The latest generation laptop, modern smartphone or smartwatch are just some of the gadgets that we buy so eagerly. It’s no secret that Apple is the market leader among fashionable and expensive computers and mobile phones. From the beginning of its existence, experts in the subject claimed that it produces typical gadgets with functions that do not differ from other, cheaper brands. Here’s what you should know before buying expensive gadgets.
More expensive doesn’t mean better
First of all, let’s think about what we expect from our phone or computer? When reaching for more expensive models, we certainly hope that they will be more functional or will serve us a little longer. Some people buy Apple-branded products only because they are fashionable and their owners are judged to be well-endowed. Nevertheless, this aspect is still a debatable and open question, so let’s focus on functionality. Each of us needs slightly different laptop or phone functions. Some hope that they will be able to quickly browse the Internet on them (which is not entirely a matter of the equipment itself, but also the type of Internet to which we have a connection), others need good equipment, for example for online conferences, lectures or presentations.
Business equipment should have completely different parameters,than the one used for private purposes, so buying an Apple brand phone will not necessarily be a good idea when we think about handing it over to employees. In the context of private use, other brands have recently launched a number of products that are characterized by better parameters than Apple brand equipment. We are talking here about software that is not compatible with all applications or programs, which can significantly hinder both office work and everyday personal use. Therefore, it is not worth deluding ourselves that more expensive equipment means better quality or functionality, although we probably would like it very much, especially in a situation where we do not like to replace equipment often.In the context of private use, other brands have recently launched a number of products that are characterized by better parameters than Apple brand equipment. We are talking here about software that is not compatible with all applications or programs, which can significantly hinder both office work and everyday personal use.
Apple repair can often be difficult to implement. Unfortunately, Apple repair can rarely take place in popular telephone or computer repair shops available in many places. First of all, repairing Apple cannot be undertaken by just anyone, as it may result in the loss of the manufacturer’s warranty for its expensive equipment. Apple repair must therefore take place in authorized showrooms, which in larger cities are usually located in shopping malls, but in smaller towns they simply do not exist. Therefore, before buying a phone or computer with the apple logo, it is good to think about where – in the event of an accident – Apple repair will take place. This is important as Apple’s hardware is often damaged, which is confirmed by its users. Broken fast,a non-working touchscreen or a computer startup problem are just some of the situations that require Apple repair.
Unfortunately, the owners of the equipment confirm that it is very sensitive to any, even small elements, such as sand or dust. And although manufacturers are doing their best to slightly improve the quality of products, Apple repair is often a necessity. This is problematic especially during trips, when he cannot go for help to the first service he meets, and we have to go to Apple repair specialists. So it’s worth considering this issue before buying Apple equipment.In order to slightly improve the quality of the products, Apple repair is still often a necessity. This is problematic especially during trips, when he cannot go for help to the first service he meets, and we have to go to Apple repair specialists.
In the context of companies, the purchase of expensive equipment often has a bottom line. It is not only about equipping employees with appropriate office equipment, but also to slightly increase the company’s operating costs. The very purchase of a laptop or phone is rarely a cost, although recently entrepreneurs have been able to throw in equipment worth up to PLN 10,000 at a time. Nevertheless, most choose to spread costs over time and enter them into the books as depreciation. Purchasing more expensive equipment means higher monthly depreciation costs. Contrary to appearances, the goal of some companies is not to reduce operating costs, but to find them. This helps to lower the tax base with PIT or CIT income tax.
It is also worth bearing in mind that equipment with the apple logo often raises the company’s prestige in the eyes of contractors or customers.Due to its price, its owners are often perceived by third parties as richer and more elegant. Unfortunately, Apple brand equipment also has its second bottom. In the case of companies, it may not work, as not all software can be installed on it. Meanwhile, today there is practically no company, especially a larger format, that does not work with ERP software. So it’s worth remembering about this before buying equipment.So it’s worth remembering about this before buying equipment.So it’s worth remembering about this before buying equipment.
The Apple brand, although known and liked by many, also has its drawbacks. Before buying a phone or laptop of this brand, it is worth considering whether it is exactly what we expect and what we want to have in our resources. The expense for this equipment is considerable, while the usefulness may turn out to be small.