This gives me 3 full charges:Admin":3o85byxn said:I replaced my battery this week because on my phone, 1 year old, it wasn't holding a charge anymore. In fact, I bought two, with a sled charger for a spare battery, so that when I'm in the middle of nowhere I can have a backup. Can't do that with an iPhone.
And if I'm really in the middle of nowhere, my phone is off and stored somewhere.
Like I said, different users, different usage scenarios. I don't listen to music on my phone. I also don't store any media content in the cloud.Admin":3o85byxn said:I do, and have a 128 Gb card with over 16k songs on it. I spend enough time out of service that cloud storage really isn't an option.
You keep claiming 2 year old technology - yet they are virtually identical to the Android devices now. Does that mean Androids are also 2 year old technology?Admin":3o85byxn said:They're the same price for current technology instead of two-year-old technology. That makes it a premium price tag.
Marc_C":3o85byxn said:How is the UI backwards?
The app specific settings are indeed in the apps. The iOS settings app controls how apps interact with the OS and hardware, so instead of going into each app to set whether it uses location services, I can do it all from one screen, for but one example.Admin":3o85byxn said:- Instead of app settings in the app where they should be, you have to open a separate settings app. Stupid.
It does, as of iOS 8. Yes, Apple really missed on that one. It should have been there on day 1.Admin":3o85byxn said:- Really, why can't the keyboard display lower case characters in normal mode and capital characters when the caps lock is on?
There are really two issues here: one specific feature and the more general ease of learning vs ease of use. Regarding the folder creation - I'll agree with the obscure method that is nearly impossible to discover on your own*, but do it once and it's phenomenally easy. Arguably dropping one app atop another and having the OS automatically create the folder confuses much less than having to create the folder first and then add stuff to it. One way is much more user-centered/task-centered and the other is based on how the database works. There have been thousands of papers proving the former is far preferable than the latter from the user perspective.Admin":3o85byxn said:- Folder creation is ridiculously counter-intuitive. You're the UX expert, so why should I have to break out a manual to figure these things out?
Regarding the need for a manual (or a trivial Google query), the decision a vendor faces is not "should everything be walk up easy to use" but "what features are so much less frequently used that we can safely *not* expend a lot of effort to make them instantly usable". The fact is most users don't create folders nor do they see the need to. Nested folders and tree structures in Windows and other OSes still continue to confuse a surprisingly (for us tech geeks) high number of users. I've created a total of 3 folders on my iPhone in the 1.5 years I've had it - and find the drill-down navigation model mildly annoying when I want to get at an app. Oh, I have only 2.7 screens of apps on my phone, so a flat nav structure is actually preferable.
Face it - you're a user who loves to tinker and futz with technology and customize and tweak and monkey with the OS. Newer technology is important so you get that extra 7% of CPU performance and 20 additional pixels of screen resolution. For you, Android is probably a better choice. For those of us who just want a utility device to work with a minimum of fuss, right out of the box......