How many Apple products do you own /g/?
Have you regretted any Apple purchases?
>1st gen iPod Nano
>1st gen iPod Touch
heavy regret when I updated to iOS 7 and 8
masterrace device. Perfect size and lagless.
>2011 Macbook Pro
Still works like a charm. Especially after Yo,semite clean install.
>iPad Air 2
>2014 Macbook Pro
My next purchase
I only own a 5 gen 60gb ipod video. 7 years and still going strongs, absolutely no regrets.
Ive also owned various ipod touches and an iphone, which were good enough before android ICS came out and after that I threw them where they belong: the trash
Most of /g/ isn't poor. But a number of people here gloat about their ownership of various devices, when in reality they're poor uni students knee-deep in college loans and would rather get the newest devices than think wisely about how their decisions will impact them.
3GS - worked well for the 4 years I had it and basically got killed off by applel software updates
iPad air 32GB - was a gift, has been mostly useless aside from music, pdf reading and internet browsing. Would not buy otherwise. Has fulfilled the basic tasks I use it for very well, if buying overpriced technology is no object to you
MacBok Pro 15" 2014 - Purchased about a month ago after my chinkpad died. Don't agree with apple business model but a comparative spec windoze laptop ends up either looking like a concrete brick with a 2 hour battery life or suffering from several other significant flaws/being a plastic piece of shit.. I don't like the price or the keyboard on the rMBP, but aside from that, happy so far with the OS and everything else. Go figure.
IPad 1st gen = almost usless now , but I only paid 200 bones for it when the iPad 2 came out, medium regret lol
MacBook Air late 2013 model =pretty fast and powerful can even handle decent games, but my girlfriend can barley figure out how to use it lol, minimal regret
>How many Apple products do you own /g/?
iMac 27" (Late 2012)
MacBook Air 13" (Late 2013)
iPhone 6 Plus (64 GB)
iMac 27" (Late 2009)
iMac 24" (Early 2008)
iPhone 5s (64 GB)
iPhone 5 (32 GB)
iPhone 4s (32 GB)
iPhone 4 (16 GB)
iPhone 3GS (16 GB)
iPhone 3G (8 GB)
>ask me anything
Don't have anything Apple at my house, but my gf has a mid 2010 Macbook (non-pro) and it still works great, especially after I put in the 4GB RAM I swapped out of my own (just as old, also well-working) Acer laptop. Great little laptop, OSX is smooth and the touchpad is godly.
Also her iPhone 4S is getting old and is starting to become laggy. Still, I've got to hand it to Apple for having intuitive devices. Won't buy them though, I'm kinda embedded into the MS ecosystem now and I like the Metro interface.
1st gen ipod shuffle
2nd gen ipod shuffle
2nd gen ipod touch
1st gen iPad
2nd gen iPad mini
Last gen apple tv
Only regret: not buying 3rd party cables from the start.
And not knowing you get cables replaced in the apple store.
Don't buy other cables man.
I have too many friends that have damaged their devices as a direct result.
Also they tend to wear out faster so you have to get new ones, so you end up paying the same amount in the long run anyway.
Unless you damage your device that is.
I own a single 2009 Macbook Pro which now has a dying hard disk controller. It also has a non-working disk drive and whenever it is on, I can hear what I can only assume to be the fan blaring extremely loudly. It reached this state after only 2 years of use.
Needless to say I cannot trust the quality of Apple's hardware. OS X is nice, but not nice enough to justify using a Macbook of any sort. Thinkpads are far more reliable, even the new ones.
Anybody who posts into here is retarded. You are the shitstains of /g/. Go back to your techcrunch hipster garbage and stay there.
>ipod nano 1st gen
Cool as shit when I put linux on it. The damn thing could play DOOM, but wouldn't play movies on its native firmware.
>80GB classic 5e
Trooper for years. Only replaced by a phone with comparable storage total.
I only regret having to put up with itunes and its bullshit.
The only Apple product I've ever owned is my 2013 Macbook Air. I've had no complaints with it so far. Would I buy Apple again in the future? Maybe or maybe I'll go back to Windows when I need a new laptop again.
Became too slow to use after iOS upgrade. switched to Android which is superior for phones
>macbook white 07
Just werks. thought the screen died but fixed it with a trick. top case is deteriorating though, bad quality.
