I’ve been using Apple machines as my primary and preferred desktop since my cherry iMac in the early 2000′s. I then bought a cube, the 12″ aluminum iBook, followed by a mac mini, then a white iMac and, today, I work off an iMac 24″ I7. I’ve had a iPod and iPhone since generation 1 and I acquired the first iPad when it was available.
While I’m not a slavering fanboi of Apple – I still maintain that they’re generally overpriced – I use Apple and their products because, well, simply, they work. They do what you want, when you want it, and they don’t interrupt your daily work flow with lots of silly, unnecessary questions or confirmations.
Well, let me revise that. Apple, as a generality, mostly works.
One of the other things I was an early-adopter for was the .mac account, now known as the .me (or dot-me) account. This account, for only $99/year, allows you to keep your personal data in-sync across all Apple hardware (and some PC) products. This is the part that mostly works.