Let's get something straight, this is not a flame post, I'm typing this from my iPad, while sitting next to my Mac Pro that is literally my livelihood as a film editor and designer. Today, I decided that sadly, I will not be upgrading to the next iPhone. It's truly a bitter sweet for me in almost all regards, and although I'm sure for a few weeks I might struggle with the transition, I believe in the end it will ultimately be of benefit. I wanted to outline a few reasons why I have decided to switch for those who are wavering, or have toyed with the idea of losing their iPhone. Apple designed a truely remarkable phone back in 07. They, as usual, pioneered the way and opened peoples eyes to the true potential of what a phone can really be, and do for you. They sold millions. It was incredible. Fast forward to today. Google watched from behind, took everything Apple did and learned from it, improving on it, and making it open. Apple will be majorily upgrading their hardware this year, but with only a minor software upgrade. And therein lies my grievance. Android has taken most features, and improved upon them while adding some of their own. Apple has taken the road of widest target audience and is trying to still use their old os, so it can work with all of their phones (and slowly in most cases). Rolling out an update a year, while google is releasing froyo, and has already announced gingerbread before years end. Android is young, but I think they have just passed Apple, and I know it will be ATLEAST another year before apple even considers an os revamp, but by then, there will be 2-3 android updates. Apple will most likely not change the os, for fear of alienating all the people that know how to us their phones and tablets. Google seems to have their interest is building the best operating system. Period. Apple seems to be building the best operating system while keeping it locked to protect their property and reassure their paycheck, and honestly, I can't blame them. But I can switch to a slicker OS with HTC sense, less restriction, multiple device options, multiple carriers options, multiple contracts options, with multiple OS updates per year. As an Apple junkie, am I alone in these thoughts and this decision?