2011 macfag here, mine only ever had one problem, and i caused it by messing with internal files, then leaving it uncharged for a week. if they ever did something right, it was the macbook pro 2011.
still lokkng for a pc next though
I've had several iPods, (Nano 3rd/4th gen, Shuffle, Touch), an iPad Air and currently an iPhone. I also use a Mac at work. I'm not an "Applefag" but I appreciate the design, materials, build quality. Have had all other major mobile OS's (Android, BB10, WP) and honestly there's not much difference between them any more, all are more or less copies of iOS. I'm happy with my Windows home PC but will probably end up sticking with iPhone going forward and may get a iPad Mini at some point since they are dead cheap on T-Mobile right now.
>switched to Android which is superior for phones
>switched to a new phone
>It was faster than the old phone
>I have therefore concluded the operating system the new phone was running is faster
You are fucking retarded.
iBook G4 and 2006 white macbook.
iBooks power adapter died a few months ago and I don't care enough to find a chinese replacement, the macbook still works great, but understandably it's slow for todays standards. Also, 4th gen iPod nano. Decent player for the price but I've had better.
Google and associates make better devices than apple now, and Microsoft and its partners have always made better laptops.
There is currently no reason to buy Apple products.
Who wants my 6th gen iPod nano? I want something that isn't a protected little box of files that I can't fuck with.
>iPod nano, older gen
It played music during my workouts. Eventually replaced it with a smaller and lighter Sansa Clip. Either way I can't complain. Do you even lift bro?
I use it as a test device. It's not the master race of phones by any means, but it does what its supposed to do (represent the minimum hardware spec for mobile web development).
>Macbook Air 6,2
Its okay, I wish it had better Linux compatibility so I didn't have to run OS X. The only alternative when I got it was the Lenovo X1 Carbon, and I didn't like the weird keyboard on that. I managed to get it with the employee discount (25%) through a friend, so it was way too good of a deal to pass up.
>iPod Nano, got it in like 2009
Stolen from my own home
Won't ever buy another iProduct again
So far, neither of them. These guys are pretty damn well-sealed...
Can't imagine how you would get dust in them.
Did you disassemble yours for upgrades or send it in for repairs or something?
> ipod nano 4th gen
tiny droplet of water managed to destroy it, regret every penny I spent on it
wasn't too bad but sold it cause I needed cash at the time
I had a Powerbook G4 with PPC processor. I bought it like 10 years ago and it's still working. I gave it to my folks to read the news and stuff. It's still in good shape after 10 years.
An older macmini 1,1 which I'm planning to use as a HTPC.
A newer macmini 6,1 from 2012 in excellent shape.
All great investments.
Played game dev story then ended up a music device. Hated dealing with iTunes. Today it's my alarm clock.
Found it half broken in the road. After fixing it was okay as a free GPS in the car.
Apple products are okay I guess.
Here I thought it was universally recognised on /g/ that apple products were more expensive for inferior specs...
The only thing apple products have going for them is their unique OS and simpler interface, which in my opinion are both downgrades.
Really I don't see the point in someone who actually knows shit about tech to even bother buying one.
>Had an iPod touch 4th gen, jail broken on iOS 5.1
>Had iPhone 4, downgraded back to iOS 6.1.2, jailbroke and installed siri port, but stolen
Currently own/ going to get
>iPhone 5, on ios 7.1.1, jailbroken
Going to get a 2010 white macbook
>I have no clue what I'm talking about
My 6+ cpu kicks any Qualcomm shit in the ass single core wise, the camera is top rated on DXOmark, the battery life is crazy good, the screen is high quality and well calibrated (display mate calls it the best LCD on a phone), the only down point is 1gb of RAM. That's really it.
I was shaking like a motherfucker and look at this. I love OIS.
Funny how you have to add a qualifier to every thing say to justify your purchase. kicks any qualcomm shit "single core" wise? <x> component is top rated by <insert obscure cherry picked website>...
Apple fanboys wouldn't bother me so much if they just admitted they bought the device for status symbol or possibly personal preference for the design, and not feel the need to constantly shill for Apple.
iPod Shuffle 1st gen
iPod (video) 5th gen
Slightly regret that I can't change the battery. This is my third iPhone 5 now. One had a camera defect, the other one didn't respond to pressing the sleep button. This one also has a shitty camera with dark spots and sometimes freezes with magenta artefacts.
Mac mini (2006)
Mac mini (2009)
I recently bought the first PC in 15 years or so.
How many Apple products do you own /g/?
>iPod touch 2g
Years ahead every other mp3 player at the time. Made me consider apple as a promising brand.
>iPod touch 4g
Needing another MP3 player, better than the 2G; this confirmed my impressions.
Never really used another touchscreen "smart" phone before, always hated these samsung pre-iPhone half pieces of shit. 4s changed everything, it was just so good.
