1. justins24's Avatar
    Why can't I install (side load) third party apps if I want. It's my ******* phone. Blocking the apps after I used them the day before. One of the joys of android.
    10-01-2016 03:42 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Why buy an iPhone, especially new ones that don't have jailbreaks available knowing that you can't do certain things...then whine bout it? It is what it is...
    10-01-2016 04:03 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Why can't I install (side load) third party apps if I want. It's my ******* phone. Blocking the apps after I used them the day before. One of the joys of android.
    The device, in and of itself may be yours but the operating system therein is still proprietary.
    10-01-2016 04:10 PM
  4. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Oh for goodness sakes .....
    10-01-2016 04:22 PM
  5. justins24's Avatar
    And so what. As long as you don't resell the software and are using it personally why are they limiting the user experience. So then technically we don't own the phone no matter what by your statement.
    10-01-2016 05:47 PM
  6. justins24's Avatar
    I've got 5 days to decide. I'm sure i won't get empathy
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    10-01-2016 07:14 PM
  7. Craig's Avatar
    I've got 5 days to decide. I'm sure i won't get empathy
    Good luck in whatever you decide. No one is against your desires, you just can't buy buy a square and complain it's not a circle. Whatever works best for you is what you should go with. There may be a JB coming, who know, but regardless it's not a topic we discuss here. There are many other forums if you want to go that route. We're a good community here at iMore, helping others with Apple issues and the user experience. We're here when needed for those matters Good luck!
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-01-2016 07:37 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Good luck in whatever you decide. No one is against your desires, you just can't buy buy a square and complain it's not a circle. Whatever works best for you is what you should go with. There may be a JB coming, who know, but regardless it's not a topic we discuss here. There are many other forums if you want to go that route. We're a good community here at iMore, helping others with Apple issues and the user experience. We're here when needed for those matters Good luck!
    I totally agree, but we absolutely welcome jailbreak discussion and have a dedicated subforum for the topic. Here's a link:
    http://forums.imore.com/jailbreaking...s-themes-mods/
    taz323, Laura Knotek and Just_Me_D like this.
    10-01-2016 08:07 PM
  9. anon(9733642)'s Avatar
    I've got 5 days to decide. I'm sure i won't get empathy
    There's pros and cons to every OS. It's not about empathy. These forums and the responses are often times a product of how the original post is phrased.

    Instead of going on about the inability to sideload why not just ask if there's a solution like this...

    "After switching to iOS I've lost the ability to use some apps and sideloading isn't an option. Are there any other apps available I can use instead that will mimic these apps?"

    If you posted that, you would have solicited completely different responses but instead you jumped into a "what's wrong with iOS statement"...
    10-01-2016 08:11 PM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    Why can't I install (side load) third party apps if I want. It's my ******* phone. Blocking the apps after I used them the day before. One of the joys of android.
    Enjoy your android or try a jailbreak as was suggested.
    10-02-2016 07:48 AM
  11. lv1's Avatar
    Why can't I install (side load) third party apps if I want. It's my ******* phone. Blocking the apps after I used them the day before. One of the joys of android.
    Are you saying that you bought an iPhone and did not do your research. If you don't like it, blame yourself and not Apple? No one forced you how to spend your money or your parents money.
    TwitchyPuppy and mariusfilip like this.
    10-02-2016 09:11 AM
  12. metalchick719's Avatar
    Why do I get the feeling the original post was nothing but trolling? Unless you know absolutely nothing about smartphones and aren't tech smart, everyone knows iPhones rely on iTunes and the App Store. You want to add whatever third-party apps you can to your phone? Stick with Android - that's a no brainer.
    10-02-2016 01:10 PM
  13. justins24's Avatar
    It's not a troll. It's a bit ridiculous that you pay almost a grand for a device that's locked down. There are some features I like, but Apple should allow side loading with section in their terms and conditions that installing 3rd party apps could possibly void your warranty. This idea of being closed off from doing anything is the reason why Apple gets a lot of disdain.
    10-02-2016 01:41 PM
  14. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    It's not a troll. It's a bit ridiculous that you pay almost a grand for a device that's locked down. There are some features I like, but Apple should allow side loading with section in their terms and conditions that installing 3rd party apps could possibly void your warranty. This idea of being closed off from doing anything is the reason why Apple gets a lot of disdain.
    So buy something else. Easy solution.

    Your thread title is ridiculous.
    10-02-2016 01:50 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's not a troll. It's a bit ridiculous that you pay almost a grand for a device that's locked down. There are some features I like, but Apple should allow side loading with section in their terms and conditions that installing 3rd party apps could possibly void your warranty. This idea of being closed off from doing anything is the reason why Apple gets a lot of disdain.
    The thing is, as already been stated, no one is forced to purchase an iPhone or any other Apple Product. Furthermore, it is well known that Apple devices are locked down as opposed to Google products and therefore, to complain about something you know or should have known prior to purchasing it has no merit. Furthermore, a continued attempt to prove a point that simply doesn't exist will almost always come across as trollish, in my opinion.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 10-02-2016 at 02:09 PM.
    10-02-2016 01:52 PM
  16. MBM7881's Avatar
    Why do I get the feeling the original post was nothing but trolling? Unless you know absolutely nothing about smartphones and aren't tech smart, everyone knows iPhones rely on iTunes and the App Store. You want to add whatever third-party apps you can to your phone? Stick with Android - that's a no brainer.
    Exactly this. I went from Android to Apple and very happy with my decision. Besides, all the apps I use on Android, I have on Apple. I wonder what apps the OP is talking about?
    10-02-2016 02:00 PM
  17. justins24's Avatar
    Showbox and cinebox
    10-02-2016 02:09 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Showbox and cinebox
    Please use the quote feature so that readers can know to whom you're replying. Thanks.
    10-02-2016 02:12 PM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    It's not a troll. It's a bit ridiculous that you pay almost a grand for a device that's locked down. There are some features I like, but Apple should allow side loading with section in their terms and conditions that installing 3rd party apps could possibly void your warranty. This idea of being closed off from doing anything is the reason why Apple gets a lot of disdain.
    Did you buy an iOS device thinking you could do the things you want to? It does come across as trolling because it's not something that is new -- and iPhones have been out since 2007. Otherwise what's the point of the thread?
    pr1nce and Just_Me_D like this.
    10-02-2016 02:35 PM
  20. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Showbox and cinebox
    Are those services legal in the US?
    10-02-2016 03:18 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Showbox and cinebox
    Apple does many things for security issues. I suspect allowing sideloaded apps would present one.
    10-02-2016 03:41 PM
  22. Craig's Avatar
    Are those services legal in the US?
    No... it's basically illegal streaming. Even for Andriod you have to allow un-trusted sources (per their website / Cinemabox) to all installation.
    SwitchBeach and Laura Knotek like this.
    10-02-2016 04:43 PM
  23. eyecrispy's Avatar
    No... it's basically illegal streaming. Even for Andriod you have to allow un-trusted sources (per their website / Cinemabox) to all installation.
    There's a prob a good reason the apps aren't part of the Google Play Store.
    SwitchBeach and Laura Knotek like this.
    10-02-2016 04:51 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    This thread is now closed. The discussion of illegal activities is prohibited. OP, please read the Community Rules & Guidelines to ensure a pleasant forum experience.
    10-02-2016 05:00 PM

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