I loves me some Apple products. I would much prefer to edit video using Final Cut Pro. I would rather be writing this on a Macbook. I would LOVE to make my phone calls on an iphone.
The reason I'm not editing or writing on an Apple product is $$$. I simply cannot afford to do it. So I edit video on a basic Adobe app. I'm writing this note on a borrowed Dell laptop (thank you Andy!)
But as to the iphone - I make my calls on a Samsung Galaxy. Why? Because I have T-Mobile and Apple doesn't support T-Mobile with the iphone.
Denise and I have a long-term relationship with T-Mobile. I love their service. On my birthday this year, I upgraded to the Galaxy. I lover this phone. And yes, it sort of looks like an iphone. An iphone 3. Maybe.
That's not why I bought it. At no point, as Apple asserts in their lawsuit against Samsung, did I think I was buying an iphone. At no point did the nice T-Mobile man try and trick me into thinking I was buying an iphone.
I bought my Samsung Galaxy because it was the best 4G phone I could afford. Well actually Denise bought it. It WAS my birthday present. Had Apple made a T-Mobile version of the iphone, I might have got that one. But they don't.
I LOVE my Galaxy phone.
And at this point I'm not sure I'd want an iphone. To me the Apple lawsuit is like Ford suing GM because GM's cars have rubber tires just like Ford's cars. It's like Mr. Coffee suing Braun because Braun's coffeemakers make coffee.
Although in the case of the Apple vs Samsung suit, I kind of think Apple may have sued because the Galaxy may be a better phone.
For instance: If the battery of my Galaxy takes a dump, I just go buy another battery. I don't have to pack my phone up in it's original packaging and ship it back to Apple for a replacement. I could go on about the Android Market etc. But you get the idea.
Apple, who's OWN "revolutionary" operating system was stolen, by Steve Jobs no less, from Xerox, is boo hooing because they assert Samsung stole their design for the iphone. Well Apple, make the iphone available for every carrier then. Apple products have an elegance that few others have. I know that it's easier for me to find a cover for and iphone than my Galaxy. Everybody makes covers for iphones.
The iphone is slightly smaller than my Galaxy, which I like. But my Galaxy has everything (except Siri. Don't miss it) that an iphone has.
Best of all, my carrier carries it.
I think that Apple's demand that Samsung be prevented from selling the Galaxy phones in the U.S. will not be granted. I even think there is a chance that the whole enchilada will be overturned on appeal.
And if, as Apple contends, the iphone is all that, let the consumer decide.
Make the iphone available to ALL cellphone carriers. And work on that battery thing.
Seriously, how hard is it to make a door on the damned thing.