Five Reasons Why You Should Write A Post Attacking The iPhone Five
Apple has just announced the iPhone 5 and has taken a record number of pre-orders. No amount of success will derail the Apple haters however so there have been plenty of posts attacking the iPhone 5. Here’s MY post on why you should write a post that does the same thing.
1. Attacking the iPhone 5 is better link bait than a picture of Justin what’s his name having sex with his cat.
2. Attacking the iPhone makes you feel better about not being at the right place in your upgrade cycle or simply being unable to afford the new iPhone.
3. Attacking the iPhone makes you look like one of the cool kids – because the cool kids never want anything that the majority of us think is cool.
4. Attacking the iPhone makes you look smart. The iPhone is for stupid people who just want to plug their phone into their computer and have it work. The other phones are for smart people who know to program (and want to spend hours configuring their phones) while the rest of us are just using ours right out of the box.
5. Attacking the iPhone makes you look like a rebel because after all – Apple is now “the man.” It’s the most successful company on earth.
Seriously – number one is the main reason people attack the iPhone. It’s always going to assure a great deal of traffic to your site when you attack anything Apple. I say that’s lame. But hey – whatever gets you through the night.
I have been using the iPhone since day one. I have grown tired of the Apple eco-system and I do wish the iPhone at least used a standardized USB connector etc., but, that said, I can’t find anything better. I don’t care about loading lots of untried apps. So far that’s crippled my Android phone to the point that I’ve had to wipe it twice. NFC support? PLEASE! Not a chance I’ll ever trust that. The thieves will have ways to steal my entire bank account right off my phone before the so-called virus protection and security companies will know how to stop them. I don’t care about pen support or file management or third party keyboards (I like the Apple keyboard just fine.) I mainly want four things from my phone. First – shock – I want the damn phone to work like a phone. I want to call people on it. I want them to call me. Second, I want to check my email. Any smartphone can do that. Third, I want a decent camera that makes it easy to get the pictures onto my computer. Last – I want to be able to check and post to my Twitter account. That’s it – that’s all. That can all be done very well on an iPhone.
I’ve tried using Android phones three times. The first two times were beyond horrible. It was worse than a horror movie. The current version of Android is MUCH better than it used to be. I think it borders on being good, but there are still way too many issues for a guy like me to switch. I like the Samsung S3. I really like the big screen and will miss it, but it is frustrating to have to constantly work on the thing to get it to operate properly. The flexibility you enjoy on an Android comes with a heavy price. Rogue apps run you out of battery life, resources or just notify you to death. There is still nothing and I mean nothing as seamless and easy as the iTunes store that works for Android. And the smugness of the Android community bores me. Every time I ask for help I get these looks like – what are you stupid? I guess I am. I can’t make the Android phone do what I want it to – but I CAN make the iPhone do EVERYTHING I need it to.
I’ll keep playing with both – but for now – am switching back to the iPhone – version 5 – as my main cell phone.
Bring the hate. I couldn’t care less – it’s only a damn phone people – not a religion.