- Jul 28, 2017
As an senior ios/mac developer, I was using apple product for over ten years. The big reson why I decide to leave is that I can't afford any of them now. the price of all products especially macbook pro which i normally upgrade to the latest version very 3-4 yrs become extremely more and more expensive, I still remember I used to spend over 1400 pounds to get decent and best spec of 15 inch macbook pro several years ago. right now, I can't even get normal 13 inch macbook with touch bar at the same price. In order to develop app for mac and iphone, I have to choose the best macbook pro, which is not just due to the performance of the notebook to make my job done efficiently but also help me to prove the code correctly implemented with some new thing like mult-touch or touch bar. I can't believe apple can give student discount but never give developers discount. however, they keep earning money from the apps we made. I have no choose to leave. there are many cheap and decent windows laptop which I hate but i have to choose them. It is time for me to do java base Android app instead. I hate java but I have no choose. I dislike Android but I have no choose.