- 02-12-2012, 02:52 PM #26
Either way, if the Android phone does what you like and makes life better for you than an iPhone, i got no problem with that, my wife is actually looking at getting some sort of droid when her renewal time is ready this year (just to try something different).
Where my qualms are is when someone makes the comment that the iPhone isn't customizable enough...it tells me that they haven't' tried, and just want to complain about something for the sake of complaining.
As far as "going through" reverting an iPhone when something fouls up while jailbroken...lol...i think we can all agree that the process is much less painless than the downsides of many of the other phones...like Blackberry's battery pulls, Androids constant firmware wars, Windows phones...existance... (lol ). I could go on and on...restoring an iPhone in iTunes is one of the most effortless functions i have ever experienced on a cellular phone in my life when it comes to fixing a problem with software.
- 02-12-2012, 03:42 PM #27
- 02-13-2012, 10:23 AM #28
- 02-13-2012, 11:37 AM #29iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
No Steve Jobs had everything to do with their managerial model and project process, therefore, they will continue to replicate his methods.
- 02-15-2012, 03:48 AM #30
If you're an informed consumer you know these things prior to your purchase, therefore you really have nothing to complain about. While YOU may think iOS needs all those little tweeks, apparently there are MILLIONS of people who don't think so. Apple is the most succesful company on the planet right now, someone who makes those decisions apparently knows something you don't... If you need/want all those customization options then the iPhone probably isn't for you.
- 02-15-2012, 07:48 AM #31
Yep, I'm a former BlackBerry user who does occasionally wish for more customization on the device, but for the most part, I side with Apple on this. The entire success of Apple has been based on taking average consumers and making them feel like "techies". There's no way that happens if you allow individual carrier, manufacturers, whatever to craft their own version of an "iPhone", "iPad" or whatever. The devices are VERY accessible for how inherently complex they are, and that's true across the whole operating system.
That being said, I do think Apple is a little slow to the party to accept some basic change. There was time where people on these forums probably defended the lack of tabbed browsing, multi-tasking, and other features that were only added in OS 4 or 5. And I STILL don't understand why Apple doesn't allow you to do things like turning on/off radios or bluetooth without going through several menus. But as the poster said above, that's the other edge of the sword, and the "stubborn" side has been pretty darn successful!
- 02-15-2012, 08:12 AM #32
I have an iPhone 4S and I love it and yes, it is for me, however, it is not a perfect device and it does lack things that a certain segment of its users want and that is a fact!
Just Me, D
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- 02-15-2012, 10:01 AM #33
- 02-15-2012, 10:17 AM #34
- 02-15-2012, 10:59 AM #35
The people that jailbreak are generally the people that can responsibly alter their devices to suit their tastes, the mainstream population isn't ready to do that nor is capable of doing it right. Hence Apple's HUGE success with just three phone models, and Android's need to flood the marketplace with new devices everyday to keep up.
- 02-15-2012, 02:03 PM #36
You can now use custom wallpapers with the iPhone. Does that make it an Android device? Of course not. The iPhone now has a drop down notification bar. Did that transform it into an Android device? No, it did not. My point is this: there is only one 'pure' iPhone and that is the original one. Customers wanted certain things and got it. Now a great deal of current iPhone users want a larger display and will probably get it. All of the things I've mentioned are customizations that people have wanted and received and those customizations did not interfere with the iPhone's identity. Neither will future customizations, in my opinion.
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The only reason I asked is because there are a lot of people who I have seen on other forums who left apple because they were fed up with being in a cage all the time. Personally I like many points about my new phone but at the same time see other areas that are lacking behind the competition and certain things that bug me. I understand that if it was a completely free system that things are not going to run nearly as smooth and thats not what I want. I just think that things are bolted down a little more than they have to be and that it wouldnt kill them to loosen up a hair. Does not having the ability to change your own battery or buy a larger one really make all that much sense, escpecially when there is lots of people who would love to be able to do so? Btw, Blackberry used to make a killing as well and only release phones with small changes each iteration, but now look where that got them. Oh and even if I wanted to return the phone it doesnt make sense for me because the $30 fee that is normally charged is $70 because it an Apple
- 02-16-2012, 04:00 AM #38
Apple is extremely successful with their current model. I do not see them making any significant changes to "keep up" with their competition, since they are killing them where it matters.
There will always be some people who value features in another product, and that's not a bad thing.
If you want to "muck around" with your phone, buy an Android. If you want something you can simply use, by an iPhone.
- 02-16-2012, 06:55 AM #39
- 02-16-2012, 07:15 AM #40
This becomes increasingly frustrating, as it's been asked a thousand times without any REAL answer...but WHAT customizations do you want on the iPhone that you can't do now? And i don't want to hear your sob stories about jail breaking...i want an honest to god answer, what customizations do you want to be able to do that you cannot do right now (native or jailbroken)?
Put some effort into this before you complain about it folks...honestly, all your customization dreams are a jailbreak away.
- 02-16-2012, 08:31 AM #41
Just Me, D
- 02-16-2012, 02:35 PM #42iPhone Nanite
- 7 Posts
What can android do that iOS cannot?
I don't understand.
- 02-16-2012, 03:24 PM #43
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- 02-16-2012, 08:58 PM #44
- 02-16-2012, 11:35 PM #45iPhone Newbie
- 14 Posts
- 02-17-2012, 12:50 AM #46
No I don't think that they are willing to let the consumers in their web of secrecy and just let them takeover with what they want done on their devices. And even though Jobs is out, I don't think that they would be taking that route anytime soon. They are more of the sophisticated brand which is good for a lot of people, as it is evident with their maker acceptance rating.
- 02-17-2012, 01:40 AM #47iPhone Newbie
- 15 Posts
Apple will live a while. One shouldn't underestimate that giant. Giant's don't fall easily. There can be better or worse times but there's no point in panic and running around shouting 'we're sinking, oh no we're sinking'.
- 02-17-2012, 04:45 PM #48
- 02-17-2012, 07:44 PM #49
We were talking customization and you go off about that stuff? This is why it is so pointless to debate this with some of you...CUSTOMIZATIONS! With the exception of the physical additions you listed (and LTE) i can do ALL of those things for free on the iPhone, including turn by turn voice directed navi.
- 02-17-2012, 08:36 PM #50
Holy non comprehension skills batman! Did you even READ the post that I was replying to here before going off on a tangent? I thought not. OK, let me refresh your memory a little.
What can android do that iOS cannot?
I don't understand.