iLove Apple in My Life

Apple logo photo taken outside Apple store with an iphone.
Apple logo photo taken outside Apple store with an iphone. | Source

In the Beginning - The MacIntosh

What i know for sure is that ilove Apple. My love affair with Apple products began with that first little square box - the MacIntosh computer - the first product produced by Apple. i had no idea who either Steve was. At the time that i was pulling that little beige miracle out of the box, my tastes in magazines ran to Glamour and the like, not Times Magazine, so i missed Steve Jobs in his classic cross legged pose. i didn't buy out of ignorance, mind you. i had looked into what the Mac had to offer that the new PC's did not. It had me from the words "user friendly". To be honest, i had no patience with learning to use a PC, it just didn't interest me and Apple said from the beginning that i didn't have to.

When i pulled that computer in a beige cube out of it's box, i could almost hear the blare of "ta-da" in the background as i set it up on my office desk. No one else elected to ask for Apple as their computer of choice and at the time, no one knew anything about sharing. They just wanted me to get the job done and i said the Mac would help me do that.

So, i plugged it into the wall and plugged in the printer, sat down at the keyboard, pulled out the instruction book (yes, there was such a thing at that time) and i was on after a few pages.

Apple - and the two Steves - made it so easy for me. i could only stare in amusement when others complained about their computer difficulties, the classes they needed to take to learn to operate it, the crashes (these were always accompanied by shrieks and moans of agony), and later, the viruses or any number other "ailments." i was immune. My computer downtime was spent learning how to add those cute little graphics that never ceased to amaze me.


The iPod That Changed It All

i must admit, I was myopic. i needed a computer, Apple fulfilled the need. If they made other products at that time, I have no idea what they were. i was only vaguely aware that Steve Jobs left Apple, but it did seem as if there was very little momentum at the company. It was also difficult to get the programs everyone else had access to. Still, i stayed with Apple.

Conversely, i was very aware when Steve Jobs returned to Apple, as was the rest of the world. Shortly, after his return, the new innovations were ready to start rolling out. First there was the ipod. Revolutionary! Everyone now had a way to personalize their music and carry it with them. How futuristic this was to me. Suddenly, Apple wasn't just for the few graphic artists or the diehards like me who continued to buy Apple despite everybody admonishing me and telling me those computers were not compatible with mainstream and that they had very little of market share, therefore they must be inherently inferior. i didn't care; i knew better. i wanted what was easy and i didn't want a degree in computer science just to write a report.

So, i stuck with Apple because i love Apple products. i bought the Macbook (a couple of times), the ipod Nano, and the iphone (a few times). What i have learned along the way is to wait just a bit before i purchase their "next best thing." i prefer not to spend that kind of money just because the newest gadget is on the market. So i wait for "the next best thing" to give me the bells and whistles that i can't do without and i've reached my limit of waiting, then i buy and i continue "my love affair" with all things Apple.

Apple continues to give me what i want in a product, a necessary component when if i love Apple products. With many of the products, i look back and think, "they gave me what i always thought it would be great to have" either in the product itself or in the applications that followed.

Can i live without Apple products? Of course i can, but i love Apple products, so why would i want to? Have they made my life easier (the Mac), have they made my life more enjoyable (the ipod), and have they given me a way to save what's important to me in the event of a disaster (the iCloud)? I have to answer "yes." When i get to it, i think the ipad will be the coolest purchase, yet.

And did i mention, the Apple stock "ain't none to shabby, either." When Steve Jobs introduced the ipod to the world, the stock was somewhere around $28.00 per share. $28.00! Apple stock closed just over $600.00 per share March 19, 2012.

i love Apple products, so here's to Steve Jobs and to Steve Wozniak you revolutionized our gadget world. I am grateful and I thank you for giving me the future.


PS. March 4, 2013. I still love Apple, but I'm waiting for that next big thing. Isn't that so like the fickle public? I am inclined to want to believe they will always be in the forefront of innovation. The forefront of marketing, even. The company can and has taught so much about marketing and bringing a company back from the brink.

At this point I hope there will be a new iPhone in the fall. We just had an update in July, now let's see a new iphone, sleeker and more durable than ever.

So here's to the next big thing from Apple. I'm quietly waiting.

PS. PS. September 7, 2013

Well, there hasn't been the next huge thing from Apple yet, but the newest version of the iPhone is due out in the next few days. Apple has been know to change a few things around, so it's hard to know if we are waiting for the iphone 6 or are we waiting for a new iPhone - just plain ol' iPhone, thank you.

