What Annoys You About Apple Products?
It’s easy to complain about something. “My coffee is too bitter! It’s too warm in the office! The dog wouldn’t let me hug him tightly! “Of course, some of the claims are minor, but when it comes to interacting with technology, there may be little things that push us to the edge. Apple is a case in point. Beautiful products. At least take a look.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Apple products. I use a MacBook at home, an iPhone as my daily driver, and my iPad is probably my most valuable gadget. The iPhone X is an incredibly powerful smartphone with pretty robust facial recognition technology and augmented reality to add a little ephemeral twist to your boring, tangible life. The iPad Pro paired with the Apple Pencil makes note-taking and drawing more enjoyable than competitors such as Microsoft. Plus, they all look pretty slender and sleek. I have had a very good time with Apple products for the most part, starting with my first red iPod Nano.
This is not to say that I am not offended by some of the company’s more controversial decisions.
Starting with the hardware, there are many options to find fault with. An all-USB-C MacBook, complete with a remote MagSafe connector (arguably the best power connection ever conceived for a laptop), is annoying to me. Permanently fixed hardware components like RAM and storage make upgrades nearly impossible, the company’s upgrade cycle for products like the Mac Mini and MacBook Air is terrible, and the industrial design quirks found in accessories like the Apple Pencil and Magic Mouse 2. make me think. who signed such a questionnaire. Also, have you ever tried buying USB-C headphones? This is basically impossible.
That’s all before we get into software bugs . The iPhone has been plagued with debilitating bugs lately with simple components like text characters . MacBooks were compromised by erroneous security issues that allowed users to assume the role of root. Updates to fix the aforementioned security issue have exposed various security issues. In short, it looks like a mess because it was a mess .
So what about Apple products don’t bother you that much? What are they doing that you really like? Is the emphasis on form over function to the point that the Magic Mouse stops working during its recharge cycle? Is it a fact that you can walk into any Apple Store and get real help with your products instead of mailing it in and waiting a week like other manufacturers do? How do you like your new cocaine ring, courtesy of HomePod? Let us know in the comments and try to remember that the fan wars are long over. We’re adults here.