Why The iPhone 5 Will Be My First iPhone [Opinion]

Why The iPhone 5 Will Be My First iPhone [Opinion]

The iPhone 5 will probably be my first iPhone. Up until now, I have gotten by with a combination of dumb phones (and recently something even worse), an iPod Touch and an iPad. I have also tossed a camera into my bag more often than not upon leaving the house. Why? Because I almost never never make phone calls. Because I don’t want to sign a cellphone contract. And because my other gadgets do the job just fine. So why am I buying an iPhone now, after five years of holding out?

The iPhone 5 isn’t really that different from the 4S. It’s thinner, the camera is a little better, the battery lasts a little longer, and it adds LTE (useless in much of the world). So why buy this when the iPhone 4/S has been around for a couple years>

Gadget Overload

Why The iPhone 5 Will Be My First iPhone [Opinion]

The contents of my man sack. Much of this could be replaced by an iPhone.

First, I got sick of the alternatives. I carry my iPad everywhere, and I have a contract-free monthly data plan which gives me 2GB of data. I no longer carry my camera, as the iPad lets me do so much more with my pictures, and I almost never carry my iPod Touch, as the iPad is always in a bag so I can use it as an iPod if I need to. But all this gear is starting to feel a little heavy.

Android Is Truly, Truly Terrible

In fact, the only thing I carry now, along with the iPad and my wallet, is an Android phone. Yes, Android. Let me tell you a little bit about that.

I needed a new handset after the others all stopped working in one way or another. The Samsung Galaxy Y (Y is for “young”) cost me about €100, contrat-free, and I figured that I could use it as a phone and as a lightweight computer. Boy was I wrong.

This phone is a piece of shit.

Why The iPhone 5 Will Be My First iPhone [Opinion]

The Galaxy Y would better be named the Galaxy ‘Why?’

The hardware is laggy, the thing sometimes doesn’t even work as a phone, and the Samsung interface is confusing. There’s nothing to like about this phone apart from the sound it makes when it bounces off a tiled floor. But what it gave me was a glimpse at how handy a smartphone could be. I know I’m late to the party, but shrinking down a 3G tablet to pocket-size makes it way more convenient to use.

Camera

Why The iPhone 5 Will Be My First iPhone [Opinion]

My lonely, neglected Panasonic Lumix GF1.

So I started to think about the iPhone. I could take photos much more discreetly. I could use accessories like the Olloclip. I could clip it to the handlebars of my bike, or be connected to the internet at the rare times I’m without my iPad (at the beach, usually).

But still I held off. There was no way I was going to buy an iPhone 4S outright, for $600-$800, a few months before the new iPhone was announced.

The iPhone 5: The Last iPhone Design?

So why am I suddenly in the market for an iPhone 5, when 4/S was almost the same? Because the design has now matured. Essentially, Apple is done with it. The iPhone will continue to get better year after year, but it’ll improve like the Mac Pro, whose case design hasn’t really changed in years. The iPhone went through its Nano years (the Nano is still Apple’s design playground), and has matured.

Now, and iPhone consists of the following, filtered through the eyes of a shutterbug:

  • A camera better than almost any compact camera, and with a computer better than the iPad 3 to process those pictures.
  • A phone, for when I really, really have to make a call, and a better front camera for Skyping my family back in England. A better camera than in both my Macs.
  • An-always connected computer, only in my pocket and not in my bag.
  • A great design with all the rough edges knocked off, and capable of using everything in iOS 6.

Why Not An iPod Touch?

Why The iPhone 5 Will Be My First iPhone [Opinion]

Down, but not out… Yet.

The new iPod Touch is amazing, with its faster processor, 5MP camera, handy-dandy dangle-strap and almost impossibly slim and light body. But if I bought yet another Touch (I’m on my fourth or fifth right now) I’d still have to carry my crappy Android phone, and my iPad for connecting to the internet. The Touch, great though it may be, would become little more than a neat camera when out of the house.

