It’s been a year since I officially became an Apple user. As an Apple blogger, I felt it was a good time to reflect on the experience that came from a unique perspective.
My favorite phone along with Android. I bought the stigma that Apple was too expensive and couldn’t find it for sale. As anyone who has seen their products, I do not own them myself. Apple devices are rarely exposed.
When I bought my first smartphone as a budget-conscious college student, I was fascinated by the camera and size of the Samsung Galaxy range. The small size and size of the iPhone stopped me. At the time, I had an Android tablet, so I felt comfortable staying in the Android family. Also, every non-smartphone I owned before was a Samsung; These devices were useful to me.
However, that all changed last year when I first became an Apple user.
Reasons to switch to Apple products
In July 2021 I found myself in my country Verizon Shop in dire need of reform. My current phone at the time was a Samsung Galaxy S7 which I bought in 2016. This made my phone five years old when I finally upgraded. While thinking about an iPhone in 2016, I had to buy my S7 in a hurry and wasn’t quite ready to switch.
Over time, I got tired of the slower S7 and got ready for a faster, more modern device. YouTube has become a source of knowledge for phone search. When I looked at the iPhone 12, I finally found an iPhone that I thought looked good and fulfilled my desire for a simple user interface.
The iPhone has done the deal
When I was at Verizon I researched all the offers with this great seller to find the right package for me. We settled on a purple iPhone 12, which gave me a special deal to get the Apple Watch SE. What led me to the iPhone was that I gave an interview in my country after work Apple Laden. Funny thing is, I made the first call on my first iPhone from Apple!
A month later I started working as an Apple Store Specialist. How do you think someone with no experience with Apple products got a job at Apple? What has helped me is my previous experience in the hospitality industry. The Apple Store is more about human skills than your knowledge of Apple. It also doesn’t hurt that I’m a former Walt Disney World employee and hiring manager a huge Disney fan.
IOS culture shock for first time Apple users
Going from Android to iPhone seemed to be a complete culture shock. While navigating iOS I felt like I was in unfamiliar territory. However, I really got it and started enjoying my new iPhone while finding it easy to use.
One thing I particularly miss from Android is the slight flashing light that alerts me with a notification while my phone is in sleep mode. Even a year later, I’m still hoping to see a flashing light to let me know to check my phone.
The advantage of being a user of Apple products
IPhone is very simple. Its simplicity is so fascinating that in the last one year I have persuaded many family members to go to Apple as well. The integration of all my Apple devices is great; I never thought a hardware ecosystem could adapt so well. Don’t start me Mac either!
A year later, I knew the ins and outs of my iPhone and loved the experience. In my seven years at the Samsung Galaxy, some days I can barely make a phone call. Now it’s been a relief on my shoulders to have a phone that doesn’t complicate things for me and is fun to use.
Products I have used
The Apple products you received last year (thanks to an Apple Store rebate) include:
Should I go back to Android?
I’m totally going back to Android. There is no specific reason for this; Maybe I miss the Samsung brand? I know people love the advanced customization features that Android devices offer; I don’t really think when it comes to computers, I’ll focus entirely on Windows as the main focus again. I still want to own my HP laptop and own both a Windows and a Mac.
My future as an Apple user
I have been very lucky so far in my year as an Apple enthusiast. But there are some things that I will change in the second year.
Ideally, I would like to work on an iPad that provides a Mac-like experience. Although I like the iPad, depending on what you’re doing, working with it can be awful. I use an iPad (9th generation) and it’s a great tablet, but it’s not a heavy multitasking device.
As an Apple user I look forward to becoming more proficient with my future camera. Since the iPhone camera has become a complete game changer, I need to know how to take really good pictures. If there are any iPhone camera enthusiasts out there, I would appreciate some tips.
When did you first become an Apple user? I would be interested to know what brings you to the Apple device? Let me know in this comment!
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