It took only two weeks since writing the letter to myself trying to stop myself switching away from Android. Guess what, it didn’t work. Last night I ordered a Jet Black iPhone 7 128GB.
So what happened?
It was all triggered by my twins being born. Congrats, yes, thanks. They’re healthy, great, and tiring. I spend a fair amount of time with a son in one arm, and a phone in the other. As I wrote in my previous post, I currently own a Nexus 6p, which is a 5.7", also known as: pretty darn big, heavy and not that comfortable to operate with one hand. That’s problem number one.
Number two is the camera. Practically all pictures taken off my first son were iPhone pictures, and they’re pretty decent. Not pro level, but good, made instantly, never had a complaint. The Nexus 6p has a reasonable camera, but not as nice as my old iPhone 6. Specifically, it sometimes takes 2 seconds to snap the picture which can mean I missed the moment.
Case in point:
Here’s my oldest son blowing out the candles during his third birthday last week:
Nice timing Nexus…
Yeah, that’s a shame. Don’t remember having such issues with an iPhone. You’re phone’s camera is a big deal, especially if you have kids growing up. And I do… an army of them.
So, size, weight and camera kicked off the doubts once more. The way my brains work, this then resulted in reevaluation of just about every pro and con, and guess what, things tipped over to the iPhone side again.
Here we go:
This is still true on iOS, but somehow I don’t consider this that big of a deal. I end up “clearing all” on Android anyway. Notifications have improved signifying in iOS 10.
This is probably still true. However, one annoyance of Gmail on Android is the lack of “real” support for a combined inbox as a default view. Outlook on iOS does have that (on Android too, but I don’t like the Android version). Somehow I’ll see if I can sort the sync thing out on iOS.
What can I say…
I’ll probably stick to using the Chromecast and maybe even Pebble. Have to see how well it works with iOS.
The default app for calling and transparently calling through Skype is supported in iOS 10. Another browser as the default is nice, but in the end I don’t use this feature on Android either…
Still true. Not a deal breaker. I’m more into the Apple ecosystem, so I will hear about good apps through other routes.
Yeah that’s an inconvenience.
This is a mixed bag. Android has some nice tricks and shortcuts, but my iPhone 7 will support some nice ones too through 3D touch swiping between apps, moving the cursor that way etc.
Yes, nice gimicky features. iOS 10 will also do the car parking thing. I don’t drive between appointments so… whatever. I’ll live.
Yeah well… I think I can take it.
So I’m eagerly awaiting my iPhone 7. See you again Android, perhaps in another couple of years…