Queen's Brian May Rants About Apple

Queen guitarist Brian May evidently feels like he’s got to break free from Apple.

“Apple has become an entirely selfish monster,” the legendary musician fumed in an Instagram post. “But they have us enslaved. It’s hard to find a way out.”

May, 71, took to social media on Thursday to rant about a USB-C adapter that bit the dust.

"This is one of the reasons my love for Apple is turning to hatred,” he wrote. “Now we’re forced into using these damn USB-C connectors for everything. It means we have to carry around a bagful of pesky adaptors, we have to throw away ALL our old charging leads, and spend tons of money on new ones, and if something tugs in the wire it does NOT harmlessly fall out like the Mag-Safe plugs we all got so used to (genius).

“We spend more and more money replacing the horrible things. I recently also found out how little Apple Help cares if you run into problems - all they want to do is sell you more stuff.”

May, who has an estimated net worth of more than $230 million CAD, found plenty of sympathy from fans who commented on his post.

“If Brian May doesn’t like apple, then I don’t like apple,” one wrote. “Plain and simple.”

But not everyone was buying it. “What an embarrassing post,” someone commented.

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This is one of the reasons my love for Apple is turning to hatred. Now we’re forced into using these damn USB-C connectors for everything. It means we have to carry around a bagful of pesky adaptors, we have to throw away ALL our old charging leads, and spend tons of money on new ones, and if something tugs in the wire it does NOT harmlessly fall out like the Mag-Safe plugs we all got so used to (genius). And if one of these things is plugged into the left hand side and we roll the computer to the left to insert in into the right hand side - THIS happens. A bent USB-C connector which is instantly useless. So we spend more and more money replacing the horrible things. I recently also found out how little Apple Help cares if you run into problems - all they want to do is sell you more stuff. All in all - Apple has become an an entirely selfish monster. But they have us enslaved. It’s hard to find a way out. Anybody out there have the same feeling ? Bri

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