Why I Left The Apple Ecosystem

Dom Kwolczak
11 min readJul 16, 2022
Apple Ecosystem
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Over the past few years, I’ve dedicated my life to the Apple Ecosystem. I had multiple devices and utilised services and apps that were created for it. I’ve been fully in it and it was great!

A few months ago, I decided to bite the bullet and move on. As a tech reviewer and enthusiast, I felt locked in and out of touch with other great tech products.

I decided that it was time to move on to a more open ecosystem that had room for devices of different brands and systems. I guess that as a technologist, I wanted to gain first-hand experience with other devices and options.

This is my story of my expanding my horizons in the world of tech.

Why Did I Move To The Apple EcoSystem in the first place?

I was halfway through my undergraduate degree when I noticed that I was far more productive on Apple devices. To this day, I’m not sure what it was but for some reason, I was always able to get more work done on a Mac and at the same time I found that I was enjoying working on a Mac far more than I was on Windows.

It could be that having been brought up on Windows and it being so mainstream at school and university, I just got bored of it, not sure how to explain it.

Therefore, decided to invest in a MacBook Pro, being a poor university student at the time, I didn’t really have the funds to get a new one so I decided to go second-hand and I got a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, which being a computing student, I upgraded to a faster Solid State Drive (SSD) and I doubled the RAM.

At the time of purchase, it would have been around five years old. I remember being astonished even before the upgrade! The performance of the MacBook even with basic specs that included a mechanical hard drive, the quality of the device was also very good considering its age.

I instantly fell in love working on it and decided to dig deeper into the Apple ecosystem. I got a brand new iPhone 6, an iPad and even an Apple watch and I really enjoyed using these devices as a whole.

Fast-forward a few years and several devices later…