So, now that Apple has officially announced the iPhone 5, how many of you plan to upgrade?
I’ve been pondering a return to iPhone for more than a year. Getting Ice Cream Sandwich on my Nexus S placated me for a while, but that was a mixed bag for me. Earlier this week, I got the Jelly Bean upgrade, and in addition to adding Google Now and a few other minor bells and whistles, it seems to have calmed down the Phone app, my biggest pain point to date with ICS.
So far, the only issue I’ve noticed with the Jelly Bean upgrade is that my corporate email and calendar stopped syncing. After a day of waiting, I just deleted and re-added that account, and now, everything is copacetic again.
I’ve read comments about the underwhelming nature of yesterday’s announcement, but I’m not sure what these people expect anymore, after years of incremental innovations.
Two things from the announcement stood out for me, LTE and a bigger screen, both items high on my wish list for the iPhone.
One thing that won’t go away but does give me pause is the iTunes integration. Android’s ability to bring all your data onto a new phone by magic is pretty solid. Syncing to iTunes, even OTA, feels janky.
For now, the iPhone 5 is at the head of the class as a replacement phone, if I decide to get one. I won’t stand in line or anything, but by Christmas, I should make a decision. By then, I expect we’ll see the next generation of Nexus phones from Google, something I hope they don’t discontinue.
I’m very much looking forward to that, given that Project Glass will soon be in production. It’s safe to assume that Google will show some whizzy interaction between its many devices, phone, tablet and glasses. Should be very cool.
Or maybe I should go retro and dig out my ancient Motorola RAZR and rock that like it’s 2005.
What about you? Find the comments.