I saw an advertisement stating iPhone 5, the latest iteration of the Apple series of phones, is “fastest on AT$T’s 4G network.”
Do you believe that? Does anyone believe that? Do you have more faith in iPhone than I do? For that matter, do you have any faith in the joke that is AT$T? Or Verizon, the nickel-and-dime you to death network?
I have an iPhone. Although its a very good tool, I’m not particularly wedded to the device. IPhone is one of the devices Apple designs with the intent to recover as much data as possible for its own purposes, but tells you it can’t recover the device when it’s lost or stolen. It keeps you buying more of them.
Now Apple has changed the cable interfacing with the device, making a bunch of the old cables useless. Apple lemmings insist the device is just fine. You can use WIFI to transfer data instead, they say. BSP is far more skeptical of Apple than its stooges. Apple wants a new means to keep access to its devices proprietary, otherwise it could have used a standard cable interface …. like mini USB … for the device. Of course, Apple keeps you in mobile device prison in a number of ways. Like eliminating user swappable batteries for all of its devices, claiming it makes it more difficult to engineer if you can change out the batteries. Ha. These guys can stuff 15 different tools inside the case but can’t give you access to the battery? It’s an easy way of forcing you to upgrade no matter how well you keep up the device. I was floored when they did that to MacBook Pro.
Anyway, my iPhone battery is on its last legs but has not yet sent me the message telling me the phone needs to be replaced. Probably because my warranty hasn’t expired yet. Oh well.
The biggest reason to upgrade? The App Store. You know, we like the apps. They are on our iPad, MacBook Pro and iPod. Sad. The apps keep us in iPhone prison.
It’s a great tool but I have to really give some thought into swapping the iPhone for an Android, or dare I say, a Windows 8 device. It’s not cool having no personal control over your own device.