That is the question that is getting fired about everywhere at the moment! Just look on your Twitter Feed or Facebook Page and you will see it cropping up everywhere, from friends, from tech companies, from idiots, from Apple Haters, but one thing will be common amongst them all, they will be Android Users. From some reason Android Users are Apple Haters.
However not all Apple Users are Android Haters. I can testify to this first hand, as an absolute Apple fan I am also the proud owner of a 2nd Generation Nexus 7 – and a great device it is.
So what is it with Android Users and their exclusive hatred of Apple? It is weird, but it is definitely misguided. It is the sheep comment that I love, ‘I am not a sheep! I don’t just mindlessly follow Apple and buy what they tell me! I am an individual and I use Android because it doesn’t lock me down and allows me to be an individual!’
Oh Really – Let’s put it in figures – Android has in 2014 an 80% market share. Apple hovering about 15%. It seems that really you are indeed a sheep and one of a much bigger flock.
As for being locked down, what have you customised? What have you programmed? What have you hacked, installed, or written that Apple wouldn’t have let you? Pirate movies? Pirate TV, anything else? Probably not. Oh but you have a nice Incredible Hulk theme on your Home Screen! Ah now I see your point. I know, I apologise the sarcasm is hanging out of this post, but it will stop soon for some facts and figures, honestly.
Let’s stop being juvenile about it, some like Apple, some like Android, and you know what, thats ok. But lets be realistic a high end of the market Android phone isn’t exactly cheap either. A brand new Galaxy S5 is sitting at £409 delivered from Amazon, an iPhone 5s 16Gb is only £459 delivered, so the Galaxy S5 is cheaper than an iPhone but it is only £50 of a difference, and it ridiculous to be comparing an iPhone with for example a Moto G at £80, although a great phone we need to compare like for like.
Now down to the nitty gritty – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The cries of £1000 for a phone, are you mad ring across the planet! Well firstly :
– It is not £1000! The most expensive variant, the iPhone 6 Plus, 128 Gb will cost you £789, that is £211 less that £1000 or over 20% less, so it is a considerable enough difference to not be negligible.
So what do you get? You get an absolute bag full of tech compressed into a 5.5 inch screen and remember of course you can go smaller and take the iPhone 6 which will cost even less £££s, but lets stick with what you get, and the simplest way for me to put it is you get this…