But is the Ferrari:-
More Pratical? No
More economical or as economical? No
More reliable? No
Better value fore money? No.
A better car just because its faster? No.
A more comfortable car to drive? No
Is it in the same class as the Ford? No.
Are they made for the same type of people or for the same market? No, so it shouldn't be used in the same context as the original argument.
Is the iphone or any other mobile phone made by any other manufacturer a Ferrari or can any of them be compared to a Ferrari or any other supercar? No of course not and anyone who thinks otherwise is quite frankly living in cloud cuckoo land.
The above example is way out of context to the original arguement, if it had been a Ferrari compared to an Aston Martin DBS, or the McLaren MP4-12c then it would not only be more relevant, but it would have held more water and would have got the point across. It's called comparing apples with apples or oranges with oranges. I believe the original arguments have been comparing the yet unreleased iphone 5 and Android phones, both of course are marketed as smart phones, so the above car comaparison is like comparing the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Nokia 100. The Samsung 16GB sim free version selling @ around £450.00 and the Nokia 100 on Pay as you go is £15.00 from Vodafone UK. Of course the Samsung is a smart phone and the Nokia isn't, even though they both make and recieve phone calls and both send and recieve text messages, you just can't compare the two in the same context with any crederbility whatsoever.
I'm on the outside here looking in and to be honest I find this amusing beyond belief, its like being back at school in the playground. Why am I on the outside looking in? Because unlike a lot of people it seems, when it comes to mobile phones I do not limit my choices by pinning my flag to just one manufacturer or one OS, when it comes to upgrading I look at all the options regardless. I recently upgraded my phone, I am on the Vodafone network so I went into my local Vodafone shop and I looked at all the options. I comapared all the Android phones, looked at what Windows Phone 7 they had and looked at the iphone 4s. What did I decide was the best device in the shop? The Samsung Galaxy Note. It does everything I want and even more, it was good value for money. Did the buy it? No I didn't because as I said it done more than I would use and on top of that it is just too big to carry around all day and every day and use as a phone in my opinion, but it is a remarkable device. I opted for what in my opinion was the best option for me and that was the Samsung S3. It does everything I want and not too much more, it is fast and smooth in operation and the guy in the shop tells me that when I get the Android 4.1 upgrade next month it will be faster and smoother. Finally; although when looking at the pictures on the internet, where it looks too big, it isn't, it's comfortable to hold, and can (in my hands) be operated one handed. Did I thnk the iphone was a pile of shit? No not at all but it just wasn't for me or what I was looking for, no more, no less, it's as simple as that.
In Scotts original post he complained about Android users saying the iphone is crap la de da de da, etc. Yes Scott I argree with you on that wholeheartedly, 110%. Likewise I get pissed off when I look at reviews of Android phones and I get bombarded by iphone users telling me that Android sucks and the iphone is the best thing since sliced bread, go away and leave me alone to make my own mind up, if Android is so much shit why are you looking at a review of an Addroid phone in the first place? Is your life so sad and empty that you haven't got anything better to do than to look for reviews of Android phones so as you can spout your frustrations at me? For Christs sake I'm just trying to decided what mobile phone to buy, if you leave me alone I may even decide to buy an iphone, but at the moment you are only making me anti Apple!! Are these the same Mac dickheads that search YouTube for videos of Windows 8 so as they can say how much better their iMac is? And tell me how much they hate Windows, Microsoft and more so, Bill Gates? Probably, yes!!
Just after Steve Jobs died I watched a TV documentary about him. It told of when Steve was brought back into Apple in 1997 and he went cap in hand (for want of a better phrase) to Bill Gates and Bill Gates invested 150 million Dollars in Apple by buying non voting shares, and also pledged to continue support of Office for Mac for at least a further 5 years. They said it was estimated that at that time Apple were roughly 90 days away from being made insolvent. They showed a clip of Steve Jobs on stage introducing Bill Gates via video link as their saviour, again for want of a better phrase. When I read these anti Bill Gates and Microsoft comments by these idiots I often wonder if they know that if it wasn't for Bill Gates investing that money, it is possibel, not a certainty, just possible that they wouldn't have their shiny iMacs to write their hatred on.
A note for all you iphone lovers who say you hate Android and it's crap. Android is open source and licence free, which means manufacturers can use it free of charge and are free to do what they want with it. We already have a host of TVs and Blu-ray players which have Android built in and are compatible with other Android devices. Probably in a year or two it will be pretty hard to find a new TV or Blu-ray player which hasn't got Android built in. Samsung are releasing an Android camera next month and Nikon have already released one. No doubt in the future all our cameras (including our DSLRs) will have Android built in. If things continue as they are then in time most of our eltectrical devices (incuding in-car entertainment systems and sat navs) will have Android and will be compatible with Android phones, so you best get used to it. Maybe this house of the future Bill Gates used to talk about may come true sooner or later only it is more likely to be Android based than Windows as he predicted.
One last thing, a tip for when you read these comments on phone reviews. Consider these two statements. 1) "I am a Manchester United fan and when we played Chelsea on Saturday we were by far the best team and should have won more than 2:0".
2) "I am a Chelsea fan and when we played Manchester United on Saturday they were by far the better team and should have won more than 2:0"
Which statement has more impact? The second one of course because it implies that he is a fan of Chelsea but concedes that Manchester United (the oposing team) was the better team. So when you are reading a review of an iphone and someone says "I am an Android lover but" He aint really, he is already an iphone user. Likewise when you are reading a review of an Android phone and someone says "I am an iphone user but" he isn't either he is already an Android user. It is just that those 6 words at the beginning offers more inpact to the crap he / she is going to pen!!
Like I said I do not limit my choices when it comes to an upgrade of phone by sticking to just one brand or OS, so next year when I upgrade my phone I may buy an Android, I may buy a Windows phone or a may buy an iphone, it all depends on what's on offer at the time and what one I think is best for me. Whatever phone you buy, may you enjoy it and to all those who say you made the wrong choice, that's their problem not yours.
Lastly if the new features don't really matter, why bother upgrading at all, just stick with the phone you have, you obviously like it otherwise you wouldn't have bought it.
Sorry for the long rant and if you made it this far thanks for reading and may you enjoy you phone whatever brand / OS it is.