- Feb 24, 2013
- ASUS X299 Prime Deluxe II
- Radeon VII
- Mobile Phone
A lot of people still fail to see what Apple’s intentions have been since it’s inception, especially Steve Jobs’ introduction of the original Mac in 1984.I am not knocking them for being aesthetically pleasing. I am saying that being aesthetically pleasing does not make you innovative. Using a Mac today is a Trendy thing, I use one because of the integration with my iPhone that's it. For me the last thing I truly saw as innovative under job's command was his foresight on OS being a ecosystem that you would want to lock users into. Job's knew apple lost the OS war long long ago and they were not an OS company. Job's also knew that hardware was not where they should be aiming either. It was streaming music, movies, email, messaging, web browsing, all digital media interchangeable from your handheld device to your computer should all behave as a cohesive unit. That was innovative that was revolutionary. Everything since has just been the realization of the ecosystem....
And that’s ok. I’ve read comments like this since the 90s even when SJ came back. It’s never stopped.
It’s usually by people who don’t understand what or how powerful utilitarian design is and can be.
And it has nothing to do with being “elitist” etc.
Apple has superior font rendering and built in font tools. Better GUI, less latency in its sound drivers and so on.
First to include FireWire. FCP revolutionized the post production industry. Etc etc.
I could go on for ages but if people fail to see that everything is interconnected, I can’t really help people see here.
Sure PCs have closed the gaps a bit but it’s still not there. There’s also a factor of nostalgia for many Mac users.
Macs for me have always been tools to get things done. While I’ve had PCs, they were like toys to me and I spent more time messing with it than doing actual work.
I hated Apple in the 90s and early 2000s too, but always watched their keynotes out of curiosity. Always thought they had a superiority complex. I got a G3 and the rest is history. The fact that things were much more simpler was fantastic and I could get actual work done. Then studying design, obviously it wouldn’t make sense to use a PC anyhow.
Anyway this subject matter is tired and boring. Macs are not going to beat out PCs in market cap. But value wise for aspiring artists and professionals? They’ve beat PCs for the last 20 years.
You’re not going to “get it” unless you’re a professional or an aspiring artist. Or someone who sees computers as a utility and a luxury.
Go stick with PCs. No one is forcing your hand here. Enjoy removing candy crush and telemetry from Windows 10.