Why do Apple Products Last?
I have been an Apple guy since my freshman year of college in 2007. Before that I had only known Apple for the IPod and some weird color computers. I had the original IPod Nano and that was it. A year or so before college I had received a Dell Notebook as a gift to use at school. The computer was good and had great specs for a PC, but by the time my fall semester began the battery had died and the computer needed restoring twice. Needless to say while I struggled with my PC, a majority of my classmates were loving their Apple mac books and MacBook pros. I knew I needed to get one to replace my PC and just two months into school I had done just that. The basic late 2007 MacBook white version was mine and boy was I in love.
The best part about the computer was that it just worked; it did everything I needed a laptop to do and it did it well. I could go a whole day without needing to charge, I could play movies and music, and I could Skype and chat with the best of them. The computer is still going strong today with one battery replacement and one hard drive replacement, but for 7 years old it can still get the job done. This leads me to why I am writing this article about the biggest reason I support Apple: Their products last.
Fast forward today and the need for a laptop has diminished now that I am out of school. Enter in the idea of getting a Mac desktop computer. Now here is where the test of time comes in for me. Not having a lot of money to spend, but really wanting a mac desktop (due to even worse problems I have had with PC desktops) I figured out I could get a desktop the same age as my laptop and it would work just fine for the simple tasks that I wanted it for. This is what amazed me the most. I have used older PC’s and they just cannot run some of the things that are needed today.
Whether it is slow processors or low amounts of RAM, they would just have too many problems. However, an older mac was able to do this even with a slower processor or a lower amount of RAM thanks to Apple’s operating system. Now I am sure someone will correct me or give me the exact answer that makes this true, but my new late 2006 Intel based G5 works like a charm. It multitasks, surfs the internet, and even does a little bit of gaming with some older games. It is the perfect base computer for any family’s needs. Now I know that if I was using video or heavy photo editing software I would run into problems, but as of now the computer is perfect and only ran $200.
This brings me to my biggest point: Apple products last. Even with Apple coming out with new products yearly, if you are ok not having the latest and greatest, Apple affords you the option to just buy an older version that works. Now you can’t buy these new but most refurbished items work just like new and can still function as good as any other similar product on the market. So if you are in the market for a new phone, computer, laptop, or iPod, and are strapped for cash then don’t hesitate on just getting an older model for cheaper. It will work just fine and allow you the opportunity to join the Apple club.