Apple Sucks!!! I hate Apple!!!
That’s right… I hate Apple. Their products are among the best in the business. To a point. That point is only as far as Apple wants to go, regardless of what non-Apple Zealots want.
Apple decides for you what you will get. They have the most Draconian approach to products of any manufacturer.
Apple could make a slightly LARGER iPhone… with a 1280 x 720 screen instead of the 1136 x 640 screen. But they choose to ram their idea of a screen/phone size down our throats. They create a taller screen with the same pixel density — a retina display they know is better than our eyes can resolve. Why? So we can have another row of icons on our home screens. Why not a little larger in all directions? Why not a true HD display?
This is a personal issue for me and my 48 year old eyes on the verge of needed reading glasses. The 3.5 inch screen on my current phone it getting harder and harder to ready. The iPhone 4 and now the iPhone 5 do nothing to help me with with this. I am going to need reading glasses to read an iPhone.
I want an iPhone 5, so I Hate You, Apple, for bringing out a phone only a tiny bit larger… and not really any larger as far as what I am able to see.
Apple continues to bring their products into the latest and greatest at a snail’s pace. They are always behind the competition. Granted… the main reason they do this is a valid one… they introduce new technology when they can do it with a best in class user experience.
They were late to bring 3G to the iPhone because they wanted the technology to be mature before exposing their users to it. The same thing was true for 4G LTE. And it continues for NFC (near field commincation). Apple won’t adopt this technology in a device that is going to sells tens of millions of units a month unless they can be sure of a great user experience. And practically no one is really using NFC. It is a niche technology at this point.
Here is another reason to hate Apple… the iPod Nano. Last year Apple ignored the iPod Nano with its square screen. Many pundits thought Apple was giving up on the Nano. They are! The only reason they came out with a new iPod Nano now is because of the new 8 pin connector on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Apple knows it has intensely loyal customers (we call them Fanboys). It is likely that over 75% of all iPhone 5 sales will come from people upgrading from an older iPhone. Many of these people also have iPods… Touch, Nano, whatever. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, whatever generation. They have them. I know. I know people that have multple iPods they actively use. They keep one docked in a small speaker in their bathroom, another in thier bedroom, and another in thier car. They bought these over time when new models came out and kept the old ones.
So… these Apple Zealots are going to buy an iPhone 5. And they are going to eventually upgrade their speaker docks & other accessories to work with the new connector. And Apple is going to sell them replacement iPod Nanos so they can have their music wherever they want it.
Apple is EVIL! Plain and simple. They could have just as easily adopted a mini-USB connector. But that would mean all the accessories manufacturers would no longer be making Apple accessories, they would be making accessories… that could work with many products.
I am torn between the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III.
I feel like I will regret either one.
I own an iPad, and my two sons each have iPhones. I have access to all those apps since we are all on one Apple account. The apps are paid for. It’s a no-brainer for me to get an iPhone 5.
But my eyes tell me to get the best screen possible. Is the iPhone screen better if I can’t tell. Sure the iPhone has a pixel density of 326 ppi. The Samsung S3 is 306 ppi. There is no way I can see the difference here. Yet because the Samsung is spread out a little more on a largter display, it will be easier on my eyes.
So… all this to answer one question:
Do I get an iPhone 5 and a pair of reading glasses, or do I get a Samsung S3?