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Apple Reveals the iPhone 5S with Fingerprint Sensor

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Top message:  As someone who isn't an Apple fanboy by Jellz   Sep 10, 2013, 1:53 PM

Replying to:  Re: As someone who isn't an Apple fanboy by DarkStar   Sep 10, 2013, 2:35 PM

Re: As someone who isn't an Apple fanboy

by Jellz    Sep 10, 2013, 2:59 PM

(Disclaimer: I like iOS, Android, and Windows Cool

I think Apple was right that it's less about the hardware and more about the experience.

Android is a very fragmented ecosystem when you get down to it, since every manufacturer has their own take on Android and they have to adapt the software to their hardware, then test and apply updates when new versions are released (or choose to not support newer versions of Android). Android phones set themselves apart by innovative hardware: first to adopt LTE (before iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows), first to adopt NFC, etc. So naturally the more technically inclined people, who value an open system with high-end hardware, are drawn to Android. But when you get down to the core of it, Android is fragmented. 4.4 is launching and phones with 4.0 and 4.1 are still being released. You're not going to get the same experience on the GS4 as you are on the LG G2 or HTC One simply because Samsung, LG and HTC all have their own version of Android they use (TouchWiz, HTC Sense, whatever LG does..).

iOS 7 and the fingerprint scanner are honestly enough to make me like the iPhone 5S. Does it need a brand new screen or other features to make a difference? In the end, the main draw of iPhone is the seamless software/hardware integration. You know what you're getting when you buy an iPhone.

Does that make it better than Android? No, but it just means that iPhones don't have to have all the same cutting-edge features to set it apart from the Android competition. If you like it, you like it. If not, you don't.

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