Blog Post 2
Today, I can’t go anywhere without seeing at least one Apple product in people’s hands. It’s amazing to me that one company can have such an impact on society. Don’t get me wrong; I am definitely one of those people. My Apple experience started with the iPod. And honestly, I feel spoiled when I think about the history of my Apple purchases. Let’s start with the Ipod mini, the blue chunky one. I then had to progess to getting the Ipod Video when it came out. But wait, then the Ipod touch was released and I had to have that. In high school I was required to have a laptop but we could only have Dells. So as soon as I could pick my laptop, I went straight for the MacBook Pro. And after one year at college without a smartphone, I knew I had to have the iPhone 4. This list doesn’t even include every member of my family doing basically the same thing. And what amazes me is that I barely use a 1/3 of the functions that these products actually have.
I consider myself to be mildly tech-savvy; I know how to use these products and know some of the tricks but I only scrath the surface of Apple products’ capabilities. Like most Americans, I use my laptop and phone for the social aspect: facebook, twitter, instagram, texting, the usual applications. When I actually think about how little I know about these products, I feel like I am wasting this amazing technology. Apple products are loaded with applications and functions that go behind my tech-knowledge. Steve Jobs and the technology department at Apple really thought of everything when designing their products and I question my loyalty to Apple when I realize that I barely know anything about the products or the company. Listening to Mike Daisy talking about the conditions in Apple’s factories, I realize how little I know about Apple. I think about the amount of money my family and I have invested into the company and I can’t believe that we do this without knowing the real company. Either I am ignorant or naïve, or both, but I am almost positive that most Apple users feel the same way that I do. I know that not every student in college that owns an Apple product uses it to its full capability. So why does everyone HAVE to own the latest Apple products?