1. projectman's Avatar
    My employer told me to choose between BlackBerry and iPhone. I was curious about iPhone and have loved it ever since. In fact, my household now has 4 iPhones. And since we are a home school household we use ipads instead laptops. We have 5 iPads.
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    01-28-2014 02:27 PM
  2. iRiidium's Avatar
    The quality of the complete package as a system. I like how well Apple products tend to work.


    Sent from my iridium iPad Air LTE 
    01-28-2014 02:29 PM
  3. jburke82's Avatar
    I remember when the iPhone first came out...right around that time I was perfectly content with my Blackberry Curve. It was my first "smart" phone I ever owned, and I loved it. I thought it was the greatest phone, and the phone to end all phones (it was a great device, and very solid)!! Then a friend of mine let me try out his iPhone. He raved about it; I tested it for a few minutes and I was hooked. The os was so smooth, the screen was actually a responsive, amazing touch screen, and I LOVED the look of the device. After that, I had to have one and I grabbed one off of ebay.
    01-28-2014 02:31 PM
  4. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    The efficiency and lack of lag of the OS,I honestly didn't know about its restrictive nature,I live in a country,where people still use feature phones,and add to that a home in some

    remote area,It is hard to explain yes i had the internet but didn't know iOS is restrictive in an odd sense i.e inability to set default downloaded apps in place of stock apps etc,not true multitasking,home button etc...

    Bought a 4s,i don't know whether I am a perfectionist or my phone really lags sometimes while scrolling long lists/typing spreadsheets in open office/scrolling books in adobe reader etc...It is really NOT that efficient as i thought,i tried my best to keep the burden on phone which it can bear (to keep it like a 2011esque device,still has iOS 6) but it has that awkward framerate lowering down sort of lag,really annoys me...Guess iOS is not for me,but since i have bought it in used condition,it is hard to sell it...stuck
    01-28-2014 02:46 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    The efficiency and lack of lag of the OS,I honestly didn't know about its restrictive nature,I live in a country,where people still use feature phones,and add to that a home in some

    remote area,It is hard to explain yes i had the internet but didn't know iOS is restrictive in an odd sense i.e inability to set default downloaded apps in place of stock apps etc,not true multitasking,home button etc...

    Bought a 4s,i don't know whether I am a perfectionist or my phone really lags sometimes while scrolling long lists/typing spreadsheets in open office/scrolling books in adobe reader etc...It is really NOT that efficient as i thought,i tried my best to keep the burden on phone which it can bear (to keep it like a 2011esque device,still has iOS 6) but it has that awkward framerate lowering down sort of lag,really annoys me...Guess iOS is not for me,but since i have bought it in used condition,it is hard to sell it...stuck
    Have you tried restoring it since you got it?


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
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    01-28-2014 03:03 PM
  6. Kashan Osama's Avatar
    Have you tried restoring it since you got it?


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    no actually not sir, i don't know how to restore it to the same firmware,and now i have jailbroken it aswell

    and my memory is always up 50% (battery app itunes) and when apps are open it is 90%,as soon as i hit free up memory it goes down to 70% which is strange memory management problem,any ideas ?
    01-28-2014 03:20 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    no actually not sir, i don't know how to restore it to the same firmware,and now i have jailbroken it aswell

    and my memory is always up 50% (battery app itunes) and when apps are open it is 90%,as soon as i hit free up memory it goes down to 70% which is strange memory management problem,any ideas ?
    Well first I don't want to throw this thread off it's topic but I did ask you about the restore

    There are a few threads here on iMore dealing with memory issues on the 4s I recommend you do a little search on them

    As for staying with your current version of iOS 6 after a restore is very technical to impossible I suggest you restore to the current iOS 7 which might solve a few lag issues your having

    If your still experiencing problems and can't find a solution start a new thread and we will try and help you from there

    Have a great day 😀




    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
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    01-28-2014 03:32 PM
  8. acadia11's Avatar
    I remember when the iPhone first came out...right around that time I was perfectly content with my Blackberry Curve. It was my first "smart" phone I ever owned, and I loved it. I thought it was the greatest phone, and the phone to end all phones (it was a great device, and very solid)!! Then a friend of mine let me try out his iPhone. He raved about it; I tested it for a few minutes and I was hooked. The os was so smooth, the screen was actually a responsive, amazing touch screen, and I LOVED the look of the device. After that, I had to have one and I grabbed one off of ebay.
    The original iphone looked amazing, the screen sweet, but actual functionality blackberry destroyed it, people forget you couldn't even send mms with the original iphone... blackberry had a huge battle though internally and didn't realize at that moment the war on keyboard vs touchscreen was officially over. If bb10 the new bbOS had been berries response 3 years ago instead of just last year, the phone landscape would be very different. In fact, Verizon hired bberry to create iPhone killer , and the storm pales in comparison because regardless of lack of functionality of iOS , nobody did a phone UIs better than apple at that point. The actual OS was much better than anything else in market despite its lack of functionality.


