I’ve been reading a lot of stuff about Apple’s new products this week (Watch, iPhone 6 & Pay). This got me thinking about why I, for the most part, prefer Apple products over Google products.
Let me preface this by saying, I use a few Google products, most notably Google Apps (GMail, Docs & Sheets) and Google Maps. But I use them reluctantly. I’m always looking to see if Apple’s Map app has caught up (it hasn’t ◉︵◉).
So then, why do I prefer Apple products over Google products?
Apple is selling something to me. It’s offering me a product.
With Google, I am the product that they are selling to others. Google tracks everything you do, all of which is being used to package me up as a product to advertisers. Just go look where and how Google makes it’s money.
With Pay and Watch, Apple will have even more data about my, and every other user’s, online behavior.
In the end, I hope Apples doesn’t do the same thing with it that Google does.