Some Interesting Myths Surrounding Apple

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Whether you are an Apple fan or are indifferent to the company, there is no denying that it is one of the most renowned corporations in the world. Given how prominent Apple as a company is, it should not come as a surprise to see various myths surrounding the brand. Some of the stuff you might hear exists because the competition is looking to ruin Apple’s reputation, while more positive things are not necessarily coming from unbiased sources.

Regardless of the case, it is still interesting and worthwhile to check what has been said in recent years. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting myths about Apple and its products.

Apple Is Finished Without Its Original Founder

The idea that a multi-billion dollar company can go out of business after the death of its founder is quite ridiculous. Even if things were somewhat rough during the transitional period, Apple continued to be one of the best at what it does. Despite some claims, it is still one of the leaders in the tech industry.

For comparison, Apple’s revenue in 2004 was about 8 billion dollars. In 2020, the number increased to more than 270 billion. A reminder that Steve Jobs died in 2011, but the company still reached new heights, and it will likely continue to do so thanks to the fanbase they attracted during the years. 

Old MacBooks Do Not Receive Regular Updates


It is natural to assume that old MacBook models should not be receiving regular operating system updates. After all, outdated hardware becomes too incompatible with the most recent macOS versions. 

Having said that, do not disregard potential updates just because you have a slightly older Mac model. For example, you can still get the latest Big Sur version on iMac Pro, MacBook Air 2013 or later, Mac mini 2014 or later, and MacBook Pro 2013, to name a few.

Keep in mind, though, that when downloading and installing a new macOS update, you need to make sure that there is enough free storage on the MacBook’s drive. Otherwise, you will not update the macOS version.

macOS and Windows Are Incompatible

The ongoing debate of what is superior between Windows and macOS continues to exist, even though it really shouldn’t anymore. 

Sure, early in the days, Apple’s marketing campaign revolved around various commercials and campaigns that emphasized how their computers were superior to Windows PCs and laptops.

However, these days, virtually every common software runs on both operating systems. MS Office, popular internet browsers, and Adobe Photoshop are a few examples of such software.

Moreover, Apple introduced the Boot Camp feature to support the Windows operating system on a MacBook. In other words, you no longer have to choose because you can run Windows on an Apple computer.

Macs Work Only With Apple Accessories

While aesthetics matter and they are one of the main reasons why Apple users pick accessories manufactured by Apple, limiting yourself to such an approach is not necessary.

When you enter an Apple retail store or a regular tech store and visit the Apple product corner, you notice that accessories are put in a way to stand out and to be combined with iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, etc.

Now, by buying an accessory manufactured by Apple, you are not risking as much because the accessory is tailor-made for an Apple device. But what about the price?

If you are looking for a pair of wireless headphones or a new mouse for your Mac, it might make more sense to get a cheaper alternative that is still compatible. So long as there are no issues with ports and Bluetooth, and you prioritize saving money, the deal should be worth it.

iPhones Track User Data


The mere suggestion that companies like Apple track their user data and sell it to interested parties is too far-fetched. There are laws that would cause the company billions in lawsuits. In other words, it is not worth it from a monetary perspective, meaning that you should disregard any claims that your smartphone is like a bug that collects your information which it later uses to take advantage of you.

Macs Are Immune to Malware

The belief that MacBooks are not prone to viruses stems from the fact that macOS is not as popular as Windows. As such, hackers are less likely to develop malware to target MacBook users because the demographic is not that big. Instead, they want to attack as many targets as they can.

Nevertheless, it does not mean that avoiding malware and other cybersecurity threats on macOS is simple. Getting reliable antivirus software or even one of the available uninstaller apps to protect the system should still be a must, even if you are tech-savvy enough and know how to avoid malware attacks. There is no shame in extra security, and you should certainly not believe claims that Macs are perfectly protected against potential virus and malware threats.

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