“For the last year or so, the biggest selling point Android phones had versus the iPhone is that they’re big; they have big screens, big processing power, and big RAM chips and flash memory. They also supported Adobe’s mobile Flash plugin, while the iPhone did not,” Jared Spurbeck writes for Yahoo News.
“But Adobe just gave up on mobile Flash. And a big part of the reason that Android phones pulled so far ahead is because component shortages delayed the iPhone 4S’ launch by half a year. Once it was released, it blew away all Android phones in raw benchmarks, and even most Android tablets,” Spurbeck writes. “And while the Galaxy Nexus and other phones of its ilk may be able to pull ahead soon, the fight to compete with the iPhone on specs is one they can’t win in the long run, because…”
• Some specs are worthless: Or else worth less than you thought they were when you bought your phone. An example would be the huge screens that most high-end Android smartphones ship with. Bigger is better, right? Not so fast. Have you ever tried to use a 4.5 inch screen one-handed? The iPhone’s 3.5 inch screen hasn’t changed in size since its launch, and it’s also — coincidentally — just the right size to touch nearly all parts of it using your thumb.
MacDailyNews Take: Of course, it’s not a “coincidence” at all.
• Apple can compete harder: Its tremendous success lets it work with tremendous economies of scale, so Apple can simply out-produce anyone else on the market.
• Apple’s designs delight customers: No amount of gigahertz or megabytes will change the fact that for most people who can afford it — at least, from what the market is showing — an iPhone is simply a better phone.
Spurbeck writes, “Android gadgets’ commercials create fantasy scenarios with spaceships and cyborgs, while Apple’s clearly demonstrate what the iPhone can do and how people enjoy using it. Apple’s products speak for themselves.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s iPhone 4S speaks for itself, literally.
We always laugh when we see an Android commercial. Watch any one of them: They say nothing. They are each a vapid 30-seconds of meaningless SFX. You could air one during Saturday Night Live and viewers would think it’s a parody. They’re all targeted directly at 12-year-old boys waiting for their pubes to sprout:
We pity those who settle for uninspired iPhone knockoffs. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. You don’t want a fake. You want a real iPhone.