When Apple releases a new device, millions of loyal customers rush out and make the purchase — they want to be the first to experience what the new technology has to offer. In late September 2013, Apple announced that it sold a record-breaking 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c models just three days after their launch date.
Not all smartphone users share the love for Apple devices. There are some avid believers in Android devices (and other devices, as well) who feel that they can get a better product, maybe even for a better price. Some people dislike Apple for other reasons, aside from loyalty to another brand — their disdain for Apple goes beyond choosing “Team Edward” over “Team Jacob.”
Australia’s Ask Men writes: “Apple makes good technology products. That’s a fact. Unfortunately, it’s also a fact that Apple’s increasing censorship stance, restrictive policies and abuse of offshore labor are providing us with more and more reasons to hate Apple. For a company founded on the premise of being a plucky rebel standing up to The Man, Apple is increasingly starting to resemble Big Brother.”
The Ask Men site also mentions other common Apple complaints, like the high price, flash drive issue, and historical difficulties when transferring files. There is even an “I hate Apple” community on Facebook, which has more than 33,000 likes at the time of writing.
If you love your Apple devices, however, you may be paying attention to the upcoming iPhone 6. With the iPhone 6 being released soon (supposedly on September 9), it’s about that time to ask yourself if it’s time for an upgrade to a bigger, better, and faster iPhone.
But with the new iPhone supposedly coming with a price tag that’s $100 more than its predecessor, the iPhone 5s, you may want to look for ways to make your iPhone 6 more affordable. Here are just three methods.