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    01-28-2014 03:37 PM
  9. Fit24's Avatar
    I decided to try the iPod shuffle when I needed an MP3 player for my workouts. Simple and beautifully designed it exceeded my expectations. Based on my experience with the shuffle I decided to buy the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Even though I have an iPhone I still continue to use my iPod shuffle during my workouts.


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    01-28-2014 04:17 PM
  10. jburke82's Avatar
    The original iphone looked amazing, the screen sweet, but actual functionality blackberry destroyed it, people forget you couldn't even send mms with the original iphone... blackberry had a huge battle though internally and didn't realize at that moment the war on keyboard vs touchscreen was officially over. If bb10 the new bbOS had been berries response 3 years ago instead of just last year, the phone landscape would be very different. In fact, Verizon hired bberry to create iPhone killer , and the storm pales in comparison because regardless of lack of functionality of iOS , nobody did a phone UIs better than apple at that point. The actual OS was much better than anything else in market despite its lack of functionality.


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    Excellent point...I forgot about the lack of many features when the iPhone first made it's debut. The storm...what a mess that thing was. the only thing that killed was itself! At that time, the majority of touch screen phones were extremely laggy and the os was just not smooth at all.

    The OS really did set it apart from the pack.
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    01-28-2014 04:30 PM
  11. acadia11's Avatar
    Excellent point...I forgot about the lack of many features when the iPhone first made it's debut. The storm...what a mess that thing was. the only thing that killed was itself! At that time, the majority of touch screen phones were extremely laggy and the os was just not smooth at all.

    The OS really did set it apart from the pack.
    Yup people forget, I mean it was huge deal In. 3.0 , that you could finally cut and paste, people forget how featureless it was , no mms , email ui atrocious , ... But the one thing apple figured out was super simple , man a tile should be about the size of a finger touch .... Buttons, buttons, buttons ....


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    01-28-2014 05:07 PM
  12. Peligro911's Avatar
    Apps!!


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    01-28-2014 05:36 PM
  13. anon4757448's Avatar
    A friend of mine had an iPod Classic so I decided to get one. I bought an iPod Touch 2nd generation and I've been addicted since.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    01-28-2014 09:15 PM
  14. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Was looking for a smartphone in August '08 and went to the Verizon store because they were my carrier. The blackberries they had available just weren't doing much for me and anything else was mainly feature phones. As luck would have it, the Apple store in the mall was right across the hall from Verizon. So hubby and I wandered in and I was immediately taken with the 3G and the responsive big touch screen. We walked out with 2 iPhone 3G's and our numbers ported to ATT. I haven't looked back since-got the first iPad, then a MBP, etc until I arrived at my current 5S, iPad air, 15" rMBP, 2 apple TVs, my husband's iPhone 5, my kids' iPad minis and a Mac mini. My husband still wants his Windows gaming desktop though so we're not a complete Apple household.
    01-28-2014 09:51 PM
  15. smelton3's Avatar
    I bought an iPod touch when they first hit the stores. It appealed to me because it was close to an iPhone without the contract commitment. At the time I had a Samsung Blackjack. Smartphones and OS was not high on the priority list for me back in '07.

    The Touch was cool, and when the App Store was introduced in 2008 it took things up a notch. Now I could appreciate how relevant an iPhone could be. When it was time to renew my contract I went with the Blackberry Bold. The Bold was more in synch with what I needed for work at the time.

    2010 came I bought that first generation iPad. I've had every iPad since and have been an iPhone user and have had every iPhone since iPhone 4. The iPad was the game changer in how I viewed how well iOS works for me both professionally and personally.

    And to think it started with a Touch. 😃


    Sent from my AT&T LTE iPad Air. White in color of course. Or my iPhone 5s. Gold of course.
    01-28-2014 09:54 PM
  16. imanolsoliman's Avatar
    I used to hate Apple, but my cousin has always been a fanatic of its products. Back in 2012, she left her iPhone 4 and bought an iPhone 4S, so I bought her former phone for 50 bucks just to play some games lol... After two months I realized that it became my main device, I loved de apps and stability, it was fun and easy to use, without de headaches my older phone gave me... So, I bought an iPhone 5 when it was released and it's the best phone I've ever had, maybe is not perfect but I like it.
    01-28-2014 10:51 PM
  17. meashishnd's Avatar
    1st comments for apple product is quality assurance that is so superb amazing like feeling corporate - rich looks totally different from all other gadgets.
    2nd is imagine and high-end management services on all of product
    3rd is so superb iOS and Mac Os which totally user friendly operate systems - single line is Simply the Best yet i have seen in mobile-pc world technologies.
    01-29-2014 12:52 AM
  18. WhiteSponge's Avatar
    My 1st Apple product was the Macbook White back in 2007. Wanted to try something different from the usual Windows laptop and I'm glad that I did
    01-29-2014 01:34 AM
  19. m4mario's Avatar
    I am a software graduate for India and worked for an Indian software giant. I wanted to become an independent developer and I was initially interested in Android mainly because I did not own Macs. When I showed interest in mobile development at my company, I was asked if I would take iOS app development. I was initially reluctant because I already started learning Android. But I gave it a shot anyway and that changed my whole life. I found my new passion in life in iOS development.

