No Marc McLaren
The main reason I moved over to Android 18 months ago was the screen size: four inches just wasn’t big enough. The overflowing hamper of the App Store kept me loyal to Apple for a while, as did the fact that I also have an iPad and MacBook Pro, but increasingly I felt the irresistible pull of all those big Androids. The HTC One and One M8 eventually won me over, offering Apple-quality design with big-but-nottoo-big screens and a steadily improving app selection.
But better though the Play Store is these days, it’s still no App Store, and the promise of a 4.7in iPhone was enough to regain my attention. That all changed when I saw it. It’s just not pretty enough.
I love my HTC One M8, with its weighty metal build and subtle design touches – such as the perfectly milled speaker grilles and the way the black antenna band runs into the rear camera. But I also love being able to easily share files across lots of different devices – not just ones made by the same company – and I love being able to have my main homescreen just carrying my five most-used apps, and I love widgets. So I’m sticking where I am, until the iPhone 7 at least.