Ever since my post about breaking up with my iPhone I always wondered if I was the one who was wrong and not Apple. To date, it’s the only post that’s cost me a freelancing gig, with the hiring party saying, “We saw on your blog that you didn’t like iPhone . . . ” I’ve spent the past year defending my hatred, but I finally give up. I surrender and I’m finally going back to iPhone.
I can’t say I missed it that much, rather that my decision to quit Android (for now) was more of an overnight decision where I realized aspects that seemed cool about Android were bothersome. It’s true, you can customize how Android looks, but mine never looked sleek or cool design-wise. It looked very functional in a boring, practical way. I found myself missing the sleek and simple design of iPhone.
And about the size–a lot of salespeople will pitch that the Android has a larger screen size, and that might be true, but I rarely watch videos on my phone. In the past year, I can count maybe 10 times where I watched a video on my 5″ screen. How many times have I tried to fit this huge phone into the pocket of my skinny jeans? Too many times to count. It was not cute. It will never look cute to have half a phone sticking out of your pocket.
What I actually my phone boiled down to four things: Making calls, sending texts, Instagram and Twitter. You don’t need large screens for any of these tasks. And while we’re talking about Instagram, I consistently got annoyed at how many innovative photo editing apps developed for iPhone only. Annnnnoying!
In short, I missed the coolness of iPhone. There is nothing sexy about Android, it’s purely functional like that old pair of underwear that you just can’t bring yourself to throw out. Many may talk up their processors and speed, but nothing looks as good as an iPhone, at least not to me.