GBRelentless saidand i understand that completely, however, would you give up your iPhone to try other devices? How do you know about the predictability and reliability of 'Apple' products unless you try other products.
And would you do the same, and have you yourself done the same, trying Apple products?
Prior to the iPhone, I used the Palm as my PDA for about 11 years. I was reluctant to move to a smartphone because they were too large & clumsy.
But finally I did with the iPhone 3GS last year. I must admit I missed the ability of the Palm to take hand-written notes on the screen with a stylus. But at least the iPhone can take voice dictation, as my more recent Palms could.
So I have a little experience with other products. And some of my friends have Blackberrys, which I find silly, lumpy things, with tiny screens. Apple is about elegance and integration. My iPhone 4 is a miracle of modern technology, the screen resolution the best on Earth, the thinest phone there is, the available apps numbering over a quarter of a million right now.
My partner jokes with me that the only thing it can't do is make coffee, but it's a GPS, compass, flashlight, carpenter's level, airline tracker, weather reporter, grocery shopping guide, personal health monitor, and dozens of other things with the apps I have that I use daily.
We're out driving somewhere, and he wants to grab a bite to eat, and I ask him what kind of food he'd like. I look it up on the iPhone, find a place with good reviews, and I get map directions to there from our current location. It's fucking amazing.
And we're 2 really old guys, in our 60s & 70s, and we can do this stuff, it's not like hard. We refuse to be left behind by technology, nor intimidated by it. So we have the best, the newest, and we use it every day. He's using Windows 7 on his office computer, and I'm using Mac Snow Leopard at home.
And I have judged the iPhone 4 to be the most brilliant smartphone on Earth at this moment, You may want to dispute that, but everything I read gives the nod to Apple, or else it's a very close call. depending on what your needs are. Resent Apple all you like, but they are fucking geniuses.