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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    The important thing to keep in mind with the apps is that, quantity doesn't equal quality. Yeah, iOS does have more apps, but they are not all quality apps. I think the App comparison may have been a good argument at one time, however, today there are more than enough apps in the Android Market place for people to find what they need.
    True, but switching back and forth from the iPhone, to a droid, back to a iPhone and going from an iPad to a galaxy tab, iOS still has the advantage. That margin has narrowed but it still is a significant difference. Both platforms have their fair share of lousy apps, equally I'd say.
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    You see, I'm not loyal to Apple or Android and I don't have a problem dropping one for the other if the design and features suit my taste at that particular time. At the moment, I'm content with the Apple products I have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    You see, I'm not loyal to Apple or Android and I don't have a problem dropping one for the other if the design and features suit my taste at that particular time. At the moment, I'm content with the Apple products I have.


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    I'm not loyal to apple by any means. As an enduser, i'm not exactly delighted being referred to as an itunes account, one click ready with credit card (that always sets the tone for their events..lol). I also know Apple looks at me and tries to figure out how to squeeze more revenue or redirect to them what i'm paying elsewhere. I don't blame them but it's pretty blatant. If only Palm would have had half that aggressiveness.

    And as a techie, i know i'm not their concern, not the target. They're worried about the vast mainstream nontechie crowd who seem more impressed by looks & simplicity.

    This isn't bashing Apple. I own some stock and in that regard i'm more loyal. I also view verizon or ATT in the same light. They're looking to squeeze what revenue they can. I've never once felt loyal to them though or see myself as a 'delighted' customer. It's more a necessary evil i have to choose.

    That all said...Apple is still miles ahead of anyone else i'd go with for mobile needs. I hate going into carrier stores. I like getting direct updates. I like getting a phone that doesn't have carrier bloatware all over it or third party (samsung, htc sense, etc). I like itunes and being able to manage devices from my PC. Finally i like the performance, value, responsiveness, support, quality, etc of iOS devices and enjoy using them.

    Sure i could get an android and have certain things that I couldn't do with iOS. But i'd be giving up way more things (or benefits) that i can only do with iOS. The costs outweigh the benefits for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    I'm not loyal to apple by any means. As an enduser, i'm not exactly delighted being referred to as an itunes account, one click ready with credit card (that always sets the tone for their events..lol). I also know Apple looks at me and tries to figure out how to squeeze more revenue or redirect to them what i'm paying elsewhere. I don't blame them but it's pretty blatant. If only Palm would have had half that aggressiveness.

    And as a techie, i know i'm not their concern, not the target. They're worried about the vast mainstream nontechie crowd who seem more impressed by looks & simplicity.

    This isn't bashing Apple. I own some stock and in that regard i'm more loyal. I also view verizon or ATT in the same light. They're looking to squeeze what revenue they can. I've never once felt loyal to them though or see myself as a 'delighted' customer. It's more a necessary evil i have to choose.

    That all said...Apple is still miles ahead of anyone else i'd go with for mobile needs. I hate going into carrier stores. I like getting direct updates. I like getting a phone that doesn't have carrier bloatware all over it or third party (samsung, htc sense, etc). I like itunes and being able to manage devices from my PC. Finally i like the performance, value, responsiveness, support, quality, etc of iOS devices and enjoy using them.

    Sure i could get an android and have certain things that I couldn't do with iOS. But i'd be giving up way more things (or benefits) that i can only do with iOS. The costs outweigh the benefits for now.
    Well stated, my friend. Well stated, indeed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I'm now rethinking the thought of leaving. I still think the SG3 is an awesome looking device, but I still love my 4S and think it might be wise to see what the New iPhone is like. At least this way I'll know for sure that I made the right choice.
    Besides, by then the SG3 will have been outdone by the next phone that is supposed to be the iPhone killer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    Besides, by then the SG3 will have been outdone by the next phone that is supposed to be the iPhone killer...
    LOL, I was reading on one site that the Samsung Note 2 is going to be out soon and be better than the GS3, maybe that is the real iPhone killer! HeHe.
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    To tell the truth I've been back and forth about getting the sgs3 or picking up the iPhone 5, as of now I'm leaning towards the iPhone. Almost three years of android bugs inconsistent performance and throw hp at the issue rather than fix the code pisses me off. A phone shouldn't need two gigs of ram along with a quad core processor to be quick and consistent
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebizz View Post
    To tell the truth I've been back and forth about getting the sgs3 or picking up the iPhone 5, as of now I'm leaning towards the iPhone. Almost three years of android bugs inconsistent performance and throw hp at the issue rather than fix the code pisses me off. A phone shouldn't need two gigs of ram along with a quad core processor to be quick and consistent
    I go back and forth. iOS is stable. It just works. It may be boring compared to android, but it works. I get bored with that and want the widgets and live wallpapers. Then I go Android and while it's sexy and fun, it's got issues. Then I get fed up with that and go back to iOS.
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    Suffice it to say I'd take a 3GS over any Android phone, even the SGS III.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalimmortal View Post
    Suffice it to say I'd take a 3GS over any Android phone, even the SGS III.
    Really?? I would never take a out dated device over a new one such as the Samsung Galaxy S3. Heck, even the iPhone 4S that I'm using now is outdated compared to the GS3.
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    I will be getting the next iPhone, the GSIII is a nice looking device but the lead time to get Jelly Bean 4.1 being at least 6-9 months (likely 9 months) its not worth it.

