What would be the benefits of switching to IOS? Will an iPhone last longer and more up to date in updates than an Android? And what about bendgate?
Advantages of switching to iOS:
* Timely updates not held hostage by carrier
* No malware/viruses
* Much better thought out, integrated and consistent OSAMA
* Much better integration with hardware
* Much better after-sale support
* No carrier bloat ware
* Way better App Store
* Better resale value
* Better security
* Stronger commitment to user privacy - no user tracking for ad purposes, for example.
* No collection of user data except where necessary, and only with permission
Major DISadvantages of Apple/iOS:
* No plastic phones that better survive drops
* **** iOS and new models make you want a new one every year!
* Rooting/jail breaking/opening up security holes strongly discouraged (actually, that's probably an advantage)
Bend gate: overblown, see Consumer Reports article.