Confession: I use a PC. When I went off to college in 2004, I took my HP laptop computer with me. Throughout all of college, my friends had MAC computers and iPods, but I was very resistant to make the change. Even though my HP laptop was falling apart and overheating after four years and my friends were still happily trucking along with their MAC, I refused to budge. I felt confused and vulnerable when I took that one college class where we had to use a MAC. Even though I teach technology to my students, I didn’t get my first iPod until 2012. Shortly after, I got an iPhone. After I realized I could hook my iPod to my car stereo and read books on my phone, I was completely hooked. J Now, I can’t wait to see what they come out with next.
As Titlow explained in his article, “Apple’s Slow but Radical Overhaul to Education,” even though Apple is faced with plenty of competition, Apple is still the company that comes out with new and innovative technology. Apple has revolutionized technology by incorporating iPads and digital textbooks into classrooms. Even the author of this article admits to feeling skeptical. I think I was so hesitant to try an Apple product because it was new. To me, what is new is scary!
The bottom line is that Apple is always bringing out the big guns to one-up their competition. Then, the competition will come out with a similar product that usually doesn’t work quite as well. The Apple products that I have purchased I have been extremely happy with. For all of you reluctant Apple users, give change a chance. Once you get past the initial feelings of hesitation and self-doubt, you’ll love it.