Mike Elgan on how the iPhone could be best again.
The iPhone 5 is the best mobile phone ever made, in my opinion. And the iOS platform has the best mobile apps.
iPhone 5 and iOS are the best, but…
Unfortunately, this doesn’t add up to the best phone experience anymore.
But it’s the best, right?
What Apple lacks is the best experience with using Internet-based services. And Apple will fall much further behind on June 26.
Because you know what Apple is doing, right?
On June 26, Google will start selling an unlocked “Google Edition” of the Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Play Store for the same price as an unlocked iPhone: $649.
Advertising? Or, analysis? You choose.
This phone will be plastic and ugly and, as an Android device, offer an inferior user interface and App Store. But it will provide a much better overall user experience because of the integration with and of Google services.
Wouldn’t it be better to compare Google’s services with what Google offers on the iPhone?
Apple is the only major Silicon Valley company without a social network.
So, Apple’s iPhone could be best again if Apple had a social network?