Nine years ago, I bought the top of the line Apple Macintosh. I was going to school for design and everyone used Macs so I figured I had to get the best one on the market. I assumed it would last a long time since I was buying the Grand Poo-bah of computers.
Add all the sound, video, image editing software and, as a college student, I’d spent well over 10K.
The Mac drove my entire multimedia workstation. It was configured to work with my music and video editing hardware–which costs a bundle as well. A short time after that, Apple unveiled its new operating system, OS10. Soon they changed all the plugs on the newer models. Eventually (after 6 years) my Mac crapped out on me. I looked into getting a new one but they had changed everything so my other hardware would no longer plug into my computer. The OS was totally different too so my current software would no longer function on it so I’d have to upgrade all that too. If I bought a new Mac, I’d have to buy a new music studio. I just didn’t have another 10 grand to spend so I ended up buying the same old used Mac on eBay for $83.00.
I was infuriated by Apple. I thought they were supposed to be the cool people. The antithesis of Microsoft. I vowed never to buy another Apple product again. Then the iPhone came out.
Apple makes a good product–in China. They are great at interface design. Microsoft finally ripped off the apple look and feel horribly–it’s called Vista. I decided to mend my rift between Apple and myself.
After waiting a really long time and making sure that I could afford it, I finally bought the 16-gigabyte iPhone. After all the tax and fees, it was over $550.00. That’s a lot of money for me to spend but I figured it was well worth it.
Today Steve Jobs and Apple announced the new better faster 16-gigabyte version will cost $299.
Fuck you Apple and fuck you too Steve Jobs.
Fuck, fuck you.