Good day all.
My name is Joseph. I will be posting on this page under the name S-117.
I, like the founder of the page, have grown to have a significant distaste towards Apple through the course of various events. In my younger years, I too fell into the trap of seeing Apple devices as perfect. They were trendy, seemed so fast, and just looked pretty awesome overall. After time, however, I used iPods of all types, an iPhone, a slew of Macs (never owned one, but I had access to several at my leisure for a year or so) and I kept up with the PC and Android worlds. By the time I hit high school, Apple was dead to me. I realized that the prices that are asked by Apple for such underpowered, restricted devices was monumental. There was absolutely no reason to get one. Then I started meeting new friends and slowly built my reputation as the ultimate Apple anti-fanboy. I have worked hard to turn away numerous people from purchasing iPhones or Macs and not a single one has ever expressed dissatisfaction with their choice. In fact, most, if not all, have directly commented on how much better their new devices are.
I am often asked if I am a fanboy of Microsoft and I always reply “no’. There is a specific reason for this. Rest assured, I love MS, but there are other solutions for machines that work very well also, at low cost (i.e. Ubuntu/Raspberry pi) and in the mobile market, Android of course. I have worked with all of these and support them strongly as well. I feel that the problem with Apple is that, in the place of innovation, they give intuition and design. The problem with this is that it will stop the technology from going anywhere. Things like Windows gives users the power to do what they want with their machine but if they don’t know how, they don’t have to. Apple takes away that second option and creates a dumbed down version that is ultimately very easy to use but…not going anywhere. And despite a few new features here and there, it’s fairly obvious that the iOS mobile platform has really stayed the same for the most part while Android and even WP7 (needing much work as it is, however) keep finding new ways to give users more features.
On the hardware front, Macs come out so far behind in the power-to-dollar fight that it is simply ridiculous. Macbook Pros and iMacs etc. offer either outdated or far inferior parts to their competitors and ask the same price. When has anyone realistically wanted to pay more and get less on the consumer market? My $1250 laptop blows all macs even $750 more out of the water INCLUDING desktops. That just makes no sense.
I hope that everyone expects more content from me and I am happy to take questions at [email protected] or as comments on this post. I will reply regularly and thank everyone for their (intelligent) questions.