re: 5 Questions To Ask Before Buying A New iPhone
Question 1. Do I REALLY need the new iPhone?
Question 1a? Why?
Question 2. Will I still have my false sense of superiority?
It's a phone. A PHONE! These people are the same mindless robots that could be seen making makeshift shrines outside of Apple stores when Jobs dies. Really people? Really? Memorials at a store? Was the "Golden Calf" app removed from the iTunes store?
Seriously, I just don't understand people. What's worse, I work in news and not a SINGLE day goes by without some Apple-related story getting floated across my desk. Weeks ago, a story was proposed about the features that Apple MIGHT have in the next iPhone. Nothing factual, just things that MIGHT be in it. Give me a break. Samsung's Galaxy line of phones kicks the iPhone in the ass, hands down. It's really quite simple. Get an Android OS phone if you really want to explore what it can do, craft it to your needs, get rid of what you don't need and having your every move not tracked by Apple. Get an iOS phone if you just want a simple phone that has nifty apps like the "fart machine" and having iTunes rule your life.
Comparing the Apple and Android isn't fair because they are not the same. Apple makes iPhones that run on the iOS platform. Samsung (as an example) makes phones that run on the Android platform. But LG, Kyocera and others also make phones on the Android platform. When Apple starts letting outside manufacturers use the iOS platform and a side-by-side comparison of each OS on similar phones, then we can have a fair argument. And when that happens, Apple will lose. Guess that's why they won't let it out of their sight. Also, stop and think why they won't go with micro-USB. The simple reason is my old micro-USB cable works from phone to phone. Apple? Open the wallet!
Hopefully sooner or later these Apple lemmings will figure out they've been played for a looooooong time.