Recommendations are easy. Too easy. For me, when friends, family members, neighbors or co-workers ask “What should I buy?” I just answer straightforwardly with a list of good Apple products. After all, recommendations have a degree of personal customer support and reputation that comes along for the ride.
The anti-Apple screed writers at ZDNet come out often with lists of technology products they like and don’t like, so it should not come as a surprise that someone has a list of Apple products they want readers to avoid.
- Apple TV Fifth-Gen
- Mac Pro
- iPad Pro 11-in. and 12.9 in.
- Mac Mini
- Apple lightning cable
You can be sure that no one from ZDNet gets invited to Apple’s keynote presentation events where new products are introduced. So, let’s look at the six items and see if they are worthless to wait for new models.
HomePod – less than 18 months on the streets and they still sound better than Amazon Echo or Google Home, so what’s the problem?
Apple TV 4K – this is the best you can get and unless Apple TV+ starts pushing 8K video content out the door, there isn’t anything better.
Mac Pro – clearly Kingsley-Hughes is not talking the new Mac Pro, but the old Mac Pro, which, for what it’s worth, is not visible on Apple’s home page, and not easy to find anywhere else. However, the cylinder can Mac Pro is far less expensive than the new one.
iPad Pro – the newest models are about a year old and it’s likely Apple may have an upgrade planned for next year, but if you need one now, why wait?
Mac mini – this was recently upgraded and while new models might show up with a faster Intel Inside, it won’t be so much faster that waiting is worthwhile.
Apple Lightning Cable – this is a stupid recommendation. If you have an older iPad or an iPhone and you need a cable, then you need a Lightning Cable. Waiting until next year won’t change that.
Overall, it’s a stupid list, and about what you would expect from anti-Apple screed writers. Don’t buy anything from Apple this year, because next year will be better than ever. So, when next year’s models come out, remember not to buy anything because next year’s models will be even better.
Stupid list. Stupid thinking.