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    Default Re: This is why I will always have an iPhone!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobR1908 View Post
    Thanks for sharing all this, I appreciate it. I never had a 4 but do recall the antenna issues. In saying that, the 4 is going back a number of years. Nothing recent, even going back to the 5 which is a few years now rings a bell to me. I love many things about Android and will always use both but my S7 Edge experience just made me realize how Apple simply rolls out better to prepared products out of the gate. The S7 Edge is a beautiful device but after camera failed errors and all physical buttons not responding several times in just the first day - it got old quick and was forced to return it as it was unusable.

    I should have noted that when I returned it the store said they had two others returned due to the physical buttons not working.
    Mis-alignment of the front facing camera in the 6 units resulting in a "crescent moon" in the camera.

    iPhone 5 home button issues.
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    I have had issues with many of apple products, but what has kept me coming back was their customer support. Ever tried to deal with Samsungs?
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    Thanks for sharing! Never shifting from Apple!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustVance View Post
    I have had issues with many of apple products, but what has kept me coming back was their customer support. Ever tried to deal with Samsungs?
    This is a great point, the customer service is second to none!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnt4 View Post
    iMessage (and Facetime) and less distractions... that's why I prefer iOS / iPhones.

    First and foremost, literally every single person I care about uses an iPhone - between work teams, family, and friends. Whenever I switch to an Android device to mess around with (which is happening more and more seldom b/c of this) it screws everything up with the group messages... the work related ones being the most important. Facetime comes in handy every now and then as well, and it's a helluva lot easier than saying "hey do you have Hangouts?" ... "What's that?" ... So good move Apple, your lock-in is working on me.

    Second - and this is strictly a personal problem - I really do love Android. My first smartphone was the Motorola Droid in 2009, and I've used most Android flagships since then. But I'm also a tinkerer. I don't root/rom any more, but even without going that "deep" there's still an endless assortment of options you can do to an Android device. Smartphones are already distracting enough - the last thing I need is 15 other reasons to pick it up and play with it in the few down moments I get. With iOS I get in, get what I need, and get out. I might change my wallpaper every now and then, but that's it. It's less of a "toy" than Android is - for me.
    You're pretty much spot on with my experience. Been with Android (primarily) since 2011 when I got the Droid X. I dabbled in iOS here and there but always missed the customization and the larger phones. The last daily driver iPhone I had was the 5, which felt like a stretched 4s to me, so I went back to Android and have pretty much been there ever since. That is, until just before Christmas last year. My job and home life had become so busy that I wanted something I knew no matter what would work and something that would let me just use it and get on with my life without having the need or urge to tinker. So I bought a 6s Plus from Apple. I have pretty much fallen in love with iOS again. I still love Android. I love all that you can do with it and the Google integration, but I honestly think that it's just a better fiscal and personal decision to stick with Apple now.
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    I don't get the point of your post. You clearly love the iPhone better and there is nothing wrong with that. You post your sentiment on iMore, a site dedicated to iPhone enthusiasts and expect what type of response? You quickly agree with any poster that says the iPhone works better and ask for proof from any dissenting voices.

    Sorry, but this sounds like another, "I have made up my mind and want some validation from other iPhone users" type of post. Nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that there are like a gazillion posts like that here on this site!

    I bought an iPhone on day one. No issues. I bought a Blackberry Passport on day one. No issues. I bought a Blackberry Priv on day one. No issues.

    Do I really believe there are no people out there that might have had problems with these phones on day one? No. Do I need them to come on here and give me a link to believe that. Nope. It is part of using any man made device. And it is common sense.

    And guess what? They all have their strengths and weaknesses. I embrace them all and use them for various things. I do not need to put down one to feel better the other one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry_B View Post
    Honestly not sure why you created this thread. Everyone has voiced their opinion in response to your original opinion. If you don't agree with the responses you get that's fine, but no reason to be aggressive about it.

    It feels like no matter what responses you get that are contrary to your own you have your mind made up and no one is going to sway you otherwise. Not that anyone is trying to do any such thing. People are merely pointing out what they've seen, read or experienced and their views. Just because you disagree does not make their views or opinions any less valid.

