A Lot Of What Apple Does Is 'User-Hostile And Stupid'

Posted by HardOCP News 4:37 PM (CDT)

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Hey, don't look at me, I'm not the one that said a lot of what Apple does is "user-hostile and stupid." I'm also not the one that said we only have ourselves to blame for that. I just agreed (and laughed).

Ultimately, Apple is driven by one thing - money. Its decisions revolve around reducing production costs, pulling in more revenue, or capturing and then locking users into its ecosystem, and whether you like Apple or not, you have to admit that it's darn good at achieving these goals. Another thing to realize is that Apple is in a position where it can pull off moves that might sink another firm. Why? Because it's had years and years of people hailing everything the company did as amazing and wonderful and revolutionary. The stalwart fanboys were the first to get infected by the Apple fever, and have been chanting "Apple is good, Apple is great" for decades.