- Jul 6, 2005
Right, but it's less to do with specific modern features. As you pointed out at the end, Jobs repeated over and over how Apple designed for the customer's user experience. That's why Apple came out with one of the earliest GUI with a mouse, the ipod was not the best mp3 player in many respects but it felt the nicest to look at and was the easiest to use. And so on...
It took like 7 years for other mp3 players to have UI as intuitive as the first generation ipod.
What you get with apple is a walled garden and a curated user experience. I am going to switch my dad to a Mac because all he needs is a browser and excel, but those two things are the most common vectors for malware and bloat on a PC.
Yeah he won't have as much flexibility, but he doesn't need that. And if I have to spend a couple hundred bucks extra so that he doesn't need a PC triage and fix every few months it's well worth it.