    Respectfully speaking of course.
    I wish more people were balanced in the views, quite like this. The OP clearly has no idea of the saying 'Different strokes for different folks'. Ty for being a voice of sanity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbestman View Post
    I don't get the point of your post. You clearly love the iPhone better and there is nothing wrong with that. You post your sentiment on iMore, a site dedicated to iPhone enthusiasts and expect what type of response? You quickly agree with any poster that says the iPhone works better and ask for proof from any dissenting voices.

    Sorry, but this sounds like another, "I have made up my mind and want some validation from other iPhone users" type of post. Nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that there are like a gazillion posts like that here on this site!

    I bought an iPhone on day one. No issues. I bought a Blackberry Passport on day one. No issues. I bought a Blackberry Priv on day one. No issues.

    Do I really believe there are no people out there that might have had problems with these phones on day one? No. Do I need them to come on here and give me a link to believe that. Nope. It is part of using any man made device. And it is common sense.

    And guess what? They all have their strengths and weaknesses. I embrace them all and use them for various things. I do not need to put down one to feel better the other one.
    nailed it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbestman View Post
    I don't get the point of your post. You clearly love the iPhone better and there is nothing wrong with that. You post your sentiment on iMore, a site dedicated to iPhone enthusiasts and expect what type of response? You quickly agree with any poster that says the iPhone works better and ask for proof from any dissenting voices.

    Sorry, but this sounds like another, "I have made up my mind and want some validation from other iPhone users" type of post. Nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that there are like a gazillion posts like that here on this site!

    I bought an iPhone on day one. No issues. I bought a Blackberry Passport on day one. No issues. I bought a Blackberry Priv on day one. No issues.

    Do I really believe there are no people out there that might have had problems with these phones on day one? No. Do I need them to come on here and give me a link to believe that. Nope. It is part of using any man made device. And it is common sense.

    And guess what? They all have their strengths and weaknesses. I embrace them all and use them for various things. I do not need to put down one to feel better the other one.
    For what it is worth, I as I stated have a Note 5 and love it. I am also a member of Android forums and this is not about any need for validation. Simply stating my personal user experience and beliefs based on what I experienced. I never once put "Android" down, nor did I dispute any personal beliefs or opinions of others. Simply asked for links to significant issues literally impacting the ability to use the phone. Yet to receive any but it is cool. I am an adult, have no desire for anything dramatic and am not going to have a silly debate back and forth with you justifying my real world experience and feedback. If you don't have anything of real purpose to add to a thread, for the sake of being a mature adult please refrain from posting. It is a waste of time to read - saying this out of respect, never like seeing any adult make themselves look childish or silly. All the best
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    thank you for posting that, good warning guess im not buying one, thats weird though that it would suddenly stop
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    Default Re: This is why I will always have an iPhone!

    I specifically remember the iPhone 4's horrendous antenna issues at launch. Just saying.

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    Passive agressive at it's finest :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by nucks26 View Post
    I specifically remember the iPhone 4's horrendous antenna issues at launch. Just saying.

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    Seriously, you actually opened an account on iMore just to say something negative about a iPhone from 4 models ago? OoooKay.
    Welcome to iMore and enjoy the site.
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    My experience with the galaxy phones is limited, but I know that my brother and in-laws love it. It depends on taste, and use. Phones are becoming more and more if they haven't already a fashion statement as much as a journal, planner, assistant...all of the above. In the end it all comes down to taste, to appeal. If the galaxy is what you like, then go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR1908 View Post
    Simply asked for links to significant issues literally impacting the ability to use the phone. Yet to receive any but it is cool.
    In addition to the already reported iPhone 4 antenna issue, there was the bad 8.0.1 update that had to be pulled.

    Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 after users report major problems with update | The Verge

    One week after the launch of iOS 8, Apple released its first update for the new OS — iOS 8.0.1 — on Wednesday afternoon. It was meant to fix a slew of bugs, but that's not what happened. Immediately after the update hit, reports began flooding in that iOS 8.0.1 was breaking cellular reception and other features like Touch ID. Apple eventually removed the faulty update, but not before an untold number of users were able to install it.
    This update "literally impacted the ability to use the phone", and is probably closer to the Galaxy S7 unresponsive button issue - a software problem rather than hardware. Of course Apple was able to respond rapidly while Samsung has not (though I'm not sure if the recent security patch that went out to all S7s this past week fixed the unresponsive button issue), and this was an update rather than shipping software, so it thankfully didn't affect everybody's phones.

    I don't think either issue reflects poorly on Apple or Samsung. Both have well-earned reputations for making quality products. If they didn't, they wouldn't remain successful in this market. As others have said, the huge advantage that Apple has uniquely is the support network of Apple Stores and quality phone-in support. It's a major reason I switched to the iPhone last fall, and, unless something changes, I doubt that I'll switch back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doogald View Post
    I don't think either issue reflects poorly on Apple or Samsung. Both have well-earned reputations for making quality products. If they didn't, they wouldn't remain successful in this market. As others have said, the huge advantage that Apple has uniquely is the support network of Apple Stores and quality phone-in support.
    Very eloquently put.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildo6882 View Post
    You're pretty much spot on with my experience. Been with Android (primarily) since 2011 when I got the Droid X. I dabbled in iOS here and there but always missed the customization and the larger phones. The last daily driver iPhone I had was the 5, which felt like a stretched 4s to me, so I went back to Android and have pretty much been there ever since. That is, until just before Christmas last year. My job and home life had become so busy that I wanted something I knew no matter what would work and something that would let me just use it and get on with my life without having the need or urge to tinker. So I bought a 6s Plus from Apple. I have pretty much fallen in love with iOS again. I still love Android. I love all that you can do with it and the Google integration, but I honestly think that it's just a better fiscal and personal decision to stick with Apple now.
    I'm almost in the same boat as you.

    I started off my smartphone experience with several BlackBerrys, it was neat at the time. Then the OG Droid came out, and I decided to switch to Android. I think I've been through 10 different phones since then, and that's the thing about Android is the customization and vast selection of phones with different features. I rooted and ROM'd everything I could. While it's nice, it causes bad fragmentation across the lineup. These days, once an Android phone comes out, expect a few updates then consider it dead, unless it's a Nexus device of course. That is what makes Android less appealing to me now.

    I did experiment with an iP5s last summer, and going from a Note 4 to a 5s was a pain. Trying to move stuff over from Android to iOS isn't easy especially texts. BUT... I did appreciate how smooth iOS was (8.2 at the time I think). iMessage was neat, the App Store took some getting used to but has a nice selection of apps, etc. My favorite part is how iOS used little to no battery on standby. My Note 4 would continue to eat up the battery even when it was idle. I went back to the Note 4 because the earpiece on the 5s was crap, and after moving back I immediately noticed how janky and sluggish the Note 4 was.

    The wife had a 3GS when I met her and I converted her to Android over the years. However over this past Christmas she wanted to try the 6s Plus, she was getting frustrated with her Note 4 as well... poor battery life, AMOLED burn in, sluggish. I decided to try iOS again and since early January I've owned a space grey 64GB 6s Plus, and so far I'm thoroughly enjoying it. The wife seems much happier with her rose gold 6s Plus as well. Again, moving everything from Android over to iOS was a pain, but Apple made that Android app to help move stuff over including texts. I even went and bought the the Watch, sport in space grey, it's actually pretty cool coming from an old G-Shock.

    I even tried out the S7 and S7 edge, I must say I'm not impressed. Still has some jankiness, still not a huge fan of AMOLED screens. As of right now, I think I'll be sticking with iOS for a while. I have yet to run into an issue with my phone, hasn't slowed down or decreased in battery life. In fact, I updated both the phone and watch yesterday to 9.3 and 2.2, respectively, and they both fly now. It's awesome. My only complaint is how big the phone is for the size screen it has. My hope is that Apple decreases the physical size while maintaining at least a 5.5-inch screen. If LG and Samsung can do it, Apple can too and they should. I do enjoy having my favorite Google apps too, which seem to work faster and smoother on iOS, which is odd.
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    I agree!!!I use my AT&T iPhone 4 for 4+ years and didn't have any issues. it was way overblown by fandroids repeating the same lie over and over again!!! Just like is done with any minor Apple issue while completely ignoring or lame excuses for their own Android phones!!! I finally replaced it with a iPhone 6 as the phone was just getting to slow to use. I did like the size and the design, and in the end sold it off to T-Mobile for $202!!! A 4+ year old Iphone 4 and still getting $202 for it!!!