    1) The first thing that interested me was Objective C (the programming language). Having learnt most popular programming languages, I was struck by the design and purpose of the language.
    2) Next thing that struck me was the strict restrictions that programmers had to face. Many programmers complain about this. But I really liked Apple's commitment and the pain it takes to ensure customer satisfaction.
    3) Probably the biggest thing was the restrictions user faces in installing pirated apps on their devices. So in essence apple was pushing developers for the sake of users and pushing users for the sake of developers, creating a sustainable environment that many complain about while enjoying the benefits of it. This is my biggest love for apple. They really revived the music industry, created an app industry (well at least dramatically boasted it) and could probably save press, media, TV, movie, book industries if the related parties put their trust in it.

    I've never looked at other platforms ever since and have my own app released in the app store.
    01-29-2014 03:04 AM
  20. Ariyala's Avatar
    Originally I wanted an iPod. I was going to get the iPod Classic until a friend of mine convinced me to get the iPod Touch (2nd edition).
    Then I needed a new phone. I LOVED my iPod Touch so much I decided on the iPhone and it has been true love ever since!! Now Apple is a regular in our house. iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, etc. Love them!
    01-29-2014 12:15 PM
  21. that_maynard's Avatar
    I loved how smooth my i5 ran, I started with BB, then Android, loved Windows, but didn't have the apps. Tried the i5 and loved it, can't wait for i6.

    Overall, just how smooth iOS ran.
    01-29-2014 12:26 PM
  22. EggotheKilljoy's Avatar
    I upload my high school's newspaper to the web each month, and the newspaper uses iMacs in their room, and after my first time using one I was hooked. Bought my Macbook Pro 13" a year ago and I'm never going back to Windows. However, I've owned iPod touches before, but after I got a Galaxy S3 I sold it and haven't gone back to iOS since. I now own a Moto X and don't plan on owning an iPhone as my main phone, but I plan on purchasing an iPad Mini at some point, and probably an iPhone 6 off contract to mess around on/get to know the OS as long as the screen on the iPhone 6 is above 4.5". 4" is way too small for me, which had kept me from switching to the iPhone from the OG HTC Evo when the iPhone came to Sprint.
    01-29-2014 02:33 PM
  23. iRiidium's Avatar
    I upload my high school's newspaper to the web each month, and the newspaper uses iMacs in their room, and after my first time using one I was hooked. Bought my Macbook Pro 13" a year ago and I'm never going back to Windows. However, I've owned iPod touches before, but after I got a Galaxy S3 I sold it and haven't gone back to iOS since. I now own a Moto X and don't plan on owning an iPhone as my main phone, but I plan on purchasing an iPad Mini at some point, and probably an iPhone 6 off contract to mess around on/get to know the OS as long as the screen on the iPhone 6 is above 4.5". 4" is way too small for me, which had kept me from switching to the iPhone from the OG HTC Evo when the iPhone came to Sprint.
    I can comprehend the sentiment that the iPhone's screen is smaller than the competition, but it is one beautiful display. You could go ahead and get an iPhone and an iPad, at some point, for when you want a big screen. I find the iPhone's screen to be just fine for when I'm out and a about and plan to have the rMini for when I want a somewhat bigger screen when out but plan to keep the iPad Air for home/office use. So, if you consider having an iPad the iPhone's smaller screen makes much less of an impact, while still allowing you to be quite discreet.


    Sent from my iRiidium rMini LTE
    01-29-2014 02:58 PM
  24. swarlos's Avatar
    Seeing my Brother and his wife constantly on their 17" MacBook Pros the old school Titanium ones back in 2001. I got to play with their laptops and I had to have one of course only being in 7th grade back in 2001 I couldn't really afford the price tag and my parents would have laughed at me LOL. In 9th grade I finally convinced my dad to get me a PowerBook G3 with the bronze keys off of eBay (still one of my favorite laptops) then in 2007 got my iPhone and 2008 a brand new Black MacBook then I took a hiatus from Apple after getting fed with the lack of features like acadia11 mentioned so I sold my iPhone 3G and got a Blackberry Bold 9000 then went into a crazed obsession after buying my OG Droid on Verizon and four Android phones later I have my 5s and MBP, I honestly don't see myself switching to another platform again because Apple just gets UI and fluidity.
    01-29-2014 07:15 PM
  25. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Got my 1st iPod in 2001 when it was released because I was tired of carrying CDs around and I fell in love. Then, I got sick of my Sony Vaio & just wanted something different. So I decided to buy my 1st Macbook in 2006. I never wanted an iPhone, but mid 2012 when Sprint let me down for the last time I stopped in a small Verizon store & all the had in stock was the iPhone 4S and the Droid Razr. Got the 4S then replaced it a few months later with the 5, now I have a 5S and haven't looked back. Apple products just work and they make my life that much simpler.
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    01-29-2014 09:44 PM
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