IPhones Are Getting Old
You can't deny it: the iPhone revolutionized the smartphone industry. It came at a time when people were just ready to buy a phone that could do more than make calls. Since then, it has grown, and grown, and grown. Yet there is something about the iPhone that just screams "enough already." Please bare with me Apple fanboys.
The iPhone is great. There's no denying that it does a ton of things, and is continually improving. But as a technophile, I think it's time to move on. Not because the iPhone is lame - it's not. Not because it doesn't have enough features - it has plenty. But because it is overly saturated in today's cell phone market. Honestly, I cannot recall a single day now where I have not seen at least three or four people toting iPhones. It's fine for regular users and people that want to seem as if they're hip with all the latest trends. But what about the people that want bleeding edge? What about the people who want to push their devices to unknown limits? That's impossible with Apple's controlled device. The only thing you can do with it is what Apple tells you you can do with it. But there has to be more.
Cell phone makers are seeing this too. Verizon, for example, has developed a multitude of other phones that run several other operating systems, most notably Android. I want a phone that makes people jealous; I want to be "that guy" with the most amazing phone on the market, even if it's only for a month or two. But with the iPhone, I can't be because all five million other people who bought an iPhone (which looks exactly the same as mine) are stealing my glory.
When they first came out, iPhones were swooned over. Now, they're just there. It's great to have one, but if you really want new features and to have the most amazing looking, feature rich phone, you'll buy something else.
I'm not an iPhone hater. I love what Apple has done to create this market. I just think that for people who love being the center of technology-attention, the iPhone is not the way to go.