Great since day one

Great essay. I completely agree that Apple’s attention to detail and ruthless exclusion of that which it doesn’t feel is up to its standards are reasons that their products resonate so well with consumers. Android is good, and as the article points out, getting better. It just hasn’t gotten that detail right to the point where I’m ready to switch. Also good is the point that phone makers aren’t particularly good at software and that hurts their phones, even with Android.