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djrobx
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reply to SwedishRider

Re: [iPhone] Next iPhone revision?

said by SwedishRider:

I'm not upset about anything. Both are capable phones and I'm glad to hear opinions and reviews from folks who are using these devices everyday.

This decision is a relatively big one. Instead of buying just a phone, one is buying into an ecosystem that makes jumping from platform to platform unattractive if large app investments are made. The same goes for e-readers. You are buying into an ecosystem that supports that device with content that is typically locked to that ecosystem.

Right - My existing apps purchases are the biggest barrier for me going with an Android phone. I have a lot invested into my iTunes music organization as well. Losing support of iTunes gapless playback tags (which unfortunately are not the same as LAME gapless tags) would be quite disastrous for me.
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ptrowski
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Keep the iPhone as an iPod and get a new phone. That's what I plan on doing when the Galaxy S4 is released.



SwedishRider
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reply to djrobx

said by djrobx:

Right - My existing apps purchases are the biggest barrier for me going with an Android phone. I have a lot invested into my iTunes music organization as well. Losing support of iTunes gapless playback tags (which unfortunately are not the same as LAME gapless tags) would be quite disastrous for me.

Apps and content investments are a huge consideration here. Yes, if you've got a hundred bucks of apps, that won't stop you from jumping ship to another platform. But if larger investments in apps and/or content (movies, shows, etc) have been made, it's more difficult to make the case for abandoning ship with Apple (or Android).

I still have yet to make my decision- but you all have offered some great food for thought. Thanks!