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What Is So Good About Apple Products?

Updated on November 3, 2012
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As a die hard Apple fan, I find it very hard to pick fault in their products, however like all companies out there, they can’t always get it right. I’ve noticed during my time alive that Apple have a huge following of almost cult-like fans, and myself being one of them have had to ask myself why? For those who contest Apple products and back their own systems, I’d like to pose this question: “If Apple were as bad as you think they are, how do they gain $40 billion worth of happy customers each quarter?”

The answer is simple, and that answer is simplicity. Apple products do amazing things in amazingly simple ways. I Pads and/or IPhones allow you to perform thousands of tasks with one thumb motion, and they deliver the results in outstanding quality with their dedication to beauty. The products are sleek, responsive, durable and easy to use, making Apple the best choice for professionals, spare-timers, or new comers alike.

That is the opinion of critics, reviewers and customers all over the globe, so you may ask what this article entails? I’m not one to beat about the bush, so here’s what I’ll be covering today.

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Well, let's start off with the real deal, the monster, the crown jewell if you like, the IMac. Retailing between $1299 and $1999, the IMac is no cheap purchase, but the real question isn't how much it costs, but what you get for your money? At first glance, aside from the 27inch high resolution crystal clear screen, you'd not find anything that couldn't be found in other machines when it comes to specifications. So instead, let's delve a little deeper.

What makes an IMac so good? The answer, is the operating system. There is no one true way to describe how OSx is so much greater than Windows, other than pointing out the thousands of 'little things' that make a huge difference. After using a Mac for a little while, you'll find yourself getting frustrated with Windows machines regularly, they just don't do 'this' or don't do 'that.'

This of course is all before we touch on the speed and longevity of the machines. A Windows PC starts to slow down almost as soon as you purchase it, whereas my Mac runs at the same speed, with tons of applications running all at the same time, as when I purchased it two years ago. I can honestly say from experience, it is the best purchase I have ever made, and has changed so much in regards to the way I interact with my computer. Everything is just 'so easy!'

This is not to say fault cannot be found however. You'll want to take out Apple care with any Apple computing system, especially considering the amount you are shelling out for them. Further warranties and Apple Care are usually sold at around $100 a year, and the more years you buy, the more they knock off the total. The great thing is, you are covered for practically any issue.

Another down side is of course the cost, in comparison to similar spec products that are not produced by Apple. But let me say from the bottom of my heart, once you do make the choice to go with Apple, you'll soon recognise why the price is higher. Spec really doesn't even come into it, and the fact is, most people now are purchasing higher spec computers than they will ever need in a million years.

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Will The IPad Mini Be The Saviour Of The IPad?

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What's The Deal With This IPad?

Now when it comes to the IPad, I'm not so sure if I am a fan. Everything you can do on the IPad can also be done on the IPhone, the only benefit being a huge screen. But lets look at some of the downsides. You cannot make phone calls on it, barring video-call applications, and the overall feel is clumsy. I know it's a tablet, and so they are all fairly large, but Apple have perfected a tablet on a small screen, effectively rendering the IPad useless. I can't help but feel they popped the IPhones inside a large unit, job done, just to once again dominate the field.

But, the tides have changed. It seems Apple have decided to follow their usual trend setting path which has resulted in the IPad-Mini! A much smaller, yet just as powerful tablet that could even fit inside the blazer pocket. Could this be the new pocket notepad? I think it should be, because aside from taking notes, an IPad can do a hell of a lot. With the entire AppStore at its disposal, the world is the consumers oyster, with maps, word processors, games, and more. Overall, the IPad is an excellent product, if you do not have an IPhone, but if you do, I'd suggest waiting for the IPad-Mini for its sleek design and versatility. The reasoning behind my projection is that in my opinion, the IPad does not feel at all like an Apple product, and pretty much let's the side down. Apple sets trends, not follows them.

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Is An IPhone The Best Smart Phone?

Very good question, and I believe the answer is yes. There are customers out there that cannot correctly use a 1990s Nokia, however manage to switch straight to an IPhone and get to enjoy the easiest phone experience of their lives. I'll use my father as an example. He doesn't know how to even turn on a computer, or use the internet. He cannot read or write terribly well, and aside from leisure batteries and water pumps, has never had an interest in technology. We bought him an IPhone 4S last christmas, and he's telephoning like a pro.

He very much enjoys browsing Ebay, can look something up when he feels the urge, and uses the built in dictaphone when he wants to take notes. His life is a hundred times easier. Previously, we tried him with a Blackberry... The results were not even slightly similar. Making a phone call was hard enough, let alone browsing the net.

