1. Speedygi's Avatar
    Granted, I have always had my share of devices of all types, from Android phones to iPhones, but I have always managed to come back to my first love that is iOS. There are a couple of reasons for that, all of which have stuck with me for a good long time since I started using the platform.

    I still haven't found a platform that is as smooth and as visually attractive as iOS, I have liked instances of Android where I went WoW, but it had always been a restrained kind of liking. This is because Android apps seem to have always been the clunkier cousins of their iOS multi-platform versions, if there were any, and that is evident in almost every app I have used on iOS that has had a presence on both platforms or even on Windows Phones and Blackberries.

    Take Tweetbot, for instance, I have never used a smoother Twitter client app to this day. The tweets pop out on the retina screen, something Android phones still fail to do better even with their allegedly better display technologies. The tweets are laid out really good on the 4 inch screen, they scroll smooth and clicking on navigation elements are on command. Button presses never lag, try as anyone could, they show no signs of lethargy.

    Simply put, such a powerful framework exists on such a slight platform that requires far less space on a phone's disk drive. For me that's how Apple has always been doing on their devices. Efficient in software and, although still lacking in areas where better navigation flow could be achieved, still by far the smoothest interface on mobile devices today.

    What do you think? Does the love for iOS still linger in your life because of good software? Voice out here!
    Last edited by Speedygi; 05-11-2014 at 08:42 AM.
    05-11-2014 03:15 AM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I switched for the apps and how a phone could work so fast without a lot of ram. I was also attracted by the design of the 4S.
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    05-11-2014 01:08 PM
  3. ritesh's Avatar
    Yesterday, I spend almost 4 hours setting up my m-i-l's Moto G. It involved transferring all her images, contacts, etc from her Nokia Asha to the Moto G and I was so glad that I am on iOs. I hated Android on the HTC wildfire and I still can't get used to it. It is just too complicated :-)
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    05-12-2014 06:52 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The apps are much better on iOS and the total experience is more user friendly. Some Android phones do have richer colors on the display, but it's not anything that would cause me to switch. I like the stability of the iPhone.


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
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    05-12-2014 07:30 AM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Tweebot, to me, is the best app of all time. The way it utilizes the features it is granted to have on iOS is beyond anything I've seen from mobile apps. Ever. If those devs were on the team of the official Instagram app, Instagram would be beautiful.
    05-12-2014 08:48 PM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    Tweebot, to me, is the best app of all time. The way it utilizes the features it is granted to have on iOS is beyond anything I've seen from mobile apps. Ever. If those devs were on the team of the official Instagram app, Instagram would be beautiful.
    Heck, even the iOS version of Instagram rocks more than the Android version. The original of originals still is the better version.
    05-14-2014 09:34 PM
  7. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    As crazy as this may sound, and I'm probably alone in thinking this but iTunes is a big reason why I always end up back in iOS. The ease of syncing everything is made so easy via iTunes. I've tried 3rd party solutions on Android and it just never works out for me. People may hate iTunes but I for one love it and won't use any other software.

    Another reason which is very important to me is the iPhone's music player UI. I'm long past carrying a separate music device with me and having a good music player on my phone is crucial for me. I've tried all the best Android music players, and while they are good and provide EQ settings, I find their UI and lousy 3rd party iTunes sync something to be desired. All iPhone needs is proper EQ customization, and I have a feeling that with Beats acquisition that will be coming in the future.

    Simply put, iOS and iPhone just has what I need in a phone and that's all I really care about. Now just bring me a full HD 4.7"+ screen and I'll be set for life
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    05-14-2014 09:53 PM
  8. HAWK's Avatar
    Yes I love iOS. I find the touch response the best on the market, the clean set up, the font, basically everything that it has I love. There could be changes yes but I'm happy with the product at this point in time. iTunes and iCloud are also very important to me.