Plus, it starts at €320 here in Spain, which is over $400. Sure, an off-contract iPhone 5 surely won’t be cheap, either, but it’ll replace everything else in my bag.

There is one tiny thing left that might make me change my mind. My friend Pedro — who buys every new iPhone the same way I upgrade my iPad every year — has finally run out of family members to give his old handsets to. Which means I’m probably going to be the receiver of a free iPhone 4S next month. Maybe I’ll stick with that for now. Baby steps…

  • ddevito

    You evaluate Android as a whole by that POS? Please man, let your fanboy colors shine on through. If you want to say THAT particular phone is bad, fine – by all means – there are lots. But to write a subtitle called “Android is truly truly terrible” is poor writing. Sorry dude.

  • Ed_Kel

    You evaluate Android as a whole by that POS? Please man, let your fanboy colors shine on through. If you want to say THAT particular phone is bad, fine – by all means – there are lots. But to write a subtitle called “Android is truly truly terrible” is poor writing. Sorry dude.

    Once a troll, Always a troll. Android is not terrible! You can customize! Blah blah blah – *yawn

    Every Android phone is junk at some point or another because either the manufacturer or Google will obsolete it. Even your beloved (and perhaps sticky) S3 will become a paperweight as soon as Google decides to release yet another poorly fragmented Linux/iOS ripoff. This is what makes Android truly, truly terrible.

    With that said, RIP iPhone 3GS. You had a good 3 year run! Is there a fragmendroid out there that can claim the same longevity? I bet not.

  • Bob Kolk

    Yeah, I had a Droid Eris and it was OK for about 8 months, then the OS and apps started pushing it too hard and it just got slower and slower (it was a painful 2nd contract year). But I would never let that experience be my opinion of Android. The SIII sounds like a kick-ass phone, but I just prefer the whole Mac ecosystem.

  • ddevito

    Yeah, I had a Droid Eris and it was OK for about 8 months, then the OS and apps started pushing it too hard and it just got slower and slower (it was a painful 2nd contract year). But I would never let that experience be my opinion of Android. The SIII sounds like a kick-ass phone, but I just prefer the whole Mac ecosystem.

    Ah, so YOU’RE the guy who bought the Eris? :p

    Seriously another bad example. It’s like saying hey I just bought the iPhone 4 and iOS6 is sluggish

  • ddevito
    You evaluate Android as a whole by that POS? Please man, let your fanboy colors shine on through. If you want to say THAT particular phone is bad, fine – by all means – there are lots. But to write a subtitle called “Android is truly truly terrible” is poor writing. Sorry dude.

    Once a troll, Always a troll. Android is not terrible! You can customize! Blah blah blah – *yawn

    Every Android phone is junk at some point or another because either the manufacturer or Google will obsolete it. Even your beloved (and perhaps sticky) S3 will become a paperweight as soon as Google decides to release yet another poorly fragmented Linux/iOS ripoff. This is what makes Android truly, truly terrible.

    With that said, RIP iPhone 3GS. You had a good 3 year run! Is there a fragmendroid out there that can claim the same longevity? I bet not.

    My Nexus runs smooth, lightning quick and is running Android 4.1.1, the latest version of the best mobile OS ever made. Don’t know any of that rubbish that comes off your keyboard

  • nvettese

    So you evaluate Android on a budget phone, and then you write an article on how Android sucks? You are no writer, and apparently technology eludes you as well. If you were so inclined, why not compare Apples to Apples? You shouldn’t give up your day job as a Kindergarten Student.

  • The_Truth_Hurts

    Galaxy nexus unlocked for $350. You won’t find a phone you will be happier with. Had several friends who switched from iPhones to this and just rave on how good it is. Plus you don’t have all of those android problems that the rest have. And the interface? Easy and just amazing.

  • Int3nsive

    @ddevito When fandroids talk about the android Apps, marketshare, features… they love to make it general…but when someone say something bad about the Android… the “fragmentation” is not a issue anymore… it’s a excuse to blame “the device”…. ok then.