After a month, looking back to my 20 years of windows, it made me realize how much Microsoft must hate their customers for giving to the world such shitty systems. They want their customers to suffer, but their customers never tried anything better for more than half an hour so they believe they're experiencing the best you can get.
>another iPod 4g
Needed a music player full of music.
Really comfy, but gave it to my mom
>MacBook Pro 2013
Didn't know a laptop could be so good
>various accessories, headphones, keyboard, Magic Mouse, trackpad and so on
>probably gonna buy an iPhone 6
>Have you regretted any Apple purchases?
>1st gen ipod touch.
got it as a gift and already had a music player that way better. thing was slower than my PSP for browsing the web, almost unusable. No app store or any interesting software so never used it
>1st gen ipod nano
Another gift. installed some custom firmware, forgot what it was called, just to show kids at school I could play doom on my ipod nano. Never really used beyond that.
>1st gen ipod
Gift. Sold it on Craigslist for $500 unopened.
given to me by my work as a "travel laptop," but I already expensed a laptop I purchased on mine own. Its just sitting under my desk in its box. I was going to at least try it out but it only has mini display ports and didn't feel like ordering a bunch of $30 adaptors just to use something we already sunk $2500 into.
oh yah, can't forget:
>countless itunes giftcards
>gee thanks... into the trash they go
I'm not a fanboy. I'm actually trying to get a hold of either a note 4 or nexus6 ( haven't decided yet, leaning towards note 4) to try during my 6+ return period to see which I like better. I am just tired of idiots saying that iPhones have bad specs. They don't.
I don't use Apple OSX devices but, I would say MacBook Pro, the 5k iMac and iPhones. On ATT the 32 gb note 4 and 64 gb 6+ are extremely close in pricing, and they are very comparable devices.
i play video games so i never touch those apple pieces of shit. the only apple thing i ever owned was an ipod mini. what a shitty company. what is that best things those pieces of shit can do . browse the internet ?
Got MacBook Pro 2014, it's a nice laptop.
Got iPhone 6, that's a regret purchase.
> oh I'll get some music on this phone
> transfer some mp3s over air drop
> I have no idea where those files went
> they don't show up in Music app
> I can't see file system
> I can't find an app that would show me the file system
> I can't find any alternative app to play music with
> I can't find any torrent clients
> inb4 someone tells me an overly convoluted way to get play music on iphone or tells me to root it
Thanks Apple, you fascists. Also iPhone UI is worthless piece of shit because device has no buttons, so you do everything with touch screen and things are far from obvious. I've spent an hour trying to add a second mail account to mail app, before looking online how to do it. Basically nearly everything on iOS requires googling a solution.
AHAHAHA OH GOD
how can you be THIS retarded? Even my fucking grandma learned how to use iOS in like a week. Jesus Christ please be an half failed bait.
Don't buy an iphone. Or jailbreaking it.
Then you got the wrong fucking phone.
But alternatively you could use Spotify offline lists to sync your music over to Spotify on your iPhone.
Or Dropbox or something.
There are solutions but using iTunes is definitely the cleanest.
So basically adding music to iphone always involves having a full computer around, unless it's another music service like Spotify? That's retarded. With android device I can plug in mem card and just open the folder.
> Even my fucking grandma learned how to use iOS in like a week.
As far as second mail address goes, the mail app has a screen that lists mail accounts. But you cannot add an account there for some fucking reason, because that would be too logical, you need to add a mail account in the settings app. How is that fucking obvious? Yeah I'm sure your grandma figured that one out like right away.
iPhone is just too tightly restricted.
I have one of these only.
I can't say I regret it completely but looking back I could probably get better alternatives for less. Still it hasn't gave me any problems so I'm happy.
>How many Apple products do you own /g/?
-rMBP 2014 512/16/2.5 i7
-iPhone 4s (need to upgrade soon)
>Have you regretted any Apple purchases?
I regret not buying an iPod Classic before they became stupidly expensive.
Well if you see nothing wrong with UX like that, then I really can't help with your advanced retardation.
Some months ago I downloaded a full album from the web, put it on the music app with also the right pic, all without touching a pc.
Don't remember how, didn't know how to do it so I searched on google. Took me like 10 minutes.
Instead, you have gone full autist because a system you never used isn't so intuitive you can master it in 5 minutes.
Good luck with your life
Well if you see nothing wrong with crying on the internet because you can't do shit instead of learning how to do it in 3 minutes, then I really can't help with your advanced retardation.
