Originally Posted by Dwight Beasley
I'm hoping this equates to some truly innovate features. I've been a Iphone user since the 3GS and upgraded to the 4S because at the time Siri was innovate and exciting. After years of marginal upgrades such as a longer screen and fingerprint id that I cared very little about, I grew weary of waiting for something new.
To me this is garbage. What did you expect that something new to be?
After two months of visiting the Note 3 in a local Best Buy and being apprehensive about the transfer process of my data and the general usability I had grown accustomed to with Apple and Itunes, I traded my 4S in. I was using my phone as a universal remote with a free app and the built in IR receiver because my DirectV remote went missing. I have 96 gigs of space, which is great because my 64 gig Iphone was always full and apple hasn't committed to making a higher capacity phone yet.
It is interesting that you mention storage here as I'm getting very reluctant with respect to new iOS hardware purchases myself. The primary reason being the lack of decent storage, especially on an iPad. I'm worried that Apple has fallen into a trap of expecting people to use iCould for all their storage needs.
I'm able to drag and drop and file onto my phone without messing with the cumbersome Itunes or any other software, or having to sync for 10-20 minutes. All my computer's video files just play through the Note 3 without me having to convert anything.
I'm not sure what Apples long term solution is for the files problem. One thing is for certain, the app is no place to manage files.
There are certainly features about Apples products that are ancient in software years but Apple has slowly migrated to more rational solutions. Ibooks is perfect example here. All the iBooks functionality was removed from iTunes where it really didn't fit well. This slow methodical approach is a good thing as we have seen how customers react to something like an iWork rewrite.
I feel about the Note 3 the same way I felt when I turned on my first Iphone. I truly do hope that Apple does use all this new speed to innovate and make the apps and ios truly something special again. Heres to hoping apple gives us more that a os facelift to have us fall in love with Iphones all over again.
Here is where we differ, I can't see giving up my iOS devices for anything else. They are literally just the nuts.