I have become so sick of the cynical forced upgrade cycle (new watch needs new phone needs new Mac needs new watch), that after being Apple exclusive in my personal purchases since the 1980's, I have decided to no longer drink the KoolAid. When Apple products were demonstrably superior in quality and usability I was willing to put up with the exorbitant pricing, but now I find their hardware to be so markedly inferior in features (and probably no better in quality than similarly priced alternatives), their software so buggy and user-hostile, and their focus so entirely on pushing unwanted paid services on me (to the point that my computer is no longer really under my control), that I have decided I have purchased my last Apple product. I guess from here it will be Linux for desktops (not without its trials, but hey, it will make things interesting and at least I will be back in control of what gets installed and when). More problematic is the choice of phone. Android-based phones seem like jumping from frying pan into the fire. They still sell Nokia 3310's here in Australia for kids to use. May have to go full Luddite and get one of them!I haven't truly loved a Mac OS since Snow Leopard. Sadly, I realized this morning that I have grown to detest Apple at least as much as I ever did Microsoft--back in the days when Windows was a hot, clunky mess and the Mac OS was a joy to use, when pleasing its fiercely loyal customer base was Apple's raison d'etre. Today's Apple bears virtually no resemblance to the company it was 20 or 30 (or even as recently as 10) years ago. The quasi-magical DNA of this company that once-upon-a-time encouraged us to "Think Different" has mutated into something unrecognizable and grotesque. No longer standing up against "the man," Apple has become "the man."