I hate Apple, I really do. They are an arrogant, fanbois company that are experts at marketing. However, when you compare Android vs Apple the Apple phones win by a mile. Why? Certainly not functionality. Certainly not choice. Certainly not bang for the buck. And many other factors that Apple ends up being behind on the curve with. However: Apple wins overall because of consistency. The apps work. The updates work, within reason. Yes they lock you in to using iTunes and so forth but really what is better, being locked into a single application, like Siri or iTunes that actually works or 5 different applications that semi work? Look at Android for example. Back up your phone? Verizon, Google, Motorola back up? Confusing. Voice control? Scattered all over the place and one doesn't talk to the other. Contacts? Do you want to create a new contact with Outlook, Lotus notes, Phone etc? ICS lowers the bar even lower IMHO. It has so many problems, like dim notification icons. Who approved this? Apple would NEVER release crap like this. Say what you will about Apple, I will probably agree with most of it, but we can't deny that Apple sets the standard. I'm dumping my Razr maxx as soon as the new iPhone is released, maybe earlier because I have had it with this inconsistent piece of trash. Yea, with Apple you do it their way or it's the highway, but honestly I would rather have something that works one single way than something that has 18 different ways of doing things none of which really works well.