When it comes to technology, jumping between different products and platforms is a fact of life for most people. Unless you're a diehard Apple fan or you're obsessed with Samsung, you've probably tested the waters with a competing device at least once before.
Sometimes the change can be great, opening up new possibilities you never new existed. Other times you'll regret your decision almost instantly and switch back as soon as you can afford to. Over on Reddit's hub for all things Apple, gadget fans have been discussing the latter, trading stories of ill-advised tech purchases that had them running back to an older device.
Whether you're considering making a switch of your own or you just enjoy reading about other people's bad decisions, it's an interesting thread worth exploring. If you don't have time, we've rounded up some of the best responses.
First up, a story shared by the thread's creator about switching from a MacBook Pro to a Windows-powered HP laptop for college. The brand new HP Spectre x360 was cheaper with better hardware (at least on paper), but it had plenty of issues and had to be repaired twice. The owner says they regret making the switch, but can't afford a new MacBook at the moment.
Here's another Apple fan on how they ditched their iPhone 8 Plus for a Pixel 2 XL but regretted it and quickly switched back. However, the same person traded in their MacBook Pro for Microsoft's Surface Book 2 and says that was a big upgrade.
Another iPhone owner says they left Apple's ecosystem for a little under a year to use Samsung's Galaxy S8 instead. They have since switched back to Apple, but miss Android's customizability and Google Assistant AI, which is way more powerful than Siri.
Finally, if you're looking for a new streaming set top box, one person says they switched to Amazon's super-cheap Fire TV Stick but quickly regretted it. They claim the software is too clunky and the hardware isn't powerful enough, adding that they tried Roku too and weren't impressed. Eventually, they ended up with a new Apple TV and seem pretty happy about it.
Check out the rest of the thread here.