From: I’m sick of Apple’s cult-like following - by Aneurin Bosley (edited)
If I had a nickel for each time I’ve heard the refrain “Macs are just better,” I’d be writing this from a sandy beach in the Caribbean.
I didn’t matter that Macs could be just as crash-prone as Windows PCs.
It didn’t matter that Steve Jobs periodically made bizarre decisions (keyboards without arrow keys, now you see it now you don’t Firewire and USB ports).
It didn’t matter that PCs have almost always given users better bang for the buck in computing power.
It didn’t matter that the Mac user lecturing me had just picked their beloved (and dead) machine up from the Apple repair store. Macs were just better.
Then there was the latest version of the iPhone, which was a lot like the earlier version but had features added that really should already have been there in the first place.
None of this seems to matter. My Samsung Galaxy S Android phone is faster, but it’s not an iPhone 4. It has a bigger, brighter and better screen, but it’s not an iPhone.
That kind of conviction isn’t open to disagreement. It’s on the same plane as religious belief.
Why wouldn’t you want a device that is more capable, or faster, or by most real measurable tests superior? Yeah, I know, it’s not an iPhone.
The irony is that there are millions of Apple devotees who behave in a way that’s the polar opposite of Steve Jobs, a creative, independent thinker.