I think many of people just became angry after reading title of this post.
But hey, this is my opinion and choice. That means - I don't tell what you must read this.
So, anyway who read this and interested why I write so, let's check.
Developer side vision:
Pay attention that I am not write APP's for IOS and here is the reasons why...
1. You need to pay for place app in store
and you know how much? Apple Developer Program = 100$
ANNUAL for this sh*t. Apple Developer Enterprise Program = 300$
ANNUAL. Funny when they place prices like 99 or 299. Why not 99.99$ like in some food markets? Ahah Also not important this will be free app in store or not. Process of installing apps NOT from store
so funny and in many cases need to compile APP from source code on MAC before. For example fee on Google Android market it's just 25$ ONE TIME PAYMENT
2. You can't create app without MAC. Cuz you need XCode or Swift (access to API only on MAC) to do this because this IDE exists only for MAC OS. So that means that you need to pay for MAC
also to start creating app for your IPhone for example. Huge LOL. And that is the answer "can I write code on..." Windows - NO, maybe Linux - NO! Only thru virtual machine
with emulation of MAC OS (horrible solution what contains many problems).
is horrible with not supporting or partially cringe support of many things what WEB already supports on many devices like standard. And that means that you need to fix issues that reproduced only on IOS devices for example. LOL is here.
4. Horrible moderation of apps in store that can decline your APP with no solid reason.
5. IOS core has closed source. That is all what I can say here...
User side vision:
Pay attention that I don't have Apple Watch, IPhone or MAC but have some experience before with all these devices as user and here what I can say about this.
1. IOS is not flexible. Typical user can't customize much like icons, custom ringtones, etc. Don't have much APP settings like on Android for example. Settings with all apps list looks horrible infinite scroll down. Basic example of stupid logic solutions - to clean APP cache you need to reinstall it totally. LOL
2. Stereotype that IOS is stable and doesn't lag at all. Nope. This is totally nonsense and marketing. I catch many different visual and some functional bugs on IOS, even totally freezing device and auto reboot after that. Yes this is not horrible OS but not great also as described.
3. Price for devices is totally nonsense. Apple products are overpriced A LOT according they characteristics of electronic parts inside and compare it with global marketplace and other devices. I don't wanna compare it because prices is changed always but if you google it and compare MAC with some laptop with same characteristics on windows it will cost much lower. Same for Apple watch or IPhone vs Android phones or smart watches of other brands.
4. IPhone camera is the best. No. I compared two phones on Android and IOS and checked resolution, pixels, image quality totally. And it will be the same BUT price for Android device will be lower ~50%.
5. IPhone has too small battery life and capacity. On cold weather conditions it doesn't have any protection and you can get battery % from 100 to 10 after 10 minutes.
6. They have own devices what overpriced also. Lightning USB, sereorisly? Where all world using some standard like type-c and micro USB (soon this type will be not actual) nowdays.
7. Devices "innovation" is just good marketing steps with water in they descriptions. They take some old solution what already exist on marketplace and say "here is APPLE innovation". If you google they "inovations" you will find roots where they get this ideas and realization 100%. Just compare dates.
Source of meme
In summary I wanna add only one thing. Always will be people who not believe and live on stereotypes. So this blog post is my short answer to people who say to me "prove this" when I say what Apple is overpriced stereotypic company with just a good marketing plan.
That is why I have laptop what not from Apple, Android phone, PC with custom choose hardware and smart watches not from Apple also.