  • Matt Jones

    You’re a comic genius. I predict a bright future for you somewhere.

  • nvettese
    You evaluate Android as a whole by that POS? Please man, let your fanboy colors shine on through. If you want to say THAT particular phone is bad, fine – by all means – there are lots. But to write a subtitle called “Android is truly truly terrible” is poor writing. Sorry dude.

    Once a troll, Always a troll. Android is not terrible! You can customize! Blah blah blah – *yawn

    Every Android phone is junk at some point or another because either the manufacturer or Google will obsolete it. Even your beloved (and perhaps sticky) S3 will become a paperweight as soon as Google decides to release yet another poorly fragmented Linux/iOS ripoff. This is what makes Android truly, truly terrible.

    With that said, RIP iPhone 3GS. You had a good 3 year run! Is there a fragmendroid out there that can claim the same longevity? I bet not.

    So you are still using the original iPhone, or the iPhone 3GS I assume. If you aren’t, why? Is it a paperweight already? That’s what I thought.

    Your words sound like that of a 3 year old needing attention.

    If Android Sucks, then how do you like that Notification Bar Apple stole to use on your phones? Pretty nice huh?

    How is Siri on the iPhone 3x and 4? does is work well??? That’s what I thought. Apple is just a marketing company, and they Fragment their own ecosystems. The iPhone5 is only 4″ inches??? Too funny. My DroidX is 4.3, and that is about 2 years old? No NFC??? I guess Mr. Cook and Co didn’t want to make it so blatant how much the need Android to know what to do next.

    Face it, Apple is now the catch up king, but unfortunately, they don’t have anyone intelligent enough to figure out how to surpass what Google and Samsung are doing.

    BTW, even Wozniak feels Apple is as shitty as they come. The only reason he has an iPhone is because he has to show face for the Apple. Meanwhile he has two Android phones and a Nexus 7. which he states are better than the crap Apple shoves out.

  • SamuelBrock

    As an Apple fan who will be picking up the iPhone 5, I must say that to judge Android by its most popular selling price, free or cheap, isn’t completely fair. A better way to say it perhaps could be: Android, and boy is the 80-90% terrible.
    Android is much like Windows PCs back in the 2000′s. Most of them were pieces of shit or at least in compared to OSX computers. Several expensive models were either on-par or superior to Macs hardware-wise. Software wise they were more open and nerd-friendly. Personally, I think Android 4.1 is a more powerful OS than iOS feature-wise, but nothing can beat how iOS requires little hardware to get things done fast.

  • Ed_Kel
    You evaluate Android as a whole by that POS? Please man, let your fanboy colors shine on through. If you want to say THAT particular phone is bad, fine – by all means – there are lots. But to write a subtitle called “Android is truly truly terrible” is poor writing. Sorry dude.

    Once a troll, Always a troll. Android is not terrible! You can customize! Blah blah blah – *yawn

    Every Android phone is junk at some point or another because either the manufacturer or Google will obsolete it. Even your beloved (and perhaps sticky) S3 will become a paperweight as soon as Google decides to release yet another poorly fragmented Linux/iOS ripoff. This is what makes Android truly, truly terrible.

    With that said, RIP iPhone 3GS. You had a good 3 year run! Is there a fragmendroid out there that can claim the same longevity? I bet not.

    So you are still using the original iPhone, or the iPhone 3GS I assume. If you aren’t, why? Is it a paperweight already? That’s what I thought. – I am not using a 3GS but I know people who are. The phone works just fine.

    Your words sound like that of a 3 year old needing attention. – Really? You’re the one sounding like a troll.

    If Android Sucks, then how do you like that Notification Bar Apple stole to use on your phones? Pretty nice huh?
    - I make do without it though I would disagree in that it isn’t a notification “bar”. You simply swipe down to view your notifications unlike Android cluttering the top bar.

