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    Default Pitfalls of not choosing Apple

    Have you ever got into a situation where you thought you needed to get away from Apple? You just thought that you wanted to try something new. So you go out and you buy another device, like a laptop or a phone or something by a different manufacturer.

    You get burned every time.

    I can pretty much do a countdown of every other device that I've had, and every single one of them failed me. It's like a safe little island, Apple devices. They never fail and I love that about them. I'm sure this has happened to you, I want to hear your horror stories.
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    I agree. If you switch from Apple you'll get burned. They all promise a good experience then fail. Windows, android, Blackberry, they all offer big promises and fail you.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    Have you ever got into a situation where you thought you needed to get away from Apple? You just thought that you wanted to try something new. So you go out and you buy another device, like a laptop or a phone or something by a different manufacturer.

    You get burned every time.

    I can pretty much do a countdown of every other device that I've had, and every single one of them failed me. It's like a safe little island, Apple devices. They never fail and I love that about them. I'm sure this has happened to you, I want to hear your horror stories.
    No. When I left Blackberry and purchased an iPhone 3G and then went back to Blackberry, I had no regrets whatsoever. When I left Blackberry and went to Android, I had no regrets and I had no regrets when I left Android for my iPhone 4S. Likewise, if I leave the iPhone and go back to a non-Apple device, I will have no regrets. The only regret I had was leaving Blackberry for the iPhone 3G. I liked the 3G, but I liked the Blackberry more. Anyway, my point is this: although, I enjoy all of my Apple products, i don't share a dedication to Apple like you do and I'm not stating that in a disrespectful manner.


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    "They never fail and I love that about them." " But Apple's devices never break down."

    I wonder why they even bother to have a Genius Bar and a service repair department? Troll on, Motoleo. All makers have good and bad. I guess the next thing that you will say is that Macs don't get viruses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    Have you ever got into a situation where you thought you needed to get away from Apple? You just thought that you wanted to try something new. So you go out and you buy another device, like a laptop or a phone or something by a different manufacturer.

    You get burned every time.

    I can pretty much do a countdown of every other device that I've had, and every single one of them failed me. It's like a safe little island, Apple devices. They never fail and I love that about them. I'm sure this has happened to you, I want to hear your horror stories.
    When I got the Droid, it was very laggy and I always was behind on the OS versions. Not a lot of cool apps either. BUT... I could make phone calls vs. the 3GS. I loved it. Then I got the iPhone 4.

    Now I'm looking at the galaxy S3. Why? It's got more features. It's not perfect, Android doesn't work as seamlessly as iOS and it's gonna be buggy. But I get like that- I constantly switch between platforms. It's more fun that way. iPhone is a simple OS that works. Android is more flashy and has more options, but can be more buggy. Neither way is right. But I do like both platforms.
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    I went from 3G to droid incredible for about a week. Droid didnt as far as I was concerned.

    Been using a lumia 900 as well, if it had more apps, the iPhone would get sold. I think it's a better OS, fresh faced and pretty easy to use/set up.
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    Heh, Im from the opposite camp, I guess... My first Apple experience was so bad that I stated away for a couple of years. I got an ipod photo and right after the manufacturer waranty ran out, the HD inside it died.
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    For me, there are no pitfalls of not choosing Apple. I like to buy and trial many other brands throughout the year, if they don't meet my needs I'll return them with no regrets. Right now I'm using Androids Galaxy Nexus.

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    No pitfalls from using something other than Apple for me either. In fact I am seriously contemplating selling my gifted iPad and leaving the Apple ecosystem for good. I already gave away a second gen iPod Touch, and I am becoming more and more happily aligned with the Android way of doing things. Apple gets a big shoulder shrug and a "meh" from me.

