One is no better than the other no matter the topic. Both can only view the topic through their bias. I would assume you are calling me out as a fanboy right? I am a fan but by no means a fanboy. I can acknowledge when Apple is at fault but I won't just sit back and ignore hater comments either. As far as who copies who and who claims credit, I pretty much ignore most of that. They all copy from each other and they all, at least from time to time, claim credit for something they shouldn't. As far as so many consumers being stupid enough to believe it, that sword cuts both ways. There are just as many people that believe the hype from either side yet some have to believe it's only Apple customers so that they can sleep at night but thats just because they are viewing it through their bias.
Again you are going on about how the competition can do so much more yet ignore the absolute most important aspect of a device like these, the user experience. I am not claiming that iOS is the superior OS or that it's the best experience for everyone, that would be stupid to claim any one option is best for everyone. I am saying that it doesn't matter who can do more or what if two key factors aren't met. First, those additional feature, are they of any interest or use to the person looking to buy the device? They may be of great importance to you and a must but of zero benefit or even a negative to somebody else. A very basic example would be NFC. This may be something that you use multiple times a day and would be a great lose if you didn't have it but for me I have yet to run into a situation where it would have been of use to me so it would be of zero value and potentially a negative as it's another unneeded (by me) feature that could cause issues (component or software) with the phone. Second, the user experience. Some will prefer Android or WP while others will prefer iOS or BB, there is not right or wrong answer as we are not all the same. If the person buying the phone prefers one OS over the other they will then have to determine if the user experience is more important that possible features that another might offer. A device running OS A might have the least amount of features but the buyer enjoys the experience of it over OS B enough that it outweighs the benefits of the additional features offered in OS B are not enough of a benefit if at all to choose it.
I use and prefer iOS devices as they fit my wants and needs. I have used Android in the past, though not a lot, and do believe it is a great OS but it is not the OS for me. Many believe that Android is for the technical and iOS is for the none technical but we shouldnt try to stereo type. Of all the most technical people I know (I manage a hardware and software engineering firm dealing daily with both our engineers and customers engineers) they are almost all using iOS while the vast majority of none technical people I know are running Android. Everyones personal experiences will vary so this isnt to imply that is what everyone should see. From speaking with the technical people I know that use iOS almost all of them said that while they have the ability to customize and tweak Android as much as possible they get enough of that with work and dont want to deal with it on their phones and tablets.
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