    How is Siri on the iPhone 3x and 4? does is work well??? That’s what I thought. Apple is just a marketing company, and they Fragment their own ecosystems. The iPhone5 is only 4″ inches??? Too funny. My DroidX is 4.3, and that is about 2 years old? No NFC??? I guess Mr. Cook and Co didn’t want to make it so blatant how much the need Android to know what to do next. – Siri requires hardware that the 3GS and 4 do not have. Fragment their own ecosystems? Please. Try to find one developer that would agree with you. Keep your big screen. My 3.7″ retina screen gets the job done. NFC is a gimmick technology at this point. Samsung and Nokia are the only one developing phones with it and still have several major hurdles to jump with the carriers.

    Face it, Apple is now the catch up king, but unfortunately, they don’t have anyone intelligent enough to figure out how to surpass what Google and Samsung are doing. – Tell that to courts the continue to judge in favor of Apple.

    BTW, even Wozniak feels Apple is as shitty as they come. The only reason he has an iPhone is because he has to show face for the Apple. Meanwhile he has two Android phones and a Nexus 7. which he states are better than the crap Apple shoves out. This is simply not true. Check out the article on his gadget bag and tell me the actual number of iPhones he has compared to Androids. I think the answer may astound you.

  • parsigi2
    You evaluate Android as a whole by that POS? Please man, let your fanboy colors shine on through. If you want to say THAT particular phone is bad, fine – by all means – there are lots. But to write a subtitle called “Android is truly truly terrible” is poor writing. Sorry dude.

    Once a troll, Always a troll. Android is not terrible! You can customize! Blah blah blah – *yawn

    Every Android phone is junk at some point or another because either the manufacturer or Google will obsolete it. Even your beloved (and perhaps sticky) S3 will become a paperweight as soon as Google decides to release yet another poorly fragmented Linux/iOS ripoff. This is what makes Android truly, truly terrible.

    With that said, RIP iPhone 3GS. You had a good 3 year run! Is there a fragmendroid out there that can claim the same longevity? I bet not.

    So you are still using the original iPhone, or the iPhone 3GS I assume. If you aren’t, why? Is it a paperweight already? That’s what I thought.

    Your words sound like that of a 3 year old needing attention.

    If Android Sucks, then how do you like that Notification Bar Apple stole to use on your phones? Pretty nice huh?

    How is Siri on the iPhone 3x and 4? does is work well??? That’s what I thought. Apple is just a marketing company, and they Fragment their own ecosystems. The iPhone5 is only 4″ inches??? Too funny. My DroidX is 4.3, and that is about 2 years old? No NFC??? I guess Mr. Cook and Co didn’t want to make it so blatant how much the need Android to know what to do next.

    Face it, Apple is now the catch up king, but unfortunately, they don’t have anyone intelligent enough to figure out how to surpass what Google and Samsung are doing.

    BTW, even Wozniak feels Apple is as shitty as they come. The only reason he has an iPhone is because he has to show face for the Apple. Meanwhile he has two Android phones and a Nexus 7. which he states are better than the crap Apple shoves out.

    The point he’s making is that the 3GS is 3.5 years old and had a good life up until. You saying the 3GS and the original iPhone being a paperweight is pretty funny because they’re old. Compare that to the 3-month-old Android phones becoming paperweights.

    And actually, you’re the only one here who seems like a 3-year-old. Only a 3-year-old would come on an Apple fan site to make counter-Apple points which aren’t even correct.

    And Apple keeps a few features out from older phones because they won’t work well for the user, and that matters to them. That’s not fragmentation. Giving 3+ years old phones new software while keeping a few features out that won’t work well is REALLY different from 3-month old Android phones not getting updates at all.

    And also, not everybody likes big screens. Most people like phones that they don’t need a tractor to carry it with. And nobody uses NFC. Other that tech enthusiasts, nobody even knows what NFC. Apple’s not like Google- they’re not going to throw everything at the wall to see what sticks (same story with wireless charging).

    And why would they need to surpass Google/Samsung. They already have with an easy to use, intuitive OS.

