“I wrote perhaps my most popular blog post ever just over 2 months ago. I talked about how I bought, used, and subsequently didn’t like the iPhone 6. I would be sticking with Android… or so I thought,” developer Joe Casabona blogs. “Shortly after that post got popular, I was compelled to take another look at iOS.”
“There were 2 factors in my first trial with the iPhone that stacked the odds against me ever liking the device. I wasn’t using it as my only full time device, and I didn’t use all the features,” Casabona explains. “The first factor made my user experience with the iPhone more like this: ‘Ugh. I don’t like this; I’m just going to do it on my Android phone.’ That means I never used the iPhone enough to not have a frustrating (read: different from Android) experience. The second factor was the real kicker. I was excluding the features that make using iOS great. I didn’t turn on iMessage. I wasn’t using Passbook or Apple Pay. Handoff was something that was hands-off for me (pun totally intended).”
“After 2 months fully immersed iPhone usage, I’m confident that this will be my primary device,” Casabona explains. “I’ve been an Android user and a big voice for the Android Army since the first devices were available. I will still have Android devices too; I need them for testing. But for every day use, I will be making the switch to the iPhone.”
“This has been a strange experience for me. I’ve been such an outspoken proponent of Android. It was more like anti-iPhone. That means making the switch has been one of begrudging acceptance. At first, I didn’t like that I liked it,” Casabona confesses. “But as I use the iPhone more and see how well it actually works, it’s clear that Android is great for some things. But needs to mature in other aspects.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Funny thing about Apple products, from the Mac to iPhone to iPad to Apple Watch: Once you actually, really, truly use them, if you’re right in the head, you’ll never go back to the dreadful experience of Windows PCs or Android phones, tablets, and stupidwatches.
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