Samsung, Please, Don’t go ‘Bad Apple’ On Us

Wondering if I should upgrade my Samsung SIII phone to an S5 model, while the S5 is still available.

The reason I’m thinking about this is because I hear Samsung has gone Apple — as in “bad Apple” in the sense of constraining user access — on us, and made the S6 a sealed unit with non-user-replaceable battery, a la iPhone.

I have a second battery for my SIII, and it takes just seconds to pop the back off and switch batteries, or, for that matter, swap memory cards.

I like that.

And no, I’m not a knee-jerk Apple fumigator. I’ve had Macs since the mid-80s. I just don’t like Apple’s steadily increasing drive to shut out hardware hobbyists.

Or Samsung’s moves in that direction.