10 reasons to hate Apple

May 12, 2013, 12:18 PM UTC

FORTUNE — After more than five years writing an Apple (AAPL) blog, I think I’ve heard ’em all, from fanboy and lemming to sheeple and iCrap. What is it about this company that attracts such passionate detractors?

I’ve started a list. Feel free to add.

  • Apple is arrogant. “Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world…”*
  • Apple is closed. Look at the walls around the App Store.
  • Apple wants total dominance. Remember Adobe Flash?
  • Apple is greedy. What’s it doing with $144.7 billion?
  • Apple’s stuff is overpriced. I can buy a Dell for $299.
  • Apple’s stuff doesn’t work. Just look at the Maps app.
  • Apple is the darling of Wall Street. $705 a share?
  • Apple is Wall Street’s goat. Mr. Market has spoken.
  • Apple has lost its mojo. Just one name: Tim Cook.
  • Apple is doomed. R.I.P. Steve Jobs.

*From the boilerplate at the end of Apple’s press releases.