I used to buy all Microcoft based products. I liked Windows, Excel and Word. But over the past three years I have slowly moved away from them.
It started with the iPhone 3. I needed a phone with email to replace my corporate Blackberry. I looked at the various options and the iPhone was the best of the bunch. It looks like others may have caught up (I do like the Samsung Droid because of the bigger screen), but I am happy with my phone. Even with the sub-par phone service in NYC, I am content.
Then Apple introduced the iPad. I waited six months but then received one as part of signing up for a conference. OK, I will give it a try. Well, it replaced my newspapers, magazines and books. I love it. I use it all the time to access weather information, check Twitter, etc. It is a wonderful machine. Again, others are entering the market and maybe I will change. But seriously doubt it.
Today I bought a MacBook Air. My Windows based laptop crashed again. I saved money on buying it, but the repairs and recouping of data started to make the prices equal. I asked around and almost everyone told me to get a Mac. I have used Windows-based machines for 25 years. I am now all Apple.
I do have to figure out some of the commands and how to get around this machine. But I like the feel and am confident it will not break down.
I can understand how Apple has gained so much market-share and captured the minds of so many.