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    Apple has never failed me. I will always use their products. It always works and does what I want when I want. Other companies would be hard pressed to lure me away.
    Apple built it, so it will work.
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    Ok, here's my horror story of not choosing Apple:

    I was always an Apple fanatic, loving the iPhone and iPad. When the iPhone 4S came out, I embraced it. But then the Galaxy Nexus was announced. I did some research on it and immediately fell in love with it. But I didn't get one. Then The Galaxy S3 came out. I loved it even more. When the time came for me to get a new device, I got the seemingly awesome Nexus 7 (I wasn't in the market for a phone). From what I had seen, Android would be great.

    But it wasn't great.

    It was AWESOME. EPIC. SPECTACULAR. I LOVED my Nexus 7 and took it everywhere. I immediately noticed how powerless and locked-down my dad's iPad was. I used the full power of non-rooted Android, downloading launchers, LWPs, and such. Then, in January, the time came for me to get a phone. Naturally, I chose the Nexus 4.

    It was no less spectacular. In fact, it was even better than the Nexus 7. I still cherish both devices to this day. I will always stay with Android and, more specifically, Nexus devices.

    Never again, Apple. Never again.
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    I lost my iPhone while at work and had to go back to my blackberry 9700. I forgot how many issues I had with that thing until I started using it again, it was not something i planned to use long term so i was gonna use my upgrade that was due in two weeks. A few days later someone actually found my phone and returned it to me. I can honestly say I appreciate the simplicity of an iPhone and some may feel the OS is a bit stale but not me, I can't imagine using something else right now because it fits all my needs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    The HP TouchPad. You don't know how much flack I've gotten for recommending it to so many people and then having everyone buy it. They come back to you saying, "You told me wrong." Oh, God. The shame.

    It's bad. Bad. And you don't even want to go to the Mobile Nations Windows Phone 7 forums. Android forums or the Blackberry forums. It's so depressing. Once upon a time. People thought it was crazy to be Apple centric. But Apple's devices never break down. Everyhing from the headphones to the USB. They perform seemingly forever. You can't survive without one.
    That's odd, all the people I recommended TouchPads to have thanked me. Even those who only use WebOS on it. Looking past the Apps, it's great. Web with tabs, a "jailbreak" that the company is 100% ok with, doesn't even erase it when you upgrade the OS. Tweaks that work great too.

    Also, great battery life. I left my TouchPad on for a week when I went on vacation, and came back, thought, "I'll have to charge it", turns out it was still at 75%, being on that whole time. Left it at home as I wanted a "disconnected" vacation. Took a simple flip-phone for emergencies.

    I like that my Android allows me flexibility, I can choose a home screen, or even a different browser*.

    I like the idea of iOS, just I wouldn't own the iPhone I have as a secondary without a JailBreak. It's my phone, I want it to do what I want.

    They both have their goods and bads. I use what I like. This comes off as fanboyism though when you say "they never have problems". If you don't need to go outside Apple's ideas of what to do, the iPhone's walled garden is great. I just don't think like Apple's developers. I think a lot of Android users would say the same.

    *Yes, there is Chrome for iPhone, but Apple intentionally "gimps" it's javascript engine. Can't even set it as default without a jailbreak. I say why even have the ability to have a second browser if you're going to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idrazz856 View Post
    I lost my iPhone while at work and had to go back to my blackberry 9700. I forgot how many issues I had with that thing until I started using it again, it was not something i planned to use long term so i was gonna use my upgrade that was due in two weeks. A few days later someone actually found my phone and returned it to me. I can honestly say I appreciate the simplicity of an iPhone and some may feel the OS is a bit stale but not me, I can't imagine using something else right now because it fits all my needs!
    I'd seriously consider not having a phone for a while if something happened to my iPhone. I'm not sure I could tolerate going back to my Storm2 while waiting on a new phone.
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    Went to an HD7 after the 3GS. Went through a couple of other phones but came to the iPhone 5. I didn't like iOS until everything got revamped. The notification/banners, the iTunes and App Store, and the upgraded specs of the 4s and 5.
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    I disagree with the OP. Apple products work very well but there is something off-putting about a company that sells you the same product twice a year and locks you into a closed operating environment
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    I have since returned to the iPhone 5...not because I like the OS better, but because for what I'm doing at my job nowadays I need something small that doesn't get in the way. The s3, and especially the note 2 that I had were a better fit for me honestly...bigger screens for easier reading and the ability to drag and drop movies from our shared computer at work are two big reasons I like android (particularly Samsung) better. The only reason I went back to my iPhone is because they simply do not make an android phone worth a crap in a size close to the iPhone. If you want a good, high end phone you gotta go big it seems so until they change that or my needs at work change I will be using this iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlcCorrado View Post
    I disagree with the OP. Apple products work very well but there is something off-putting about a company that sells you the same product twice a year and locks you into a closed operating environment
    And BB hasn't done this since OS4? Releasing virtually the same OS on the exact same handset with a few minor tweaks?
    Dude! You slapped a fish. You punched it! Why would you hit it?

