It's Got Your Love On Lockdown
There’s no arguing that forgetting — or worse, losing — your iPhone can cause an epic panic attack, no joke. It’s become an extension of ourselves; our whole lives are in there. And we’ve become accustomed to connecting with the whole world —fast! — with just a few swipes and taps. But, are we blinded by convenience? While the iPhone allows us to do so many things, the truth of the matter is, we’re operating within a beautifully designed garden oasis that just so happens to be surrounded by looming concrete walls. Apple’s got our love on total lockdown.
The Mystery Is Gone
Some might conclude that it’s how an iPhone makes you feel that keeps us coming back for model after model. But, do all our sentimental reasons for loving the iPhone still hold true, or are we just living in the past?
There Are Plenty Of Other Smartphones In The Sea
We’ll admit that we’ve been happy living in Apple’s walled garden for a long time, but competition is stiff these days. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S III outsold the iPhone in Q3 2012, which has never happened before, like, ever. Is this a telltale sign that the iPhone is on its way down? We asked around to see why iPhone users might be dropping their iPhones in favor of a new device and we received a garden variety of responses. Everything from battery life to screen size, dropped calls to call volume was covered. Richard Bird, a busy VP at JP Morgan Chase, made the jump from the iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy Note II and says that the combination of better battery life, bigger screen, and onboard storage capabilities is the “closest thing to complete personal and work convergence that I have ever been able to achieve with a device.” He won’t be switching back anytime soon.