Or perhaps you have someone trying to egg you on to give Apple products a go.
Hey, it happens to all of us eventually, right?
Although many Apple fanatics couldn’t imagine living without the brand itself, many on the outside simply don’t understand what all the hype is about. The fact remains that Apple products can serve technophiles and casual users alike: it all depends on your wants, needs and budget.
If you’ve never given Apple a fair shake before, perhaps it’s time to make the switch. The following four points may very well make it happen.
Justifying the Price Tag
It’s no surprise that Apple users pay a premium for their beloved brand. This rang true during the era of the iMac, iPad and even today with the iPhone.
In fact, according to DealNews, the next generation of the iPhone X could start at around $1,400 or $1,500.
A big jump versus the likes of the $100 smartphones you see on Amazon, right?
Here’s the thing, though: Apple products are seen as long-term investments rather than one-off purchases you make from time to think (but more on that later). In short, don’t let the price tag be the only thing standing between you and your advice: try to be open minded.
Also, consider that deals on discount and refurbished Apple products do indeed exist so don’t always have to pay top dollar.
The iPhone’s Must-Have Apps in Your Arsenal
The App Store is well-documented for being a bit more selective in terms of which apps make it into their marketplace versus the likes of Google’s Play Store.
Similarly, by representing the pioneers of smartphones at large, Apple tends to get the lion’s share of top apps, many of which can only be accessed if you’re rocking the latest iPhone. For example, consider some of the best iOS-exclusive apps such as:
- Bear, a note-taking and organizational tool that rivals the likes of Evernote
- Airmail: email management system that turns your inbox into a well-oiled machine
- Timepage: this calendar on steroids helps you oversee your day-to-day tasks without fail
And that’s not even scratching the surface of creative social apps like Darkroom and Hyperlapse which are staples of social media.
Apple’s Emphasis on Longevity
According to the recent analysis, all Apple devices have an average four-year lifespan.
Ask yourself: when’s the last time you had any device last that long?
For those of us who’ve had to frequently replace our devices, such a stat is rather striking in terms of convenience and our wallets. Regardless of where your loyalties may or may not lie, conventional wisdom does tell us that the longevity of Apple devices tend to level the playing field in terms of the previously noted price tag
Customer Care is a Top Priority
Finally, bear in mind how much Apple stresses customer service and care.
Between the “geniuses” in-store to the compelling care offered online, Apple wants you to be a lifelong customer and will do whatever they can to hold onto your business for dear life. This empowers customers and likewise ensures creates a sense of brand loyalty that simply can’t be beaten.
For those who don’t consider themselves “Apple people,” making the switch to brands may seem a bit daunting. That said, the points above can help seal the deal with the skeptics and those who are otherwise fed up with their otherwise unreliable tech.