Re: Not a bad record. I'll give him some slack for being in the Apple camp for too long.
> It is well made stuff so decent second hand kit is available.
I am typing on a Retina iMac, my most powerful computer. I bought it from a friend -- one who still works at Red Hat; I make no editorial comment about that -- used, for $LOTS but also a lot less than quarter $NEW_PRICE.
It runs mostly FOSS apps, currently on 10.14. I have no payment method on my Apple account, because it is 28 years old and the company didn't accept online payments then. You couldn't have a payment method. Nowadays, iTunes throws errors over this, but I only use it for streaming BBC radio and listening to my own MP3s so I don't really care.
I also have G4 and Core i5 Mac minis, a Macbook Pro, 2 beige G3s, a Mac Plus, an iBook G4 and an SE/30. And a Retina iPad and iPhone 6S+.
Most were free. The mini and iPhone cost me, but used, so very little.
I don't personally use their laptops. I dislike the keyboards and trackpads. My fiancee uses the MBP.
Apple kit is good, but buying it new is a mug's game.