The Reason Most Software Engineers Prefer MacBooks?
MacBooks aren’t the cheapest computers, and you don’t need one for
programming because you can do the same thing (apart from releasing
iOS/macOS apps) on a less expensive laptop. Many developers continue to choose Macbook after using Windows for a few years. I have listed a few points which I observed and asked other developers about.
The Apple Ecosystem :
The Apple Ecosystem was by far the most popular response, and I can
see why. Because you’re part of the Apple ecosystem, you can use
Airdrop to instantly share files and documents with others. Assume you
own additional Apple products, such as an iPhone or iPad. All of your
data is synced to the cloud, allowing you to access it from anywhere at
any time. Finally, we developers adore our headphones, and the option
to have just one set that can seamlessly switch from one device to the
next makes the workflow even easier.
The Operating System :
macOS offers a more basic and simplified user interface, which is one of
its advantages. From downloading apps to going through and managing
your files and papers, the experience is remarkably similar to that of
iPhone and iPad operating systems. The software also works in tandem
with the hardware. Apple develops its own software and hardware,
making it considerably more fun to use its machines and giving them an
advantage over competitors who do not.
MacBooks have a reputation for lasting a long time without breaking
down over time. Some of the engineers I spoke with are still using Macs
from 2016 and 2015! They aren’t Apple aficionados; they simply require
the machine to complete their tasks. They’re just now considering
purchasing a new MacBook since Apple’s Intel-based Macs will be
phased out in favor of the new M1 Macs.
If a machine is going to do practically all of your work, it should look
and feel wonderful. This is something that the MacBooks do better than
nearly everyone else. With their sleek form and metal finish, they are
perhaps the best-looking laptops on the market. The trackpad on these
laptops is another addition to the design. We all agreed that the trackpad
on MacBooks is the greatest on the market and that no other trackpad
compares. It’s the right size, feels excellent, and responds to a variety of
actions. There’s a reason Apple sells the trackpad as a separate item that
customers can purchase and use with their iMacs and iPads.
Accessibility to Exclusive Software:
MacBooks are excellent for producing web apps, but they are required
for iOS app development. You can design an iOS software without a
MacBook, but if you want to publish it on the App Store, you’ll need
one. You may also run Windows or Linux on a macOS machine, which
may appear strange at first (especially with Windows), but is quite
beneficial. This functionality, on the other hand, does not work in
As a popular machine that is handed to engineers at many firms, it is
fashionable to associate MacBooks with software engineers. Still, you
don’t need a MacBook to be a brilliant engineer. You should also not
feel obligated to get one just because everyone else is. Stick to a system
that runs Windows or Linux if you’re comfortable with it because that’s
where you’ll be most productive. Everything said here is merely a
personal opinion, and it was not intended to bring any other machine or
software down. I hope this was useful, especially if you're an engineer
shopping for your first MacBook.