    What I would like to see is the Android OEM's taking more control of their OS updates like Apple does and forcing the carriers to get these rolled out faster. Of course to do that they would need to start building their phones with very similar internals to simplify the drivers and testing process.

    So iPad 3 on its way to me, and iPhone 5 (or 6 or new iPhone or whatever its called) in the fall.
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    I had the original iPhone when it first came out, but it met an untimely demise due to water. Since then I have used BB, Windows, and Android (I would say this is my favorite platform). I currently have the iPhone 4S and it's a great device and works well. However, there are things with it that frustrate me that I was hoping would be addressed in iOS6..but it doesn't look like it will be. I know I can jailbreak to get the functionality I want...but a lot of that comes standard in Android. True, Android has been buggy in the past, but I believe that ICS has given Android more uniformity now. And Jellybean looks unreal. I most likely will be getting the SGS3 because I feel it fits "my needs" and from the looks of leaked photos the next iPhone will be stretched to 4inches (not digging that).

    With that said, when most people ask me which phone to get I tell them to get an iPhone. Basically, because it's simple and easy to use (the learning curve is so easy on an iPhone). And that is what Apple is marketing and that is what they make. When the next iPhone is released I'm sure it will break records set by the previous iPhone. Being more of an Android fan, I can say that Apple makes great products and knows how to fit their consumers' needs.

    In the end, both platforms offer pluses and minuses. Whatever you choose, be happy with it...but please let this whole "us vs. them" BS go!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmoney17 View Post
    Jellybean looks unreal. I most likely will be getting the SGS3 because I feel it fits "my needs" and from the looks of leaked photos the next iPhone will be stretched to 4inches (not digging that).
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    Yeah, JB does look sweet. Unfortunately, the GS3 won't see JB for 6 to 9 months. Look at the GS2 that only recently got ICS, and that device is a year old.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    Yeah, JB does look sweet. Unfortunately, the GS3 won't see JB for 6 to 9 months. Look at the GS2 that only recently got ICS, and that device is a year old.


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    I hear you on the horrible update times, but from what I've been reading Samsung anticipated Jellybean when building the GS3. So hopefully it won't take that long to get Jellybean. However, I'm with Verizon so it probably will. I can wait 9 months...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    The next iPhone will not be out till some time in the Fall. That said, I've been waiting for the GS3 for a long time and will most likely buy one. I've had enough of Jailbreaking my iPhone in order to get some of the features that really should be available on it right out of the box. As for Apples frivilous lawsuit games, I've had just about enough of them. While I still like Apple and will continue to use my iPad, these lawsuits of theirs that keep great smartphone devices held up overseas are getting absolutely ridiculous at this point. To me, it makes them look like they are afraid of anything that will offer any sort of competition to the iPhone. I know this statement will be looked at negatively because I am posting it on an Apple board, but it is how I feel after reading about yet another one of Apples lawsuits and one that now involves a smartphone that I have been waiting to be released here for a what seems like forever.
    I'm in the exact same boat as you when it comes to my disdain for Apple's business practices. I've already sold my iPhone 4 and am in the process of selling my MacBook Pro. I refuse to give Apple another dollar of my money. I will soon have a Galaxy S III, Nexus 7, and will try to hold off until the Windows 8 Ultrabooks are released later this year (we have 2 other computers I can use in the meantime). That will leave me with only an iPod Shuffle for gym use but I will not purchase any music through iTunes.
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    More than happy with my iPhone 4s. The GS3 is a typical Samsung. I.e plasticky heap of s*** used one yesterday and laughed at just how big and clunky it is. Also Android no matter how hard they try just lacks polish. It's so crashy buggy and rubbish. S-voice crashed instantly and locked the entire phone. It was only reset by removing the battery.

    Seriously guys if you can't wait then buy a 4s enjoy for a few months then sell it and put the money towards an offline iPhone 5. You may have to put in a few of your own bucks but hey you will have owned used and undoubtedly loved an iPhone 4s for a good few months.


