I remember my first Apple product – a purple iPod nano. I had saved my babysitting money and when I finally had the $240 to spend, and even though I wanted an ipod touch, I got my iPod nano. As soon as I held it in my hands, I knew it was such a higher quality than all my other mP3 players I had gone through in the past.
A few years later, my music library outgrew my iPod nano and I upgraded to an iPod classic. I still have it to this day, I’ll bet if I found a charger and plugged her in she would be ready to go. I remember it had 256 GB which was an insane amount of storage space in 2011.
When it was time to get a phone, iPhones weren’t really a thing yet. My first phone was a banter and it even had a green case on it like the one pictured here. I remember it well. It was my phone when I had my first real boyfriend and I would text him incessantly. When it was time to get a smart phone, I gravitated towards androids. I had every version of the S series up until my S5.
Flash forward a few years and I was running my LuLaRoe business when I purchased an iPad to complete sales transactions. It was okay but I honestly didn’t use it as much as I thought I would and I still don’t.
BUT I could definitely tell a quality difference in the processing system. Everything was smoother and more sophisticated compared to the androids and windows I had grown up with. It convinced me to take a leap into the Apple world once and for all. I bought an iPhone.
I. Will. Never. Go. Back.
As I’m sitting at my desk typing this blog post, I have an iPhone 11 setting next to me as I’m wearing my Apple watch, listening to Netflix through my Apple air pods and typing on my NEW MAC BOOK PRO! That’s right, I fully committed to Apple and invested in a Mac Book Pro.
I’m in love you guys. I’ve been researching MacBooks and I’ve almost bought one several times since I started my blog.
I’ve had a 15 inch lap top and I thought it was too bulky. I wanted something compact so I settled on a 13 inch.
I felt like the Macbook Air wasn’t sophisticated enough for my needs so I settled on the Macbook Pro.
I knew I needed GHz to process video if I ever decide to run a Vlog (would you watch it??) so I picked the 2.4 GHz vs. the 1.8 GHz.
A friend recommended getting more than the 128 GBs so I went with the 256 GBs.
- Then with Best Buy ad match, my total went from $1,799 to $1,599.
- 3 years of Apple Care (which would essentially replace my laptop) was $256.
- Plus taxes.
BAM! I did it! I bought it guys! I treated myself and invested in my blog! My favorite thing about this laptop is that I paid for it in CASH! I worked like crazy, saved my money, learned about the product, waited for the right time and it is all mine. I feel like I’m so much more appreciative of it now that I waited so long for it.
I can see myself working on blog posts on the go, editing videos in my bed, laying on the couch watching a movie with the fam, and enjoying my 10+ hours of battery life where as I was tethered to an outlet with my HP laptop.
I have yet to regret investing in an Apple product and I know I’ll be satisfied with my new Macbook as well. Needless to say, I’m an Apple lover through and through!
I just ordered a carrying sleeve and hard case to protect it from certain curious three year olds. I jokingly sent a snap chat of my new lap top to Craig with the caption “Baby #3!” because I really am that excited about it!
Thanks for reading today guys! Check back tomorrow at 0530 for more content! I hope you have a wonderful day!
My husband was an Apple fan for years and kept trying to get me to switch. After many years of frustration with Windows I made the switch in 2010 and haven’t looked back!
I love my iPhone and iPad especially since my sight loss as the accessibility is better than on my old Windows phone, and my old windows PC, and laptop (both the PC & laptop were each given to one of my children.
I’m still working on fully mastering voiceover as my sight continues to deteriorate but my iPhone despite being two years old still works without a glitch (my Android and windows phones used to get glitchy after a few months with many reboots to try to get through another 24 hours)
From one Apple girl to another, you’re going to LOVE IT!!! I have a Dell to run our business bookwork but that’s it. I use my MacBook Air for everything else. I have more than 14,000 pictures sorted and tagged and it hasn’t slowed down at all! I now have an iPhone, iPad, AirPods and a MacBook Air. I just need to get the watch. Have fun playing with it.
I have an iPad, an iPod, an iPhone (6S) and a new MacBook Pro. My old Mac Book Pro began dying last fall after SEVEN years. Why wouldn’t I stick with a proven product. Plus, “they” say that the Apple systems are safer. Gotta love it!
GFY! you did all the right things, SAVED up, researched and knew what you wanted to buy.
I love apple and us an Apple mini downstairs and have a larger one upstairs. to watch TV while I sew…. DH has 3…. and he is Computer illiterate but he is learning. iPad, and an apple mini to play his player piano and one for his Organ… he loves music and can’t read or play a note.
I’ve been an Apple gal since my son bought his first computer when he went to college in 1991. That little old MAC was so easy to use compared to the computer I used at work. Later I worked at a university and Apple products were the preferred computer. I have and use on a daily basis, an iPhone, iPad, iPod, MAC desktop, and an Apple Watch. My hubby and I travel all over the world and can easily stay in contact with family through our various Apple products.
I have had 3 iPads. My first was the 2nd generation. Loved it! My 2nd iPad, the Ipad Air2 was so much lighter and faster than my first one. After taking a bad fall in a parking lot, the screen and metal frame was trashed. I healed, it didn’t. With the insurance payout, I went with the Pro 11 inch. Each has been both WiFi and cellular, with the biggest memory available. My HH says it’s an appendage! He’s right! I found out quickly that with a keyboard case (Logitech is my favorite of several I tried), I use my iPad just like my old HP laptop, especially after my daughter taught me about Google Documents for word processing and Google Sheets instead of Excel.
My sisters live out of state and we have a group text on Messenger that see many texts through the day. I just love how technology can keep us a part of each other’s daily lives! Once when I was away from home for a month, my daughter and I FaceTimed while we each sat and did handwork and caught up with a good long visit. Three hours! Thank goodness for free WiFi!