- it can do decent quality video
I do not know why Apple did not add the Video-capture feature to the iPhone, it is available for free via third-party developers but requires jail-breaking. The quality is very good too, I used it myself.
- it had copy and paste when Windows Mobile 5.0 was available
Copy and Paste on an touch-screen interface requires different technology. Keyboard and Stylus interfaces face lesser challenges.
they both have a microphone too, what is your point, i don't understand?!
- My HTC Touch Pro (sprint) has background app capability
- I CAN RUN BACKGROUND APPS
The iPhone can run background apps too, but Apple has decided that it's not the right time for 3rd party apps to do so yet.
- It had Exchange support way before the iPhone did
Exchange was available before the inception of the iPhone, so I don't know what your point is.
- THE BATTERY IS NOT SOLDERED or hard to replace
The iPhone's battery allows the phone to be thinner and hold more charge. BTW the battery is replaceable, it is just not user-replaceable.
- It uses standard USB 2.0 for charging, syncing etc
The iPhone also uses USB to sync and charge. I'm yet to see an easier phone to sync than the iPhone.
iPhone also has a keyboard as you probably know, just not a physical one. I personally do not like physical keyboards it makes the the device thicker.
- ITS NOT STUCK TO JUST AT&T
Apple inked a contract with Singular (now AT&T) because they were the only ones willing to work with Apple to offer Visual Voice Mail. Sprint has turned down that opportunity and lost big-time.
- I'M not paying a "apple tax" for apple to make free margin off the the carrier's monthly plans (Only apple does this BTW)
Apple brought AT&T an unprecedented number of new customers, they deserve a cut from the profits.
- I'm not paying close to $100 a month for 500 minutes, text messaging etc
As you probably know Sprint is in financial crises, much more than AT&T and Verizon, so yes they do have killer deals. However, their 3G network is very limited and their 4G network is only available to limited customers on the east coast.
- I can use the SERO SPrint plan with my Touch Pro =)
- I CAN GET INSURANCE FROM LOCKLINE for it (Come on APple! WTF? When will you/AT&T allow insurance)
According to Sprint the SERO Plan has been retired
. As for the insurance, I never needed insurance for any of my phones and I'm planning to stay up to date on my iPhone, i.e. always purchase the latest model.
- AT&T's service sucks (not saying Sprint's is that great either, but I'm on a SERO Pla n so I don't care lol)
AT&T in my area works as well as Verizon, and sometimes better. They've apparently made some major changes to their network and they're continuously updating. I don't like Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint customer service they're all the same. The only provider in the U.S. that I find treats customers well is TMobile.
According to statistics iPhone users occupy over 60% of all cell-phone and smart-phone web browsing, yet the iPhone occupies only a fraction of the market's cell-phones and smart-phones user base. Concluding that web-browsing on the iPhone is better. Don't forget the app-store, iPhone apps were rated by far the cheapest of all smart-phone apps.