Android VS iPhone
So, the iPhone 5 is out. Suprisingly, I am hearing mixed reviews. Some people like the new features, while others lament that it still has the same annoying shortcomings as all 5 of its iPredecessors. I keep hearing about the necessity for umpteen adapters to get it to connect to anything else, the inability–or at least complexity– of adding auxiliary storage, the screen still not being as big as that of other phones, etc. The funny thing is, that these are comments COMING FROM DIE-HARD APPLE FANS.
Let me tell you a story. I work for FedEx part-time. One day, I came into work at 5:00 in the morning to learn that the company’s Internet connection was down. Without Internet access, the managers were unable to access changes to the package sort database; thus, we were practically unable to do our jobs. My dock manager is an iPhone user. His plan was to access his e-mail from his iPhone (where the necessary package sort info was stored) and download it to his iPhone. He would then connect it via a USB cable to his computer and pull off the information. Good idea, right?
Not so much. Without iTunes installed, the computer was completely unable to access the data stored on the iPhone. Behold, another ridiculous limitation Apple sees fit to impose on their loyal customers. For the life of me, I do not understand the necessity to charge SO MUCH for a product that does SO LITTLE without special software or adapters. But, I digress the point. Let me finish my story.
At this point, my dock manager gets desperate. He pulls me aside (since he knows I work for an IT company) and asks my advice. I recommended he borrow someone’s Android-based phone and attempt the exact same thing. He agreed to try it.
Can you guess what happened? It worked perfectly, and the day was saved.
Apple designs great products, and their marketing is top-notch… but I will never understand the need they feel to burden their customers with unnecessary software limitations.
I’m personally saving my dough to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S3. That phone is sick.