I got the nano and the iPod Touch when those came out and I did get an iMac when I didn't know any better. That's about it, take it from a previous Apple user, Apple is the worst. Just about the only thing going for it is the use of Unix.
It is. A normalfag who never used tech in his life can easily figure out how to use it. He can also learn how to use android, but not that easily.
If you can't learn iOS and don't find it easy and intuitive as shit, then you shouldn't even be on the internet at all.
>keep it alive as long as possible.
take care of it, keep it cool and it will. God, will it.
I have the 08 macbook the fucker still has its original HDD. I dont know how its still going.
I bet now that I have said that it will crap out in a month.
I look at anything after lion as shit they have fixed. Lion was the buggiest OS. I wish they would stop adding features like social media and crap and just improve the OS's performance.
I actually like the way lion's mission control combined expose and spaces into a unified view, but you're right it's not really worth the awful performance.
I was pissed when I realized my friend's even older macbook with a different video chip ran without any choppiness or stutter.
>1st gen iPod nano 2GB
was alright. 2GB wasn't very much even back then, sold.
>1st gen iPod touch 16GB
pretty nice, relatively high resale value, no complaints, sold.
>7th gen iPod Classic 160GB
last PMP I will need in the foreseeable future. tons of space, decent audio quality, looks nice, battery is strong. Would buy again.
>late 2009 Macbook Pro 13"
slow/10. I didn't pay for it so I'm not complaining, but I wouldn't recommend it.
I also bought a used apple keyboard for my PC, which I am very happy with.
Except for the iPod classic, I think each one of those could have been substituted for something better for less.
I currently own
>iPad Air 2
and am thinking about getting
>13 in Macbook Pro w/ Retina Display
I love continuity/hand-off.
Have not owned a mac in years.
After installing bootcamp back in '06 (I think) and running windows almost exclusively for everything, I eventually just sold all my mac shit and got a cheapo laptop. Still using it, as a matter of fact.
it was a model from either early 2008 or maybe late 07. whichever shipped with tiger.
Whatever intel chip my particular mid 08 white macbook has is apparently notoriously bad. Even leopard gave me choppy framerates just using expose.
>iPod touch 2g
It was very good and did everything I needed on it. Plus the jail-breaking scene was fun in 2010-2011 (Jesus christ, it's almost been four years). However, it got stolen during the 10th grade.
>iPod touch 4g
Bought this to replace the stolen 2g. Was very impressed, the battery life was all day long and spent many hours playing music, browsing, and jailbreaking things. Screen was also top notch. However, I dropped on the ground and the screen got rekt so I gave it to my dad.
Did I regret my purchases?
No, I didn't. For the time, my iPods performed beautifully and shrekt all of the Androids back then.
Now, however, I have a Note II and will never buy an Apple product again due to the fact that it doesn't need to be jailbroken to do simple shit. I'm thinking of rooting it soon.
Own an iPod 5.5G 30GB with no audio output on headphone jack that I got really cheap off eBay, use with via USB connected to my car stereo to play music.
Owned a couple other iPods before that, Videos, Shuffles, and Nanos. Always thought they were pretty nice devices, although never got into iTunes and the whole Apple ecosystem, just used other software transfer my mp3s to them.
Never owned an iPhone, Macbook, or any other Apple devices.
I'd probably consider a MacBook with high res display if I was ever looking to replace my current laptop, but other than that not really any Apple products I currently have much interest in.
Technically is the key word here.
From what I remember researching it ended up being a driver issue. Apple just never gave enough of a shit to support it and fix the initial problems with it.
I remember disliking the mouse and not being able to install Office on it.
>iPod Nano 2nd gen
No regrets, that thing lasted me about six years before I outgrew the 2GB of storage. Loved the wheel and UI.
>iPod Nano unknown gen, the square one
Didn't like the gimmicky design or the UI, but I couldn't fault it apart from that.
>iPod Touch 4th gen
Can't complain, screen cracked the day after the warranty ended.
Second hand. Used it for about three weeks before I misplaced it. Found it ages later in my bike's under-seat pouch.
After that I switched to Android and haven't looked back.
This seems like a good thread to ask in
What's a good waterproof and submersible case for the iPhone 6 Plus?
Lifeproof hasn't released theirs yet.
I have owned:
>2011 13" MBP
>2. gen iPod nano
>2. gen iPod touch
>3. gen iPad
Sold them all at some point.
>iPad mini retina (second gen, bought when the newest iPads were released and these were available for cheaper prices. quite a great device.)
