Originally Posted by marleyfan61
Besides, any update Apple puts out will never fix the fact that it's an iPhone.
^^^ haha, this!! yes they are fast, and take nice pictures and face time and airplay and blah blah blah.. if you can't figure out video calls/chats on android go get an iphone and face time your iphone friends but i'll be having fun with my nfc stickers and android beam and Qi charger and turn by turn nav and free alternative nav apps, and wifi direct and $4 mhl adapter (vs $40 for an apple hdmi adapter)
sure apple can get Qi via an expensive case, and airplay is equivlent to wifi direct with miracast but again apple tv is more expensive than chrome cast.
the big difference is that accesories you get for an android will probably be supported by other operating systems at some point if not already because they are existing standards. Qi i beleive is available on some windows phone 8 devices, not sure what else, but i'll bet is samsung creates an android alternative then they will support these things as they were the first to release some of them through android. apple comes up with proprietary standards that work with other apple devices but then they eventually stop supporting things planning obsolescence into the product like changing the music app so you have to update itunes and no alternative mtp apps for linux work anymore and possibly breaking older docks and car radio compatibility.. i had an ipod compatible radio in my car back in the day so i got the iphone 3g instead of trying to find a g1 or wait for a nexus 1 but the thing was that the apple certified product didn't charge the phone.. i just got a message that my charger wasn't compatible... it had some music control functionality but i still had to manipulate the phone somewhat, not like it worked with my ipod... and they continue to do this. i swear if bluetooth wasn't so essential to a modern phone apple would have created their own but they'd start killing of certain protocols over time so you'd have to buy more stuff... yes this happens with bt anyway but if you can change the bt stack like on a linux based os then you can always add support back in.
they do smart things... like lightning, and display port and that magnetic charge thingy. the only reason i hate lightning is it's basically usb but it's only available to apple, like there are already too many versions of usb so lets create one more but you have to buy an apple product to use it? really?. what's with patents on holding things via magnets anyway? is that really a novel idea? i mean i had magnets holding things to my refriderator as long as i've been alive... was it really a stretch to hold on a power cord with them? or a phone dock? (palm) do we really live in a country where you can patent magnets?