I love people like you...die hard apple fans that ***** and moan when someone questions the littlest thing about the company or the products. Same answer for everything..."get over it or get a different phone". You're just like the Catholic church...someone questions anything, and they are told "because that's how it is". For how much money I spend with Apple, their apps, their products, etc., I would think these "features or two" that are so small should be offered to us.
- 06-14-2012, 10:25 AM #52
- 06-14-2012, 10:57 AM #54
This should go to the "things you hate" thread... you know, you have a good little discussion going and then some people have to come along an pee in the punchbowl.
How about we stop the bickering and personal attacks and just discuss the topic at hand? Why does everything have to turn personal?
The whole point of this post was to discuss this...hear people's different takes. And many have been good; I have heard arguments for both sides that hold water. But to hop on and tell people to stop complaining and get a different phone...? Really?
kch50428 made a comment, I said something back and it's done! I hear what he is saying, but his comment wasn't that bad....annoying at the time, yes...but I like to think he and I are not gong to verbally bash each other every time we come across each other on this site! (Correct me if I am wrong, so I can get my defense ready...!!)
- 06-14-2012, 11:13 AM #56
Apple introduces new features based upon the 2 year carrier renewal model. As long as you follow that and upgrade to the latest every renewal, you'll never be left out. When the new iPhone debuts, the 4 will be over 2 years old and need renewal.
The only reason I see for Apple keeping iOS6 for the 3Gs and 4 is to transition those to prepaid models, like we have seen announced recently.
- 06-14-2012, 11:16 AM #57
- 06-14-2012, 11:48 AM #61
- 06-14-2012, 11:51 AM #62
There is a huge difference in what we see has happened to Android and what is going on with Apple. Older devices getting left behind is just a fact of life that people need to get over. (no offense to anyone here but it's true) Now the general consumer doesn't care, just look at Android and the tons of people who have an older device that is stuck a few versions behind. Do they complain or even care? Nope, they are totally clueless and their phone works just fine. It's no different with Apple. Granted if hardware for iOS was being made outside of Apple then yes, we'd see it just as bad as Android. Now if you are one of those people who do care, then you'll upgrade. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. Just how it works folks, plain and simple. Fact of the matter is Apple spoiled you from the very beginning upgrading older devices but I knew it wouldn't last nor did I care as I upgrade every year.
- 06-14-2012, 12:08 PM #64
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- 06-14-2012, 05:26 PM #68
I thought AT&T went away from the yearly upgrade model. A key reason to sell the iP4 and go to the 5 is LTE. 3G networks on the whole are overloaded, especially on Verizon and AT&T. If LTE is an option for you I say take it, even if it means you have to leave AT&T to switch. Verizon will have a nationwide LTE network by June 2013. I know people still on EDGE that are going to be living in areas that will have Verizon LTE. Why stay with AT&T in that case, it's crazy.
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- 06-14-2012, 05:32 PM #69
- 06-19-2012, 03:24 AM #71
- 06-19-2012, 05:16 AM #72
But buying older technology will always cost you something, somewhere down the line.
- 08-24-2012, 10:09 AM #73
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- 08-24-2012, 12:21 PM #75
The customer experience will not be affected if those of us using the iPhone 4 were to be granted those updates. What is affected is the bottom line for apple and its investors. Only a true fanboy would buy into the "it cannot support it without crippling the phone" BS.
I am enjoying my iPhone and in the long term it doesn't matter to me, since I am a gadget fan, all gadgets, not just apple or name your poison here. I just think it's lame of them to do this.
In the end, we are still better off than most Android users, where their updates, if they get it, typically run a year behind. Look at the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on the CDMA networks, they are still waiting for JB, while all the other version are enjoying JB. There is even rumors that the S3 will have JB well before the Nexus on the CDMA networks.
While a lot of are willing to jailbreak or root our devices not everyone wants to go down that route. I think I will be sticking to iphone regardless, Android just has way too much bloatware and the idea of having to root, just to get the current update, really is not something I am interested in.