I have a love-hate relation ship with Apple, which swings in a more hate direction than the other most of the time. Due respect to any Apple users here, of course.
I've owned two iPhones and couldn't get rid of them fast enough when the opportunities presented themselves and I doubt I'll ever own another Apple device again, ever.
The first was an iPhone 3g, a phone so dull that moving to a Galaxy S3 was a huge relief. And let's not even talk about getting an iPhone to connect to another non-Apple Bluetooth device.
Then I acquired an iPhone 6s which was a big improvement over the 3G, but I went back to the S3 because of iTunes and iOS, both of which I loathe.
I've also had experience in trying to fix iPads and numerous Macs, where reinstalling the OS is nothing short of a nightmare. I prefer not to touch them any more.
So now we have Apple launching the new Apple Mac Pro with an XDR display at around US$5000 and here's the kicker - they want US$999 for the monitor stand.
Now, Apple products are beautiful; there's no doubt about it. But they sure make you pay through the nose as if it's some kind of religious ritual to the devoted.
I certainly agree with the sentiments expressed in this article.