Nice to hear that others find iPhone a better option to an Android. However, I find the argument a little skewed since the comparison made here is not quite a 'like for like' assessment. What I mean here is the Samsung galaxy s is not the flag bearer for the Samsung brand, while the iPhone 4 which the user refers to was the flag bearer until only a few days ago. So such an argument while valid may not give us a true reflection. What I'd expect as a little more fair analysis to be a direct one to one comparison of the Samsung galaxy s3 vs the iPhone 5, handsets from the same era targeting same audience. I did start by pointing out they did seem to be matched, but thought Android won for its flexibility when it came to sharing apps and lower cost to run.
Regarding the new dock connector, if Nokia did it before that doesn't make Apple following suit right. Have you considered the possibility that this could partly explain why Nokia are no longer the world's leading handset maker? Consumers are becoming more aware to these kinds of things, and if they feel they're are getting shafted they won't hesitate to ditch any brand for another. I don't know the full story about the changes Nokia introduced, or the effects it had, but the new dock in the iPhone 5 just rendered all accessories iPhone lovers owned obsolete unless they purchase an ugly adapter at an extra cost. Now that's a massive change if you ask me. Not only is it affecting end users, but businesses who had adapted their premises to cater for iPhone users are feeling the bite too.Businesses, such as hotel owners who bought iPhone-compatible docking radios for guest rooms, are also grappling with whether to keep the soon-to-be outdated devices or buy new ones. If one considers that all previous iPhones shared the same dock, this is a massive change.
The user also points out that "It also helps that all my other devices are mac, so sync works like a dream with iCloud, iTunes, iWork, it is everything all in one!" All good, but begs the question, what if my other devices aren't MAC-based? There's another problem right there. This is another area where Android's ease of interoperability beats the iPhone hands down. Lastly but not least, for any iPhone user to make any modifications or install non-Apple apps, they have to jailbreak it first, not so with Android. I also believe Android users have more free apps choices than iPhone users, and one can pretty much install anything that's installable on their Droid, of course one needs to be aware of the risks that some apps may be too intrusive or pose some security issues. But this is the same with computers, anyone can install anything they like on their pc, what that does is another ball game. I for instance have installed hacking applications that allow me to hack into apps like Facebook, etc, even though that's not for criminal intents. Just gives me satisfaction to know how I could be at risk if I didn't know about these things. Sadly, iPhone users can't install these apps. Iphones don't come with Near Field Communication (NFC), something which is now standard on latest Androids and allows users to use their phones to make purchases, etc. Am aware some of these features are mainly for advanced users, but these are features missing from the iPhone all the same. I'm sure if it came to it I could sit down and come up with a list of things that Android does but can't be done on an iPhone. Interesting arguments either way.