Tom Reichner wrote in post #18557814
I don't have an iPhone, but I thought that they were the best smartphones made today.
But you not only say that they are not the best, but that they are clearly
not the best. .
So I guess that based on that, they are way way way behind some other type of phone?
Yet even if they are not the best phone, if I were to buy a smartphone, I would buy an iPhone. .
Because they are so commonly used. .
This means that any time I am "stuck" and can't figure out how to use it for something, there will be a YouTube tutorial that walks me through whatever it is that I need help with. .
And because iPhones are so common, there are lots and lots of apps that are made for them, and they are compatible with so many things. .
And whenever I am amongst a bunch of people, someone will invariably have an iPhone, and be able to help me when I am confused about how to use mine.
Technology always utterly confuses me, so these points are actually my #1 consideration when selecting a new product. .
First and foremost, I need to choose a brand / product that people can help me with. .
That trumps every other factor. .
Having something that is the "best" at doing stuff will be of no use to me, because I will never be able to figure out how to use any of those awesome features unless millions and millions of other people are also using them and can help me learn to use them, too.
These are the very same reasons that I went with Canon when I bought photography gear. .
I wanted the most commonly owned DSLR brand, so that I would always be able to get help whenever I needed it. .
Also, almost all of my photography buddies use Canon, so their lenses and accessories are compatible with mine. .
We always switch and swap our gear when shooting together, and we help each other out when we need to go through the custom functions to change some obscure setting or something. .
I couldn't do that if I had some other brand..