Series: Back to the iPhone

Back To the iPhone (Part 1): I Miss My iPhone!

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A while back, I blogged about my transition from the iPhone to Android, more specifically the Samsung Galaxy Note II. A few months ago, I came to a shocking realization…   I missed my iPhone.   While it was fun giving Android a spin and playing with the power and customization of Android, it became painfully obvious that I missed my iPhone and wanted to go back to the iPhone. Like it or not, I realized that I’m just an Apple kind of person. I just don’t look right or feel right carrying around something besides an iPhone.   So recently, I went back to the iPhone, and I didn’t even need a time machine or the flux capacitor to do ti. In this series, I’ll be explaining my transition back to the iPhone.   What I Missed about the iPhone   1. Build/Construction/Lightweight My iPhone 4 was such a premium phone to hold in my hands. When I went with the Galaxy Note II and its large, plasticky body, I thought I wouldn’t miss the feel of an iPhone. Yet I did. The premium build quality of the iPhone just isn’t in any Android phone, even the HTC One. The Note II, with its large 5.5” display, also became […]

Back to the iPhone (Part 2): The iPhone 5s

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In Part 1 of this series, I explained why I missed my iPhone and what caused me to go back to the iPhone. In Part 2, I’ll be touching on the iPhone 5s, and why I chose it as my next iPhone.   Aluminum Unibody Construction I’ll admit, after a while of lugging around my Note II, I missed the sleekness and ease of use of the iPhone. While the Note II is a very powerful device, it quickly became very cumbersome and clunky. I also felt a little “cheap” carrying it. Like it or not, I admit that in my DNA, I’m an Apple person through and through. I just don’t look or feel right using a non-Apple product. It’s just not me.   Getting to hold in my hands the aluminum unibody construction of the iPhone 5s was excellent. It felt so much more premium over the bulky, plasticly Note II. Unlike both the Note II and even my iPhone 4, which utilized steel and a glass back, the iPhone 5s is extremely lightweight. It almost disappears in my hand when using it, and I’ve had to feel of my pockets to ensure it was still in there and didn’t go missing. The aluminum unibody construction of the […]

Back to the iPhone (Part 3): iOS 7

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In Part 1 of the series, I explained what caused me to go back to the iPhone after using an Android phone, the Samsung Note II. In Part 2 of the series, I explained the iPhone 5s from a hardware standpoint.   In this part of the series, I’ll be touching on the latest version of iOS, iOS 7, and how it compares to previous versions and Android.   Fresh New Design When I first saw iOS 7 demoed during the WWDC keynote, I thought I hated it. In fact, I felt even more glad to be on Android. However, upon seeing iOS 7 in real, I found it to be a breath of fresh air. Simple, clean, and way better in design over iOS 6, and I’ll admit, I liked it much better than Android as well. The fresh new design is very uncluttered, simple, and fun to use. I feel like I’m back on an iPhone, yet I have an entirely new iPhone experience than before.   There’s a few areas in the design I wish Apple would refine. The icons for Photos and Game Center don’t make any sense, and I wish Apple would loosen up a little on pastels. However, all in all, especially closer to […]