Originally Posted by Marvin
The one with the bigger iPhone. The design of the phone is very important - Apple wouldn't have been nearly as successful if the iPhone wasn't built with consideration of both the technical and aesthetic design.
Seriously, the one with the bigger iPhone. You must be pulling my leg here. If neither one had an iPhone then who would you choose.
As to aesthetics it is a minor roll in a phone. If you where around for the initial iPhone launch, the excitement was all about the technical achievement. In fact appearance wise it was rather bland.
Aesthetics are often dismissed as unimportant but they never are. If someone asked you if you'd rather have Megan Fox or Dame Judi Dench sit on your face, you can say looks don't matter but you'd be lying.
In some cases you might be right but in the case of the iPhone you are buying a slab. The aesthetics comes in the firm of software that brings life to that slab.
As to your choices in woman I think you leave a lot to be desired in both directions. Claudia Black, http://www.claudiablackonline.com/
, would be my choice any day of the week.
By the way if you have lived long enough you would realize there are guys out there with a kink for the like of Dench. As horrifying as it may seem to the more mainstream male, some have a thing for not breathing.
When someone takes out an Android phone or Blackberry, contrary to Samsung's delusions, nobody really cares.
So are you saying you judge people by the phone they whip out? If you are that is kinda sad.
It's not just marketing that does that, it's the end user experience.
Yes the use experience is extremely important. But where does that experience comes from? I'd have to say in the case of iPhone it is all from the software. I see this all the time in new iPhone users, it is almost a fascination.
It doesn't matter if the phone sits in your pocket most of the time, when you take it out, it should feel like it's worth $500 because that's what you are paying for it.
Well there is another issue, you aren't paying $500 dollars for it. Rather it is close to $2000 for a two year contract. Frankly I really question the iPhones worth in that regards sometimes. Especially right now sitting in front of my new iPad. If that iPhone just becomes another cell phone to me then there is really no sense in continuing to be bound to the contract and it's high cost when a much better value is had in the iPad.
In the end when I reach into my pocket for the iPhone I'm pulling out a tool. As such it's value is entirely dependent on what I can get out of it relative to other tools that offer up the same solutions. In this regards I'm not really sure the iPhone is worth it.