- 07-17-2012, 09:44 AM #26
Even laptops and other electronics?
I have yet to be burned by purchasing various towers and laptops over the years that werent Apple. I am on a 4 year old laptop that runs great - my last desktop lasted like 6 year and was still able to game on it.
Apple makes a great phone and some great peripheral devices (Apple TV, etc). I dont find their computers and laptops to be anything to write home about.
- 07-17-2012, 03:47 PM #28
I'll be the first to tell you I am a fanboy. In the worst way possible. Its all because my expectations have never been met. Even though Apple isn't perfect, I love the products. Sure, they fall short, but what I love the most about them, they simply work. I have taken part of every smartphone operating system out there and none can touch iOS (for me). Now, had the Palm WebOS been handled right, and accepted I think I would still be on my Pre. I loved that phone. With all my previous experiences though, nothing comes close to Apple. Recently I had to restore my phone, something I had been dreading for weeks. Since my first Treo 700 I am used to restoring to clear out and clean up my phone but hated the mess of having to set up my entire phone again. I was amazed that EVERYTHING resets on the iPhone, zero work involved. I have never experienced anything like it! I got my iPhone in February of 2011, its a 3Gs, but it started a revolution, I used to be such an Apple hater.Since I got my iPhone (which was my first Apple device) I got my iPad 2, my two Apple TVs, and my Macbook, I am never looking back. I love the synergy of my home network. Regardless of my friends who hate Apple, they always give Apple a lot of credit when they see my home setup.
- 07-17-2012, 08:14 PM #29
- 07-29-2012, 11:11 AM #30
Sold my iPhone 4 that was as reliable as a tank and bought a Samsung Galaxy S III. I hate it. Everything is ridiculously complicated. Things that used to be seamless and could be done with hardly any thought at all now give me headaches just to attempt. Battery life is awful, even after turning on "power saving" mode and disabling practically EVERYTHING that could possibly drain battery life at all. No built in photo editor with the camera, no push email if I want my battery to last through the day, no push Facebook notifications unless I want a dead battery by noon. I hate it.
I'm returning it tomorrow, reversing my upgrade and using a prepaid GoPhone until the new iPhone launch day.
- 07-29-2012, 09:26 PM #31
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- 07-30-2012, 05:43 AM #32
this guy is delusional...either that or 14 yrs old. I've had just as many bugs or hiccups with my iPhones as I have anything else...except my new galaxy s3. I've had this thing almost s month with zero problems or complaints...zero lag, and great battery life. 17 hours and 30% left isn't bad in my book. Sometimes people get so accustomed to the simplicity of an iPhone that when they try to use something like the s3, they whine and complain about how it's too complicated...it's not if you know what you're doing, or take the time to learn. I've had several different android phones, blackberries, iPhones, and a Windows phone....they ALL have their own set of problems, don't kid yourself and use phrases like "iPhones don't break" or "iPhones never have any problems"....because there just like anything else in life, far from perfect.
That said, I'm loving my s3 and do NOT miss the tiny screen or slow 2mbps 3g...70mbps, hd screen, great battery life, and good camera are keeping me pretty distracted from regretting leaving your precious "perfect" device.
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- 08-02-2012, 03:22 PM #33
I never said iPhones don't have problems. Lord knows they do. All smartphones are like little computers, and all computers have problems. It's a fact. I am just saying that in my personal experience, my iOS device was a better and easier fit for me.
- 08-09-2012, 07:23 AM #34
- 08-09-2012, 03:13 PM #35
Smarter than a lot of people, yes. Exceptionally smart, no.
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- 08-16-2012, 05:19 AM #36
I have been using iPhone 4S from the time it was released and before that I was having another Apple mobile. I got bored with the interface so I bought HTC desize V with android 4.0.3.
In the starting I liked the new mobile interface, processing was also nice, it supports all the files I wish to access either media or official but one day I realized that what looks good is always not the best. I was editing some important official document and suddenly my cell shut down and it doesn't start for the whole day. It was really annoying. I have to access the work from my laptop and redo all the work again. Next day I switched back to my 4S. Apple devices are the best.I am Daniel Jones, working in an iPhone Application Development Company as iPhone Apps Developer. I enjoy exploring apps on iOS, blackberry, android and other mobile platforms.
- 09-06-2012, 04:38 PM #37
- 09-06-2012, 11:02 PM #38
Could not agree more! I love WP and my Lumia 900 (it's actually quite good if you give a shot), buy I use my 4S as my daily driver.
Both devices have +'s/-'s and you have to spend at least a month with each one to figure out what those are.
Lumia: beautiful design, solid screen at 4.3", much better communications device (email, text, fb, twitter, pinning VIPs/groups to home screen), keybpard is awesome, much better tupong functionality and back button is very nice to have. On the flip side camera isnt as good and their podcast system through the marketplace isnt very good, fewer apps and movie/tv show selection isn't as big.
iPhone: awesome entertainment device, killer screen, more accessories to choose from. Browser is better.
Downside: autocorrect is terrible, small screen, stale OS and the design (while elegant) is need of a refresh as well.
Both devices definitely have their individual awesome and fail, you just have to find the one that works the best for you. Love iOS, awesome! Love WP, awesome. Use what you like, who cares what other people say!
- 09-09-2012, 03:11 AM #39
Android ? Glitches. Glitches everywhere
Imperfection. Imperfection everything
WP8? Fake advertising videos on their flagship phone.
Easy to use.
No need to waste our precious time customising over a stupid device when our time can be put to better stuff.
Lazy. Perfect for people to get lazy and not work for the phone. I.e. open box. Slot in the card. Sync to iTunes. One button. No troublesome drag and drop ****. And your good to go.
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- 09-09-2012, 05:20 AM #43
I actually probably shouldn't even bother replying, but I will just so you can be informed. If taking half a second to open an app irritated you, turn off the animations on the phone... Then it's literally instant. Try doing that on your iPhone without jail breaking. The long animations on my mother's iphone alone is enough to irritate me...
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- 09-09-2012, 08:53 AM #44
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- 09-09-2012, 10:06 AM #46
I've had all the top Blackberrys and android phones in recent years. I always use the iPhone as my main driver because of one the reliability and just smooth UI. No one can match Apple no matter how hard they try as far as usability goes. Then the ecosystem. I have an iPad I have a MacBook Pro and I have Apple TV. The seamless integration is awesome for me and my family.
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- 11-29-2012, 04:45 PM #47iPhone Beginner
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- 12-02-2012, 09:27 PM #48
Re: Pitfalls of not choosing AppleGive yourself, to the Dark Side!
- 12-02-2012, 09:43 PM #49
Re: Pitfalls of not choosing Apple
I've said it before. Each person has to be happy with the device they are going to use for the next year or two.
I don't like iphones and find android incredibly easy to use.
I do like my ipad2 though.
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- 12-13-2012, 06:46 PM #50
Re: Pitfalls of not choosing Apple
My iPhone was a MASSIVE disappointment. I had a ton of problems with it after the first 3 months and Apple refused to do anything about it. After two years the wifi didn't work, the sleep button was jammed (I've never dropped the phone or bumped it in any way that would cause damage), and it was insanely slow (would freeze up everytime an app was launched). I definitely got burned by Apple. That's the last iProduct i'll ever buy. Got my Lumia 920 a month ago and I have no idea how I managed to put up with that piece of garbage for two years.