"Users don't get to choose between tons of different hardware devices like they do in Android's world"
And why would this be a good thing?
Way to chop off the quote mid-sentence:
"Users don't get to choose between tons of different hardware devices like they do in Android's world, and while that's a bummer -- a phablet sized iPhone would be groovy, for example -- the upside is that fragmentation hardly exists."
It was cut off purposely to ask that question that has obvious answers
Ripoff the customer
It's never a good thing.
I have an iPhone 4S and am currently quite happy with iOS 6. I upgraded in August, only when a battery bug started shutting my phone down at 45% charge. I did it as a last-ditch attempt to fix the problem rather than buying new hardware -- and it worked. Well and good.
iOS 6 is fine, but I'm somewhat grumpy at the replacement of Google Maps -- even if Apple Maps no longer deposits people in corn fields. Unfortunately Google Maps has its own annoying behaviors, and wants to make me sign in to use it, as if history can't be saved locally.
The only reason to upgrade to iOS 7, as far as I can tell, is the unified browser bar and the ability to block calls. Those are nice features, but I don't feel like switching to Day-Glo icons, slower overall performance, and battery-draining animations I'll promptly disable because the phone can't go more than about 5 hours between charges in any case.
Almost all of the high-end Android phones have expanded to the point that they no longer fit comfortably in my hand, so I expect I'll be sticking with Apple when I upgrade -- but I've gotten two years out of this phone and see no reason it won't last me several years more.
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