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Prior to these new free updates, I've always paid about the same for each new version of OS X -- which I've been using since version 1, and about the same for each new version of System OS.
And given how much Apple charges for upgrades on their hardware -- which are now soldered on in most cases -- and for their Macs in general, which now have a shorter support life than before, I can't see how they're loosing money on their OS...
I'm not feeling the free part with OS X.
Anyways, with the Companion it not only has support for tilt, but rotation via the Art Pen, 2048 levels pressure, and no need for batteries. There's also the option for of other pens, like the mentioned Art Pen -- which I bought; and each new stylus has its own unique ID, so in programs like Painter each one can be a completely different art-tool. The Companion also has programmable thumb buttons, which are really useful.
And for programs like Painter, tilt is absolutely essential and the same goes for rotation with some brushes. But I guess that depends on one's art style and preference of tools.
For my own needs, the Companion was worth every penny. It's more than met my needs and completely replaced my MacBook Pro + Cintiq 12wx. If it had not been made available though, I would have bought a Surface Pro.
So much content is optimized for widescreen these days and I hope Apple's next iPads finally makes move to 16:10(9)... I really don't want to support 4:3 anymore for any of my development work -- call me selfish.
And with Android, you can downgrade to an older OS and still be supported by Google's services, or pick and choose from the tons of 3rd party options if you don't want to use anything Google.
Android is easy to customize for most. Now for the person who thinks there child is a genius because they know how to launch an app, probably not, and they especially would not be able to downgrade an OS.
And experience always trumps assumptions -- which are generally based on bias -- so why not actually give Android a try and experience it for yourself?
I personally dislike Apple's Chicklet keyboards. IMO, their keyboards are just as much shit when compared to a good mechanical-keyboard as any other chicklet-option. When I work remotely all day and need my Mac, I carry along one of my mechanical keyboards. Apple has not made a good keyboard or mouse since the nineties IMO. I completely agree with the parent post.
I won't touch any newer Razer product -- especially their keyboards -- with a 10-foot-pole, not until they "truly" make their bullshit-cloud-based-drivers optional where as absolutely no log-in or online connection is needed; the offline mode is a joke, since you're forced to log-in just to even setup the mouse on any computer. My past 3 mice were Razers and my latest one is a Naga 2013, which is why I have such a sour taste about Razer. It caused installation problems with my PC at first, and then boot hanging problems with my Mac when I tried it on that system.
The HTC One M8 does bend a bit, but does not break, where as an iPhone 6+ breaks and warps under less pressure.
Here's the iPhone 6+ bending under little pressure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...