I’m going to be honest here – I love using Apple products. I never have trouble with them; my laptop survived falling down the stairs onto concrete with just a dent and worked perfectly for another ten years, and my desktop is happy seven years later. The price I’m not so happy about – but given I’m only paying about once every ten years for a computer instead of once every five, I’ll go on that with them.
But something happened to me recently at an Apple store that made them rise in my esteem even more.
I have to get ankle surgery on the 17th of May and naturally, after visiting the surgeon for a checkup where he had fun manipulating the ankle, it was pretty sore. I’ve been using a walking stick and I’m not moving a lot because it’s still painful.
However, the Apple store near where I am had a class on using light and shadow with your phone camera. I rely solely on a phone camera for my photography because chronic pain makes lugging a DSLR and accessories around painful.
I went to the class and had already learned some new things when I found out that part of the class was the group walking over the road to a park to take some photos. I explained that I wasn’t able to do this because of my ankle, and I expected the class to end there for me.
Instead, the person who was taking the class, Sheldon, told me to give him a minute and then he brought back another person – Samantha – who would sit with me and take me through more camera concepts.
So instead of walking across the road on a bad ankle, I ended up with a one on one class on the camera with my phone, as well as the freedom to ask any questions I wanted about any available Apple product.
It was a great session and I learned all kinds of things, including about my camera in my phone, and some things about other Apple products that I use.
So I just wanted to throw a shout out and a hearty thank you to @appleaustralia, Sheldon and Samantha for giving me a great class last Thursday. Thanks guys!