    And lastly, he never said Apple is shitty. Please give me a quote. He said he likes Android, but he also said he likes Windows phone, and never said he doesn’t like iOS. He actually said this: “”The iPhone has a lot of beauty and simplicity, and you don’t get lost as much in it [compared to Android].”

  • yankeesusa

    Are you serious? Basing your Android experience on one phone? I understand the iPhone is a great phone which i use on a regular basis but i also use an Android and i prefer that over my iPhone 4. Just because you may not know how to useyour Android or bought a mediocre model it doesn’t mean it’s worse than iPhone. In my personal experience the iPhone is more of a toy than a business tool. But i guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Oh well.

  • Gavin Blur

    Welcome

  • kamil1280

    When Android sucks You that mean that Your brain is as empty as my glass of cofee now.

  • John Frum

    Your words sound like that of a 3 year old needing attention.

    Oh, the irony.

    If Android Sucks, then how do you like that Notification Bar Apple stole to use on your phones? Pretty nice huh?

    Well, isn’t that a life-changing, earth-shattering item.

    The iPhone5 is only 4″ inches??? Too funny. My DroidX is 4.3, and that is about 2 years old? No NFC???

    Those things might be important to you, because they’re the few straws you have to grab at in your quest to rationalize your false-economy-driven decision not to buy an iPhone. But you fail to notice the absence of users demanding them.

    It helps when you can keep your priorities straight, starting with classifying them into “must haves,” “ought to haves,” and “nice to haves.” You’re obsessing about things that belong in the third category, when your phone is missing big-picture items from the first.

    BTW, even Wozniak feels Apple is as shitty as they come. The only reason he has an iPhone is because he has to show face for the Apple. Meanwhile he has two Android phones and a Nexus 7. which he states are better than the crap Apple shoves out.

    Really. Is that how Woz “feels?” Is that what Woz “states?” You might want to check your sources. Only this time, check outside your own head.

  • John Frum

    In my personal experience the iPhone is more of a toy than a business tool.

    In my experience Android users spend more time f*#&ing around with their phones than people who are serious about business do.

    The #1 reason I started with, and remain in, the Apple “ecosystem” is that it offers the most direct path to my goals, without unnecessary distractions. The Android experience, in contrast, is full of them.

    Seems you and I have different ideas about what constitutes “toying around.”

  • lowtolerance

    In my personal experience the iPhone is more of a toy than a business tool.

    Then your personal experience is woefully limited. There is a reason that iOS is making more and more of a presence in businesses around the world. To put it quite simply, the iPhone/iPad is a productivity tool. It’s simplicity belies enormous power that can’t be conveyed through specs or innovations that no one asked for. People get stuff done on the iPhone. That’s not to say that Android users don’t get stuff done, but there are unnecessary obstacles at nearly every turn along the way, and that, in a nutshell, is why people who really care about things like productivity don’t screw around with anything but an iPhone.

  • Bob Smogango
    You evaluate Android as a whole by that POS? Please man, let your fanboy colors shine on through. If you want to say THAT particular phone is bad, fine – by all means – there are lots. But to write a subtitle called “Android is truly truly terrible” is poor writing. Sorry dude.

    Once a troll, Always a troll. Android is not terrible! You can customize! Blah blah blah – *yawn

    Every Android phone is junk at some point or another because either the manufacturer or Google will obsolete it. Even your beloved (and perhaps sticky) S3 will become a paperweight as soon as Google decides to release yet another poorly fragmented Linux/iOS ripoff. This is what makes Android truly, truly terrible.

    With that said, RIP iPhone 3GS. You had a good 3 year run! Is there a fragmendroid out there that can claim the same longevity? I bet not.

    So you are still using the original iPhone, or the iPhone 3GS I assume. If you aren’t, why? Is it a paperweight already? That’s what I thought.

    Your words sound like that of a 3 year old needing attention.

    If Android Sucks, then how do you like that Notification Bar Apple stole to use on your phones? Pretty nice huh?

