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And the winner is ... iPhone

So after my earlier post when I said I was going to get a Nexus 4, after a lot more pondering I’ve actually ended up buying an iPhone.

So what made me change my mind?

The main reason was I just wanted the phone with the best set of apps. The longer I prevaricated, the more I realised the interesting apps mentioned in the tech press are almost always iPhone first - and I didn’t want to miss out any more.

From a dev point of view, I am also thinking of getting a Mac Mini anyway for working on my own stuff, which will solve the ability to make my own apps.

I find it really interesting how the Mac has morphed into a dev machine - I guess the UNIX underpinnings means server-side technologies work more naturally there. For example, I was trying to get Ruby on Rails working on my Windows laptop, and it was just painful. However all the install instructions were Mac friendly, which makes a lot of sense.

Anyway, I hope I don’t regret my decision. One day in it’s been great to try out a whole load of interesting and experimental apps that are nowhere near being released on Windows Phone.

It’s also very interesting the reaction you can get when you tell some people what you’ve done - sometimes it’s almost like I’ve commited the heinous crime of changing which football team I support, rather than just getting a new phone!

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