It almost pains me to say it, but my love affair with Apple is coming to an end.
For years I was a keen prescriber to the universal motto of all Apple geeks – “once you go Mac, you’ll never go back”.
But then Apple got big. Really big. And it suddenly felt like I wasn’t swimming agains the tide anymore, I was being swept away with it. But more important than any loss of hipster creed was the fact that it started to feel that Apple was just cynically exploiting me (and everyone else). that the company was…. well…. evil.
The biggest syptom of this was when they all but twisted my arm to update the OS on my old creaky iPhone, and then refused to let me go back to my old OS when it became clearly apparent that my phone wasn’t up to the job.
So anyway, now it’s approaching time to renew my phone contract and for the first time I’m starting to look outside the cult of apple for my inspiration./
And I must say, the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks pretty nice indeed.
According to the Carphone Warehouse you can get hold of a 16gb Galaxy S4 for just £35 a month on contract, which doesn’t seem bad at all to me considering a sim free version is around £630.
If you want 4G you’re going to have to go with EE however, and their monthly plans start at £56 a month which is a bit more than i could ever really justify spending on a mobile phone.
Unfortunately If I do go with a Samsung Galaxy I’m've no real choice of any provider other than Vodafone, as they are the only provider that actually gets a signal at my house. Which is rather irritating as I have a friend who can get me a company discount at O2.
Such is life.