About a month ago, I wrote an article telling you why I will not be buying another iPhone. I also told you that I'd try to pull through my bad situation with iOS until the spring of 2013 when I'd be eligible for an upgrade with AT&T. Unfortunately, I couldn't last that long. I couldn't even wait for the Galaxy S III or a BlackBerry 10 phone!
I just can't use my iPhone as a daily driver anymore. It's truly useless. Mail might be fine for a typical user, but I'm a Pocketables editor who has multiple active email accounts. A unified inbox with no way to immediately discern which email address an email was sent to is hard to deal with, especially when the iPhone decides to use an email address that has never been included in the email conversation to reply to that conversation. I've lost track of how many times I've made an idiot of myself because my iPhone can't tell that I've used my Gmail address throughout the entire thread, not my Me address. Ouch.
Then there's the size of the screen. Just last night, I was trying to read an article about the new Elder Scrolls MMO. My eyes may be bad, but having to squint at the screen while it's just three inches away from my face is kind of ridiculous. And yes, I could've zoomed in further, but then my fingers would've been tired from constantly swiping back and forth and up and down.
And, on top of all of that, iOS 5 on the iPhone is still a buggy piece of junk. It's been out since October and there are still random glitches and crashes that make doing things even more difficult than they already are.
It may surprise you that I've never purchased an unlocked device, but that's a trend that's going to end within the next week. It's the only way I can dig myself out of this deep, stupid hole that I fell into when I purchased the 4S – without breaking the bank. $400 will get me an unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus that I truly believe will help me get my work done on the go.
It'll be really nice to finally feel productive again.