People ask me frequently what device I would recommend to them because they’re unhappy with their Android phone or they want to buy a tablet and don’t know whether to buy an iPad or Android tablet (usually they’re asking about the Kindle Fire, whether they know it’s Android based or not). When I tell them the only thing I would recommend is an iPhone or an iPad they immediately ask what an iPad can do that Android can’t. Well, technically speaking, not much. They can both, for the most part, do the same things. However, the more important difference is how each device does those things. This example (taking a screenshot) is a bit on the extreme side of the user interface differences (because of the ridiculous amount of steps it takes) but it does show how much better the user experience on an Apple “iDevice” usually is. For reference, to take a screenshot on an iPhone or iPad you simply hold down the Home button and while holding the home button click the Lock button on top of the device. That’s it.
When you “ask your geek” which device they recommend, the recommendation they make isn’t just for funsies… Buy the recommended device or don’t, but if you don’t, don’t come back and complain that your device wasn’t what you expected or hoped it would be.