Why do so many people hate Apple?
So many go out of their way to bash Apple. Even here. Why? Makes no sense to me. I don’t go around hating on Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon, ect. Why would I waste my time.
I think it comes down to several things.
1. Jealously. Apple products are expensive. Some can’t afford it so they hate on it.
2. Want to be a contrarian. Don’t want to be a ‘sheep’. But the funny thing is there are way more Android users then iPhone users. So who really is the sheep?
3. Apple charges way too much for too little. Not so fast. Lets look at profit numbers from Apple, Microsoft, and Google.
This is 2018 FY results:
Apple: $266 billion sales. $59 billion profit. 22% profit margin.
Microsoft: $126 billion sales. $39 billion profit. 31% profit margin.
Google: $137 billion sales. $31 billion profit. 23% profit margin.
As you can see Apple has the LOWEST PROFIT MARGIN. For every dollar of sales Apple gets 22 cents of profit. That does not seem unreasonable to me. Although Apple products can be expensive they are also more expensive to make. That is why iPhones last way longer then Android phones on average. Supporting 4+ year old devices like the iPhone 6s cost money. Cost money to build and maintain iOS. Cost money to run retail stores. Cost money to create something like TouchID, FaceID, Apple watch, ect. Other companies like Samsung can just reverse engineer what Apple does. That is much cheaper.
So saying Apple charges too much is also a flaw. Because out of the big 3 companies they have the Lowest profit margin.