>like 4. gen iPod nano, not in any actual use though
>also some small accessories and such
I never regretted any in particular, but I suppose the iPod nanos weren't particularly good purchases ever. Enjoyed using both though.
Also I bought the iPhone a bit late to the game, I wouldn't have had to wait too long to get 5s instead, but no "real" regret here either (my previous phone, a HTC, broke, so I "had" to get a new one).
Knowing about tech is not the same as wanting to fuck around with it, though. I might be pursuing a career in a related field, I might be relatively knowledgeable about "IT", but that doesn't mean I want to customize my phone/tablet OS or anything. OS X, in turn, isn't really particularly locked.
>buying a high end smartphone without looking into it beforehand
You deserve the regret.
>12" PowerBook G4
>15" PowerBook G4 Titanium
>12" PowerBook 1400cs (arent these shit?)
mega jelly still though.
Actually though, to be less shill-like, I'll mention some of the accessories I've bought:
>1 USB cable for the iPods and early iPad
>2 chargers for MacBooks
>and also an extra cable for the newer iPhone/iPad
And these were because the chargers and cables keep breaking apart if you don't treat them really gentle.
My number 1 complaint about Apple: their cables. They really should get their shit together and start making ones that last.
I still have my 15" PowerPC PowerbookG4, running Snow Leopard.
It has the 1440x900 screen, and the most powerful Nvidia chip offered at the time. It was a beast.
>tfw last notebook before Apple converted to Intel
>12" PowerBook 1400cs (arent these shit?)
Yeah, it has a Passive matrix display and it only came with a floppy drive so I can't reinstall the damn OS. It's also uses shitty plastics, you can hear that the hinges are about to snap just from opening the damn laptop.
>1st gen iPod shuffle
>1st gen iPod nano
>iMac 17" 2006 (sold for mbp)
>MacBook Pro 15" 2007
>2nd gen iPod touch
>iMac 24" 2008
>MacBook Pro 15" 2010
>1st gen iPad
next >MBP 15" 2015
during my early years of poker i balled so hard that i collected enough frequent player points to order a ps3 and an ipod touch 1st generation. i was 18 back then and didmt even know what an ipod touch does. i was pretty excited once i helt it in my hands and played around with it. amd i dodmt evn ppay amything for it either. i mostly usef it as an alarm clock and as a music player. later on i used it to browse 4chan in bed. last year i replaced the battery after 5 years of use. i bought a huawei y300 couple of months ago and dont need the ipod anymore ever since but it served well. i would never pay for an apple product
>1st gen iPod
>1st gen iPod touch
>whatever those white Macbooks were, the last gen
>late '13 MBP
>latest gen shuffle
Never exclusively use products with OSX and iOS until recently, before mavericks and iOS 7 there was a lot lacking IMO...
Mine went faulty too, put lines all in the screen, but I just got a new board from Apple.
I actually had quite a few issues with that Powerbook G4, but Applecare took care of them
I regret my 2012 mbpr 15". It got dead pixels within months, brand new out of the factory sealed box. It's a great laptop but when the screen was supposed to be the main selling point and then it craps on you, it's hard not to be a little bitter.
120GB iPod Classic... 6G I think. Plays my AAC and my low quality DVD rips, and can be an ext HDD if I so please. Bought new around 2009 and only regret is that the 160 replaced it at the same price very soon after
iPod nano 4th gen (I think) got it for $40, great little mp3 player for when I was in college. had a little fmtransmitter that plugged into it and was perfect for my car. iTunes is the devil though, now I have a note 3 and Spotify, fuck anything apple.
my boyfriend has a macbook pro he bought for $1800 in 2012 and he hates me cuz I laugh at him every time I see him use it. (basically spent $1800 to go on Facebook, with an aluminum paper weight) and the month after his warranty ran out he starts having problems with the the magnet charger thing, won't turn on, etc. lol apples are for sheep, fucking sheep.
Its genuinely a great service though. Seriously, it isn't too costly and its convenient as hell.
DRM and whatever might exist, but its not like Spotify ever claims to sell you files or music. You get the right to stream and that is it.
student discount - $5 /mo. everything is sorted, album artwork there, unlimited radio and saving to all devices, I listen to a shit ton of music, downloading everything would be a waste of time
4th gen iPod Touch is all I've got. I have awesome memories of it. Before I had a smartphone it was my favorite piece of technology in the world. I looked up stuff on it, watched YouTube videos, listened to music. I live on it. Now it's useless because it can't even use a newer version of iOS anymore, and some apps require a newer version of iOS. I have it jailbroken on the last version it could use.