I love Apple products, but mostly, I love technology. I love playing with new gadgets and staying on the bleeding edge of what is new and fresh. I have had every iPhone since the original, and I currently own the 4S. My wife has the iPhone 5. If this were any other year, I’d just go and buy an iPhone 5. But while the iPhone 5 is by far the best iPhone of all time, it’s also the one that has me least excited to upgrade.
I already have iOS6 on my phone, and after using my wife’s phone pretty frequently, I can say that the extra bit of vertical resolution doesn’t make much of a difference in day to day usage. I don’t care that it’s even thinner. The iPhone 4S is thin enough for me. I do need LTE, though.
Oh another thing – I hate Android. It is the least elegant operating system out there. I can’t believe that I have a quad core CPU on my Nexus 7, and I still can’t get perfectly scrolling menus like I can on my iPhone 4S. Every time I use an Android device, I never feel like it’s fully utilizing the hardware, and the software is always a bit sluggish.
Windows Phone 8, on the other hand, is really intriguing to me. It’s exciting. It’s new. It’s fresh. And the Nokia Lumia 920 looks like an excellent rendition of that platform. I’ve placed a pre-order, and my experiment is to see what it’s like to switch from a 64GB iPhone 4S to a 32GB Nokia Lumia 920. I’ll do my best to blog about the delights and downfalls.
I ordered an unlocked, contract-free version. If I end up hating it after a year, I’ll be contract-free, and I’ll get the next iPhone, and I’ll move to Sprint for their unlimited data. Wish me luck!