When it comes to speed, quality, sharpness and beauty, the IPhone wins by a mile, and each new version released sets the bar for other smartphone upgrades. Apple are, without a doubt, the leaders of the smart-phone market. I mean, lets consider for a second that the first smart-phone that really impressed the market was the original IPhone, and changed the future of mobile phones forever. The newest release, IPhone 5, does not fail to follow their history of near-perfection.

The screen is even sharper than before, the phone is much faster and more responsive, and from experience, completely 'smarter' in every way. With this one, it's the little details that make all the difference. I used my brothers 4S this morning, and noticed frustration just with the Youtube App. It just didn't do what I am now used to. That's not to say that the IPhone 4 does not have my full backing, or even the IPhone 3GS for that matter!

So is an IPhone the best smartphone? The conclusion is that when it comes to smart phones, pick the smartest. Pick the Iphone.

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How Good Is A Macbook Pro?

Well, I recently bought one for the better half for her birthday, and honestly I am breathless. My God, breathless. Even the trackpad comes with functions that I couldn't imagine living without, especially now that I have been blessed with them. A Windows laptop just does not do this stuff! I'm sure they'll start building laptops with similar functions now, but we can be positive that by the time they implement them they will be old news to Apple.

The laptops just continue to evolve, each stage of its growth completely smashing our ideas of simplicity and excellence. There's not much to say about this that I haven't already for the Mac, but seriously, if you need a laptop, get a Macbook Pro. You will not be disappointed, unless you're a professional gamer... But if you are as serious about games as you think you are, you'll know only to trust gaming specific machines. But to be fair, I play games on this laptop and they sure as hell look beautiful!

The answer to the question posed in the subheading, can not be answered in any language. The words are just not available to us, yet. Perhaps we'll start to develop a language to accommodate the excellence of the Macbook Pro. With regards to the laptop, I'll be the first to add a word. We'll call it 'fandabadosie,' and we'll call the language Applish.

5 out of 5 stars from 4 ratings of Apple Products

The Benefits Of Apple

Long story short, apple products are excellent. Attention to small details, dedication to design, and an overall awe inspiring experience create the greatest enjoyment possible with regards to modern technology. The App Store only furthers something that is already great, offering us thousands of user-created applications to perform any task we can realistically think of. Thankyou very much for reading this article, and remember, there's an app for that!

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      Logicofhappiness 4 years ago

      I have found that apple is mainly selling its name/brand.

      Unfortunately i am writing to you on a Macbook Pro, so it would be stupid for me to say they are bad ha.

      I do think that they are only suited to a certain demographic.

      But i do sugest everyone get one if they are a uni student such as myself!

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      *Cough cough, tumbleweed* 4 years ago from Sleaford, UK

      Its all the trackpad shortcuts, keyboard shortcuts, ease of use. Going back to Windows is so frustrating.

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      Night Magic 4 years ago from Canada

      Great review. I've been looking into buying a lap top. The Macbook Pro you described sounds pretty good. Have to vote this one up, useful & awesome

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      watergeek 4 years ago

      I've had the same iMac for several years and, until Facebook started requiring the latest Flash Player to watch videos, was fully satisfied with it. I have everything I want on it. It isn't as fast as the newer ones, which can be frustrating sometimes - must be the Intel base that allows for such speeds (which I don't have), plus updated microtechnology. But you're right, it's the little things, along with the ease of use, smoothness, and beauty of it that make Macs special.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      My daughter is receiving an Apple laptop for Christmas from her husband (she doesn't know yet). He thinks Apple products are the greatest! She will be thrilled.

      I've never considered Apple cause I know I can't afford them.

      Good info here. I voted UP.

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      Anonymous 2 years ago

      The best thing is unlike Windows you don't have to pay to upgrade. Windows XP, then Vista, then 7 now 8, whereas Apple is free. Also you have free iOS upgrade, android you can't upgrade without getting a new phone or installing a custom OS (well that's helpful - not).

      Then if you can't afford it bear in mind this, every time you buy a Windows device you have to upgrade it when they bring out the next or at least the second software version because they fall behind so badly, that's not the case with Apple. Secondly, everything syncs perfectly, no hassle, no problems its just there. Finally you could learn Apple in your sleep. You just do what you think it should do and it does.

      Oh and I forgot to mention, if you need Windows for work you can get MacOffice or Parallels which lets you install other actual real OS like Windows 8, Linux or Chrome OS etc.

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