    How is Siri on the iPhone 3x and 4? does is work well??? That’s what I thought. Apple is just a marketing company, and they Fragment their own ecosystems. The iPhone5 is only 4″ inches??? Too funny. My DroidX is 4.3, and that is about 2 years old? No NFC??? I guess Mr. Cook and Co didn’t want to make it so blatant how much the need Android to know what to do next.

    Face it, Apple is now the catch up king, but unfortunately, they don’t have anyone intelligent enough to figure out how to surpass what Google and Samsung are doing.

    BTW, even Wozniak feels Apple is as shitty as they come. The only reason he has an iPhone is because he has to show face for the Apple. Meanwhile he has two Android phones and a Nexus 7. which he states are better than the crap Apple shoves out.

    Everyone is playing catch up on some level. Apple’s A6 chip kicks everyone’s processor. Their OS is consistently a great OS, their camera/sw got an improvement, their microphone system got improved, the speaker system got improved, the screen got improved, and as far as I’m concerned, it is their best phone yet and that’s all I care about.

    Android SUCKs. Waiting for Google to release an update and having to wait for the h/w mfg to update it and then get buyoff from the carriers is just plain old DUMB, STUPID and that’s a MAJOR reason why I don’t consider Android as a platform. PERIOD. That’s just dumb business sense.

    Apple doesn’t NEED NFC is what I think Apple is doing. How often do you actually use NFC?

    How is ICS or Jelly Bean on a phone that originally shipped with Gingerbread or Froyo?

    Wozniak didn’t say Apple was a shitty as they come. he just was disappointed with Siri while it was in Beta. BFD. It was in BETA, but you are too stupid to understand the concept of beta vs final release.

    With widgets, animations, Android phones require more RAM, more CPU/GPU, more battery, etc. just to run the damn thing so it doesn’t freeze up. S III’s need to be charged constantly, it has reception issues, texting issues, and it is STILL using ICS.

  • Bob Smogango
    You evaluate Android as a whole by that POS? Please man, let your fanboy colors shine on through. If you want to say THAT particular phone is bad, fine – by all means – there are lots. But to write a subtitle called “Android is truly truly terrible” is poor writing. Sorry dude.

    Once a troll, Always a troll. Android is not terrible! You can customize! Blah blah blah – *yawn

    Every Android phone is junk at some point or another because either the manufacturer or Google will obsolete it. Even your beloved (and perhaps sticky) S3 will become a paperweight as soon as Google decides to release yet another poorly fragmented Linux/iOS ripoff. This is what makes Android truly, truly terrible.

    With that said, RIP iPhone 3GS. You had a good 3 year run! Is there a fragmendroid out there that can claim the same longevity? I bet not.

    So you are still using the original iPhone, or the iPhone 3GS I assume. If you aren’t, why? Is it a paperweight already? That’s what I thought.

    Your words sound like that of a 3 year old needing attention.

    If Android Sucks, then how do you like that Notification Bar Apple stole to use on your phones? Pretty nice huh?

    How is Siri on the iPhone 3x and 4? does is work well??? That’s what I thought. Apple is just a marketing company, and they Fragment their own ecosystems. The iPhone5 is only 4″ inches??? Too funny. My DroidX is 4.3, and that is about 2 years old? No NFC??? I guess Mr. Cook and Co didn’t want to make it so blatant how much the need Android to know what to do next.

    Face it, Apple is now the catch up king, but unfortunately, they don’t have anyone intelligent enough to figure out how to surpass what Google and Samsung are doing.

    BTW, even Wozniak feels Apple is as shitty as they come. The only reason he has an iPhone is because he has to show face for the Apple. Meanwhile he has two Android phones and a Nexus 7. which he states are better than the crap Apple shoves out.

    You sound like a little kid with enough knowledge to be stupid.

    First off, if someone has an older 3GS, that phone can get an update to iOS 6 and if it still works, then it still works. If the phone provides them with a working phone and it does all of the features they want, need or afford, than it still works. Just like a plain old dumb works for those that just want a plain old dumb phone.

