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6. Insane variety of accessories
It's a little hard to quantify this, since the Samsung S4 has replaceable backs, built-in inductive charging options, and replaceable batteries, but even so, the iPhone has a much wider variety of add-ons, ranging from the fun to the frivolous (and a few that aren't suitable for a G-rated show like this).
Good examples can be see at iHealthLabs, a company that makes blood pressure monitors, wireless scales, wireless activity monitors, and even a wireless pulse oximeter. These are great tools, but they only work with apps running on iOS.
Image courtesy iHealthlabs.com.
7. AppleCare and the Apple Store
I've never been a big fan of the Apple store (the closest one to me is in Orlando and feels much more like the Trenton bus station than an upscale shopping experience). That said, a lot of people love Apple Stores and have had good experiences there.
I have to say that our local Verizon store has been pretty supportive and while I've had issues with our AT&T store, I've been assured by AT&T execs that the issues I outlined have been resolved. That said, the scope of services, from the Genius bar to the wide variety of classes are quite a win. I've sent many people to their local Apple Stores for help, and universally heard back positive things.
The Tice's Corner Apple Store, in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (photo: Apple Inc. and Jason Perlow)
8. Wide availability of training resources
While we're talking about support, you also can't beat the training resources available for the iPhone vs. Android. While there are quite a few Android development training resource, the selection of end-user training is pretty minimal. There are a few videos on the Google site, and a large number of YouTube videos, but formal training resources like Lynda.com have no end-user Android training and rather excellent end-user iOS training.
Image courtesy Lynda.com.