I've been using Apple devices since 2001, but I'm curious about exploring Windows for its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and how Satya Nadella is now leading the direction of Microsoft.
I enjoy the Apple ecosystem for its integration. I won't say I'm an Apple enthusiast, but I really enjoy the integration across devices.
  • Integration across devices
    • Easy to switch devices which your AirPods are connected to
    • Copy/pasting works seamlessly across devices
      • Handover is nice
      • Airdrop is convenient
  • Devices retains value
  • Thieves nowadays are less inclined to steal Apple devices as they hard more difficult to unlock
  • Apple Health integration
  • Tracking of devices
  • Family support
    • Family sharing
      • Purchase Sharing
      • iCloud Storage
      • I don't use:
        • Apple Music
        • Location Sharing
        • Screen Time
  • Seamless migration between devices
    • For example:
      • iPhone 6S to iPhone X
      • iPad Pro 2017" to iPad Pro 2018"
    • Support by iCloud
  • Apple ecosystem has gotten expensive
    • Devices
      • MacBook Pro 15": $1,999
      • Apple Watch Series 4: $399
      • iPhone X 256GB: $1149
      • iPad 2018 256GB: $949
      • AirPods: $159
      • Total: $4,655
    • Subscriptions
      • Apple Family: $2.99/month for 200GB
        • I personally think this is reasonable
  • Cheaper devices
  • AirPower
  • Apple Health app for iPad, and macOS
    • I want to be able to view my Apple Health information on my different devices
  • MacBook Air 15"

Buying a Device

  • Check MacRumor's Buyer's Guide on when to best buy one
  • Ideally soon after launch
    • Apple doesn't releases devices often, so this is the best way to maximize the value of the latest device

Options to buying cheaper:

  • Buy refurbished:
  • BHPhotoVideo offers discounts once in a while
    • No taxes if shipping to states outside of California
  • After the launch of a new device
  • Wait till sales periods
    • Black Friday and Cyber Monday, late Nov
    • Christmas sales

Yearly Schedule


  • Spring refresh in late march


  • WWDC
    • Announcement of new macOS
    • Announcement of new iOS


  • New MacBooks


  • Announcement of new iPhones


  • New iPhone launches
  • new iOS launch
  • new macOS launch


  • Announcement of new iPad Pros


  • New iPad Pros
  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales


  • Christmas sales