I have never been much of an Apple fan. To be honest, their fans scare me and my limited experiences with a Mac back in the University of Melbourne were not terribly good either. I mean, what was up with the one-button mouse?
Then I caved and bought an iPhone.
I really enjoy my iPhone and I use it for tons of stuff. I surf the net, I watch Merlin, I play games – it’s all great. I like being able to do all these while in bed. However, I’ve been thinking about it for a while and reading all these Apple news with regards to the new iPad and the next version of the iPhone and the next phone I get will probably be an Android phone. Or maybe a Windows 7 one. Whatever it is, I am unlikely to get another iPhone.
Mainly, I don’t like how Apple works. I don’t like how they make it difficult for people to replace the battery of the iPhone. I don’t like how they force me to change all my songs from wmv to mp3 files. I don’t like how troublesome they make it for me to change the ringtone of my iPhone. I don’t like how they approve apps. I don’t like iTunes. I don’t like the over-paranoia they have with revealing when new versions of their product will be out. I don’t like how proprietary they are. Frankly, I just don’t like the way they do business.
Yeah, MS isn’t perfect either (far from it) and I am probably completely biased. But it’s my money and I can tell you that unless Apple’s iPhone stands head and shoulders above all other phones two years on, I’m unlikely to spend it on another iPhone.