Yes I understand your points and mostly agree. But the screen is still a bit small for my taste (and eyes). Improved, but not enough for myself. iPhone 5 is an amazing phone in many ways. As far as the updates from M$ it is a concern, but it seems that M$ is really pushing for marketshare and I am hoping they will follow up in a more timely fashion. Apple is very good about updating IOS, but it has been my experience that some key features get left out for those on the trailing edge (older iPhones) even if they are capable of running something. Like our iPhone 4's for example. We lost You tube, Lost google maps, still did not get SIRI, were not included in cellular facetime, etc. My wife upgraded to IOS 6 but I waited to get the scoop on it. In the end I did not upgrade, because most of the changes to the iPhone 4 were a downgrade IMO! My wife was mad as hell when she realized the you tube and google maps were gone. Not only that but she did not have her phone jailbroken (like I did) so could not "upgrade" back to IOS 5! I think it is ridiculous that Apple will not let you downgrade to a previous OS. Not only that if I had installed IOS 6 it would have likely destroyed some of the bluetooth functionality with my car stereo. There were many complaints in the Pioneer forums about IOS6. So while I appreciate Apple's updates to IOS, frankly, they aren't always that useful, especially if your phone is not the last gen.
However, I am still evaluating this Lumia 920 and have more time to make a final decision on keeping it for awhile. Of course I will be watching eagerly for any news of (gasp) iPhone 6, or whatever they call the next big updated version of iPhone. I will come back if they give me what I need.
Curtis, I lost the point of your reply after the tenth line or so. Maybe try again?
Originally Posted by TBell
To each their own and I would have gone Windows 8 over Android, but the iPhone 5 is a phenomenal phone. I was shocked when I fist picked it up. Setting aside the beauty of the phone, not only is the screen bigger, it feels like a feather, and it is super fast. Moreover, iOS might seem boring (I agree soft of), but I wonder how you are going to feel when Microsoft does its normal move of not timely updating the software or not updating it all. Apple's improvements aren't flashy, but almost every iPhone model Apple has released benefit to some extent from the latest iOS release. You will certainly feel bored when your phone doesn't get the latest iOS before your contract runs out. Moreover, refinements as opposed to drastic makeovers keep the OS more stable.
With all that said, Apple could make the OS seem fresh without even radically altering it just by allowing people more customization over the way icons are displayed. For instance, like on OSX let us make the desktop icons the size we desire. I suspect the OS will get a make over when Ive's mark is felt on the OS.