It’s hard to believe, but I’ve had an iPhone for nearly 5 years. I’ve lately noticed more of my friends are switching to Android, and I’ve read a number of articles about bloggers cutting ties with Apple. Would I join them in 2013? Could I break free from familiar iOS apps and move to Android?
Turns out I won’t be making the switch. I’d dialed in on the Droid DNA. I’ve been researching it for weeks, watching YouTube videos, reading reviews and talking to friends who’ve been trying to get me to move to Android for a while. I was convinced this was the phone for me. Moreover, I’ve recommitted to Google on iOS in a big way. Throw in Google Now and I was sure I’d switch.
And yet I won’t. Why?
I had no idea how much I’d grown to love the iPhone form factor. I’ve seen the “feels good in the hand” meme, but there’s something to it. I just couldn’t switch to something that felt like a lesser product, knowing full well the specs are off the chart.
Instead I’m choosing to stick with the iPhone when I upgrade and switch to Verizon. With that in mind, what are the apps you can’t live without? I’m committing to Evernote, blogging with Poster (it’s great!), loving YouTube and I can’t say enough good things about Zeebox, a great app Comcast invested in last year. Recommend your favorites and suggest good blogs, Twitter accounts, YouTube channels and podcasts that you follow to stay up with the latest and greatest.