As usual, there are rumors of what this new phone will be all about. Changes to the screen size is one of the things talked about. Also, the composition of the screen and the body itself are high on the list of changes. Since I am a junkie for the fanfare and for the mystic that goes along with the unveiling of Apple's new gadgets, I'm hoping the fanfare will be there along with a sleek new iPhone, regardless of the name, that does not have a bigger screen. I am due for an upgrade, because my phone is now hiding texts from me and who knows what else.

So, the love affair with Apple continues and I can't see an end and I don't want it to settle down into some comfortable rhythm, like wearing an old shoe. I want Apple to continue to dazzle me so that I will always be hungry for more and my love affair will go on.

P.S July 25, 2014

Another September is fast approaching. Another Apple product is due out, maybe. This time its the iPhone 6. Already there are rumors that it will b out late. this new incarnation of the iPhone is purported to be made of indestructible glass front. Welcome news to the clumsy whose iPhones are so attracted to everything hard. So, along with all the other Apple lovers, we wait.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

A very good share Cyndi.. you see how I voted lol.. I've always liked dell products.. I guess I got use to them and that's all I purchased ever :)


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Frank, Yep, I'm sure it is what we all get used to that ultimately determines our loyalties. Dells are very good products, as are most of the brands. I admit I'm one of those who bought the Apple mystic hook, line and sinker :-). As always, thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment. I appreciate you.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi Cyndi! I have to agree with you! I love my Apples!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Dexter,

It's always great to find anotherApple lover! Thanks for leaving your comment.


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lhchan 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing n I agree with you. Once you use it, you will love it forever.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Absolutely! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I love Apple! I also love Dell! Dell for my computers and Apple for my iPhone and iPods. It's a win-win situation. I can't just pick one. Your tribute to Apple is awesome! At least one or twice a week I also say I love Steve Jobs!:)


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello, Glad to know you share the same feelings about Apple. I thank Steve everyday, as well. Brilliant man. Thank you so much for leaving a comment.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

I love Apple to and I also had Apple long before they where popular. but for some reason I bought a PC after my first three Macs and I didn't notice how much I missed Apple products until I bought an iMac and a iPhone a few years ago. Now I know what was missing and I will never leave my Apple products again. You can survive without them but why would anyone want to be without simplicity and something that really works? You did a great job explaining the advantages of Apple! I agree totally:)) Voted up, interesting, useful

Tina


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Tina, glad to meet another Apple lover. I agree with you, we can get along just fine without them but why be without the simplicity? Thank you so much for leaving a comment and voting. I appreciate the feedback.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I love the ease-of-use of an Apple. It's seem pricey to me though and doesn't have enough programs.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

A lot of people say the same thing. Thanks for taking a look and leaving a comment.


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

I can definitely relate. Our first computer back in the late 70s early 80s was a Tandy something or other from Radio Shack. I hated it. The "c prompt" to get it going, the whole thing. Our second computer was also a PC. Then I went back to school for a Mass Comm degree where they used Macs. After spending all night in a computer lab on campus (I had 2 young kids at the time) I told my husband, "we're getting a Mac before I go back next semester." It was wonderful to be able to work on school work in the middle of the night at home instead of a computer lab.

I have never gone back to a PC and never will. Macs are always so user-friendly. As my kids got older they complained b/c they couldn't play some of the games their friends did. We eventually got a second computer, a PC for them (spoiled, I know but it is convenient to have 2 computers, regardless of what they are and even though they are grown up and gone).

Sorry to ramble. I finally convinced my sister, fellow hubber Denise Handlon, to get a Mac and she has been very happy with it.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Danette, I loved your ramble! Pricey as folk say they are, I could never get anything else. I'm way to dependent on their reliability. Nice to meet another Mac user. Thank you for commenting.


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pearlmacb 4 years ago from Switzerland

Love how you dedicated this hub to Apple ;) I cant live without my mac, the price is so worth it, mac is even a part of my username lol


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Thanks for reading this. Always glad to meet another Apple lover. I do love Apple and I agree that is worth the money. I just got the iPad (gift from my sons). Woohoo! I'm so happy!!!


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zubair789 4 years ago

nice


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.


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Diane Woodson 4 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

I am hoping to buy an Apple before the end of this year, and can hardly wait.


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Diane Woodson 4 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

I am hoping to buy an Apple before the end of this year, and can hardly wait.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

i can't imagine being without mine, I'm so attached. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia Author

You will be so happy with it.


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newbizmau 16 months ago from Mobile, AL

MAC FAN!

I agree with you. Mac creates what we want for what we need and how we need to use it period. Those others are filled with apps and problems I don't need.


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Cyndi10 16 months ago from Georgia Author

Hi Newbizman, Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I did read a disturbing article recently that, in their opinion, Apple has now moved into pleasing its customer base at the expense of innovation. Who can say at this point. All I know is that I rarely worry about computer generated interruptions in my day. I'm happy. Take care.

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