Steve oh, Steve. Why did you have to leave so soon?

Anyone that knows me knows that I'm a huge Apple fan. I'm not an Apple fan just to follow the other Apple fans. I like their stuff because it works very, very well. Well, MOST of their stuff. I've been an iPhone owner since the first one in 2007. And I've been a very happy iPhone owner for the vast majority of that time. Unfortunately, I'm seeing a decline in the quality of some of the "stuff" that Apple is putting out.

On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Whether or not you're an Apple fan you can't deny the fact that Steve Jobs knew how to put out a great product. There are those that will argue that all he did was put out other people's products. That's not my point. Steve knew how to market. And he absolutely knew how to innovate, or take an innovation and have it make a huge impact on the technology/consumer market. I believe that on October 6, 2011, Apple started its slide. 

As of this writing I have an iPhone 4s. I decided to forgo the iPhone 5 and wait until the next device. I was very happy with my 4s and really didn't have a big driving mechanism to upgrade. Then came iOS 6.1.x. Since that software upgrade I'm seeing more and more problems with my iPhone. And, of course, nothing from Apple. Just google "can't find wireless network ios 6.1.3". Now just sit back, relax, grab a drink and read as much as you like. But this is just the latest in a bunch of issues that have raised their ugly heads since iOS 6.1 came out. 

Under Steve's watch, I really don't think that buggy software would have been released. If it was, I think a fix would be close behind. Don't get me wrong, Jobs wasn't perfect. And, of course, no company is perfect. And maybe, too, I was under that "reality distortion field" that Jobs was so great at putting us under. But I'm not under that spell any more. I'm very seriously thinking, for the first time, about moving away from my precious iPhone.