    The antenna thing was fixed with a iOS update. The so called bendgate thing. That was also laughable. The HTC One phone bent even easier under tests and fandroids completely ignored that!!! If it's not Apple, no one cares!!!
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    Ever think maybe it's just YOU!!!!

    I use dmy iPhone 4 for 4+ years before replacing it with my iPhone 6 which I've now had for over a year and not sure if I'll replace it with the iPhone 7 or not until I see it. Maybe I'll go another 4 years with this one. You're cursed, or a liar. No one can have every single model of a iPhone fail on them in 3-6 months time. That's just laughable. Hell I'd moved to Android long before that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBDragon1 View Post
    Ever think maybe it's just YOU!!!!

    I use dmy iPhone 4 for 4+ years before replacing it with my iPhone 6 which I've now had for over a year and not sure if I'll replace it with the iPhone 7 or not until I see it. Maybe I'll go another 4 years with this one. You're cursed, or a liar. No one can have every single model of a iPhone fail on them in 3-6 months time. That's just laughable. Hell I'd moved to Android long before that.
    Nobody knows who you're talking to. Please learn how to use the Quote function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBDragon1 View Post
    The antenna thing was fixed with a iOS update.
    No, it was "fixed" with a free bumper case and with a redesigned antenna for the Verizon iPhone 4 and then the 4s. The iOS update just changed the bars so that they were more indicative of your actual signal strength. What the previous iOS version showed as four bars changed to two or three bars - but the signal itself didn't change (and it certainly didn't get better.)

    The joke about holding it wrong turned out to be not a joke - if you held it specifically right, you did not get as much antenna attenuation. If you had the phone in a case all along, it wasn't a problem, either. The problem was due specifically to your body attenuating the signal more because you were physically touching it, particularly in one wrong place, which was not a problem with previous iPhones (which had internal antennas) or subsequent iPhones (which had a better antenna design.)
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    The iPhone 4 antenna issue was exaggerated, I had every iPhone and they all worked flawlessly. With the antenna issue, you had to cover both the top corner and bottom corner antennas with your hands and I believe after a few seconds it would warm up and stop working. I had tested the same thing with my wife's Samsung phone at the time and it did the same thing (but hey, I got a free bumper out of it). Thanks Apple...
    I'm a Systems Administrator and we have 99% iPhone, the 1% of Android devices are the phones that give me the IT department the majority of the problems. I had Android users with issues of not being able to get data when roaming, Rogers couldn't figure it out and anything we tried wouldn't work so we had to setup a spare iPhone everyone she went on business trips. Someone else bought had their cousin order the Nexus 5 in the US and ship the phone to him (I think it wasn't available in Canada), after a month he found the phone wouldn't hotshot (known issue if you google it), he spent hours on the phone with Google support staff, eventually they told him to ship it back for a replacement unit, but they wouldn't accept it unless it came from the US (they wouldn't let him ship from Canada). So he paid shipping to his cousin, then his cousin had to ship it to Google and vice versa (they would ship To Canada. It took 2 months to get the replacement and it had the same issue.
    Battery recalls are issues with the company that made the battery, nothing to do with Apple software or the hardware itself.
    Call me what you want but I spend my hard earned money on products that work well and I can rely on.
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    I totally agree with you on the points you highlighted! Historically all these phone developers have borrowed something from each other but it seems like Apple is getting dry on the innovation bench! Hopefully moving forward they will bring something exciting as they always have!
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    Cool
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    Thanks dear. You are a big fan of iPhone.
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