As Salaam Mualaykum all...where do I start?! lol
For those who don't know me, you're in for an essay lol.
Masha'Allah that's great WF, mabrook! The range of apps that the iOS platform has to offer has yet to be beaten. There may be a cheaper offering on Android, but they lack the quality of iOS apps.
The old timers all know that I am a big time Apple fan, but what everyone here doesn't know is that my current phone is the Galaxy Note 2...shocked? Here's why.
Everyone knew of my obsession with Apple, the amount of years that I've been using their products and that I've been using the iPhone since the very first one. Amazing products. I've jailbroken my phones, modified them physically, fixed smashed screens, downloaded some amazing apps, have had training provided by Apple and have been an official certified Apple Product Professional for three years running, Ahumdulillah. All of the above is exactly why I picked the Galaxy Note 2. I fancied a bit of a change and some experience on a different platform.
The Galaxy Note 2 is a great phone, I've rooted (like jail breaking) it and am running a custom ROM. I love it. Great screen size, amazing functionality and a good offering of apps...but, after having this phone for over half a year I've started to miss my iOS device. I don't have the great quality apps on my phone that I used to, it doesn't integrate quite so well with my Mac and when you look at it the major apps they cost just as much as they do on iOS. So what did I do about this? I bought an iPad mini lol. Loving being back on iOS and have the best of both worlds now, Alhumdulillah.
In regards to jail breaking it is not against the law, there are many articles about this. You would only have to worry about what you do with a jail break, if you choose to do certain things with it. For example, and what I think Abu Daoud is referring to is the ability to download paid apps for free. This is not why people primarily jailbreak their phones, that's not what I jailbreak for anyway. Jail breaking allows iOS users to fully customise and extend functionality of their device. You would have to add a particular repository in order to have the ability to download applications for free. Even when adding those particular repositories, Cydia (the main hub for anything in regards to jail breaking), offers you a warning that what you are doing is adding a repo that may be against the law and gives you an option to cancel or continue anyway.
Similarly can be said about Android. You don't need to be rooted (jail broken) in order to download Android apps for free. Rooting the phone again is not against the law, but it allows full control of your device. You are able to control something as simple as the LED for notifications to change particular colours, to your CPU performance and setting a maximum and minimum.
Beebs, on to your post lol. I've played with the Z10 and I agree it is a complete game changer for BlackBerry (what is going on with Alicia Keys as the Global Creative Director? lol. Anyway that I could go on for hours lol)...but it is no threat to Apple, Samsung, HTC or even Nokia. It has a few great features, something that the rest could learn from, but nothing really special. In regards to its offering on apps, BlackBerry have been pushing out a lot on this but not in the right way. As you may or may not know, the BlackBerry OS as of 2.0 on the PlayBook was able to load Android apps on to it. Although this is somewhat an advantage, it is not ideal. A lot of their apps that they have pushed out are Android apps in a BlackBerry wrapper, but that takes away from the great experience from dedicated developed apps primarily for your OS.
Last point, I promise lol. HTC just yesterday announced the HTC One. A brilliantly spec'd phone, and great looking as well. They've really done a great job with HTC Sense, thought about a few things such as the full 1080 screen with 468ppi (amazing) and rather than joining in the megapixel race, have stuck with a better quality 4MP sensor that can draw in (so they say) 300%+ more light in low light conditions. I can't wait to see one and play with it, but will it be an iPhone or S3 killer? Probably not.
So anyway, I think that's enough for now. If you've read this far, you deserve a medal lol.
Insha'Allah my next posts won't be as big, I was sort of playing catch up with this one haha.
I hope that what I have said has not offended anyone Insha'Allah, as this was not my intention.
Anything good is from Allah (
), anything bad is from shaytaan and the evil within myself.
Wa Salaam Mualaykum.