What're you doing, Apple? Apple. Please. STOP.

By Hanna Inoue on October 29, 2012

After the release of the iPad Mini, many people have been skeptical about its practicality and the way it was suddenly introduced. Steve Jobs was even quoted as not having wanted to produce such a product. And yet, as competition grew against PC tablets, Apple was pressured into making its new product, which is a smaller version of the iPad with a price that isn’t the most affordable.

Apple has been dishing out newer products lately and yet the company seems to be going downhill rather than peaking like it had been at the start of the century. Besides the iPad Mini, other not-so-grand products include the elongated iPhone 5, the problematic iOS 6, and OSX Mountain Lion.

Yet Apple has been and probably always will be overpriced, talked about, and more often than not, bragged about. The iPhone 5 is very popular, and without a doubt, the iPad Mini will appeal to certain people as well. But why is Apple the top competitor? What makes its products so outstanding compared to PCs that have dished out tablets far before the iPad ever came out to the market?

Owning an Apple product these days seems to always be because of their popularity or their looks, rather than the way they actually function. How many people compare products before deciding that Apple is where they want to buy their computers and tablets from?

Still, while Apple’s products aren’t as great as they once were, Microsoft is still taking steps to catch up to them. While Microsoft was mostly about the software rather than the crisp designs of Apple, they may have to bend a few of their own rules in order to dish out something that looks amazing and works like a pro.

So where do you think Apple is going? Do you believe Apple is getting better or worse? Do you believe Microsoft can catch up to Apple? Discuss in the comments!

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