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Apple Versus the World ➝

Chris Hannah:

I’m no longer a die-hard Apple fan, so I’m not going to get overly caught up on any of the arguments for or against them. But there’s a reason people talk about Apple’s “walled garden”. And rightly or wrongly, it seems that more and more people are starting to want to tear down the wall.

Ten years ago I felt like Apple could do no wrong. And feel like I wasn’t too far off on that. They had an incredible run, releasing some of my favorite products of all time.

But today, it feels like they make more poor decisions than good ones. I’m sort-of stuck, though, because of the services lock-in and a small number of third-party apps that there aren’t any good options for on other platforms.

I’ll continue to dabble with Linux, though, and consider whether Android is a viable option. And maybe one day I’ll feel like it’s time to make the switch away from Apple.

➝ Source: chrishannah.me