Why I don’t use Apple products

Why I don’t use Apple products

Tongue in cheek explanation why I don’t use iPhone/Macbook in spite of repairing them for a living.

This does not mean that you should not use Apple products, nor does this mean there is one “best.” What is BEST for you is what YOU LIKE and what YOU are productive with!

I answer this question because I am often asked why I have a Lenovo laptop with Gentoo or Windows and a Samsung Android phone when I work on repairing Apple products for a living.

if you want to watch as we repair Apple logic boards at component level, you can see that work here. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkVbIsAWN2lsHdY7ldAAgtJug50pRNQv0

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  1. Gggleplus Suxx
    Gggleplus Suxx 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    I had that same feeling when I got my hands on my first (and current) iphone 5c (in my defence I didn't buy it from the retailer for full price).

    Well, it was designed to be user-friendly, for people with deep aversion to learning user interfaces, but I guess I'm not that one user…

    On the bright side, you slowly get used (just as you would do anywhere, I guess) to most of the quirks. Some of them are nasty, while others I had actually found useful. It also runs smooth and steady from scratch, it has better optimization, it isn't a resource hog like what android is infamous for (don't know how far that's justified today). Appstore is also superior in user experience to GooglePlay. When I update, I'd probably go for a Xiaomi phone.

    Never ever used a mac so I wouldn't try to guess how much of a clusterfuck would it be to use and do basic maintenance like on a pc. Hopefully I'd never ever need to.

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  2. krishnashis Infinite
    krishnashis Infinite 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Ur the best I too hate apple products

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  3. Tampatec
    Tampatec 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    freedom of speech at it's best but stay clear of Apple's wrath. i fix computers, build PCs, and fix LCDs i have macbook pro it's good and alienware pc but i mosly love using my Alienware R2 $650 but upgrading ram and ssd makes any computer more enjoyable. Can you explain why on a windows PC its safe to unplug removable drive but on Macbook you have to eject it or else it will destroy it????

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  4. Sebastien Bolle
    Sebastien Bolle 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Actually… You can copy & paste on an iPhone. Just hold down your finger on the text you want to copy, the text becomes highlighted, a menu appears, select copy, and you're done.

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  5. chrisrhudy2000
    chrisrhudy2000 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    i totally agree with this and ive owned apple products. i bought an ipod got itunes and that pos totally jacked my music files up. I swear it took 6 months to fix all the file structure garbage that jackass program did to my files so HELL FUCKING NO i will NOT ever buy an apple product again. android is easy nothing works the same on an iphone pc is king mac is impossible to use for people with a backround in computing its not compatible with half the damn internet so nope

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  6. Dark Gaming
    Dark Gaming 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Who knew that apple took steps from Microsoft? Apple is copying Microsoft, How stupid they need to make their own shit.

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  7. Vishal Issar
    Vishal Issar 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    totally agreed. apple sucks when it comes to software features. macbooks sucks as they can't even play StarCraft or COD at that price

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  8. Sample Textᴴᴰ
    Sample Textᴴᴰ 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Every time I (try to) add music onto my iPod nano, I pretty much consider just killing myself.

    (I only got an iPod nano as it was the only standalone mp3 player that had Bluetooth.)

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  9. CrayBear
    CrayBear 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Why can't I find an Apple fanboy throwing some salt in the comment section?

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  10. Joe N
    Joe N 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Two words: Target Audience. Louis thinks everyone has 10-15 yrs in the tech repair business lmao. Why do people buy Apple? BECAUSE THEY ARE FUCKING SIMPLE TO USE.

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  11. Kristijan Biro
    Kristijan Biro 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    I totally agree with you. Apple products makes you feel like a retard!

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  12. OrangeVision
    OrangeVision 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    I bought iPod few years ago, since it was pretty much the only mp3-player with enough space for adequate cost in the market. There aren't as many mp3 players since everyone uses their phones for that. I wanted them separate.

    I've yet to own as flimsy piece of hardware as that iPod. It syncs automatically even when you disable it, it freezes itunes every time iPod is connected to the PC, around every 3rd time choosing a song to listen will freeze the device's controls until the screen is black again, sometimes on the disconnect the device just freezes completely and needs to be hard booted, 2 or 3 times it has just WIPED THE ENTIRE LIBRARY and I've had to fill it again. Oh, and no FLAC support. It's a fucking nightmare.

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  13. andyrockism
    andyrockism 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    What testing software were you using on the Macbook behind you.

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  14. Steven Kim
    Steven Kim 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    We have been using Apple products past 6 years in my family(3 Macbooks are all dead —less than 4 years old ) and my 2011 iMac is dead! We have used 10 i phones among 5 family members . All breaking here and there. Time to graduate from Apple all together. I would short Apple stocks.

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  15. Joe Black
    Joe Black 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Its for "passive" consumers of digital products.

