1. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    What keeps you tethered to Apple? Have you thought about switching to Android, but just can't take the plunge?

    Maybe you have a full Apple ecosystem and switching to Android would ruin your flow? Maybe Android's intimidating?

    I've switched back and forth over the years, and even though iPhone is fun, something always keeps me going back to Android (and my first smartphone was the iPhone 5).

    Let me know your thoughts!
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    12-05-2016 09:47 AM
  2. zocster's Avatar
    Well, I am platform agnostic, and currently running a windows phone along side the iPhone 6s+. In my opinion Apple has the most solid OS on devices, and computers.

    I have not found anything worthy in the Android world to cling to at the moment. I may look at Xiaomi or One Plus in the new year.
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    12-05-2016 09:52 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm one of the numerous people who have tried almost every Smartphone OS over the years. When I was using Android devices, I enjoyed them, and the same goes for the others, especially Blackberry. Now that I'm using iOS, I don't have any reasons to move to something else at this time. When iOS and the iPhone no longer suits my needs, I'll move on, but until then, I'm going to keep enjoying both...
    12-05-2016 09:53 AM
  4. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    I felt the same for quite a while. I switched back to the iPhone 7 and really had no reason to go back to Android until the iPhone 7 became buggy and the Home button stopped working properly.
    12-05-2016 09:57 AM
  5. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    OnePlus makes excellent phones. I'm presently using the Nexus 6P, which is easily the best phone I've ever used. But now and then I miss the light-heartedness of iOS (especially easily sending GIFs and stickers).
    12-05-2016 09:58 AM
  6. Quis89's Avatar
    I was an Android user since 2008. Used Android exclusively for years. When the iPhone 4s released in 2011 I began bouncing back and forth. I enjoyed the iPhone but it didn't offer enough for me to use it exclusively. And I was having fun rooting and tinkering with my Android. Then the iPhone 5 released and I began using iOS more and more. The shift was starting. But I couldn't completely make the switch. I liked the 5...but I LOVED the 5S. Probably my favorite iPhone. But even that couldn't get me to switch. Then they increased the screen size again with the iPhone 6. From that point on I haven't looked back. iOS 9 and the iPhone 6 encouraged me to make the switch. Currently using the 7 Plus on iOS 10 and I have no desire to move to Android. It does everything I need it to do and I don't have the time to tinker as much as I used to. There are definitely features I wish Apple would bring which I've discussed a million times before. But I'm fine with the current state of things. And I've convinced my entire family to move to iPhones. So iMessage is a huge advantage. And I'm invested in the eco-system (Apple Watch, iPad, Apple TV)

    Although the Pixel has started to interest me....
    12-05-2016 10:01 AM
  7. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    That's what swayed me back in the Android direction. Though folks say the Pixel is the "iPhone of Android", so that may be why. That being said, it may be the grand unifier that quashes the Marvel vs. DC-esque rivalry.

    Though we know that'll never end
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    12-05-2016 10:04 AM
  8. bcandiolo's Avatar
    Simply because I can't find an Android phone as convenient as the iPhone SE. My Samsung Galaxy 6s Edge was too big and battery performance was poor.
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    12-05-2016 10:04 AM
  9. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    I hear that. You won't find a 4-inch Android phone and Apple definitely has that market cornered.
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    12-05-2016 10:10 AM
  10. alphatectz's Avatar
    I tried android a long time ago. Had an incredible for Verizon. Lasted me 5 hours. Ended up throwing it at a wall then went back to an iPhone.
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    12-05-2016 10:25 AM
  11. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    Have you considered anything since? Even the Pixel?
    12-05-2016 10:29 AM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    Well, I am platform agnostic, and currently running a windows phone along side the iPhone 6s+. In my opinion Apple has the most solid OS on devices, and computers.

    I have not found anything worthy in the Android world to cling to at the moment. I may look at Xiaomi or One Plus in the new year.