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    I won't switch from my 4s. Bought to many accessories for my lifeproof case to just toss it away.
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    But once the iPhone comes out, you're going to feel really dumb. I would wait until the day the iPhone comes out to think about getting the GS3 and even then I probably wouldn't get it because Samsung is going to make a newer phone that has to add the feature from the new iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard View Post
    Agreed, I don't like admitting it, but the GS3 makes the 4S look like a toy, I really really really hope Apple has something big hidden up their sleeve. If iOS 6's big new feature is another dumb row of icons on a stretched screen, I'm probably gonna try one out. I forgot how "un-smart" the iPhone feels with the stock OS, it's like a dumbphone with a big touchscreen and a bunch of apps.
    Pretty much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by top5 View Post
    I go back and forth. iOS is stable. It just works. It may be boring compared to android, but it works. I get bored with that and want the widgets and live wallpapers. Then I go Android and while it's sexy and fun, it's got issues. Then I get fed up with that and go back to iOS.
    Well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomFeeney View Post
    More than happy with my iPhone 4s. The GS3 is a typical Samsung. I.e plasticky heap of s*** used one yesterday and laughed at just how big and clunky it is. Also Android no matter how hard they try just lacks polish. It's so crashy buggy and rubbish. S-voice crashed instantly and locked the entire phone. It was only reset by removing the battery.

    Seriously guys if you can't wait then buy a 4s enjoy for a few months then sell it and put the money towards an offline iPhone 5. You may have to put in a few of your own bucks but hey you will have owned used and undoubtedly loved an iPhone 4s for a good few months.


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    You are correct about the GS3 being made up of plastic, however, none of the people who actually "own" and "use" the GS3 on a daily basis ever described it as being "cheap". I have read many reviews on it and most people if not all state that it is very "solid" in the hand having a premium feel to it. Also, your post is actually the first one where I read about S-Voice crashing and locking up the phone. As to your comment about Android lacking polish, this is your opinion, and one that I and many other Android supporters don't agree on. Actually I think IceCream Sandwich is a great Android Version and it can only get better with the upcoming Android Jellybean update.


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    GS3 built up quality is poor, my friend accidently dropped his GS3 from a distance of 2ft and the display was gone. When we went to samsung service center we saw many people having problems after doing OTA update of their OS especially note users. My friend sold his iPhone 4 to get GS3 and he is regretting that decision.


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    I actually traded my Galaxy Nexus for an iPhone 4 cause I wanted to go back iOS after using Android for two years before that I had a 3GS and loved it. It's pretty funny when I went to Android from iOS I gave my friends that iPhones such a hard time lol now I have one again and am waiting for the new iPhone eagerly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kunalz555 View Post
    GS3 built up quality is poor, my friend accidently dropped his GS3 from a distance of 1ft and the display was gone. When we went to samsung service center we saw many people having problems after doing OTA update of their OS especially note users. My friend sold his iPhone 4 to get GS3 and he is regretting that decision.


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    Which is it, 1 or 2 feet? You say 1 foot here, and in this post you say 2:

    Yesterday morning my friend dropped his 5 days old S3 from a distance of 2ft and his phone display went off, so we went to samsung service center nearby and the cost of replacing is Rs 8,000 ($160).
    http://forums.imore.com/smartphone-f...ml#post1889492

    Not that it really matters, though, as I have read and actually seen the display of both the iPhone 4 and 4S crack from the same height as you mentioned here. It's no secret that ANY screen that is made up of glass can and does break depending on how it hits the ground. Case in point; in this video you will see a drop test in which the iPhone is dropped from the same height 2 times. The first drop did not crack the screen while the second drop did crack it due to the way it landed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunalz555 View Post
    GS3 built up quality is poor

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    Well you're right.

    Any new product is going to have issues. With the iPhone there were issues with supply, activation, the glass panels being fragile, antennagate, AT&T service, battery life, etc. So the gs3 has issues. Some people are complaining about the silver colored frame's paint flaking off, the cell standby time being a battery hog, Verizon users are worried that the signal quality won't be as good, etc.

    Which is why it's not a bad idea to buy 1 month later after release- you avoid the mad rush of people at the stores, possible mix-ups with pre-orders, and the early adopters can test the phone and updates can be issued. And if problems persist, you can pass and wait for the next great phone. The only phone I bought the day it came out was the iPhone 3GS- but then again that was a rewarmed 3G.

    I really am interested in the gs3, but I can wait. My phone is working, the iPhone 5 will be out in a few months, and I'm pretty sure there are gonna be at least 2 new flagship JB Android phones between now and then.
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