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I use Apple hardware (currently a MacBook 3,1, previously a MacBook 5,1, both running Alpine Linux) as my daily driver, so I have the most first-hand experience with the hardware side of things (lucky me!).

Update 2020-01-06: I have replaced my MacBooks with an Optiplex 9010 and a ThinkPad T420, both corebooted. Best decision I've made in quite a while.

The MacBook 3,1 runs extraordinarily loudly, the MacBook 5,1 runs extraordinarily hot. Regardless of what it tries, Apple seems to be incapable of coping with the fact that electronics produce heat. The (proprietary, yay) chargers break (3,1's charger is extraordinarily frayed, had to buy a replacement for the PowerBook G4 charger). All Apple products are extraordinarily overpriced (or extraordinarily slow, depending on how you look at it). They somehow manage to make the laptop look (subjectively) uglier than a Thinkpad in exchange for terrible thermals. The 5,1 recently straight up died. Locks up completely somewhere inside the initramfs. I'd try to debug that, but it's practically impossible to take a MacBook apart.

Update 2020-01-06 (though the events in question happened a while ago): The issue with the 5,1 was a dead HDD. It worked mostly fine with an SSD, though the GPU is ridiculously terrible - it's actually /faster/ with LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE set globally, and without that it randomly locks up.

Remember the iPhone 4 "you're holding it wrong" fiasco? 'Nuff said.

In conclusion, all Apple executives deserve to be drawn, quartered, resurrected, have lemon juice poured in their eyes, be launched into space with no protective equipment, brought back, cut up into small chunks, powdered, and used as animal feed.