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Apple products I like
With the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) just around the corner, and in honor of CEO Tim Cook's hour-long grilling by WSJ's Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, I decided it was time to say something actually nice about the company.
Y'all (I spent an hour listening to Cook's Alabama drawl) know I've occasionally been a teensy bit hard on Apple over the years, but that's because it's part of my job as a technology columnist to hold the company to a high standard.
Now, I'll admit I prefer Windows over the Mac's OS X, but that doesn't mean I haven't bought Apple products. In fact, I have five Macs now (okay, so three of them run only Windows). My wife and I have iPhones and iPads, and we've got a bunch of other Apple products including a complete set of 4th generation iPod shuffles in every color.
Granted, the iPod shuffle collection wasn't my idea, but that doesn't mean I'm not an Apple user. Heck, I used to head up a team at Apple, way back in the day.
Given all my grousing, I'm often asked if there are any Apple products I actually like. The answer is yes. On the following pages are five Apple products I like quite a bit. I'll tell you my favorite product at the end of this piece.
For now, let's start with one of my most used.