Freshly Squeezed Op-Ed: Time to call it a day?

Apple has become a joke. A tasteless joke.

After this week’s disappointing event, I find myself saying words that I never thought that I would utter. ‘Microsoft is seriously worth looking at for my future computer needs.’

Apple has spread itself too thin, messing about with cars and such. What about the computers? Does the management recall that they even sell Mac Pros, Mac minis, or any other product that isn’t a mobile device?

I remember when Apple users used to look down upon the Windows’ OS. When a plethora of manufacturers sold Windows’ OS devices. And they were all sub-par!

But now the table has turned. Apple only is really concerned with their mobile products. The rest be damned.

My mid-2012 Macbook Air is dying. It needs immediate replacement. I was hoping that they would introduce some new iMacs. I could either buy a new model or people would be dumping their older models for newer ones, thereby providing me with some good used iMacs to choose from. And at reasonable prices. But no such luck.

I have a college mate who works in Hollywood. He has five Emmys® under his belt. After this last event, he tells me that the pros are seriously looking at dumping their Apple rigs and replacing them with Windows equipment. Apple, are you asleep at the wheel or do you just not care about the pro market anymore?

I know that Steve said ‘don’t think what I would do,’ but I suggest that maybe it’s about time that they do. Their track record since Steve’s passing has been absolutely  abysmal in both the hardware and software departments.

After seeing the new Macbook Pro and its ports, one question immediately came to mind – didn’t Apple have an ecosystem at one time? Y’know, when it wasn’t a test to see if you could seamlessly go from device to device without jumping through hoops. Instead, Apple has now become a dongle specialty company.

As I said earlier, I have to replace my computer hasta pronto. I’ll still probably buy a refurbished iMac through Apple.

But from this day forward, if anyone asks my advice as to which platform to choose, I’m  going to recommend that they take a hard look at both platforms and decide which one suits them the best.

Oh Steve, how we miss you.

 

©2016 Frank Petrie

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2 responses to “Freshly Squeezed Op-Ed: Time to call it a day?

  • HB

    1. I must say it’s the first time that I’ve been moved by a Microsoft product – the surface studio. It’s beautiful and minimal and functional… and Microsoft?
    2. Listening to the platitudes by apple execs on justifying building the equivalent of an Apple Watch (the touchbar) in the keyboard got me thinking .. why not build the equivalent of an iPad in the new massive touchpad? Oops battery power — same reason were stuck on 16gb ram in a $5k notebook. Therefore stop the obsession with thinness… nobody cares..
    3 We need RAM and we need touch and graphics commensurate with the price.

  • ympnow

    I just want Apple at the very least to keep updating their products.

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