    Same here. I run a Lumia 650 and 6s+. If I were to switch, it would be to WP full time and not Android. Been there done that and moved on
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    12-05-2016 10:41 AM
  13. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    What would make you switch to WP? I've had to use Windows phones in my work and hated every minute of it. Do you use PC or Mac?
    12-05-2016 10:43 AM
  14. alphatectz's Avatar
    Have you considered anything since? Even the Pixel?
    Not at all. I'm 100% apple.
    12-05-2016 10:49 AM
  15. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    Why? Do you have an Apple ecosystem that would be upset by the switch? Or you just have no reason to leave and therefore don't bother considering the options?

    Not trying to get you to switch, just honestly curious.
    12-05-2016 10:51 AM
  16. alphatectz's Avatar
    Why? Do you have an Apple ecosystem that would be upset by the switch? Or you just have no reason to leave and therefore don't bother considering the options?

    Not trying to get you to switch, just honestly curious.
    I basically started off with a Nextel, blackberry and then once the iPhone was released to at&t I made the switch fast then went over to Verizon. I wanted to try out a different OS, but unfortunately when I got the incredible for Verizon. (Got it as a gift) I couldn't stand the OS. I am so use to apple and I love there products. So I'm happy with my iPhone and all mac products that I own.
    12-05-2016 11:09 AM
  17. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    Awesome. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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    12-05-2016 11:10 AM
  18. alphatectz's Avatar
    Awesome. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
    Indeed.
    12-05-2016 11:27 AM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm one of the numerous people who have tried almost every Smartphone OS over the years. When I was using Android devices, I enjoyed them, and the same goes for the others, especially Blackberry. Now that I'm using iOS, I don't have any reasons to move to something else at this time. When iOS and the iPhone no longer suits my needs, I'll move on, but until then, I'm going to keep enjoying both...��
    EXACTLY. Well said/written. My sentiments....EXACTLY.
    12-05-2016 11:48 AM
  20. sting7k's Avatar
    I have owned 4 Android devices. When using my last one, the Moto X, I realized I kept trying to make my Android device perform and look like an iPhone. I didn't use widgets or any of the extra things built into Android. I grew tired and bored of customizing my devices. I just want my device to work out of the box. In addition fragmentation, disjointed UI, finiky battery life, and lower quality apps are all real problems with Android. I grew tired of dealing with all these things.

    I don't have to deal with any of that from my iPhone. I open the box and it works.
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    12-05-2016 11:59 AM
  21. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    That makes total sense. Ask any Android user the thing they love most about it and customization will likely come up a lot. If you don't want, like, or need that, then iPhone is exactly what you want. Fair enough!
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    12-05-2016 12:15 PM
  22. Dan_M's Avatar
    I was tired of Android's unstable OS. I'm never switching back to android. No matter the phone, android is never as solid as iOS and I knew that before I ever owned an iphone. Customisation to me is a little over rated especially if it means giving up functionality.
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    12-05-2016 12:25 PM
  23. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    That's a valid point, though iOS 10 has been nothing but buggy for me, and I'd have no other phone to try it with if I wasn't an Android user. I'd just have to try another iPhone. That I don't like.
    12-05-2016 12:27 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Really interesting thread here.

    Like @zocster and @aximtreo , I'm platform agnostic as well. Unlike them, I do have an Android phone that I like quite a bit. One might wonder, why am I here then?

    It kind of goes back to @bcandiolo 's point. I also own an iPhone SE too and it is really the only one of its kind. It's the only phone I own (I have a Windows Phone, Android, and the previously mentioned one as well) that I can just use and not think about because it has everything and I have the option to not use iCloud ever for anything. I can use what I want. The size, cameras, performance are great. It lacks customization though and that gets me to a point so I hop on the Android train.

    I really like my Honor 8, but it's bigger than I would like and I find myself thinking about the size of it...which also gets me after a while. If there was an Android phone that has the camera and performance (and good battery life!) of my iPhone SE in a 4.7" screen, I would probably be done with iOS. Since that doesn't exist at this time, I'm always going to be switching...
    12-05-2016 03:24 PM
  25. Mike Tanasychuk's Avatar
    It's funny how that extra half an inch makes such a big difference. I'm presently using the Nexus 6P, which is a full inch bigger than the iPhone 7, and it was a hard transition to make. Took my hand a bit to get used to it!

    Would you say you have a favourite? Or would you say they each have their place?
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    12-05-2016 03:28 PM
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