    Apple did a better job with notifications and that’s Apple. They’ll do things differently. Sometimes they do it first, sometimes they take an idea and twist it around to make it better and that’s how companies get around patents YOU IDIOT.

    It also depends on how the patent was written, if it wasn’t written well enough, etc., then that’s not Apple’s fault. When dealing with patents, there are so many things that come into play, neither you nor I can say what is a violation from a legal perspective. We can have a difference of opinion. But I like Apple’s implementation of the pull down notifications than Android. Would I like some changes? Sure. Apple evolves software when there is a need or ability to do so and it actually does work better.

    But you are coming from this attitude that Android did EVERYTHING first and better and that’s SIMPLY NOT THE CASE. Android is just a kludge OS platform for kids with nothing better to do. I think the hardware it runs on is cheaply made, designed and supported and i haven’t seen a product with the Android OS on it that felt like a well made product.

  • Bob Smogango
    Your words sound like that of a 3 year old needing attention.

    Oh, the irony.

    If Android Sucks, then how do you like that Notification Bar Apple stole to use on your phones? Pretty nice huh?

    Well, isn’t that a life-changing, earth-shattering item.

    The iPhone5 is only 4″ inches??? Too funny. My DroidX is 4.3, and that is about 2 years old? No NFC???

    Those things might be important to you, because they’re the few straws you have to grab at in your quest to rationalize your false-economy-driven decision not to buy an iPhone. But you fail to notice the absence of users demanding them.

    It helps when you can keep your priorities straight, starting with classifying them into “must haves,” “ought to haves,” and “nice to haves.” You’re obsessing about things that belong in the third category, when your phone is missing big-picture items from the first.

    BTW, even Wozniak feels Apple is as shitty as they come. The only reason he has an iPhone is because he has to show face for the Apple. Meanwhile he has two Android phones and a Nexus 7. which he states are better than the crap Apple shoves out.

    Really. Is that how Woz “feels?” Is that what Woz “states?” You might want to check your sources. Only this time, check outside your own head.

    No $hit. Wozniak, as of a few months ago, had more iPhones than any other platform OS device. He plays around with stuff because he has the time and money to do so. But, I am not a collector of gadgets like he is. Some of things he buys I wouldn’t waste my money or time on. He’s the type of guy that will fly to freaking Japan to buy the latest video game on Nintendo or whatever game console that you can’t get in the US. To me, that’s being STUPID, FRIVOLOUS, and just NOT PRACTICAL. But if the guy wants to blow his money like that, then that’s his decision, but that’s not REALITY for 99% of the world’s population. I’m sure if one took every single product and analyzed them to death, they would find something nice about one over another, but some people don’t have or want to spend the time going through 100 products to find the right one. Some people look at the platform, buy the one they like and can afford and then use the thing and hopefully they’ll enjoy it while they own it. I own a iPhone 4 knowing the iPhone 5 was around the corner. Does it work? Sure it does. Does it do every possible thing in the world? NO. Is it perfect? NO. It does what it does. I have little complaints about it, and when I can, I’ll switch to the iPhone 5 and enjoy that while i own it. But switching platforms KNOWING that Android has a VERY SEVERE problem in how they update the software MAKES ZERO business sense.

  • RobertMessi5

    as Howard explained I’m taken by surprise that a mother can profit $4400 in a few weeks on the computer. did you look at this site (Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/QC1qR

  • Malih

    Wow, comparing the experience on a mere $100 contract-free Galaxy Y on a writing about a ~$600 contract-free iPhone – and say Android’s terrible.

    Anyways, I’ve experienced ~$600 contract-free Android and looking into purchasing the iPhone 5 pending reviews on call and signal quality that is.

  • HerryMurray

    like Debbie implied I’m startled that a single mom can make $8549 in one month on the computer. have you seen this website (Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/JAHkB

  • jauhari

    Why you compare iPhone Family with Samsung Galaxy Y? Galaxy Y is low class Android Smartphone.

    iPhone 4S is compare with High Class of Android Device (HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S3 or other Android High Class Family) :)

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