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    Default What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    I am think whether to get an iphone 6 or a Samsung S6. I just wanted to know the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oluwadare Oyadiji View Post
    I am think whether to get an iphone 6 or a Samsung S6. I just wanted to know the advantages of having a macbook with an iphone.
    Handoff and continuity. With my rMBP, I can text anyone (SMS and iMessage) and call (FaceTime audio and Continuity) via my iPhone. You cannot do that with an iPhone and a Windows machine or any computer and a Samsung (or other non-iPhone) phone.
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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by HankAZ View Post
    Handoff and continuity. With my rMBP, I can text anyone (SMS and iMessage) and call (FaceTime audio and Continuity) via my iPhone. You cannot do that with an iPhone and a Windows machine or any computer and a Samsung (or other non-iPhone) phone.
    The closest thing Samsung has is with its tablets. If you have a Samsung tablet and phone you can get your phone screen onto your tablet and do whatever you can do on your phone on the simulated screen on the tablet.



    I will always be a windows pc user but I have always preferred iPad over android tablets. I been using android phones for years and probably would still but with continuity I decided to get an iPhone 6 plus and while my preference might be Android for phones I love he iPhone 6 plus and that I could switch between my iOS devices and take phone calls on my iPad. iMessage for me is a just an added perk since most of my friends do own an iPhone but not a selling point for me personally


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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    Seamless integration, Apple quality and support and familiarity.
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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by HankAZ View Post
    Handoff and continuity. With my rMBP, I can text anyone (SMS and iMessage) and call (FaceTime audio and Continuity) via my iPhone. You cannot do that with an iPhone and a Windows machine or any computer and a Samsung (or other non-iPhone) phone.
    I'm pretty sure Blend for BlackBerries (runs on PCS and Macs) and Air Droid for Androids allows similar things.

    That being said, I too enjoy Handoff and Continuity. I use Notes quite a bit too, doing minor editing with my iPhone and more intense stuff on the Mac.
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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    The seamless flow between Mac and iPhone is the best in my opinion. The thing that ultimately connects everything beside say wifi or Bluetooth is a Apple ID and iCloud.
    Whenever you get a new Apple device that's the key to unlock everything. If you have a iPhone and get a new Mac just put in your AID and your ready to go basically.
    Any apps that are OS X and iOS that sync with iCloud populate all your info into the Mac.
    And now that you can make and receive calls on the Mac in conjunction with the iPhone is a joy to use.


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    Being able to iMessage and text from my MBP is one of the features I use the most...constantly responding with my computer vs. typing on my iPhone itself. I rarely use the phone feature but it's nice to have if I DO want to use it...

    The second most used feature between the two devices for me is handoff...I use Pages for A LOT of work that I do, and several of the people I work with also use it, which makes it very easy to help them do on the fly editing on documents that I would have to edit myself and re-send otherwise. Saves A LOT of time and makes work flow that much more efficient.

    Lastly, having my iPhone's hotspot readily available is nice...not having to search for it or change settings for it to pick up if a wifi network I'm in fails is awesome and prevents loss of communication for emails and stuff.
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    Default What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    The best thing you can do is look like a rich badass, when you break out all your Apple kit! Woman love it! It's like an aphrodisiac! Something to do with the Apple logo!

    Ps. EVE would have a hell of time in my garden! Poor gal was born too soon!


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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    The seamless integration between Apple devices. It's a pain in the rear trying to work between two different systems.
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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oluwadare Oyadiji View Post
    I am think whether to get an iphone 6 or a Samsung S6. I just wanted to know the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook.
    I'm addicted to being able to send SMS/iMessage from my MacBook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    The best thing you can do is look like a rich badass, when you break out all your Apple kit! Woman love it! It's like an aphrodisiac! Something to do with the Apple logo!

    Ps. EVE would have a hell of time in my garden! Poor gal was born too soon!


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    Seriously one of the most idiotic things I've read on this website in a long time.
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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    The best thing you can do is look like a rich badass, when you break out all your Apple kit! Woman love it! It's like an aphrodisiac! Something to do with the Apple logo!

    Ps. EVE would have a hell of time in my garden! Poor gal was born too soon!


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    I owned two Dell laptops prior to getting my Macbook Pro last November and they both cost more than my Macbook did.
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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    Most of the integration is top notch. I know I was personally won with the remote app.
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    Default What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    The seamless integration is the best thing about having a MacBook and an iPhone for me. Everything just syncs over automatically and I can respond to my messages and make and receive phone calls on my MacBook Air. Sharing files between my devices (iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air) is easy using either air drop or iCloud Drive. You can also use apps like duet display or air display to use your iPad as a second display for your Mac. I can also use the fingerprint scanner on my iPhone or iPad to unlock my MacBook Air.

    My last computer was a dell laptop. When it started having problems I thought I'd try a MacBook this time for ease of use, reported reliability and great after sales service (Apple). The fact that it integrates so well with my iPhone, iPad and Apple TV is a bonus.


    I've owned windows laptops and used in conjunction with: samsung phones and tablets or iPhones and iPads. Either combination did not work as well as my MacBook/iPhone/iPad set up. I've tried SideSync (samsung phone and tablet) but did not find it useful.
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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    How do you use your fingerprint scanner to unlock you mac? Thanks.
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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    Quote Originally Posted by andres_col View Post
    How do you use your fingerprint scanner to unlock you mac? Thanks.
    You download an app called MacID. One goes on your iPhone/iPad and the other app on your Mac. After you've set it up you can use the app to unlock your Mac via the fingerprint scanner
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanghaichica View Post
    You download an app called MacID. One goes on your iPhone/iPad and the other app on your Mac. After you've set it up you can use the app to unlock your Mac via the fingerprint scanner
    I downloaded both but the mac doesnt find tge iphone. What to do ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andres_col View Post
    I downloaded both but the mac doesnt find tge iphone. What to do ?
    You need to authorise your iPhone on the Mac. After that you need to have Bluetooth switched on on your iPhone. It should work
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanghaichica View Post
    You need to authorise your iPhone on the Mac. After that you need to have Bluetooth switched on on your iPhone. It should work
    I have bluetooth on on my mac and iphone and it still doesnt find the iphone. Where do i authorize the phone ? ( sorry for my beginner skills )
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    Default Re: What are the advantages of having an iphone with a macbook?

    Reset the Bluetooth and start all over again. It was pretty easy to set up for me being a beginner as well. Make sure your Bluetooth on your iPhone is discoverable
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    Thanks i will try it again haha .
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    It's a hilarious response!

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