This last release of the iPhone 6 was the first time in a loooooong time that I've been disgusted with Apple. I felt like I've been chasing the same dern phone for a long time. I mean I walked into the AT&T store get test out the iPhone 6 and I literally felt like I was holding a bigger iPhone 2G. Nothing new to Wow me.
This is more or less how I felt with the iPhone 6 release. I kept up on the rumors religiously and there was only a couple different renders that I liked and would have gladly bought the second I could've. But then when I saw the latest leaks of the device were what ultimately were the new models, I was disappointed. I went to the Apple store and checked out both phones and I actually liked the 6+ more but neither were really what I was looking/hoping for.
I had my last three iPhones jailbroken and to be honest, iOS 7 jailbroken is a beautiful OS, as my iPad I'm typing on currently is. With the jailbreak I was able to remove a lot of the clutter and improve animation speeds etc of the Device and made it a much more enjoyable experience. I was going to keep my iPhone 5 until a JB was released for iOS 8 (thought it would be Christmas or so but there's already one out) and then get the new iPhone, but the design of the device made me say nah, not for me. Was originally set on the Alpha until I spent time with the S5. I do miss my iPhone at times, but only for the JB features honestly. It was extremely stable and finally felt like a polished OS
Aside from that, I think there was just a lot of features that Apple lacked for many years (many they still do) that made so many people "hate" on them. I was happy for many years, but I never hated on any device or OS. My phone worked for me and that's all that mattered to me personally. Everyone copies everyone in this game, so it's pointless to say "xxx copied xxx's idea" because it's just the way things seem to go. I do think Apples marketing is kind of ridiculous, like why do they have to call their late jump to the NFC game "Apple Pay "? It's not a new technology, it's just new to their device. It's great that they are able to market their product and software so well, but it's just that. Marketing.
I do look at those with the new iPhone and part of me thinks I still want one, but I'm still fairly new to Android and still getting used to it. Now that there's the iOS jailbreak out I do wish I'd of given it a shot, but I weigh out the pros of my desicion to switch and they definitely outweigh sticking with Apple for me personally.
Aside from all my rambling, they're both great OS's so I don't see the need to hate