My journey with Apple began way back in 1981 when I first encountered Apple computers in my elementary school library. At that time, they were mostly just card catalogs, but even then, I felt a strange affinity towards them and a natural aptitude for their use, despite having no prior exposure to computers.
Over the years, I dabbled with PCs and various other computer brands, but my story with Apple truly began in 2000 when I purchased my first Mac—a Mac Cube. It was an incredibly designed piece of technology, ahead of its time in terms of aesthetics, but unfortunately, it quickly became obsolete. For a while, I switched back to IBM PCs running Windows. However, I did own early versions of the iPod and iPhone, like many others. Then, in 2011, I finally took the plunge and fully embraced the Apple ecosystem.
I bought a Mac mini accompanied by a stunning 27-inch Apple Display. I had an iPhone and an iPad as well. While integration between these devices wasn’t as seamless back then, the introduction of iCloud brought everything together—settings, modes, pictures, backups, and more—in a remarkably smooth manner.
Over time, I acquired a MacBook Air to complement my other Apple devices. Initially, I had the Intel version, but when the M1 (Apple Silicon) version was released, it took computing to a whole new level. I’ve gone through multiple iPads, iPhones, and various Apple accessories, consistently evangelizing the Apple experience, often referred to as “The Cult of Apple.”
Now, virtually all of my electronic devices are Apple products. As I write this, I’m watching a movie on my 9th generation iPad, typing on my MacBook Air M1 (2021), checking the time on my Apple Watch, while my iPhone charges wirelessly nearby. My Apple Watch monitors my pulse, blood oxygen levels, heart rate, and more, notifying me if anything seems amiss. It even encourages me to stay active and analyzes my sleep patterns to help optimize my environment accordingly.
And let’s not forget about my Apple TV 4K, where I enjoy watching all my home programming. Tomorrow, I’ll resume my routine on my work Mac mini M2 on the same, brilliant 27” display I bought 12 years ago. It’s still better than many monitors out there today. To enhance my audio experience, I have the HomePod Mini, which fills my space with rich, immersive sound
Throughout the day, I seamlessly work, enjoy entertainment, and utilize all my Apple devices. Thanks to their integration and user-friendly design, they don’t consume as much time as less advanced alternatives.
And this is only the beginning. The future appears increasingly promising, with even greater convenience and manageability on the horizon.