Windows 10 has been dogged by negative publicity about privacy concerns – and these issues have led many users of this Microsoft operating system to reveal that they would consider switching to the Mac.
A recent survey commissioned by Comparitech.com and carried out by OneTech found that, of 500 respondents in the United States and another 500 in the United Kingdom, 50.1% said that dubious collection of user data in Windows 10 might make them consider switching to Apple’s platform.
Worse, another 14.1% of respondents said that they would “definitely consider switching” in light of privacy worries. The French National Data Protection Commission recently took Microsoft to task over a number of cases where Windows 10’s collection of user data was found to be excessive.
Apple’s strong commitment to user privacy has long set it apart from many of its rivals in the tech sector. Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a thinly-veiled attack on the likes of Google and Facebook for their unwavering policies of “gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it”.