If we were to look at all the biggest brands around the world, Apple stands out as one of the most recognizable names, especially when it comes to technology. Naturally, because the company is so popular, it also means that you can find a lot of different myths and rumors surrounding it.
Some of these myths are a result of people who have vivid imaginations and too much time coming up with interesting theories and spreading them on the Internet. The rumors then reach the mainstream, and we have stories that are straight-up ridiculous sometimes, but they still gain traction because people are interested in them.
One also has to consider the fact that a company as big as Apple has its fair share of critics, haters, and competition. Spreading false rumors that could affect a company negatively is part of the game when it comes to business.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common myths that are associated with Apple and how they hold up in reality.
Myth #1 – The Death of Steve Jobs Is the End of Apple
Steve Jobs is obviously the face of Apple, and it was shocking to learn that one of the founders died. Some years have passed since his death, but the memory still lives on. So, the thing about Apple going under or not growing as much as it would have with Steve Jobs still at the helm is one of the biggest lies.
If anything, Apple is doing great because they continue to produce new goods and dominate the market. Profits are as high as they ever were, not to mention that the company is also investing in innovation to come up with new products and increase its profits.
Myth #2 – Apple Devices Are Immune to Viruses
One of the reasons behind this particular myth is that Apple users often praise their computers and mobile devices in terms of performance. Naturally, someone gets curious and asks further questions, which leads to inquiries about problems with cybersecurity threats.
Modern devices are known to be pretty great security-wise in general, but there is an idea that macOS is not prone to malware and other threats, period. Such a statement is pretty over the top. Even if you are careful about opening shady email attachments and other potential sources of a virus, there is still a chance that you might unknowingly infect the device.
Not being as prone to cybersecurity threats as other operating systems, macOS has this myth that it makes your device immune. The idea is really far-fetched and should not be taken too seriously.
So long as you are smart about what you do on the Internet and update your devices, you will be fine regardless of the device or the operating system you are using.
Myth #3 – Mac Owners Cannot Run MS Windows Software
It should not come as a surprise that MacBooks have their own software, and running certain applications that come from MS Windows is not an option.
However, the suggestion that you cannot circumvent the problem is simply not true. For one, Apple has Boot Camp that lets you install MS Windows on a MacBook. It can be daunting to bother with it if you only want to run a single app, but the option is there.
Moreover, it is quite common for app developers to create applications that work on different operating systems, including MS Windows and macOS. It means that you are less likely to run into actual compatibility problems.
Myth #4 – Most Third-Party Peripherals Are Not Compatible With Apple Products
Similar to applications, Apple has its fair share of device accessories. Compatibility with other brands can be an issue, which is understandable given that Apple is looking to make more money.
Having said that, you can still find plenty of accessories that are compatible with Apple computers and smartphones. Just be careful enough and do the necessary research, so you do not end up wasting your money and time.
Myth #5 – MacBooks Are No Good for Playing Video Games
MacBooks are still inferior to gaming laptops, consoles, and custom-built desktop computers when it comes to video games.
It is related to hardware. Macs do not have that much space on the drive and having to deal with other Mac storage, and other aspects of the data can be annoying. Add the fact that modern video games require powerful GPU and a lot of memory, and you have a computer that feels lackluster.
Fortunately, things have changed a bit in the gaming industry. More developers are investing resources to optimize their IPs for macOS. In addition, Apple engineers are also trying to manufacture computers with better hardware, which is great for game enthusiasts. It might be that Macs will not be that bad for gamers in the upcoming future.