Buying iPhones is cool. At least you know you only have 9 months to wait until the bring out "the best iPhone ever" like they are going to say well here's the new iPhone but the last one was better! I especially like they way they abandon the support for anything over 3 years old lol I have a first gen iPad "the best tablet ever" but if I take it into the apple store hey look at me like I have just dragged in a dead dogs carcass and started eating it.
Type bump lol
Take an iPhone 2G into an Apple store now and half of the staff probably wouldn't even know what it was
I'm the first to admit that I'm a phone tart. I'm on a sim-only contract, so I can chop and change phones as/when it suits me. I bought the iPhone 4S, and I've now bought the 5 because it's the phone which suits me the best at the moment, given the fact that it syncs so easily with my iPad and given the fact that I take a lot of photos using my phone so I love being able to have all of my photos automatically synced to the iPad without the need for running an app or manually transferring.
I'm under no illusions that the iPhone 5, or indeed any iPhone before it, have been 'better' than the competition (unlike the fanboys) and it really winds me up when I see someone (usually middle-aged) showing off their new iPhone in the pub and touting it as the "best one" simply because the guy in the phone shop said it was.
Before I bought the 4S, I had a HTC One X which was by far and away the best phone I've ever used, and still is. However, as I mentioned before, since we've bought an iPad and it's currently our only computer, it makes much more sense for me to stick with Apple for the phone too.
I'm waiting to see a few reviews of WP8 handsets and tablets, particularly the Samsung Ativ S which looks absolutely gorgeous - if the reviews are good then I might make the switch. The UI on WP8 looks fantastic