Over the course of the last 3 weeks or so, really since the Apple earnings call, my Twitter and Google+ feed have been full of posts and articles on how the death of the iPhone, and by extension Apple, is near. They point to the ever increasing growth of Android across the globe, the poor showing of Apple in their last quarter, the lackluster iPhone SE (which I reviewed for Gear Diary) and the rumors of what may well be a lackluster iPhone 7. In a word, bollocks.
I’m an Android user. I love Android. I left iOS a couple of years ago for a reason. I didn’t like the ecosystem, I found iOS buggy and limiting and ultimately, after a breach of their 2-factor authentication that left my devices locked forever, I had enough. I have found a breath of fresh air in Android. I enjoy the flexibility it offers both as a platform and in devices and while it is far from perfect, it gives me the things that I wanted. But just because I’m an Android user doesn’t mean that I hate anything and everything iOS. I have always advocated that users find the tool that works best for them. If that is Android, great. If that is an iPhone, great. As long as it meets your needs, that’s ultimately the goal. It is not a zero-sum game.