Around the middle of 2011 I published an article on this site about upgrading my (then) Blackberry Bold 9000 for the all-new Apple iPhone 4. It was a bold move by me at the time as I had little love for Apple products.
18 months on, and my thoughts on Apple have not improved any, in fact, to the contrary they have very heavily deteriorated.
The iPhone 4 was fun at first. Sleek, fast and a major upgrade from the Blackberry, the iPhone was a novelty with many apps to get my geeky fingers into. However, like many who switch to Apple products, it was not without problems. The inability to really modify or customise the phone was a big setback for me, and though Apple addressed this with their iOS5 update it was not enough. Then there was the home button that begun to stick about 3 months ago. Apple support were useless, suggesting there was no hardware issue, yet over time the problem became much more prevalent. Still, Apple refuse to admit there is an issue with the button / hardware. Hitting google you will find many reports of iPhone 4 users with this exact same problem, yet still, Apple refuse to admit there is an issue. As it stands right now, I have to have assisted touch enabled, as the home button doesn’t work 80%+ of the time. Then of course came iOS6. Maps etc aside, iOS6 biggest problem is that it has my phone running so hot it reboots itself at least once every day.
I’m done with Apple and the iPhone experiment. It was never really destined to succeed as unlike many Apple users appear to be, I wont just blindly follow.
so, Samsung Galaxy SIII here I come. A phone that is super fast, has a great size screen, loads of incredible apps and most importantly, it doesn’t have that Apple logo on it!
In the coming week I will post a detailed review of how I find the new phone.