I’m a recent Mac switcher.
The trick was done with the iPod nano I got as a gift for my graduation back in 2006. Since then, I’ve bought my first laptop ever (a Macbook, 1st gen), replaced my ageing PC this year with a shiny new iMac and recently bought an iPhone 3G.
Am I an Apple fangirl? No.
I just happen to love Apple products. Really love them. Not all of them, but most.
When people ask me “Hey, why should I get a Mac?”, I shrug. I don’t know the answer. I just tell them that they improved my quality of life, and that’s proof enough for me.
How can an Apple product change a life, you ask? A step at a time.
Get simple with an iMac
You get a thin as stick iMac, no buzzing boxes with whirling blue LEDs, no cable mess, nothing. Just a keyboard, a mouse and a screen. The archetype of a computer – I happen to love this.
The iMac helped me discover I don’t need a mess of things to make my life better. God knows how much life clutter I threw away during my Mac switch. Simplicity even in features and so-called “specs”.
Get efficient with a Macbook
It’s insane how much work I’ve done (and keep doing) working on a Mac. For some weird reason I’m 10x efficient when working on a Macbook – not to mention more content and at ease.
At first people stare and you and wonder, how on earth can you do work on a Mac? They are all bells and whistles, right? Well, right. They just make your efficiency go turbo too at the same time.
Get greedy with an iPhone
Is greed a virtue? Yes it is, if you learn not to settle for anything else than a sexy cellphone that even by lacking features, it made all other “smartphones” pale in contrast.
You work hard, you strive to learn, you never settle down with what you already know – hey, you need to pamper yourself sometimes with a piece of sex, why not?
Get patient because hey, MobileMe is down again
MobileMe is by far the most buggy Apple thing I’ve ever used and I don’t recommend it to anyone not patient enough. The web interface doesn’t work almost half of the time but hey, at least syncing works most of the time.
Will I go on and rave and fill the internets with my endless rage? No. I’ll just wait till things settle down. I paid for it, yes, but it’s not that I’ll lose my temper because something does not yet work as expected – then I’d have to get anger management classes with what I see daily.
So the Apple way of life is not for everyone. I don’t go around preaching my way of working and having fun, I just like the way it goes. If you wanna try it too, just start small: an iPod, some iPhone, or even a Mac mini should suffice.
So why you should get a Mac? Still don’t know. But they made me happy alright.