into the Apple ecosystem, you’re not just committing to Apple’s best features and innovations, you’re also committing to signing up for whatever bad or inconvenient design choices that they make – across both their hardware and software.
For the price, their products should be “no-brainers”, flawless machines without compromise. Unfortunately far too often, they make major missteps with their products.
People sometimes call apple users “iSheep”, when it appears that people buy Apple’s products with apparent ignorance of those flaws. Yes, part of this may because people may believe the apple hype, and just buy whatever apple ships out from their factories in a shiny white box, but I think another major factor is that once you buy into the apple ecosystem, you can quite easily become compelled to continue to regularly buy whatever product apple make to remain in there – the good, the bad, and of course, the butterfly keyboards.