So, as you read the title it is clear that I gave up on windows phones. My last post was about the “Boring State of Smartphones” and on my opinion it still more or less the same.
The reason to move away was the lack of banking apps. I really use them. The second reason that is worse from the Microsoft perspective, skype really sucks on Windows Phone. It went to a point that was hard do believe that the development of Windows Phone version of Skype was serious.
My original plan, as minimalist and frugal was to keep the phone for at least more 1 year, at least. But my user case requires skype and bank apps so it became a no go to me.
So on January, I got an iPhone 6S.
Got a 64gb model, smaller one. It is a bit smaller than the Lumia 830 that I was using. The first three weeks were terrible until I got used with it. Besides the changes since the wp7, the interface of windows phone still awesome but it is only this. Sounds sad and it is sad.
My behavior using the phone changed. I not only now do banking but almost *everything* I do on phone. Reserve flights, Hotels, Cars, I order food and pay it with bitcoins. I still using skype but only because I do not have choice. For personal contacts I moved to imessage and whatsapp and I can’t imagine using skype anymore.
Actually I really use apps on phone. On windows phone I never really used it. My wife now got the same model as me and as soon as I can I will move my mom to it also.
Talking about her, unlocking the phone with fingerprint and using it to authenticate on the store and some apps is what is going to make her finally use passwords to lock the phone. I heard rumors of the next macbooks having it and will be awesome also.
In the end, after almost 5 years of windows phone, is a sad end. Really. But in bright side the interface of iOS is getting better and better and iOS 10 seems to really be on par with I like.
There is a lot of rumors about a surface phone but even if it goes well and get traccion, I will wait at least more 2 years to any change again. Except if the phone has an accident, it seems that this time I will keep the phone as long as I can.