When I was 16 I got my first Apple product, a green iPod Nano and I loved it, it was amazing and it was glued to my hand for a good 4 years. However I had no idea that Apple actually sold other products. They are a pricey brand with a huge following, I still can’t believe that my best friend isn’t an Apple fan but not everyone is and I thought I would write this post to get other people sharing their thoughts, are Apple products worth the hype?
Everybody knows that people go crazy when a new release is coming, people queue for hours sometimes camping out all night to be one of the first people to get the new iPhone. Apple certainly know how to get their customers attention and money. Every new release has a slightly different look, a slightly faster processor, a slightly better camera and extra useless things, touch ID is the only useful extra that I love. They are yet to release a waterproof and shatter resistant model, that’s a release I’ll be really excited about. I personally never rush to the new releases, I wait until the craze has died down and get people’s thoughts on the new products before I splash the cash.
There’s no denying that Apple products are beautiful, they are so ascetically pleasing and I am obsessed with the designs. I love how sleek and lightweight they are. The colour choices are also a great extra with gold, silver, slate grey or rose gold with a black or white face making your new fancy device super trendy. I had black for a long time until I decided to be a little different on my 5S and get silver and white and I loved it, I will never go back to black now and not going to lie, white looks fab in Instagram/blog photos.
These are one of the most expensive phones around, starting from £539 for an iPhone 6S and £619 for a 6S Plus, that’s some ridiculous prices so like many others, I get mine on contract to get extra benefits such as data and free texts. I would never buy one of these phones out right. I have used many different phone brands previously, all around the £100 mark to buy, LG, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola and all of them didn’t last for longer than a year. After that they were so frustratingly slow and the look of the phone I had was already out of fashion, with an iPhone you’re never out of fashion, they are always trendy. However the best part for me is that they last, they are worth that huge price tag. My brother had an iPhone 4 for about four years, my 3GS lasted three years and any other iPhone has lasted longer than two years but then traded in the old phones during upgrades to save a bit of money. Now I’ve been using iPhone for nearly 6 years and know just how great the quality is I will never go back to another brand.
These are really just an added extra if you have a phone and a laptop and not always needed but they look amazing and obviously I was sucked in. I bought the iPad 2 years ago and adored it (I didn’t own a laptop then) however I had to sell it and I always missed it. Brent is doing a course for his work and needs to use the laptop every night and now I have my own little business, I always have something I need to do so having the iPad is really useful now. I think they look beautiful, so sleek and light and so easy to use. For an iPad Air 2 prices start from £349 for a 16GB without cellular data, a 64GB with cellular data is £529 so cheaper than a phone, that doesn’t really make any sense. I’ve got mine on contract as the data allowance every month is amazing and works out cheaper than buying it outright. A while back on Twitter I was asking whether I should get an iPad Mini or Air and someone told me to get a Samsung but since no Samsung phone ever lasted more than a year I didn’t want to risk it, I’d had an iPad before and never had any issues with it so I wanted to stick with what I knew worked best for me. The retina display on an iPad is just brilliant everything is so clear and crisp, Pinterest is an absolute dream to use on there as everything just looks amazing!
The very first laptop I bought was a HP Pavilion in bright pink, it was originally around £500 however I got mine when it was on offer. It was amazing for the first 3 months and then after that it sounded like an aeroplane taking off, was so slow and using it was so friggin’ difficult. I tried cleaning it, deleting things, everything I could think of to make it quicker but it was still shocking. Luckily Brent downloaded something wrong and we ended up with a whopper of a virus so instead of sorting it out we used it as an excuse to get a new one and we knew we would go to Apple. My brothers MacBook lasted five years (until he spilt coffee on it) so we knew we would be getting a good product and no drinks allowed next to ours!
We settled on the MacBook Air as there isn’t much difference between that and the Pro, everything is that little bit better on the Pro but I wanted something that was easy to move around with and the sleekness of the Air won me over. I’ve had this laptop for two years in September and it’s as quick as the first day we got it. I’ve had absolutely no issues with it I absolutely love it and would recommend it to anyone. It doesn’t make a sound, you can’t even tell that it’s on it’s so quiet.
I’m so used to IOS that I can’t even remember how to use a Microsoft computer and don’t even get me started on Windows 8, that
shit is so confusing. The design is perfect, it works like a dream, everything is so simple and problem free and I don’t miss the CD drive at all, not once have I needed it and that’s probably the main perk of buying the Pro. If you’ve been on the fence between a Pro and an Air, save a bit of cash and get the Air, it works wonders for blogging on the go, YouTube, editing photos, Photoshop and general writing, you may need to get an external hard drive but that depends on how much stuff you like to hoard, in my case a lot!
The MacBook Air starts from £849 for a 13-inch and £999 for a 13-inch MacBook Pro. I’ve heard people say that the MacBook isn’t even worth considering so although it’s gold – my goodness it’s a beauty – it’s not worth it. I now have my eyes on an iMac but I will have to wait a little while for that, they start from £899 for a basic 21.5inch and £1499 for a standard 27-inch.
Whenever we have had an issue with Apple it’s been sorted within such a short space of time. Brent’s 4S went wrong and his network were refusing to look at it so we took it straight to Apple where they changed it then and there. They didn’t have an 8GB in stock and gave him a 16GB without asking for any extra. We also had a faulty charging cable which they swapped without any issues. Although they are pricey I think they really look after their customers, I know I’ll probably get loads of people saying they have had trouble with them but from my personal view, we’ve never had any issues.
Yes they are pricey, yes they certainly know how to rob their customers of their money with their minimal updated products but they do supply excellent quality goods, they’re reliable and I personally trust the brand. I’m willing to pay more if I know the product is worth the money and after using and loving Apple I think they are totally worth the hype. I would buy from them over and over again, they are my go to company for technology. Imagine if they made a camera, that would look and be incredible, although it would probably cost an arm and a leg!
I would love to know your thoughts and opinions on this subject, I know not everyone agrees with me but some must, I see people going crazy for the new releases on my Twitter feed. So get involved and let me know what you think.
Do you think Apple products are worth the hype?