Source: All Things D
quote: What sells me on the iPhone is the OS
quote: I am glad that I do not need to tweak my phone just to make it work properly.
quote: By the way, I used to hate everything Apple
quote: It's official: IOS is now the worst mobile OS out of the main three. Sorry, that's an objective fact.
quote: It sounds to me like all you want in a phone is a dumb app-launcher. In which case you would be perfectly happy using anything.
quote: People who defend iOS because of its aesthetics, while not realizing it lacks key functionality compared to Andoid are the very definition of "computer illiterate".
quote: Lack of an OS back button? The Home button takes you back.
quote: Double tapping on the Home button opens up your open applications so you can switch between them quickly.
quote: Umm no, the home button takes you HOME. What if I don't want to go home, I just want to go BACK?
quote: I can do that on Android too by holding down Home. But I also have a back button, which makes navigation superior to iOS. Stop being the fanboi that fights from an untenable position. There's no way you can win this.
quote: I have plenty of experience with an iPhone. I'm just shocked that you people can use it on a daily basis without noticing ANY flaws. Or defend them when others point them out.
quote: Higher DPI - Just this year
quote: Regardless of what you want, or what you think other users want, those features are there and are used by millions
quote: Larger Screens, Higher resolution, Higher DPI, Better Edge to Edge display, Micro SD card, Removable batteries, NFC, Mini HDMI, Better Notifications, Widgets, Live wallpaper, Multi user support, Multi Window support, Wireless charging, etc. (the list goes on). It's actually missing alot. If none of the above is on your particular list of things you want, its certainly a good quality phone and very fast.
quote: iPhone Retina is superior to any Galaxy phone according to most.
quote: you're listing is mostly useless features that Android has piled on for the express purpose of this such argument.
quote: Better notifications, def an opinion, late iOS notifications are great.
quote: My list in favor of iOS is far more simple, it's coded better
quote: Disclaimer: I switched to HTC One from iPhone 4s.
quote: Larger Screens, Higher resolution, Higher DPI, Better Edge to Edge display
quote: But it is behind and lacking these features
quote: That is because if you want/need things on the HUGE list of missing features you didnt buy an iPhone. Duh.
quote: OK, well Tester and people he knows don't use them, so obviously they are useless.
quote: No amount of excuses or angry posts cant change that. Sorry.
quote: You are putting your experience and usage in place of others. There are cases where both are useful. I don't travel much for work any more and replaceable batteries aren't too important for me anymore but they are for many. Dont tell my any iPhone can last being used for entertainment on an 18 hour flight to Asia and then hit the airport and a company visit all day afterward and possibly dinner and drinks the night after without needeing a charge. It's not convenient to carry a plug in pack that you have to keep plugged into your phone for a few hours when you are on the go. Having an extra battery is useful. OF course not for everyone, but IF you need it , its not an option on the iPhone.
quote: Totally unfair and twisting words. I never said I think they are useful so everybody must have them
quote: I have said several times in this very thread that IF you don't want/need any of them and you are OK with a small screen with lower res and DPI than the competition, the iPhone is good and has alot of high points
quote: The higher resolution isn't visible because you can't see pixels on the iPhone anyway.
quote: Micro SD card - Oops, Android doesn't allow you to install apps on that anymore. And how much storage does the 16GB S4 have available after all that bloat is added? No wonder Samsung makes you pay extra to buy extra, very slow storage.
quote: Removable batteries - If you're prepared to carry around a replacement battery you can carry around a portable charger which doesn't force you to turn your phone off and give you all the same benefits
quote: 'Better Notifications' - definitely wrong. I have seen loads of posts recently comparing notifications on both and having used both on my Nexus 4 and iPhone, the iPhone is better.
quote: 'Widgets' - yep, but for me this is pretty much a gimmick. I never kept them on my Nexus 4, they just drain the battery.
quote: 'Wireless charging' - Pointless gimmick. If you pick up your phone when you get a call, you stop the charging. Not so with a lead.
quote: One have that this doesn't that the vast majority of users actually care about?
quote: Features are features. Whether or not you "care" about them is irrelevant
quote: Also whenever someone tries to speak for the majority , he just comes off like a condescending jerk. The "majority" has chosen Android over iOS, by an astounding margin. THEY are speaking, YOU should listen.
quote: The fact that every change in the iPhone and iOS over the past two years has been the copying of Android phone features you claim "nobody" cares about, should tell you something.
quote: most of the missing features are HIGHLY useful
quote: I dont use the cruise control in my car, therefore its a useless feature/gimmick
quote: Well, for the millions that use it
quote: Just because YOU don't use it doesn't mean its useless to anyone else other than you
quote: And again, if those features arent ones that you use or care about , then the iPhone is a great quality phone
quote: Try thinking as a consumer and not an argumentative troll. It's about features and platform. No one likely needs ALL of those features, but a subset of them. If you need some, many or most those features you can find an Android phone with what you need, or at least most of it