iOS 6 Review – A Different Perspective
- September 24, 2012
- Posted by: Adam Traylor
- Category: Uncategorized
Apple’s latest mobile operating system is out and it is currently on version 6. You may have heard that just a few weeks go Apple also released it’s latest version of the iPhone. Which they are calling, iPhone 5. For myself personally I am currently using the iPhone 4. I’m guessing that by the time my contract with Verizon is up, I will gladly be upgrading to the newest iPhone which in turn will have me skipping the iPhone 4s all together.
Anyone that knows anything already knows that when the aliens came to earth and gave Steve Jobs and Apple the very first iPhone that these very same aliens put something into these devices that made the world go nutty for them. Alright I’ll stop talking in total geekory here and get back to reality.
The point I’m trying to make is that from the iPhone’s very first appearance it has been a sure fire seller and one of the top products on the market today. In my opinion it clearly is deserving of all the accolades that it has received. It truly did change the world and the way that mobile devices work. I know that there are plenty of people out there that are of the anti-Apple persuasion that will bash these devices just because they have the Apple logo on them.
There has long been that type of thing going on between Apple and other companies. Those that are loyal to a company and fail to see the benefits of market competition in my opinion are doomed to missing out on something great. I am a self admitted Apple fan-boy but that does not mean that I would not go elsewhere if there was something better. I also am a firm believer that having Samsung and other companies out there in such a tight battle with Apple and other mobile companies only pushes the creators of these devices to make better, more stable, and superior products.
Upgrade or No Upgrade?
I have never had a single problem (someone knock on wood) with upgrading to new software on either my Macs, my iPad, or iPhone devices. It’s all gone very smoothly. So that old statement about never going right out and upgrading the second a new product launches is really kind of lost on me. I’m not a patient person and so when I see something new and great come out; then I’m ultimately going to get it.
With that being said, I’m still running iOS 5.9 only because I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’m not going to be going over all of the many changes and things that are going to be inside of the new iOS 6. That’s really not why I chose to write this article. Site creator, Craig Chamberlin has already given you some of his thoughts that you can check out by clicking this link.
I say definitely upgrade. Again I am on an iPhone 4. So all the new Siri features are lost on me as of right now, but to be honest that’s the last reason I’d upgrade. I don’t think Siri is going to be something that I really use all that much. We shall see. I plan on getting my iPhone 5 in January but I will definitely be writing my thoughts on that when I do finally get one.
This is the entire reason why I’m writing this article. It’s not primarily about the release of iOS 6 or whether or not you should upgrade. I’m actually going to use this platform to share my thoughts on all the latest advertisements and bickering over Apple vs. Samsung. Here’s my theory and point. There are many of you out there that want to use Android, Samsung, Windows phones, or any other non-Apple products and I think that’s just fine. I don’t see why anyone would have a problem with you having choices and personal preferences. We each are different and desire different things right?
Trust me, I get why there are those of you that need that in your lives. What I mean is that you need to be able to make those type of choices. All of those phones make great smart phones. I was looking at my bookshelf the other day and I noticed my Steve Jobs book that Walter Isaacson wrote. Have you ever seen the cover of this book? Have you ever gone to the Apple website? What stands out to you on both of those things? Stumped? The thing that stands out is what in my opinion makes Apple who they are. The cover of Walter Isaacson’s book, “Steve Jobs” is a black and white cover of Steve himself on a white background.
Many times Apple’s website uses this very same design look. White, black, and gray color patterns with very high resolution images of their new products. Very clean, very simple. What’s my point? Well this is the very reason why those of us that love Apple do indeed love Apple. We don’t care so much for having a billion different choices and tweaks. I don’t need that. I’d much, much rather have something that is clean, simple, and that just works.
To me, that’s the very foundation of what makes me an Apple fan-boy. I don’t have time to learn about all the millions of different choices are out there. I buy into the Apple ecosystem because it is one that I enjoy living in. It suites my personality. Clean, simple, and intuitive. That’s why I don’t need Android. I don’t need Samsung, and I will continue to admit to being an Apple Fan-Boy; I’m sure there are far worse things to be.