I’m not sure if anyone else’s world is like mine, but I work, eat, sleep, and breathe in a culture where Apple is king and the iPhone is the only phone. While I love Apple’s computers as much as the next guy (I always suggest that friends buy a Mac), I just don’t understand everyone’s extraordinary love affair with the iPhone. Sure, it’s awfully nice to look at and it has definitely raised the bar for what it means to be a mobile device, but at the end of the day your device is only as valuable as the enhanced productivity it is capable of providing. If there are issues or limitations to a device’s ability to enhance productivity, wouldn’t you be wary of such a device?
Well, I am the black sheep in my culture because I have an Android phone. This sometimes causes a bit of a stir with co-workers and friends (all in good fun though, right?), but every now and then I come across someone who is thinking about upgrading phones and wants to know why I’ve chosen Android over the iPhone. The answer is actually quite simple in my mind, and basically comes down to what I would consider the three “killjoy” facts about the iPhone: