4 Interesting Myths Surrounding Apple and Its Products

It is hard to think of another tech company that has as many myths surrounding it as Apple has. 


Determining the reason behind this is quite difficult. If anything, there are multiple causes that led various media outlets and even individuals to spread rumors around, which ended up creating a plethora of various myths about Apple.


Some people do not pay attention to these myths, whereas others are closely following the company and everything around it because they are interested in tech.


Whether you are a fan of Apple or someone indifferent to the brand, there is no denying that the name is one of the most recognizable in the world. If nothing else, it can still be fun to learn about the company.


This article will cover some of the more interesting myths surrounding Apple and its products. 


Apple Is Lost Without Steve Jobs


Let's start with the face that many associate with the company. Steve Jobs is the man behind Apple, and it is hard to think of the brand without thinking about what Jobs has done for it.

While Steve Jobs did a lot for the company, he was only one man. And as an individual, there is only so much that you can actually affect the overall results of the company. 


In other words, the demise of Apple post the Steve Jobs era was and is greatly exaggerated. According to Statista, Apple's revenue was about $108 billion in 2011 (the year Steve Jobs died). 


The revenue was more than $365 billion in 2021. Apple was on the projection to go up already, and the death of the company's founder would not change it.


Some people speculated that losing Steve Jobs helped Apple in some regard. People became aware of the fact, and some of them jumped at an opportunity to support the brand by spending money on its products.


Regardless of what you might hear about Apple going down, the company is one of the biggest tech giants in the world, and it will continue to hold a share of the market.


Apple Devices Are Immune to Malware


Another interesting myth you might encounter is the one about Apple's devices and cybersecurity threats.


These days, even tech-savvy people have to be extra careful about potential malware and other similar issues. In some cases, reliable antivirus software might not be enough to help.


Now, when it comes to MacBooks, iPhones, or iPads, the consensus is that Apple's devices are not really prone to cybersecurity threats.


The likely reason why this myth exists in the first place is thanks to MacBook owners. macOS is quite secure as far as operating systems go. 


Nevertheless, it is still prone to malware, but extra security measures create a sort of illusion of Macs being immune. 


It also helps a lot when macOS is not as popular as MS Windows. Fewer users mean less interest from hackers.


As a rule of thumb, attackers usually want to target as many different devices as they can, and developing malware for macOS is not as "efficient" as developing one for MS Windows.


All in all, macOS is less likely to become a hacker target, and it comes with extra security measures. Nevertheless, do not think that you are safe from cybersecurity threats.


Apple Devices Perform Flawlessly


The premium price that comes with Apple devices often makes people wonder why the price is so high. One of the justifications for the money spent is how reliable the devices are. You can even read about "flawless performance" or how there is no need to rely on technical support or computer service stores as much.


It is true that overall, Apple devices are known to perform better than their counterparts. MacBooks, for instance, excel in how fast they can launch applications and take care of certain processes.


Of course, it is still necessary to take care of your computer to prolong its lifespan. Sooner or later, however, you are bound to run into various issues, such as overheating or a flickering screen. And unless you know how to fix it yourself, you will need to seek technical support.


The long story short is that MacBooks and other Apple devices might be better in terms of performance, but they are far from flawless, as someone might suggest.


MacBooks Are Not Meant for Video Games


Video games are a popular pastime. If you own a MacBook, you might think about trying to play some video games on it. However, the desire could be reduced after reading reviews of how MacBooks are not suited for gaming.


Considering that the hardware is not really that great in terms of power, there is truth in the statement of Macs not being a good option for video games. AAA games are unlikely to run.


You can also add the fact that many video game developers do not really bother optimizing their IPs for macOS. Instead, they focus on MS Windows on gaming consoles.


With that said, the idea of not playing video games on a MacBook should not be a thing. At least as far as low-requirement video games go. You can find plenty of indie games that run perfectly fine, even if you have a relatively old MacBook.


As far as the gaming myth goes, it should be treated as a myth so long as you lower your expectations of what games you can realistically run on your Mac.


Conclusion


All in all, Apple is an interesting brand to study if you are into tech. Be it how you can utilize a MacBook or how the company is holding up even in difficult times, there is a lot to take in.


In case you have your doubts about investing money in an Apple product or even buying some stocks, take the negativity and myths surrounding the brand with a grain of salt. Do your thorough research, and you are more than likely to realize that what is considered a fact can often turn out to be a far-fetched piece of information.


Since the association is so strong, there is no denying that many predicted Apple's downfall after Steve Jobs died in 2011.