I have already presented my case for the iPhone and Lumia in the previous 2 articles and won't spend too long going over my reasoning again. I am torn, completely torn, between these two.
If I am taking the kids out for the day I want to take the Lumia 1020 with me. Why on earth would I want to take the iPhone and end up with vastly inferior photos?
If I am travelling I want to take the iPhone for TomTom navigation and the 'much' better podcast options available for it.
At lunch I would rather read a book or watch a TV episode on the Lumia screen.
I would, however, prefer to manage my finances and catch up on articles I have missed using the superior apps available on iOS in these areas.
Then again, I enjoy using the Lumia more.
They cross over and each does one or two things better than the other, but there is the realisation that the Lumia is so poor at certain activities, thanks to a lack of apps, and that the iPhone is capable of doing everything I need to an acceptable standard.
I won't carry two phones with me. When I start doing that I will know that I have failed to adjust sufficiently and that I likely have some kind of obsessive need for what I see as perfect performance in every single area.
What I need is for Microsoft to allow Android apps to run in the Windows Phone environment, and to run well. I want Windows Phone as my daily environment, I want the Lumia camera and I want the design and form of the Lumia. I want the Lumia 1020 to be my main phone, but I absolutely need a few tasks to be covered much better than they are now.
Do that and I would jump from iOS, I really would, but until then I remain torn and ten days after receiving the Lumia 1020 I am still enjoying it as much as I did on the first day. By this time, the S4, HTC One and so many other phones had failed me, but the sheer brilliance in some areas is keeping me clinging to the yellow marvel that has brought back my passion for clever mobile technology.