Llywelyn wrote:and what's more if you have to tweak and root your phone to get it running properly, what's the point of buying it if you're not skilled enough to do so ?
Why are you asking me? I didn't buy it. You did. This is not Apple: you have to choose carefully your hardware. Same goes for PC vs Mac. But this gives you a wider choice and, more importanly, you don't get locked by any stupid corporation.
Llywelyn wrote:there is no application that can't be run by the 2-years old iPhone 4
1.5 years. I can run anything on Android Market on my HTC Inspire as well, which was released shortly after the iPhone 4.
Llywelyn wrote:A large share of applications are compatible with iOS 4.X and i'd even say that most of the apps can be run on iPhoneOS 3.X
Going back to your arguments: but what if I want X and X doesn't run?
Llywelyn wrote:and you can easily find alternatives with Whited00r firmwares
Llywelyn wrote:if you have to tweak and root your phone to get it running properly, what's the point of buying it if you're not skilled enough to do so ?
Llywelyn wrote:Oh, actually, my Wildfire has a 528Mhz processor, and is overclocked to 710Mhz, what makes it actually faster than the iPhone 3GS processor...
Llywelyn wrote:the numbers are clearly in favour of iOS... More applications, hence more exclusivities
Quantity != quality. And anyway, Android is growing faster
Llywelyn wrote:Anyway you can still find many iPhone 3G(S?) at very good prices, cheaper than most recent Android low-end devices.
Just quoting this to demonstrate that most iPhone (Apple) users are fashion-victims: there are so many second hand old iPhone models at good prices because the ones who bought it doesn't feel "fashion" enough with old models.
Llywelyn wrote:That billionaire thing was stupid, but how about the fashion-victims ?
I never said ALL of them, but most (90+%) are. In fact all the ones I know personally are. One discussion I had with a workmate (a programmer):
[spoiler]She: "I'm going to buy the iPad 2"
Me: "I don't like tablets, but did you check other ones?"
Me: "You should"
Me: "Why not?"
She: "I want the iPad 2"
Me: "Does it play Flash?"
She: "I don't know"
Me: "Does it have standard USB plug?"
She: "I don't know"
Me: "But did you check the specs?"
Me: "Then how do you know you want that tablet and not another one?"
She: "Because I just want it"[/spoiler]
This demonstrates how all
Apple users I personally know are. And also (coincidence?) all
of them lack any decent technical ablities/knowledge.
Llywelyn wrote:Happy to hear that ! I still think that an iPhone is better than any same-price Android device, but there are some good phones with an excellent quality/price rate (such as the ZTE Blade was).
Good, but the iPhone has a terrible quality/price rate, probably worst of all devices in the market. Also may I suggest you check this videos
Llywelyn wrote:But if you can make a lot of money by learning Objective-C, why not ?
If you're going to make a lot of money, you can do it for Android anyway, and learn Java, which is way more useful and also a more modern programming language that is platform independent.
Llywelyn wrote:It's like saying: "I won't learn how to use .NET API because you can only use it on Windows...".
Bad comparison. .NET API can be used on other systems
. And anyway, .Net is also platform independent (you dont have to rewrite your code for a different architecture).
I also forgot to mention that Apple devices run code you don't know about. Recently it was discovered that Apple logs a lot of your personal information, only they know what they do with it. If you appreciate your privacy, you won't run closed code on such a personal device such as a phone. Fortunately on Android devices you can install custom ROMs where the code is all available and worked by a community. On iOS devices, you only get jailbreak, but still have to rely on Apple's closed code. Which is, btw, why you get hacks faster for iOS devices.
And also, iPhone customization sucks very hard. Why can't I have widgets on the desktop? Why can't I choose another desktop look, effects...? I don't know if jailbroken you can do that, but on Android devices you don't need to root for such a trivial customization thing. This really sucks since I do want to be able to customize my device, because the way it comes never works nice for me. I would just hate an iOS device, for sure.
Oh and also, I discovered the other day that Bluetooth on Apple devices only works with other Apple devices... Very sad...
EDIT: oh, I just found out that Apple Store has no refund policy... Nice job again.
EDIT2: this gets scary: http://www.latimes.com/business/technol ... 2566.story