Originally Posted by Bonkers
Edit: i also go through phones fairly regularly. Been through 4 android phones since the droid x. I cant bring myself to go iPhone. I feel they're too narrow and that's really my biggest complaint. Visually I prefer my own android flavors too. I've had the droid x, HTC thunderbolt, RAZR maxx, and the galaxy nexus. If you gave me the nexus with the maxx's battery I'd never want a new phone. The huge battery packs are out of the question though lol.
There are a lot of little reasons I really like iPhones. Hopefully I can remember all of the important ones:
1. Audio quality. Apple devices have always been known to have great audio quality, whether it be the headphone out or the line-out. The same cannot be said about Android (with the rare exception you get to own a Samsung device with the Wolfson chips). The audio quality isn't bad by any means, but it has never been a priority in Nexus devices, which is rather disappointing. The biggest let down of the Nexus 4, IMO.
2. Compatibility. My graduation gift was an 03 VW GTI that was originally bought with pretty much every extra option you could get, including an iPod connection. All I needed for my iPhone 5 was a 30-pin to lightning adapter and I was back in business. While with my S3, I had to settle on CDs or the tape player method (meh). Even in my rinky dink Mazda, we put in a decent Kenwood unit, and while there was an AUX jack to use for virtually anything, it still didn't match the quality of the LOD of an iPod/iPhone. And who doesn't like to use their stereo controls to change songs, rather than dangerously navigate your phone to do so.
3. I'm probably amongst the very very very (did I say very?) few who really like iTunes. The newest version is a little...eh, but for the most part, it's clean, fairly simple to navigate, and best of all, supports a lossless codec that allows decent tagging. Not only this, but a new feature of iTunes, which I had been wishing for for so long is that you are able to convert music to smaller bit rate before syncing to your device (I.e. ALAC -> 256 AAC) to save space. It takes longer, but this is versus (on Android) copying the files to a temp folder, converting all of my music to a compressed format, then dragging them to my device, which can be painfully slow. I also use iTunes' rating system, so that I 5-star all of my favorite songs. This way, when I connect my iPhone to my PC, it syncs all of my 5-star playlist, and does so automatically every time there's a new edition to it.
4. Apps. It's a long and tired out topic, but Apple receives some the best quality apps. Android has gotten better, and while a lot of people will claim they are getting closer in numbers, what they fail to realize is, they aren't carrying as many 'quality' apps as the App Store is. However, Android does have a few games for it that I really do wish were on the iPhone/iPad/Touch. Not to mention, any Apple fan should be extremely jealous of the Humble Bundle for Android bundles.
5. Accessories were ridiculously hard to find for the Nexus 4. Specifically, the Otterbox case. There isn't one (unless this has recently changed). My girlfriend owned the phone for a month (and this is months after the device had been out) and an Otterbox wasn't out for it. Sure there were simulations and decent tries, but there wasn't any true Otterbox. Sure, this doesn't bother everyone, and even I preferred slim TPU cases for my Android phones, but for the consumer that wants an Otterbox, but has to settle for a generic version won't always be happy. Yes I realize this is more the fault of the manufacturers, but the S3 is truly the first Android phone I remember with an actual abundance of accessories. They have got to even be the first Android device that Otterbox offered a 'Build Your Own' for.
BUT, that's not even it. Nexus devices have to be the WORST among accessory support. How long have I been waiting for that pogo dock for my Nexus 7? Since Christmas AT LEAST. It's out now, I think, or it's extremely hard to find. The same went for the Galaxy Nexus. I believe they finally have a pogo dock accessory out, but it's either hard to find or it works for only one version (I.e. GSM model).
6. I promise, this is the last one. Software support. Verizon is the reason I secretly despise the Galaxy Nexus. And they have themselves to blame for me hating them. Apple said 'screw you, we will update our own crap.' And that's exactly how it went down. The GNex didn't get Jelly Bean until late 2012. Unacceptable. Google should be putting their foot down like Apple did, and there is no excuse as to why not when it comes to their Nexus devices.