Written like a true android fan boy. Anyone who buys an Apple product is automatically a mindless drone who buys whatever Apple sells. This is a common theme spread around by fandroids. As IT professional myself I love technology and I have purchased and tried a lot of devices from a lot of different companies and I completely disagree with your opinion that Apple released inferior hardware. In my experience their overall hardware packages is far Superior to the offerings from most Android devices. You can't just look at some spec's and numbers giving you have to take the whole device in account from materials used, craftsmanship, etc. It has been proven time and time again through various benchmarks that iphones and ipad's outperform androids with superior specs. I have been using a Nexus 7 at work lately and it is a nice feeling device at a great price but the user experience is still way behind an ipad.[/quotemsg]
First, you didn’t even read my post. I said the “majority” of people who purchase apple products are drones.
Next, you obviously have your belly full of the fruity kool aid yourself so let me set a few things straight.
First, lets talk about quality. You’ve dropped that nonsense Apple talking point about materials, craftsmanship, and whatever other bologna. Apple phones are assembled by Foxconn just like the vast majority of other phone companies. Foxconn uses low-wage Chinese workers to assemble products. The first through third generations of iPhone were all plastic, a material that is typically made fun of by most fruit zombies. The iPhone 4 was an utter disaster all glass phone which cracked very easily. An entire industry was built around repairing the glass, screen, and home buttons which frequently go out. Just like the one on my father’s did after a year. I was an iPhone user myself up through the 3Gs which the entire screen separated from the body of the phone. I babied that thing just like I do all my electronics. Wasn’t a scratch on it. One day, the screen just came unglued. It was repaired under warranty, but that’s two iPhone failures in one family in the course of 1 year. Should I bring up all the fails with the gyroscope and other sensors with the 5S? There is absolutely no quality advantage whatsoever, and certainly not one that justifies the price premium that Apple charges.
iPhones have been behind performance wise for a long time. I don’t think anyone would say the 4s compared favorably to the S3 which utterly destroyed it in every way from screen to LTE compatibility. Apple finally caved to market trends (way behind the times) with the 5 by increasing screen size slightly.
Show me some benchmarks where the iPhone beats the latest Android phones at any given time. With each release, Apple simply catches up with the Android flagships and is quickly surpassed shortly after. Software optimizations? Maybe, but iOS 7 is a circus that (literally) makes people sick to look at. Another failed attempt to copy the design language of its competitors.
Lastly, the vast majority of iPhone users have always been iphone users and refuse to consider the competition out of the blindness and ignorance that I mentioned earlier. I don't know of ANYONE who had an S3 or S4 and decided to downgrade to an iPhone. Let me ask you this? Have you used a recent high end Android phone as a daily driver for at least a month? I bet you haven’t. As for the Nexus 7 vs the iPad, you’re comparing a $500 product to a $200 product unless you’re going to try to say the mini is better which I think everyone knows is not the case.
Your completely wrong stating that apple charges a premium for their phones. Last time I checked ATT & Verizon charge $200 for a 5S or $200 for a plastic Galaxy S4. Don't see how that is a premium price.
Your performance claims are also wrong. The current A7 chip blows the snap dragon 800 away. There have also been a lot of new benchmarks that show responsiveness of touch to reaction of iphones is significantly faster than any android phone.
I have has plenty of time with the Gallaxy S3 and it is a decent phone and if I had never used an iPhone before I would probably be happy with it, but comparing the two the iPhone just offers a better over all package.
Finally I support our companies byod program at work and we have about 200 phones connected to our systems, about 70% iphone and they rest Android and we have significantly more tickets opened on the android phones. Unfortunately android is still a fragmented mess.