Handle9:tdgeek:KiwiTT: I may have it wrong but Iphone seems like you are entering an ecosystem, whereas android you are after features and other bells and whistles.
Different points I feel. One, is that apple has an ecosystem which gives many advantages .
The bells and whistles isn't ecosystem related. That's the fact that Apples policy does add restrictions that does reduce some features and in particular , customisation.
I think that KiwiTT got it pretty right. With Apple solutions they don't do some things. The things they do generally work well and in a consistent way.
With Android it can do everything, it's often inconsistent. If you like drilling into menus to find features and tweaks for your particular use case then Android is for you. If you can live with there only being one way to do most things then iOS will just work.
The unlimited customisation is a double edged sword, with manufacturer bloatware being one of them. I know you can ROM devices, I really just can't be bothered.
I don't think that there is a right answer to this one, it's about what fits your use case. I used to love spending hours tweaking and tuning. Since we started a family I have less time and just want solutions that work easily together.
I will clarify, I wasn't disagreeing with KiwiTT as such, just that the ecosystem isnt the reason that there is more freedom with Android. Apples ecosystem could have much more freedom if Apple allowed it. The ecosystem isn't the reason for the lack of freedom, I feel SJ is the main reason. If so, iOS may open up in the future, time will tell.