There are many myths surrounding Apple. Since the company is so successful, it is natural that some people have been spreading fake rumors to damage Apple’s reputation. And it is not necessarily direct competition that has their hands in this. No, a random person on the internet may have their imagination running wild, and they share silly ideas on social media and other channels.
It is worth mentioning that some myths have a grain of truth in them, but they are far-fetched for the most part. Here are some of the most popular myth examples that make Apple fans and reasonable individuals laugh.
Apple Will Go Out of Business Soon
The claims about Apple going out of business seem to be present every year. “It will happen next year for sure!,” or “It is only a matter of time before other companies overtake the market and force Apple to give up!”
If you hear such ideas, dismiss them because Apple is doing just fine. In fact, the company is selling more and they continue to produce new devices. MacBook fans are eagerly awaiting for the next generation of computers that should have better performance thanks to hardware improvements.
The Company Is Nothing Without Steve Jobs
It is true that Steve Jobs was the face of the company, but Apple did not disappear when one of its founders died. Similar to the first myth about Apple going out of business, this one is also another ridiculous claim that one man is the difference-maker between a successful company and a company that is doomed to fail.
Sure, Steve Jobs was influential thanks to his vision and innovative approach, but saying that Apple is no longer what it is because he died is far from reality.
Macs Are Not Prone to Malware Attacks
Malware attacks may not be that common on MacBooks because there are more Windows users. Therefore, virus developers would rather create a threat that targets as many people as it can. In other words, investing time in a virus for macOS would be a waste in many cases.
Due to fewer potential threats, some Mac aficionados claim that there is no need to bother with having antivirus software on your computer. Such an approach can be dangerous because you may encounter some threats in unexpected places.
For example, a random click on a pop-up that redirects you to a landing page crawling with malware. And there are different types of cybersecurity threats.
Some slow down the overall computer performance; others cause random crashes and freezes. You may also encounter a virus that consumes the MacBook’s drive space. Your laptop’s drive will run out of free storage and coming up with ways to free up Mac space will be difficult when viruses are standing in the system’s way.
Software and Game Developers Prioritize Windows
Some software and video games are exclusive to Windows, but the same thing can be said about macOS. Certain developers target MacBook owners and do not bother with those who use Windows.
However, for the most part, the recent trend indicates a different story than what some people might believe. You can find plenty of examples of software that is available on both operating systems.
As for video games, AAA titles do not run optimally on a MacBook, so developers of such video games do not bother with targeting the Apple demographic. If you are into gaming, sticking to personal computers or consoles is the way to go.
Apple Spies on Its Customers
The spying myth is not exclusive to Apple. Sometimes, it feels like people have nothing better to do than come up with silly theories about how someone is out to get them or track personal information that will be used against them.
If you are using a MacBook, an iPhone, or another Apple device, rest assured that the company has no intentions to gather any data about their users. And even if they did, it is not worth it because lawsuits from such a behavior would be too much to handle even for a company like Apple that can hire the best lawyers in the world.
Apple Slows Down Devices to Force an Update
Another silly claim is how Apple forces users to download and install the latest macOS or iOS versions. Some users have said that their devices became slow, and that happened to force an update.
Well, the reality is that missing an update is one of the reasons why your device is actually running slower than usual. Not having the latest features and performance improvements will spell trouble for applications you use because developers of applications also push updates. And if the device is not up to date, it is natural that there will be performance problems.
Remember that it is not Apple forcing you to install an update. You should do it yourself to have an optimally running computer, smartphone, or tablet.