The question has been floating around for the past couple of years — ‘Are Apple products, or MacBooks, to be specific, made for hipsters hanging out at a coffee place?’
With the beautiful craftsmanship of a MacBook, it is easy to see why it has become popular. Despite its edgy hardware, common hard drive issues and screen problems may occur. A Mac repair shop in New Zealand lists down possible repairs a MacBook may need:
- Memory upgrades and/or replacement
- Hard drive crashes
- LCD replacement
- Hinge replacement
- Old case replacement
- OS upgrades
- Software issues
Hipsters, given their lack of depth, when it comes to technology, are more than likely to seek repairs when panicking over a MacBook malfunction. Since most hipsters choose the MacBook for its user-friendly software and aesthetic appeal, it is unlikely they know much about computer specifications. Well, that’s the assumption.
A netizen comments how Apple devices have immediate brand recognition. And for some, MacBooks are a way for these people to maximise their uniqueness. A handful of people on the internet agree that hipsters hang out in coffee shops with their MacBooks for people to recognise them.
Another point to make about Apple devices is how it is the brand of the youth. Older people, too, are choosing to use MacBooks because it makes them look younger. Similarly, it is about the brand, although MacBooks are the choice for people specialising in graphics.
Conclusion: Are MacBooks for Hipsters in Coffee Shops?
Many responses have come up online, both serious and comedic answers. Constant debates are up on the internet until now. This involves the comparison and contrast of PCs and Windows versus Apple and the iOS.
It is one thing for a person to carry the hipster label, and another to have a MacBook while sipping a frappuccino in a trendy coffee shop.
In all seriousness, the MacBook is a computer that does not serve to comply with the needs of a serious developer or user. Its popularity relies on its sleek design and convenience — which is not a bad thing, at all, especially for hipsters.