Maybe just wait for the next iphone and see what it offers before jumping ship to a whole new ecosystem with all the problems that can occur there like Mac-Android/windows phone sync issues and having to buy all your content again.
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NZtechfreak: Geekzone is amazing. This discussion could not be held on like 99% of the internet without it degenerating into a stupid slanging match. Well done all!
compost, late last year: Style is subjective, but when I look at Google Play and Android widgets, they remind me of all those countless blogs whose authors decided that Comic Sans would be a cool font to use. There's something tasteless - and often juvenile - about the Google look, which I would argue stems all the way from the search page. And while Steve Jobs may have worn a black polo neck, he actually should have been kitted out in Delia Smith's apron because the aesthetic of iOS with its acres of wood panelling is closer to 80s kitchen cabinetry than the clean modern lines you'd expect in a premium product. So if you want a piece of pure modernism in your day, WP8 should be your choice.
GBristow: For me the main issues with the iPhone 5 are screen size and outdated software. iOS desperately needs a functional lock screen/appointments section. Android does this brilliantly. Lack of ability to set default applications is also an annoyance. The very low-tech method of just throwing all apps together onto the screen needs to be update. The screen size clearly needs to be increased. 4.5" would suffice.
The only reason I have stuck with iPhone for so long is because I have a lot of apps invested in the OS. I'll probably switch to the S4 when it launches (unless the new Apple watch blows me away).
gehenna: I'll agree the whole service process is broken in a country like NZ where we don't have direct access to an Apple Store. Any problem I had when I lived in Oz saw me walking into the store, talking to a Genius, handing over my device and getting a new one put in my hands.
You walk out satisfied with the result and happy with how Apple played their part. I doubt there's any experiences like that with the NZ service process.
Handsome Dan Has Spoken.
Handsome Dan is currently WFH.
Handsome Dan is perplexed...and a little stir crazy.
need to transfer money overseas? I use Transferwise
Handsomedan: Whilst still suffering from screen envy, I must admit that I am quite looking forward to the 5S coming out, based on some of the rumours...
Fingerprint recognition, improved camera and optics, etc.
If they made a 4.3-4.5 inch screened iPhone, I'd probably never look at a robot again...