Go with an Android phone. It gives you much more expandability options than the fruit phone. On my Family Share plan, I have a Droid X and iPhone 4 w/ Verizon. Don't get me wrong, I do like the iPhone but I like my Droid X much better. There are more than a few newer Android handsets coming to Verizon. I think that a 4G phone would be a better choice.
OK guys, I'm turning to the experts on this forum for some advice.
Here's the bottom line: I currently have no smart phone (just a dumb phone lulz), and absolutely NEED a smartphone for my new promotion by the end of June. As stated, I'm a verizon customer, and luckily have a nice upgrade coming.
I'm a young professional who more than anything needs functionality out of my phone. If I need to look something up in a flash, or spend a few minutes reading an important article for work, I want a phone that will not have me waiting endlessly for a page to load. I also like decent battery life (nothing can ruin a night on the town like trying to call a 2am cab with a dead phone!). Not really a gamer, other than angry birds or something simple, and I like youtube as much as the next guy, but really won't be using my phone for entertainment beyond some music.