I pre-ordered this badboy yesterday morning (before Apple and AT&T ran out of pre-order stock) along with about 600,000 others. And while I have nothing bad to say for Sprint (or their customer service or their coverage), in the end, it was their lack of appealing phones that did it for me. So, I thought I’d go ahead and list some reasons why I chose to make the jump:
- The iphone is (for me) the most elegantly designed phone out there. As someone who is leaving RIM (Blackberry), I used to joke that iphones were toys and Blackberrys were tools. One was pretty while the other got things done. After spending some time looking at, playing with, and trying out various iphones, I came to an interesting conclusion – as pretty as it is, it gets things done.
- Apple products’ ease of use stands heads and shoulders above the rest. Do recent Android devices have better specs? Maybe. But they’re also requiring tons more battery and processing power to accomplish it because they’re collections of specs with no over-arching consideration of how they’ll play together.
- The apps. This is one of the biggest reasons. The vast majority of developers are developing for the iphone first, and then trying to figure out how to extend that application’s usage to other platforms. And ultimately, that makes iphone apps distinctly better than the others.