We went out to eat the other day and had a conversation with a waitress who began asking us questions about our iPhones. I have a Nuu Minikey hardware keyboard attached to mine, so it’s kind of hard to miss. (I’ll probably review that over at Onezumiverse soon.)
Judging from what we heard, it seemed that all she wanted to do with her phone was text, call, and some internet. She didn’t appear to be a power user. While she seemed to have owned a few fancy phones in the past, she didn’t appear to be super knowledgeable about phones.
I found it annoying when she told us that she wanted an iPhone but some of her friends were ragging on her about it being dumb because Android powered phones are “better”.
Come the fuck on, guys. For someone just using the basic features of a phone it doesn’t matter which phone they have – the only thing that matters is if they like it and if they can afford it. Someone who just uses voice, text, and a little bit of data won’t ever care about jailbreaking or rooting or what the phone is like from a dev’s perspective.
I hate this kind of advice. The best people to get advice from are those who actually look at how the end user will be using the phone, not what their own preference is.
I’ve worked professionally on both iOS and Android phones for a major mobile carrier and even on the network. I am vision impaired, so I personally find the iPhone easier to see with my condition. You might like an Android phone because of some other reason or a flip phone that is 10 years old for another reason. Probably (hopefully) you don’t have an eye condition that leaves you legally blind without correction and dependent on shapes and colors to get by. (I still often confuse the Photo and Weather app because they have the same colors, but I manage to keep them straight by where I place them on my home screen.)
I don’t need my iPhone to be a holder for my dick on a mantelpiece. It’s just what works for me. This is what I explained to the waitress, but with less mantelpiece dick and more tact.
Also I explained that I wanted a cookie.