My experience with an Android product, and my return to the iPhone
By Santiago, 24 October, 2013
iOS and iPadOS
Hello AppleVis and AppleVis readers,
I'd like to post about my experience with iOS, then Android, and now, my return to the iPhone. I've been an iPhone user since the introduction of the iPhone 4S on October of 2011. I've liked the product, and I've liked every Apple product, and for those of you who know me, I've used Apple products for a while now, and I'm in the Apple ecosystem for the most part. Well, last week, I switched carriers from Verizon Wireless to T-Mobile. Turns out, they didn't have the iPhone 5S which I was looking for. I thought to myself, I should get an Android phone for now, maybe a Galaxy Note 3? At least until I'm able to get a 5S. Well, turns out, that was a bad choice in my part. For those of you who know me, you know my bad relationship with Samsung. People were asking me, "Oh wow, you got a Samsung? I thought you'd never get one of those." I spent two days with the Android device, when I finally decided, this isn't the platform for me. I, being a tech guy, and liking to spend time with the newest technologies available in the industry, didn't like the experience on Android at all for blind users. You thought VoiceOver bugs on iOS 7 were bad? Well, if that's the case, chances are you won't be able to handle Android at all. TalkBack is not as responsive as VoiceOver, at least with the voices most phones come preinstalled with. Anyway, earlier today, I went to the T-Mobile store to order an iPhone 5S. If all goes as planned, it should be here in a little over a week, meanwhile, I can keep using the Galaxy Note 3. I'm glad to say, I'm glad I'm part of the iPhone family once again, and I'm not switching from Apple any time soon, no matter if the newest iPhone is currently unavailable.