All things Apple used to be avante guard and simplicity in the making. But more and more its become by Apple developers and a store for Apple employees. Something material has been removed and I just don't feel compelled to look upon Apple products as a viable alternative anymore.
Its a hard realization to come to.. it used to be a Mac or an iPhone was an "all in one" it came with everything you needed. But the Privacy wars and the strange distractions to keep everything locked down and secret.. the terrible Update reliablity and almost predictable "failures" of its products has just made the high prices seem that much higher. I mean why pay more for "less".. sad day for me, why did it take so long for me to come to this conclusion?
I'm not saying Microsoft or Linux are really any better.. but at least its cheaper to throw them away.. or find a grand old version with.. [sigh] no further meddling Support Updates.. "I feel More Secure" without updates these days. Its almost helpful to be on a platform that Virus writers "can't target" because they don't know what your running.. you don't have any of those well known and "Published" exploits revealed in each Update.
The Updates are becoming hackers favorite "SDK malware kits" for new exploits and the Published "billions and billions Served" guarantees willing and able targets on a regular schedule. Where else can you get patch Tuesday, Second patch Tuesday, Patch Thursday with Zero-Day exploits and demo code to prove you need their Updates? This is insanity.. might as well get a cheap Chromebook and replace it every year or so.
But yeah.. Apple.. so long.. it was good to know you.. "until the next Steve Jobs" comes along and cleans house.