1. cwbcpa's Avatar
    We sound a lot alike in that regard. I was to the point of upgrading 2-3 times per year. The Android phones always look so nice both physically and on paper, but I end up hating them after a month or two because of the OS and fragmentation/lack of support. I've also had my 7+ since October and I am just as happy with it now as I was on day 1. I have NEVER been able to say that about another phone. I won't deny it, it will be hard for me to stay away from the Galaxy S8, but I just need to remember how disappointed they have never failed to make me, lol.

    (At what point is there considered to be a problem? I suppose admitting it would be the first step...)

    I also want to get a MacBook, but my good 'ol Toshiba is running like a champ, so I can't get myself to drop that kind of cash on one. They are some 'spendy machines!
    Yes. Very similar here only I never hated my android phones. In fact, the Note series will continue to be my biggest draw back to android. If the Note 7 had not had it's issue, I'd still be using it. It's the best phone I've ever used. I actually utilize the S-Pen though.

    That being said, I am very happy with my 7-Plus and the fact that all of my family and most of my friends and clients use iPhones makes it a good choice for me as well.

    I struggle with the price of a MacBook too, but I have seen how well they run after years of use and I look at my windows laptops after a couple years and it's not even close.

    I will see how it goes this year and what direction Apple goes before I buy another piece of tech, but I'm finding myself slipping down the rabbit hole that is Apple a little more than I ever thought I would.
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    02-28-2017 06:05 AM
  2. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Yes. Very similar here only I never hated my android phones. In fact, the Note series will continue to be my biggest draw back to android. If the Note 7 had not had it's issue, I'd still be using it. It's the best phone I've ever used. I actually utilize the S-Pen though.

    That being said, I am very happy with my 7-Plus and the fact that all of my family and most of my friends and clients use iPhones makes it a good choice for me as well.

    I struggle with the price of a MacBook too, but I have seen how well they run after years of use and I look at my windows laptops after a couple years and it's not even close.

    I will see how it goes this year and what direction Apple goes before I buy another piece of tech, but I'm finding myself slipping down the rabbit hole that is Apple a little more than I ever thought I would.
    Every time I try to switch back to Android I find that I miss too much of the simplicity of Apple and how everything works so well together. I like your analogy, because I find myself slipping down that same rabbit hole. I found that most of my issues with my iPhone have been the size. It just doesn't work for me. So now I'm going with the 7 and keeping my fingers crossed that there is an 8 with a bigger screen and smaller form factor.
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    02-28-2017 02:42 PM
  3. Slammers08's Avatar
    Every time I try to switch back to Android I find that I miss too much of the simplicity of Apple and how everything works so well together. I like your analogy, because I find myself slipping down that same rabbit hole. I found that most of my issues with my iPhone have been the size. It just doesn't work for me. So now I'm going with the 7 and keeping my fingers crossed that there is an 8 with a bigger screen and smaller form factor.
    Same here tried the 7+ just too big and bulky for me. So went back to a I7 jet black and am hoping for 5 inch iPhone 8 this fall.
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    02-28-2017 02:49 PM
  4. popkurn611's Avatar
    Every time I try to switch back to Android I find that I miss too much of the simplicity of Apple and how everything works so well together. I like your analogy, because I find myself slipping down that same rabbit hole. I found that most of my issues with my iPhone have been the size. It just doesn't work for me. So now I'm going with the 7 and keeping my fingers crossed that there is an 8 with a bigger screen and smaller form factor.
    I would go back to iOS in a heartbeat...If...

    1. The notifications were managed better.
    2. If they come out with a screen size between the 4.7" and 5.5".

    The plus is just too big and the 4.7 is just way too small for today's day in age
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    02-28-2017 07:02 PM
  5. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I would go back to iOS in a heartbeat...If...

    1. The notifications were managed better.
    2. If they come out with a screen size between the 4.7" and 5.5".

    The plus is just too big and the 4.7 is just way too small for today's day in age
    I completely understand what you're saying. 4.7" isn't ideal for me, but neither is the 5.5" with large bezels. I just can't use it one handed very well and it drives me nuts. I also do not like notifications compared to Android. I think they're severely lacking and I have my fingers crossed that iOS 11 will rectify this. They're a jumbled mess now.
    02-28-2017 07:04 PM
  6. popkurn611's Avatar
    I completely understand what you're saying. 4.7" isn't ideal for me, but neither is the 5.5" with large bezels. I just can't use it one handed very well and it drives me nuts. I also do not like notifications compared to Android. I think they're severely lacking and I have my fingers crossed that iOS 11 will rectify this. They're a jumbled mess now.
    Agree with everything you say, which is why I'm on the pixel. It's the closest to android to an iPhone. The notifications work seamlessly and the ambient display is awesome for notifications.

