It’s just one anecdote, but it really brings Apple’s apparent dormancy out of the realm of the theoretical:

“For years I stuck with my iPhone, not because it was the best phone on the market, but because of the app selection. It’s absolutely second to none. But every year I watched a new version of iOS announced with a slew of new features I didn’t care about, while core functionality (flaws and all) was left virtually unchanged.

“Meanwhile, I watched from afar as Google was iteratively improving Android into the open, flexible, intuitive OS that it is today. I recently made the switch from an iPhone 5 to a Nexus 4 and I haven’t looked back. All the things that bugged me about iOS were non-issues on this new platform. I found great substitutes for all my favourite iOS apps and even adopted a few new apps that were missing on iOS. Sure, there aren’t dozens of options for each individual app, but the quality of the top apps available today is really impressive.”

“For the first time, I’m looking forward to Google I/O more than WWDC this year to see what’s next for Android.”

From Jason Sallis.

March 19, 2013