I bitch about Apple being a pain in the ass for not keeping old document formats for me on new systems. I don’t like the Apple store’s “Walled Garden” approach. And I think the newest iPhones are so ugly and crippled that I got a Samsung instead. I disagree rabidly with their “free tech to people in crappy countries” program—which is sending iPads and things like them to countries that don’t have the infrastructure to support them.
But Apple was my first-EVER experience with technology that just worked. Mostly, it still “just works.”
I still buy Apple. I still use Apple products. And when Apple gets something right, dammit, I want to say so, and say it loudly.
Apple is fighting for your right to privacy. For your freedom. Not Google. Not Facebook. Not just about everyone else.