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    "Everything from the headphones to the USB." I love my Apple gear but I had to laugh at this one. Apple headphones and USB cables are NOTORIOUS for failing, especially where the wire connects to the plugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    "Everything from the headphones to the USB." I love my Apple gear but I had to laugh at this one. Apple headphones and USB cables are NOTORIOUS for failing, especially where the wire connects to the plugs.
    The headphones are garbage when it comes to listening to music, but I've never had any issues with the USB cables.
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    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.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    "Everything from the headphones to the USB." I love my Apple gear but I had to laugh at this one. Apple headphones and USB cables are NOTORIOUS for failing, especially where the wire connects to the plugs.
    Well, yes, I've had the uneven headphone sound, where it's low in one ear. And the USB got a little tattered. But that's just being rough with it.

    Apple headphones and chargers, (the new ones) don't malfuction.
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    I'm not saying they malfunctionójust that they aren't terribly sturdy, which is a very common complaint: Customer Reviews: Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic - Apple Store (U.S.)

    If you haven't had issues that's great, but it certainly doesn't mean that other people don't.
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    I went from my 3gs to windows phone. Didn't have the app count but I had to remember that I only use a handful of apps anyhow. Didn't get burned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    "Everything from the headphones to the USB." I love my Apple gear but I had to laugh at this one. Apple headphones and USB cables are NOTORIOUS for failing, especially where the wire connects to the plugs.
    Yeah. My sync cable took a crap and I had to replace it twice.

    Right now, Apple suits my needs. When it doesn't, I'll probably go Android instead of going back to BB. BB has nothing to offer that I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post
    "They never fail and I love that about them." " But Apple's devices never break down."

    I wonder why they even bother to have a Genius Bar and a service repair department? Troll on, Motoleo. All makers have good and bad. I guess the next thing that you will say is that Macs don't get viruses.
    So motoleo isn't entitled to their opinion w/o being called a troll? There's always on i guess.........
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    They have their repair service and Genius department because people either

    Don't know how to operate their device, or slammed their device on the ground, sat on it, left it unattended, dropped it in a lake or otherwise negligent actions by the user.

    But you will hardly ever see an Apple product break down itself with normal usage. Their products are like indestructible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    They have their repair service and Genius department because people either

    Don't know how to operate their device, or slammed their device on the ground, sat on it, left it unattended, dropped it in a lake or otherwise negligent actions by the user.

    But you will hardly ever see an Apple product break down itself with normal usage. Their products are like indestructible.
    What they said ^^^^^
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    You will never hear complaints about Apple products. You might hear complaints of something like a new feature that the customer wants Apple to incorporate, but people are always satisfied with Apple products. Just go on Twitter and type in

    "at the Apple store"
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    I give up. Just using the words "never" and "always" doesn't mean it's true. I can write that "You will never hear complaints about Snickers products. You might hear complaints of something like a new kind of nut that the customer wants Snickers to incorporate, but people are always satisfied with Snickers products," but that doesn't mean that someone out there hasn't tried one and still preferred an Almond Joy.

    And that's okay.

    I'm glad you like Apple products--I think we all do, here--but it's also okay to complain about Apple when they fall short. The stuff you're writing--unquestioning, blind devotion--is what people talk about when they describe us all as fanboys and mindless cult followers.
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    Well, I've found that just being in the Apple iCloud ecosystem is very rewarding, and that having more Apple devices makes the experience better and better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizzafootbal View Post
    Well, I've found that just being in the Apple iCloud ecosystem is very rewarding, and that having more Apple devices makes the experience better and better.
    Now that is definitely true!
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    Well, thats fine, but people who turn back to Apple and go away from Apple permanently are not going to come back to Apple forums and say that they are not out of Apple's spell. So I dont expect anyone here to say that he shifted from Apple is happily using other devices.

    however, if you visit other forums, specially the Android Forum, you will find lots of people who has turned away from Apple and has not burnt so far and are happily using those devices. So the point is that we need to be neutral and unbiased to keep an eye on the whole situation and get a good review of the situation!
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