Apple Products' Vaunted Reputation for Quality: 10 Major Shortcomings
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple’s product line is nearly universally beloved. But Apple products have plenty of design and quality issues that cannot—and should not—be overlooked.Apple’s products are widely viewed across the market as the finest available. From computers to smartphones to tablets, today’s customers believe that if they get their hands on an Apple product, they’re going to get something that will last them years and be worth the high price. If one listens to Apple’s legion of fans that want nothing more than to see the company grow, it would appear that the products it sells are absolutely flawless. However, that’s simply not the case. Apple’s products are generally of high quality and in some cases they are the best devices available. However, they’re not perfect, and all of them suffer from a series of issues that turn many customers away. Customers are buying Apple products knowing that they lack certain features, don’t support important industry standards or are overpriced. It’s as if those folks go to the store close their eyes to the flaws and plunk down cash to buy an Apple device. That’s unfortunate and it shouldn't be that way.
4. The enterprise is an afterthought The corporate world has always been an afterthought to Apple since the early days of the company. But that never really mattered to Apple. It’s hard to see whether or not it matters now when enterprises are more open to Apple products than ever. Apple doesn’t care about making OS X more enterprise-friendly and when the corporate world wants to see more enterprise-focused applications, Apple typically ignores those calls. Sadly, Apple is still a consumer-obsessed company.