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Really Apple?

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Yesterday, Apple announced their new MacBook Pro, and I’m honestly disappointed on what they announced. Just like the new iPhone 7, it’s just an overpriced product that barely changed from the previous year. Though their new laptops have a new feature called the touch bar, however, it’s not enough for me to justify a purchase. My first post I made for this blog, I raved over Apple’s branding and product design, and I still have the same opinion on them. But the technology that goes into these laptops is disappointing. If I wanted a Macbook Pro with an i7 Processor and a dedicated graphics processor, I would have to shell out $2,399! Who the f*ck has that kind of money! The current laptop that I carry every day to school has an i7 proccessor and three times better graphics processor in it. It cost me $1,299. Granted, it’s not prettiest laptop to look at, but why would I pay for something that only looks good.

Really Apple? I think you just take advantage of us designers. Graphic designers are willing to pay a ton of money for a laptop that underperforms most current ultrabook available on the market. And we do buy them like a zombie. I raved about how they looked, but I don’t think it’s healthy for designers to themselves on just Apple products. If you are willing to argue that OS X is better than Windows 10, then I understand your stance. But what if I told you that you could put OS X onto any Windows laptop? All it takes is a bit of research and one OS X device.

Article on how to do it:
http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/how-run-os-x-on-pc-3632329/

5 Comments

  1. jrouse5 wrote:

    Great post! I love listening to people rant about apple products. I don’t disagree – they are overpriced. But people know what they are getting when they are paying that price. It’s mostly the customer service – the ability to go down to the apple store and ask for help from a real person than a robot. Apple machines have mostly been the expensive alternative to the windows machine for years and years, they’re always trying to go up-market. I have a pc now but I will most definitely be buying a macbook in the next year or two. There’s one thing you have to admit though, they make it really easy for you.

    Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:31 pm | Permalink
  2. mjose wrote:

    I bought a new macbook air a month ago because my old one just stopped working. I was planning to wait until they release a new one but I just couldn’t. Then Apple decided to release it now. I was kind of upset about not being able to wait but then I saw this post and reviews about it.. I’m glad I didn’t wait because WOW they are way too overpriced. We’re so obsessed into owning new things that sometimes we ignore what we have is already enough.

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  3. tbatzori wrote:

    Thanks for this post! I am an Apple user too, but I agree with you on just the slight change from the previous model and a huge difference in prices. It really sucks. The iPhones for example. iPhone 3 to 4 was a great upgrade, 4 to 4s, 4s to 5 were significant. But 5s to 6 is a little questionable. The screen got bigger n the headset plug-in moved to the bottom. I don’t know. Wasn’t enough for me. Funny thing is, I still buy the new model every time.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  4. ilesiuk wrote:

    I hate Apple products. My phone is an Android and my laptop is a very beefy ASUS Windows 10 laptop. I just can’t stand Apple products and it disappoints me whenever someone buys into their crap. Like come on people, they’re overpriced, they’re nowhere near as good as almost every other laptop/phone out there, they are restricted to ONLY Apple software and apps, etc. Most people will buy them simply because they are Apple products.

    Apple use to be the leading competitor, but in recent years they have really fallen behind almost every other company and brand in my opinion.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm | Permalink
  5. malam13 wrote:

    I am huge Apple product fan and I completely agree with you. I think it’s ridiculous that they are selling those laptops for that price! Especially when the update is not even that big.

    Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 6:18 pm | Permalink