The iPhone when paired with iTunes is the only reason I like that phone. I like the easy-to-use interface, and the non-duplicate-songs enabled feature. It’s not really a feature, but a part of the software. Most home stereos support iPods or iPhones for music playback, most people that want an iPod get the iPhone because it’s the same thing. There is no easier way to sync music than dragging music from your music library and simply moving the mouse over your device and calling it a day.
How do you like creating custom folders (I mean custom as in PAIN) for every specific artist, and on a seperate memory card because your internal storage is running out of space?. On the Android, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry phones you HAVE to do this. There is software to sync these phones through USB but duplicates are easily created, creating more work for us to have to hunt them down, and no one likes taking up more space on the storage just because of that. It is cool with Google Music with the ability to upload all your music to a “cloud” like with iTunes Match & iCloud to stream music to your phone, but honestly it just takes up too much data, and there is too many bugs in Google Music from what I’ve heard. I heard that music pauses during playback because Onavo is running in the background, and other apps disrupt playback aswell. It’s just better to use a normal music player on the Android that just plays the locally stored music sometimes. It’s cool if you need to stream music through Wi-Fi in your own home though, but that’s not a huge demand and it isn’t something that I can see as supremely useful or ideal.
I know I have talked alot about this before in between music playback and other smartphones, but I think it’s such a huge demand in smartphones nowadays. And other manufacturers just dont get it. We don’t JUST want a phone, we want an all-purpose device that can do everything, that is compatible with everything. And unfortunately for all the other competitors of Apple, I surrender to the iPhone. And many others included who love music.
And for music and smartphones, there are indeed no oranges and apples to compare to, just apples themselves, the Apple iPhone.