    It's funny BC I had a 6s plus for almost a year and got used to the size, but now I can't see myself going back to the plus size having used the 5" pixel...It's the perfect size.
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    02-28-2017 07:09 PM
  7. ItnStln511's Avatar
    I would go back to iOS in a heartbeat...If...

    1. The notifications were managed better.


    I agree that Android handles notifications better than iOS.
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    02-28-2017 07:11 PM
  8. popkurn611's Avatar
    I agree that Android handles notifications better than iOS.
    Don't understand why Apple can't implement a better notification system. It doesn't even compare to android notifications. It's so weird, when I use an iPhone I never even pull down the status bar..I just don't use it. I will just open an app on my home screen since there is a badge app icon. On Android devices it's like automatic that I pull down the status bar at least 5,000 times a day. It says a lot about each OS
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    02-28-2017 07:19 PM
  9. ItnStln511's Avatar
    Don't understand why Apple can't implement a better notification system. It doesn't even compare to android notifications. It's so weird, when I use an iPhone I never even pull down the status bar..I just don't use it. I will just open an app on my home screen since there is a badge app icon. On Android devices it's like automatic that I pull down the status bar at least 5,000 times a day. It says a lot about each OS
    Exactly! Plus I like how Android groups the notifications in the status bar by type whereas iOS seems to do it in chronological order. And don't even get me started on widgets as Android is far superior in regards to widgets.
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    02-28-2017 07:30 PM
  10. popkurn611's Avatar
    Exactly! Plus I like how Android groups the notifications in the status bar by type whereas iOS seems to do it in chronological order. And don't even get me started on widgets as Android is far superior in regards to widgets.
    Yup, it makes me want to stick with android. I would only move back to the iPhone because of iMessage with my family and I don't think Apple has done enough for me to make that switch. I want a 5.0-5.2" screen that is OLED...Not the crappy ips LED screen the iPhone has had foreverrrr. That and better notifications. Oh and a smartwatch that looks like a watch, not a square toy. I have a gear s2 classic and you can't even tell it's a smartwatch.
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    02-28-2017 07:35 PM
  11. ItnStln511's Avatar
    Yup, it makes me want to stick with android. I would only move back to the iPhone because of iMessage with my family and I don't think Apple has done enough for me to make that switch. I want a 5.0-5.2" screen that is OLED...Not the crappy ips LED screen the iPhone has had foreverrrr. That and better notifications. Oh and a smartwatch that looks like a watch, not a square toy. I have a gear s2 classic and you can't even tell it's a smartwatch.
    Yeah iMessage is great, and Android can come up with something superior I'm sure, but won't. There's Google Hangouts which I feel beats iMessage because of the ability to use it in a computer web browser, and it's not OS specific. If Google built on that, it'd be better than anything apple has. I agree that the apple watch looks like "square toy" as you put it, and I'm already on my second replacement of my second apple watch, thanks to a thief of a co-worker and a bad heart rate monitor. Again I don't hate apple and iOS, but I feel they could improve their products.
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    02-28-2017 08:07 PM
  12. pr1nce's Avatar
    Switching iPhones is a tedious enough task, not to mention Apple to Android and back and forth. I often get tempted by Androids too; then I think of all the reasons I left.. biggest one was I was always "messing with it" rooting it, etc and never using it as intended to be and enjoyed lol.
    I'm way beyond "messing" with a cell phone all the time. I just want a phone that "works".
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    02-28-2017 11:12 PM
  13. blaine07's Avatar
    I'm way beyond "messing" with a cell phone all the time. I just want a phone that "works".
    Yeah I'm coming to my senses. Have come to depend on reliable phone too much to play around anymore. Use phone for work 24/7 nearly
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    02-28-2017 11:16 PM
  14. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I'm going to try and hold out for the iPhone 8 but with the Galaxy S8 right around the corner it's going to be tough.
    03-01-2017 01:22 PM
  15. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I'm going to try and hold out for the iPhone 8 but with the Galaxy S8 right around the corner it's going to be tough.
    I understand and I would normally be in the same boat, but I'm not feeling the S8 right now. The Note is what is going to be hard for me. I've had everyone one of them and liked them all. I'm definitely waiting to see all of the iPhone, iPad and MacBook releases this year before doing anything.
    03-01-2017 02:37 PM
  16. ItnStln511's Avatar
    I understand and I would normally be in the same boat, but I'm not feeling the S8 right now. The Note is what is going to be hard for me.
    Agreed, I've had every note except the Note 7 and I loved them all.
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    03-01-2017 02:56 PM
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