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    05-15-2014 01:08 AM
  9. petvas72's Avatar
    I tried an HTC One M8 for the last three weeks, but now I am back to my iPhone 5S. I have to say, that I feel more happy with my iPhone. The clean interface, the better display (color accuracy is much better on the iPhone), the tight integration with my Macs, and the small things, the attention to detail that only Apple gives to its devices, made me come back.
    Android is a good OS, but lacks polish and the basic stuff are done better on an iPhone.
    I love the iCloud integration with all of my devices. Everything is in sync, and I don't have to worry about it at all.
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    05-15-2014 01:39 AM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I tried an HTC One M8 for the last three weeks, but now I am back to my iPhone 5S. I have to say, that I feel more happy with my iPhone. The clean interface, the better display (color accuracy is much better on the iPhone), the tight integration with my Macs, and the small things, the attention to detail that only Apple gives to its devices, made me come back.
    Android is a good OS, but lacks polish and the basic stuff are done better on an iPhone.
    I love the iCloud integration with all of my devices. Everything is in sync, and I don't have to worry about it at all.
    'Nuf said...
    05-15-2014 08:07 AM
  11. John Yester's Avatar
    Stability and accountability on any of my iOS devices...
    05-15-2014 09:06 AM
  12. RavenSword's Avatar
    The thing I hope apple doesn't do is keep making things simpler and simpler to the point where it's not appealing for power users anymore. I don't know if there on that course or not, but it's something I could see happen if there not careful. I'm still unsure how I feel about a possible OSX redesign that's going to flatten and potentially strip some stuff. I'd rather have functionality than aesthetics.
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    05-16-2014 12:07 AM
  13. Angela0512's Avatar
    I have used Nokia, Samsung and Apple iPhone mobile phone so far, but I found that no smart phone can be comparable with the iPhone, because Apple products have a better design and more flexible software, this is also the reason why the individual devices can not be comparable.
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    05-23-2014 05:32 AM
  14. pr1nce's Avatar
    The dependability, stability and simplicity of iOS.
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    06-01-2014 10:10 AM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    The dependability, stability and simplicity of iOS.
    I hear that a lot if people are having stability issues due to 7.1, though.
    06-01-2014 10:53 AM
  16. taz323's Avatar
    I hear that a lot if people are having stability issues due to 7.1, though.
    One issue, I've been lucky enough not to have to deal with.
    06-01-2014 11:09 AM
  17. pr1nce's Avatar
    I hear that a lot if people are having stability issues due to 7.1, though.
    No stability issue for me
    06-01-2014 11:20 AM
  18. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    I hear that a lot if people are having stability issues due to 7.1, though.
    Ios is so stable so that when there is a new release of ios and a dot is missing, the ios users find it to be a frustrating issue, but that's because they are hooked to the ios stability.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    06-01-2014 01:11 PM
  19. Speedygi's Avatar
    I hear that a lot if people are having stability issues due to 7.1, though.
    I think the percentage numbers for these stability issues are largely smaller than the ones that do have stability issues on other platforms I'm sure.
    Last edited by Speedygi; 06-02-2014 at 10:37 PM.
    06-01-2014 09:02 PM
  20. RavenSword's Avatar
    I think the percentage numbers for these stability issues are largely smaller than the one that do have stability issues on other platforms I'm sure.
    Perhaps.

    On the flip side of that I'm not 100 percent sure why some people say android is unstable . On recent hardware I found it as smooth as iOS.
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    06-01-2014 11:57 PM
  21. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Nothing fancy...."IT JUST WORKS"
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    06-02-2014 12:32 AM
  22. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Right now it's just simply the colors that iOS 7, and my 5c, bring into my life.

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    06-02-2014 06:28 AM
  23. Speedygi's Avatar
    Right now it's just simply the colors that iOS 7, and my 5c, bring into my life.

    Sent from a larger than life device using Tapatalk!
    I agree on the colors. Apple's displays always have the best color calibrations...
    06-02-2014 10:38 PM
  24. nason54's Avatar
    I agree on the colors. Apple's displays always have the best color calibrations...
    I agree. Even when using photoshop for graphic design in my PC, and then looking at my design on a Mac computer, it looks pixelated and crappy. Mac and iPhones do use truer colors and that's one of the reasons why I like Apple.


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    06-03-2014 02:37 AM
  25. Alik Malix's Avatar
    Perhaps.

    On the flip side of that I'm not 100 percent sure why some people say android is unstable . On recent hardware I found it as smooth as iOS.
    RavenSword, here's what I've noticed: Android phones are pretty smooth the first 6 months, it shows slowing or lagging after you load up with a thousand photos, wrong BBM app (there were 6-7 that weren't what they seemed at one point and only 1 real one), and further tweaking may have negative effects instead of what you set out to improve. But PLEASE NOTE ---> I only have 2 friends with Samsung Phones and one with HTC 1 - they were happy for the first 6 months or so, but one of them rooted and put stock Android and now happy again.

    Just my 2 cents..

    My other 2 cents... I think Apple users demand/expect more from iOS in terms of stability/smoothness then Android users. I've seen some users show me how "smooth" scrolling is on their Samsung S4 - when in fact it was slightly "jaggering", something I experienced with my 3GS in the last year of a 4.5 year ownership (that's when iPhone 5s came out). I considered that not smooth: OK for a 4-5 year old iPhone, NOT OK for a 6 month old flagship device...
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    06-03-2014 04:43 AM
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