This post has been updated on March 1, 2023.

A lot of people think I dislike Apple products. I once had no problem with the quality of Apple products, but that has changed. Now, because of how lousy the quality is and how horribly Apple treats the customer, I strongly recommend you avoid Apple products like the plague. I am going to have links to Youtube videos that show how Apple has no problem lying to you and treating you like dirt. No other company can treat people the way Apple does and stay in business.

  1. Apple makes their products impossible to repair on purpose. This is an unforgivable sin. In 1984 Apple made one of the most famous commercials ever about breaking free of IBM. The irony is that once you have an Apple product that needs to be serviced in any way it is very difficult to impossible to break free. Below are some examples of how Apple does this.
    • New Apple computers have a special chip called the T2 chip. Despite what Apple claims, this chip has one and only purpose: to make it impossible for anyone to repair a defective Apple product. This video from Louis Rossmann (warning, he frequently uses bad language) and this video explains how Apple purposefully sabotages repairs.
    • On some Apple products if you do succeed in replacing or upgrading a part, if it is not a part approved of by Apple then the Mac OS will purposefully disable some hardware features. Why? An example, the new user-unfriendly iPhone X will purposefully sabotage your iPhone if you replace the battery as explained by this video. Some older iPhones would stop working if you replaced the home button. The iPhone 12 will not let you replace the camera.
    • Apple products, especially their laptops, are absolute garbage. Correction: garbage is of better quality. The new Macbooks have a keyboard that is flawed, hard to use, and riveted to the case. When it fails — and the build quality is so horrible that it will fail, even on the newest models — it is almost impossible to replace. There is good news, however. Apple has finally put a reliable keyboard back into their laptops.
    • Apple has been caught lying to customers when their products break. The report by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation exposes them. In the video, you can clearly see the reason for the lie is to get you to buy a new product.
    • Apple also goes out of their way to lie about iPhone data recovery. Mrs. Jessa Jones of started a successful business recovering data from dead iPhones, even water damaged ones. This video by her and this video shows that Apple does not like you know this. The purpose of keeping this secret is to make you pay for extra iCloud storage to backup your pictures. This second video from the National, a Canadian news company, also exposes their lies.
    • Do you understand? Do you see a pattern? All this anti-consumer tactics by Apple are unforgivable. UNFORGIVABLE. They lie to you, the go out of their way to keep you from fixing your product. The only way to make it stop is to vote with you wallet. Run away as hard as you can from all Apple products. Do the same with any company that copies them. (I am talking about some Samsung products in that last sentence.)
    • Another example: The European Union is forcing all phones, tablets, and laptops to use the same standard charger, the USB-C cable standard. Apple has a proprietary, high-profit standard they called lightning. The USB-C standard would mean less money to Apple. To still make money, iPhones and iPads will be limited if you buy a generic cable. Instead, you need to buy one labeled MFi (Made For iPhone). The MFi is nothing more than a chip you must buy from Apple. Apple puts their profit over what is good for you, every single time.
    • Here is the real problem with all this. Other companies see that Apple can get away with treating their customers like dirt and purposefully make the products unrepairable, and then they copy their bad ways. Because the customer didn’t punish Apple for their misbehavior, they see that they too can get by with misbehavior. Samsung, for instance, copied a lot of Apple unforgivable actions.
  2. Apple works hard to maintain the persona that they are perfect in every way. Their attitude is essentially “our way is best, your way is stupid”. Of course, they will have this attitude and then adopt a way they previously acted was stupid. (Microsoft is starting to act this way too and I don’t like it.) Their “we are perfect” thinking leads to Apple never ever admitting flaws, even blindingly obvious ones.
    • For example, on an older iPhone if you held your hand just right you would short the cell and GPS antenna causing your cell service to drop. Apple’s response? “Your holding it wrong”.
    • Although rare, malware does infect Apple computers. (Security through obscurity; fewer Macs means it is less lucrative to target them.) Apple’s response when people took their computers in to be cleaned? Their techs were instructed to tell the customers they did not have a virus.
  3. Apple locks their products down tight. The advantage of this is that is harder to get a virus; the disadvantage is that it takes away freedom. Anything which threatens Apple profits is also locked out, even legitimate products. On your i-whatever device, you are stuck using the really really bad Safari browser, like it or not. The other browsers are just Safari with a different user interface. (Rules in the European Union are forcing Apple to change this.) Another example of locking their products down tight, the first Apple Watch uses a modified version of the QI wireless charging standard. What this means is that you cannot buy a generic wireless charger, you must buy the overpriced Apple wireless charger. It also means other devices that support the QI charging standard won’t work with Apple devices. But the Macolytes (see below) don’t care. The only reason to do this is to make more money, period.
  4. Do you know what a Macolyte is? These are people who believe everything with an Apple logo on it is the best thing ever. They are the people who say to Apple “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!” If Apple sold a robot that punched you in the face every day, the Macolytes would buy it and swear it was awesome. They are not rational. They will go to the streets and protest the evils of big business while using their iPhones —  which is made by one of the biggest businesses in the world and has one of the largest markups of any product on the market — and not see the disconnect. There is a reason why most iPhone cases expose the Apple logo — it is so the pretentious Macolytes can broadcast to the world how hip they really are. I say that businesses don’t deserve your loyalty, make them earn your business. You should apply that rule to me too, make me earn your business. Not every person who uses Apple products is a Macolyte, in fact the majority are not.
    • Apple knows it is a cult. That is why they can get by with charging your $250 for inferior wireless headphones with unreplaceable batteries. Apple took away the standard headphone jack from their phones so that you cannot use your insanely better quality $10 set. Not in a million years will wireless headphones be of better quality that wired ones because of those pesky laws of physics, yet the Macolytes will swear that it is.
    • Another example of Apple being a cult: they sell a really nice monitor, but the stand costs $1000 extra. Seriously.

There you go. These are the reasons I prefer Android over anything Apple makes. I can forgive incompetence; I cannot forgive disdain. However, I also hate Windows for its disdain of my privacy. I only keep using Windows to play my favorite computer games.