For a long time, Apple products have been seen as expensive options for just about anything. The cheapest iPhone is still several times more expensive than a budget Android phone and laptops can be had for much lower prices than that of an entry-level MacBook. To make things worse, Apple’s reputation for expensive products continues to grow thanks to their recent $999 monitor stand (explained in this article here at https://www.inc.com/) that is meant to be paired with a $4999 monitor.
However, many people misunderstand Apple products especially if they’re coming from an Android or Windows background where things have historically been cheaper and more accessible. So in this article, we’re going to talk about why Apple products are actually a smart choice when it comes to budget technology.
They’re starting to become affordable
Recently, Apple has shown that they’re capable of creating budget devices that are well worth their price tag. In fact, the budget space has seen a recent resurgence of Apple products such as the 2018 budget iPad and new MacBook Air laptops that are extremely affordable for the hardware inside of them. Funnily enough, it’s the “Pro” range of Apple products that are generally plagued with issues such as thermal problems and bending. While there hasn’t been a recent budget iPhone, there may be good things on the horizon.
In addition, due to how well Apple products hold their value and stay useful thanks to system upgrades, many people refurbish Apple products and resell them at budget prices. This means that there’s always a constant supply of Apple products on the second-hand market that is a great alternative to buying new.
There’s a lot of support for Apple products
Whether it’s cheaper third-party repairs or guides on how to use the operating system, there’s a lot of free and inexpensive help available if you’re ever stuck with using your Apple products. This article at https://setapp.com/how-to/in-depth-guide-to-the-task-manager-for-mac is the perfect example of an in-depth guide made specifically for Apple devices that can help greatly if you’re stuck with something.
This can end up saving you a lot of time and money when using an Apple device and you’ll be less likely to phone an expensive service that understands how to work with your specific Android device and phone hardware. In comparison, Apple products are generally well-documented and since there are only a few products in the lineup, parts and replacements are always readily available.
They just work with few hassles
Another big draw to Apple products is that they simply work with no real hassle. For instance, wireless earbuds typically take a bit of setup before they can work correctly with your devices like an Android user. However, for the AirPods and an Apple device, you simply put them next to each other and it will pair immediately.
Likewise, you can restore or transfer settings from one Apple device to another with ease by just having the devices close to each other. This is perfect for syncing two iPads together, sharing files or even upgrading one from iPhone to another and making sure the settings and contacts transfer over. In short, Apple devices are incredibly user-friendly and you can save a lot of time by relying on Apple-only products.