    So she's praying...To Justin Timberlake apparently
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackberryBrandon View Post
    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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    This is no longer true. Just look at my signature, and here is the post with a detailed video which outlines why I finally switched smart phones.

    iOS 6 vs Jelly Bean
    iOS 6 is a few steps behind JellyBean

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackberryBrandon View Post
    This is no longer true. Just look at my signature, and here is the post with a detailed video which outlines why I finally switched smart phones.

    iOS 6 vs Jelly Bean
    iOS 6 is a few steps behind JellyBean

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    The only thing your video showed were the differences between iOS & Android and it promotes Android Jellybean OS. What your video did not do is convince me to switch. Too many techies have a hard time accepting how people can choose what they perceive to be a boring & limited iPhone over an Android device that is packed with more features, better specs & innovative user interfaces. They fail to accept that a lot of people simply do not care about more features, better specs & innovative user interfaces and prefer the simple UI of iOS. That is why we have choices, and year after year, a huge majority of smartphone owners choose the iPhone/iOS. That is a fact that is indisputable. I'm not taking anything away from Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile or WebOS because they each have their strengths & weaknesses as well as a target market who enjoys using them. In conclusion, Android Jellybean & iOS are two different operating systems that appeal to various people. Neither is better than the other. They're just different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    The only thing your video showed were the differences between iOS & Android and it promotes Android Jellybean OS. What your video did not do is convince me to switch. Too many techies have a hard time accepting how people can choose what they perceive to be a boring & limited iPhone over an Android device that is packed with more features, better specs & innovative user interfaces. They fail to accept that a lot of people simply do not care about more features, better specs & innovative user interfaces and prefer the simple UI of iOS. That is why we have choices, and year after year, a huge majority of smartphone owners choose iOS. That is a fact that is indisputable. I'm not taking anything away from Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile or WebOS because they each have their strengths & weaknesses as well as a target market who enjoys using them. In conclusion, Android Jellybean & iOS are two different operating systems that appeal to various people. Neither is better than the other. They're just different.
    Don't forget that it's not all about specs. iOS can run on a dual core as fast, maybe even faster, than Android can on quad. It's all about the relationship between hardware and software. Apple puts what the software needs to run fast and give battery life. Android puts the fastest thing they can find, while neglecting battery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    Don't forget that it's not all about specs. iOS can run on a dual core as fast, maybe even faster, than Android can on quad. It's all about the relationship between hardware and software. Apple puts what the software needs to run fast and give battery life. Android puts the fastest thing they can find, while neglecting battery.


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    It's all about personal preference, other platforms are fine. Android, iOS, WebOS, BBOS or BB10 it doesn't matter, they all have their positives and negatives. I happen to prefer iOS because of its efficient and simplistic approach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackberryBrandon View Post
    This is no longer true. Just look at my signature, and here is the post with a detailed video which outlines why I finally switched smart phones.

    iOS 6 vs Jelly Bean
    iOS 6 is a few steps behind JellyBean

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    It is true for me, over the past year I've used the iPhone 4, the iPad mini and the iPod touch 5th generation, a Samsung galaxy note, a nexus 7 and a Samsung galaxy tab. All my android devices lagged, and were unstable.
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    I am going the other way: from WP to iOS. The selection of apps is fine but the apps I use are so bug ridden they are nearly unusable and I want something more stable.
    I could paint a masterpiece with all the colors of your ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlcCorrado View Post
    I disagree with the OP. Apple products work very well but there is something off-putting about a company that sells you the same product twice a year and locks you into a closed operating environment
    I really don't understand this... "closed operating environment" compared to what? Can I use iOS apps on Android or BB apps on Windows Phone? Can I not use DropBox or SkyDrive or web apps on iOS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    I'm pretty careful with mine but I know many people whose cable sheathing comes apart at the point where it meets the 30-pin connector. (Especially if used a lot while plugged in.)
    I have that happen with both of my apple made 30 pins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    Don't forget that it's not all about specs. iOS can run on a dual core as fast, maybe even faster, than Android can on quad. It's all about the relationship between hardware and software. Apple puts what the software needs to run fast and give battery life. Android puts the fastest thing they can find, while neglecting battery.


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    Go look at a Droid Razr Maxx HD, then come back.
    The exception to the rule.


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    I really don't understand this... "closed operating environment" compared to what? Can I use iOS apps on Android or BB apps on Windows Phone? Can I not use DropBox or SkyDrive or web apps on iOS?
    iOS is closed-source. Android is open-source.

    Apple blocks out apps that they consider to be competition to their own or that they consider to allow too much customization. Google blocks out malware apps.

    iOS limits you to a home screen where you must keep all your apps, you can not freely rearrange them, and some apps can't even be placed in a folder. On Android, you can freely move apps around, take them off the home screen if you don't want them, and add widgets for at-a-glance information. You can even completely replace the home screen, lock screen, and OS itself.

    Pretty much, iOS limits you to a selected amount of choices, while Android provides many more choices and even allows you to add third-party replacements for tons of customization and personalization.
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    It is true for me, over the past year I've used the iPhone 4, the iPad mini and the iPod touch 5th generation, a Samsung galaxy note, a nexus 7 and a Samsung galaxy tab. All my android devices lagged, and were unstable.
    That's because the Note and Tab are older devices with and outdated OS. They don't have Android 4.1 with Project Butter. Don't know why the N7 lagged; it doesn't for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by return_0 View Post
    iOS is closed-source. Android is open-source.

    Apple blocks out apps that they consider to be competition to their own or that they consider to allow too much customization. Google blocks out malware apps.

    iOS limits you to a home screen where you must keep all your apps, you can not freely rearrange them, and some apps can't even be placed in a folder. On Android, you can freely move apps around, take them off the home screen if you don't want them, and add widgets for at-a-glance information. You can even completely replace the home screen, lock screen, and OS itself.

    Pretty much, iOS limits you to a selected amount of choices, while Android provides many more choices and even allows you to add third-party replacements for tons of customization and personalization.
    Still, the sales numbers prove that a majority of the people who buy Apple products don't care that the devices are 'closed source' and are quite happy with the status quo.
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    Still, the sales numbers prove that a majority of the people who buy Apple products don't care that the devices are 'closed source' and are quite happy with the status quo.
    What sales numbers? I don't understand.
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    What sales numbers? I don't understand.
    The amount of products, specifically the iPhone & iPad, that Apple sells.
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