Interested in your thoughts on this:
I am a passionate user of Apple gear, and consider myself a power user, in that I am always looking to improve workflows and use apple gear to make my job and home life more streamlined and efficient.
However, I live in Africa, in a developing country (Lesotho), and while we are close enough to the developed world luxuries that South African cities offer (Apple stores and availability of most Apple products), there is a significant price difference on what is sold here, and what is sold in the USA (Which you all know is already not cheap). For example, when the iPhone Xs is $999 for the 64GB model in the USA and goes for around $1,350 here. And its the same through all the products. Added to which, there is the fact that salaries here are not in dollars! Making the whole Apple thing sometimes out of reach.
So, what I find, is that I am a power user (or at the very least working towards that ‘status’) but with pretty low-end gear. By the low end, I guess I mean its low end when compared with the power users on the show. I am running:
-Macbook Adorable 2015, 1.1 Ghz and 8 GB ram (so the entry level one)
-iPad 6th gen (the 32GB with WIFI only) and apple pencil
-Watch Series 2
So, a good collection for sure, but as you can see, kinda on the lower end of each product line.
What amazes me is just how much the lower end gear can handle. Im not doing much with video production, but I am making good use of the above gear in lots of other workflows.
Who else out there finds themselves in a similar boat: pushing into power user work and managing to do it with lower end gear?