welcome to the dark side

image1I’ve done it. I am now the proud owner of an iPhone.

I’m not actually sure how proud I am – sheepish might be a better word – but I have finally bitten the bullet and made the switch from Android. It is a strange feeling. I wasn’t one of those “I’d rather fight than switch!” people or anything, but I didn’t really see the need to get a more-expensive phone that would do essentially the same thing as the less-expensive option.

So why did I switch? Apps, mostly. I was told over and over again by Android users that the Android marketplace had zillions more apps, but – while that might have been true in terms of sheer numbers – I could never seem to find what I wanted or needed.

So, after three days of use, here are my pros and cons:

PROS

  • It’s so pretty! and shiny! and smooth! and thin!
  • I’m thrilled with the apps (and not just because I can play Ticket to Ride in half the time).
  • Because I got the iPhone 6, I’m on the cutting edge of phone ownership for the first time ever.

CONS

  • Regardless of how “intuitive” this interface is supposed to be, I find it hard to get used to. Nothing seems intuitive to me; I’m constantly Googling phone settings to figure stuff out.
  • It’s huge! I suppose I’ll get used to it, but I can’t imagine how anyone uses the 6 Plus as a phone. I find the 6 to be way too big.
  • I am so sad that I can’t make the home screens look the way I want them to. I had the coolest icon set for my Android, and I could put app icons anywhere I wanted – I could have four icons on a screen, one in each corner, if I wanted. Not this new phone, though – the dang thing shuffles everything into ridiculous little rows. Argh.

OVERALL
I’m sure I’ll love it when I get used to it. My problems are mostly superficial and have more to do with form than function. I’ll keep you posted!

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