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General Discussion

buying a imac?

i was wondering is it worth buying a imac to build apps, like whats the pros and cons comparing to windows?

2 Answers

Cost is high to start but worth it in the end... Macs are so much better than windows and have less bugs, glitches etc.

Plus if you are creating an IOS app you have to have a Mac. :P

There is always going to be an argument with Mac v PC, both are great operating systems with their own pros and cons.

I think before making any choice of a computer you need to ask your self 'What do you want from it?'.

If you are new in the web industry it might be worth saving money and buying a PC, this way you can test the water of this industry and see how you feel. Once you have better knowledge and a solid path of direction you might want to invest in new hardware (higher spec PC or switch to Mac).

I would say that Macs are built for creatives and a lot of developers and designers use Mac. When i started in web design and development i started using my old laptop which was 4 years old slow and horrible to use, however i stuck with it until i new for sure that i wanted to continue to develop within the web industry, i then made to decision to switch to mac! I now have both an iMac and a Macbook pro and love them! Don't think i would enjoy working so much with out them!

There are a lot of videos on youtube comparing Mac and PC, but you need to be happy with the choice you make. it might be worth going to your nearest Apple Store and using their machines see what you think to the operating system and the same in a store selling PCs.

Hope this helps and wasn't just me rambling on!