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  16. Petter “Norlig” Angeltveit
    Petter “Norlig” Angeltveit 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    my sister has an iPhone and matchbook, she asked me for help to copy pictures from her iPhone to her macbook. and I said no problem. 30 minutes later i still had not found out how to browse the phone files… connected The phone to a windows pc. immediately can browse the files and cut out the files. done…

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  17. Lutchy Horace
    Lutchy Horace 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Same here, I don't mind a Chinese import, as long it makes my life easier. As far as Macs is concerned, it's for hippies, and I would never recommend it! Btw, I don't know how to use a Mac, I guess the Apple plan failed :-p

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  18. Livid
    Livid 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    I have a IPhone 6s and I hate it. I want my android back. :o

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  19. Zaphodikus
    Zaphodikus 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    stating why you don't use a product is not something that makes your life any better. If fact I limits your audience esp when apple is not about products it is about lifestyle.

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  20. TheYProxy
    TheYProxy 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    For me personally Apple products are just not intuitive to use, call me crazy

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  21. QuickUnit
    QuickUnit 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    The only thing you should ever buy from Apple is their stock.

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  22. Multiple Users
    Multiple Users 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Why I still use my apple? because it is dirt cheap and runs on 1Gig of ram that otherwise requires a pC with 4-32gigs of ram.

    Why I do not advise people to use apple products? They break and it over wrote on my usb file.

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  23. 93hothead
    93hothead 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Apple products are overpriced useless piece of hardware

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  24. mechaart
    mechaart 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    I've used Windows OS on my computer, had an apple ipod 3rd gen and then used a Iphone 4. Thing I hated about Apple's products is the need of Itunes to put movies, music or photos.

    Then I switched over to Android (Samsung Galaxy S7 FTW) and well, I am greatly enjoying the things I can do (Don't need itunes btw). Can't wait to get a 200GB SD micro to expand my phones storage.

    I am interested into Linux but what is the best version/kernel with customisibility.

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  25. thezauberrabe
    thezauberrabe 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Which Microphone does he use?

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  26. Robert Paul
    Robert Paul 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    It just means you don't understand how software works. Apple is only doing something different compared to what is done on Windows. If you've used OSX your whole life, then Windows seems like a difficult to use and shitty OS.

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  27. Thoringer
    Thoringer 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Hahaha! There is one setting for the order in the contacts to show: Last name, First name and First name, Last name. How hard can that be?

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  28. Chris Polanco
    Chris Polanco 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Sounds outlandish and overly dramatic but he's not all wrong.

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  29. Aaron Buckwalter
    Aaron Buckwalter 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Vocal inhale

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  30. Swedish BeatBalls
    Swedish BeatBalls 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Android vs iOS. Windows Vs Mac.. the never ending war. Its so pointless.

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  31. iamrlk69
    iamrlk69 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    My understanding is Apple went to Verizon first. Verizon turned Apple down! So Apple went to AT&T!

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  32. Mupko Akov
    Mupko Akov 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    I get what you are saying, but I feel the same way whenever I have to work with Android.

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  33. masskilla469
    masskilla469 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Same reasons i hate apple and use Android, I have control of my content not Apple or the Apple store. Also for reasons that if it breaks i cannot get it fixed by another means but apple. Sad though because some Apple products are nice but until things like that change i will stick to Android and other devices.

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  34. Rudy Castro
    Rudy Castro 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    apple wants to charge for most free apps.. the things you could do with apple are very limited when i use my wifes iphone i feel handicap.. apple sucks specially for computer repair guys and if you like to explore software you will hate apple and love windows.. only dumb people are faithful to apple and of course apple lovers dont know squad about technology,, APPLE SUCKS,, so sad….

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  35. The King Slayer
    The King Slayer 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    wtf….you can't copy and paste in an iPhone? ??? what

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  36. Chris K
    Chris K 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    I have an iPhone however…i also build all my own PC's & the phone is my only Apple product i own…because of everything you said!! Well done! One not so quick story…back n the day when MP3s were using DRM software or copy protection (b4 that went away), i had loaded 5 songs onto my nephews Dell PC through iTunes which was the only way. the next week when i visited him at his home, he said Uncle Chris those songs are not there? Sure enough he was correct! iTunes could not verify the songs had been purchased…i assume (5 songs where downloads from another MP3 service or unprotected files)…so the songs were deleted off the computer completely! I was pissed…so now whenever i interact w/iTunes & my music I have created a separate or xtra Music folder just for iTunes, & i never tell any Apple software product where my original directory is [D:My MP3s]. iTunes only runs on my third PC & i will not run it on my 2 main computers or laptop. There are like five services running even when you are idle! Also learn how to manual sync everything..if you like to control everything as i do…..long winded i know! Great video!! Thanx

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  37. Matthew Hazlett
    Matthew Hazlett 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    You can copy and paste

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  38. Bryan Goerge
    Bryan Goerge 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Biased As FUCK.

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  39. 577666
    577666 21 July, 2016, 07:18

    Android is so simple. Apple are infuriating, even the Apple Store couldn't get my new iPad 'registered'to use. I sold it without ever using it. Never buy Apple.

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