My point was you are a slave to Apple if you always "Have to have" the latest iDevice. It is as simple as that. I would say the same thing about someone that always has to have the latest Android Device.
If your iPhone 4 was serving your needs, why did you 'need' an iPhone 4S or an iPhone 5? If not for the 'cool factor' and thus the marketing hype that surrounds Apple.
As I stated the iPhone is an OK device, I simply find Apple too restrictive (being forced into iTunes, iCloud...) for instance, when I bought my Samsung 4G was not available as an option on the iPhone (nor for the next year and a half), so I was glad to have a 4G phone. Currently 4G LTE is crippled on the iPhone 5 not allowing you to take a call and use data at the same time.The iPhone 5 has problems with Maps and broken Youtube...
The iPhone may have been the first phone to have touch screen, gestures... but tablet PCs had been around for years, so I would hardly call it revolutionary, simply the first product to catch mass appeal. Further Apple has taken MANY ideas from Android the "Notification Shade" comes to mind, which was in Android YEARS before it appeared in iOS, so that revolutionary status has long since past.
I am still quite happy with my Samsung phone and when my current contract is up I will buy another Android based phone. At this point barring some major change I will be staying with Android. I currently have 2 Android Phones (1 work, 1 personal), and an Android Tablet. there are now 5 Android Phones and 3 Android Tablets in the house. It simply would not make sense to move to Apple and lose all the Apps I have invested in...
I recommend phones and tablets for people here at work all the time. I always tell everyone the same thing. If they have an Apple and your happy with it, it probably makes sense to stay there especially if they have a phone and a tablet or have purchased a lot of apps. Same is true for Android. For newcomers it is always try them both out and figure out what you want before you decide. In fact just this week I have set up three Android Devices and one iPhone5 for new users with our company.
There is nothing inherently 'bad' about being a loyal Apple customer, or a loyal Android customer. However, I would not say Apple hasn't let their customers down. Remember antenna-gate for the iPhone 4? How about dropping Google Maps and Youtube? Google Maps is a far superior and well tested solution compared to Apple Maps, why not give customers an option? Youtube is by far the most popular site of its type, why not maintain it for your customers? Releasing the iPhone 5 without full support of the 4G LTE standard. These acts certainly are not in the best interest of their customers. Many Apple fans will vigorously defend Apple for these things and would lambaste an Android manufacturer for the same types of shortcomings. Would you?
Reasonable Web Browsing is more a function of available bandwidth than phone brand. My Blackberry always did fine if connected to WIFI. Even 3G is far too slow for most of todays sites and AT&T is really good about not having enough bandwidth for the number of phones in a given area, which can bring even 4G users to their knees.
I don't care what you (or anyone else) buys or supports, I just ask that you acknowledge why you are doing it.
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