Everybody loves to mock the iPhone. Google ‘iPhone memes’ and you’ll get thousands of meme images mocking the phone, due to it being; too frequently ‘out of date’, too expensive, too fragile and becoming too big, amongst other hilarious complaints. I suppose I find them hilarious because being an iPhone user myself, many of the meme’s are spot on.
The thing is, despite the hundreds of thousands of complaints regarding the iPhone it is still predicted that by the end of 2015 300 million people worldwide will be an owner of the phone. So why do people still buy iPhone’s if everyone is bitching and whining about them? Some of the biggest factors include: how easy the device is to use, the hardware, the size of the device, that the device is also an iPod, that members of the individual’s family and/or friendship group also have an iPhone which makes it easy to find help when confused. There are many positive to the iPhone, yet there are still huge debates on whether it is ‘better’ than the Android phone.
The Android has a free and open platform which allows anyone to access and modify the code. You can download the modifying system and run wild. Apple on the other hand define everything on the device, the user has no freedom. I myself don’t need freedom, I have no interest in changing the modifying system. As long as I can text, access Facebook, have a camera and music on my device then I am happy, I don’t see any need to go further than that.
The Android appeals to users who are interested in this freedom and the power of ‘choice’. But I’m pretty happy to let Apple make my choices for me… as long as they don’t take away the ‘Messages’ or ‘Facebook’ apps.