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#7 You don't have to use iTunes
Admittedly, more modern versions of iOS allow you to control most of your phone's functions and data interchange over WiFi, but the iTunes application is still there, ready to haunt your dreams.
My favorite description of iTunes comes from our own Ed Bott: "And you wonder why I dislike iTunes with a passion that burns like the fire of a thousand suns?" I couldn't agree more.
Image courtesy my Mac mini OS X Server which continually insists on launching iTunes even though I've turned off the iTunes helper AND checked the "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" AND can't uninstall the application because OS X won't let you AND have never connected an iOS device to it because it's a SERVER but still insists on launching. But I'm not bitter.
#8 You can completely replace your launcher
Fed up with the launcher that comes with your device? You can completely replace it, customize it, and tweak it out. I don't know about you, but the iPhone application grid with folders made up of little, barely visible icons has grown really old.
In this example, I've replaced the TouchWiz launcher (left) that comes standard on Samsung Android phones with Buzz Launcher (right), one of many launchers I've downloaded to tinker with.
Image courtesy my Android phone, TouchWiz, and a Buzz Launcher standard configuration.
#9 Your home screen can be alive
Tired of the old iOS dead-fish home screen with nothing but a grid of icons? In Android, you can add widgets that do and display all sorts of information. In this screen, for example, I have a Flipboard widget displaying a top news item, the current Dow index, how much data I've used so far, how long it will take to drive home (and whether or not there's traffic — green means a smooth ride), the current temperature, and the barometric pressue.
All at a glance. The iPhone can't do that.
Image courtesy way too much time spent playing with widgets.