I hated Apple, since the days of the Apple ][. After my wife died, I used a company to invest the life insurance money. One of the things they did was buy Apple stock, so I figured I should probably have at least one Apple product if I was going to own stock.
I ended up getting a 2012 MacBook Pro Retina. After spending the first few days complaining to my Apple-loving workmate about various things, I realized that I really did like it. So I got a 2012 Mac Mini to run a VPN server which, slowly, became my secondary system.
Somewhere in there, my second Android phone decided to have a full blown meltdown so I ended up getting an iPhone (“I want a new phone. If absolutely must not be an Android phone. If it means walking out of here with a used Motorola Razer, then so be it”).
So… I’ve gone from being an all-in hater to actually preferring the Apples. Of course, that means being called a “sheep” and a “cultist” by people, which I think is stupid now. They just work for me.
Oh, my 2012 MBPr still works fine, although it could use a new battery. The 2012 Mini I retired in favor of getting the new M1 Mini, although I may re-purpose for the poor little guy in the future. There wasn’t anything especially wrong with it. I think eight years is a pretty good life span for trouble free use.