Posted by: Charmed on Oct 07, 2011
Although we knew why Steve Jobs left Apple when he did, it was still a shock reading about his death via Twitter and Facebook yesterday.
I don't want to rehash what's already been said, I'm sure you've read all about it online. Bottom line, he was an innovator, a visionary, a creative genius and a brilliant business man. And he will not be forgotten.
A lot of people outright call me an Apple fangirl, and while I won't call myself a "fangirl", I am a fan of Apple. Yes, there is a difference.
When people ask for my advice on what phone or tablet they should get, the first thing I asked is "what do you want to use it primarily for?" Based on their replies, I recommend something. And believe it or not, I've recommended BlackBerry too.
The very first Apple product I owned was an iPod shuffle, second generation:
I remember back then (2006) I was still on a Windows machine and syncing to iTunes was just about the worst experience I'd had with any software. It frustrated me and I cursed it... until I discovered the 'don't sync with this computer' option. (Btw, to this day, iTunes is still the worse piece of software on Windows).
I decided to switch to Mac in 2009, and used my savings to buy a 13" MacBook Pro. I've never looked back. It's been a pleasure working with Mac, especially in the online environment - I don't have a machine that hangs when I need to get things done in a hurry anymore. I've edited video on it too - mostly because Mac made it so easy (by providing the software). I've since upgraded to a MacBook Air.
Last year for my birthday, my husband bought me an iPhone 3GS; and months later when the iPhone 4 was announced, I was convinced it was the most awesome phone, and I had to have it. If I ever had a "fangirl" moment, that would've been it. So I used my savings and bought one (well, a friend who was in Singapore purchased it for me).
Earlier this year, Dion Wired had a ridiculous mark down on iPads (about 50% off), when the iPad 2 was announced. Again, my husband very kindly bought one for me. I admit though, between my laptop and phone, my iPad does get neglected.
I love the simplicity of Apple's software (and hardware). Me, and millions of others worldwide... who will always be grateful to Steve Jobs for making our lives that much easier.