I used to have an iPhone 3G and loved the damn thing but wanted to try Android and switched to the Nexus 4 and now have the Nexus 5. I've been looking lately at the Nexus 6P (or maybe the 5X) and had been thinking about getting her a Moto G to replace her old iPhone 5. I don't have any problem with the iPhone hardware, but the pricing I found yesterday just pisses me off.
Sure, there is a iPhone 6S for $649 which isn't that bad of a price, but it's a 16GB unit and that's a stupid buy given how much space the OS requires. She would run out of room on it almost daily. Apple knows this. They know that 16GB is ridiculous and that even 32GB would be a tight squeeze. That's why they offer the 64GB as the next step and step the price up $100.
The 16GB option is there only to give an excuse to price the 64GB (the true base model) at $749. Motherfuckers.
In comparison, the Nexus 6P is $499 for 32GB (a reasonable base model) and $549 for 64GB. These both come, for the moment, with a $50 Play Store credit. That's a nice bonus, but let's keep the prices as listed rather than count that as a discount. The 6P is $200 less expensive than the iPhone. The 16GB Moto G is $219 and can be expanded with a micro SD card.
This is the sort of thing I dislike about Apple. Yes, the iPhone is a good piece of equipment and as such it shouldn't require this kind of chicanery to up the price. I'll talk to my wife about things and see what she really wants to do. I don't care if she wants an iPhone rather than an Android. That sort of thing couldn't matter less to me. But I would just as soon not lay out nearly a ridiculous sum of money on a thing that should be offered with 32GB at $649.
The phone itself just isn't worth the price. My wife's happiness on the other hand is something for which I'll spend any amount.