Since it was an Xmas gift, I've decided to try this iPhiecea (the "h" is silent) sh*t awhile longer, so as to not offend the giver.....but odds don't look good.
I simply can't understand the appeal, except for snobbery, that causes you to use a cellPHONE <--emphasis on the word phone....that is NOT a user-friendly phone.
How the hell would you ever call 9-1-1 in a real emergency, like a fire or flood or when someone was shooting at you? Yell "time out! I need to remember how to dial my iphone!"??
The iPhone is not meant to be a stand-alone phone, nor is its main feature meant to be a phone. It's a mobile device with phone capabilities, but it’s a mobile device first and foremost. You don't have to be snippy about the fact that you're using something that contrasts with your needs--it's as though you're wearing red heels in a snowstorm and blaming the shoe designer.
As a mobile device with phone capabilities, it’s the top of the class, and everyone knows it. Say what you want about random phones mass-produced by LG, HTC, or Motorola, but those companies focus on building a large variety of phones, which dilutes their ability to focus on a single product and make it phenomenal. The iPhone is the only such device Apple builds, which means it gets the company's full mobile attention, and as such, they can focus on making its software better.
The problems that developers for Android (the Google-designed operating system that all the new smart phones, like Droid, are installed with) are facing is that all these different devices run on Android, so it's hard for a software developer to make programs that work and look great on a tiny screen as well as a larger screen.
That all being said, AT&T is a shit network, but since I barely make phone calls anymore (I have over 4,000 rollover minutes from the past year, and my plan only has 450 a month) the iPhone is the perfect device for my needs.