- 06-27-2012, 08:55 AM #101
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- 07-10-2012, 02:31 PM #107
I don't know how this will be taken, I'm not trolling as some might think/say; however I've gone trough a few different "OS's;" Web OS, Android and now IOS. I guess the point of that was to simply stipulate that I am not a fan boy of any OS, I'm more of tech / phone geek. With that said, I'd like to know how are these updates really any sort of updates at all? Maps are great; however Android has had maps forever. I understand why IOS would break from Google for maps, the ability to make money is important. Android has also had turn-by-turn since my HTC Hero.
I went into my AT&T store to play around with the Samsung S3 and I've gotta say, the Iphone is looking pretty basic guys.... help me understand why this is justifiable?!?! No fanboys please, this is an honest inquiry.
- 07-10-2012, 02:37 PM #108
- 07-12-2012, 11:40 AM #109
Can I see getting bored with iOS in a few years (with not many changes)? Yes, but the changes in iOS 6 are enough to keep me interested. Some of the changes are things I gave up coming from BlackBerry, so that makes me happy as well.
- 07-12-2012, 11:47 AM #110
- 07-18-2012, 12:11 PM #111
i will say up front that i had a really bad experience with android. i had an atrix, well, 4 of them to be exact. not a good phone. but, if you really want to try android go with the nexus. its a straight android experience and with jelly bean looks to be a super phone. im not a fan of companies putting there twist on an o.s. it tends to way the o.s. down. i hope you get the phone you want and enjoy it.
- 07-18-2012, 02:32 PM #112
- 07-23-2012, 04:45 PM #113
Genres in shared movie library?
I have several hundred movies shared via HomeSharing on my main computer system. When I access the library via the shared library option in the Videos app, I get a single alphabetical scrolling list of all the movies. Needless to say, it makes actually watching any of those shared movies a royal pain!
Have they added a Genre option in iOS6, similar to the way it works on the AppleTV so that we can more-easily navigate our movie libraries?
- 07-23-2012, 04:57 PM #114
- 07-23-2012, 05:08 PM #115
Obviously, the smartphone buying public has decided the feature set in iOS is "good enough." Does Android have more features, probably. Does Blackberry offer better security? Definitely. The thing is, the typical iOS user doesn't care. There's a fine line between features and ease of use. Add too many features, tech becomes a pain in the arse to use (Android). Not enough, and it's obsolete (Blackberry). Apple's done a pretty good job of walking that line.
- 07-24-2012, 02:20 PM #116
for "geeks", so to speak. Apple wants it to be easy to use, out of the box. They don't want to cloud the
OS with so much $hit that the typical user won't understand. I agree completely.
- 07-24-2012, 02:44 PM #117iMore Specialist
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I am a geek, I have been a geek, heck, I used to work on Mainframes and Minicomputers. I prefer Apple iOS / iPhones and iPads, because in this case I want something that works out of the box, had the software (apps) I need and I know next year it will still work.
I don't even Jailbreak as the fun tweaks are not that important to ME.
If you like to tweak and play and program and hack and jailbreak and modify and like Android, go do it.. Just because you like it and think it is a better choice for that reason does not mean others will follow your logic. Enjoy, have fun and etc..
- 07-24-2012, 04:34 PM #118
While there are a few months that an android phone feels better than iOS this quickly gets undone due to fragmentation. I updated my nexus to the latest android and some apps started acting up....
- 07-24-2012, 07:12 PM #119
Apple has a lot of pull around the industry. Why do you think most new cars come with iPhone/iPod interface jacks that allow you to control your music with your steering wheel while Android/Winmo phones are stuck using the Aux out Jack or Bluetooth (recently)?
The quality of apps on the iPhone are much better than their Android counterparts. Especially the games and no Im not talking about Angry birds. Go look at Infinity Blade, Dungeon Hunter, Real Racing. Android can't touch those and due to the fragmentation of Android Devices a lot of developers won't touch that platform.
As cliche as it sounds iphone "just works". You never need to pull the battery or reboot (unless a major update is happening).
The Apple eco-system is far more superior. I have an iPhone, iPad and Apple TV and all 3 of them talk to each other in some way or another. It's seemless.
it's not always about putting 1 phone against the other. You have to take everything into consideration.
P.S. When I left my HTC Evo 4G I gave up the 4.3" screen, 4G connectivity and turn by turn navigation in the process but I was so sick of Android I didnt care.
Well, come the new iphone I will get back some of that screen size (assuming it really is 4.0"), LTE connectivity AND turn by turn navigation. I'm officially excited about it.
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- 08-05-2012, 06:27 PM #123iPhone Nanite
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Sorry if I'm being repetitive but I just want to get things as clear as possible before I make the leap and buy the new iPhone.
With the FaceBook integration you have the option whether of not to sync all your FaceBook contacts and calendar events with your phone contacts and calendar. But can you opt to only sync certain people's contact info and calendar info. I have more people who I rather just keep on my FaceBook and not on my native phone apps. And for the calendar events does that include other people's events or just my events?
- 08-05-2012, 06:30 PM #124
- 08-05-2012, 06:46 PM #125