1. Frehley's Avatar
    Long time BlackBerry user, loved the legacy devices and tried to love BB10, but grew tired of the lack of apps and overall functionality. I had dabbled in iPhones before, but always went back to BB. Well, I had activated my old 4s about a week ago and realized that it was much more polished and had "more of what I needed" so went to the local Apple store and got a 5s...off contract. Not a cheap return to the iOS world. So far, it has been worth it...functions as I want, fast and smooth, and the apps that I need.

    Just wanted to share that I think that I have found a winner!
    Last edited by Frehley; 01-07-2014 at 07:17 PM. Reason: tried to fix the typo in thread subject...to no avail!
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    01-07-2014 07:15 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Enjoy your new toy.
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    01-07-2014 07:49 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    Congrats on the new iPhone. Enjoy
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    01-07-2014 07:54 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore, and congratulations on getting your new iPhone 5S...
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    01-07-2014 08:04 PM
  5. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    Welcome to imore! Hope you enjoy your 5s!
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    01-07-2014 08:09 PM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore ...ENJOY
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    01-07-2014 08:31 PM
  7. Ricktye's Avatar
    Not sure if you will have gained or lost.... BB 10 will pretty much set the standard..... If it's ever acknowledged as such by the public. Not sure that will happen tho. Enjoy your new toy


    Long time BlackBerry user, loved the legacy devices and tried to love BB10, but grew tired of the lack of apps and overall functionality. I had dabbled in iPhones before, but always went back to BB. Well, I had activated my old 4s about a week ago and realized that it was much more polished and had "more of what I needed" so went to the local Apple store and got a 5s...off contract. Not a cheap return to the iOS world. So far, it has been worth it...functions as I want, fast and smooth, and the apps that I need.

    Just wanted to share that I think that I have found a winner!


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    01-07-2014 08:31 PM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to IMore, and enjoy your 5s.
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    01-08-2014 12:00 AM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. Enjoy your 5S!
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    01-08-2014 12:25 AM
  10. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    To quote you"
    Not a cheap return to the iOS world. So far, it has been worth it...functions as I want, fast and smooth, and the apps that I need.

    Just wanted to share that I think that I have found a winner!" ... I think this says it all and you will be so happy at the simplicity and what everyone seems to say as well when asked why they purchased an iPhone and the answer is... Because it just works. Add all of this up along with your comments and you have a winning combo.
    Now you can go for the iPad mini or Air and grow from there and get hooked like the rest of us.
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    01-08-2014 01:43 PM
  11. chezm's Avatar
    Not sure if you will have gained or lost.... BB 10 will pretty much set the standard..... If it's ever acknowledged as such by the public. Not sure that will happen tho. Enjoy your new toy






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    Set the standard? I wouldn't say that, bb paved the way for enterprise business many years ago but bb10 is hardly revolutionary(I have one for work). The keyboard works well, but from my experience that's where the advantages stop.

    As for OP, enjoy the awesome 5s!
    01-08-2014 01:54 PM
  12. iRiidium's Avatar
    Congrats on the upgrade!


    Sent from a 5s
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    01-08-2014 06:02 PM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome and yes it's worth the full price some will feel you sold out but BB lovers are popular here on iMore and will express it regularly 😴


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
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    01-08-2014 06:21 PM
  14. li2327's Avatar
    Very nice to have you here. I'm currently on a 4s. The iPhone 5c or 5s will probably be my next device. Looking forward to the upgrade.


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    01-08-2014 06:33 PM
  15. Frehley's Avatar
    Thanks to all for the warm welcome, and I know that some BB users will feel that I sold out, but I still have my Z10 and Q10. When BB10 (and the app situation) matures...who knows?

    Right now I am enjoying rocking the 5s.
    01-08-2014 06:47 PM
  16. macaroon9's Avatar
    Hey! I switched from my Z10 to a 4s a month ago, and so far i'm loving it! The apps were the deciding factor for me. Hope you enjoy the 5s! Hopefully I'll be getting one soon
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    01-08-2014 07:20 PM
  17. acadia11's Avatar
    Set the standard? I wouldn't say that, bb paved the way for enterprise business many years ago but bb10 is hardly revolutionary(I have one for work). The keyboard works well, but from my experience that's where the advantages stop.

    As for OP, enjoy the awesome 5s!
    Have to disagree. Hands down BB10 in terms of OS purely it's set the standard, especially for multitasking on a mobile device. Productivity it's not even close, I've got z10 and 5s, so it's no fandom. If Bberry had this OS out 2 years ago they wouldn't have lost the mindshare which selling devices really has become about. Gestured based OS although more complicated are the move only way to really navigate on small real estate of mobile device in multitasking mode. BB10 does this better than any mobile OS, next time try and check your text message while in your game on your iphone without leaving the app? Something peak and hub gesture on BB10 allows. And while the app maturity is lacking on BB10 , all major apps have a native bb10 app, and the web browser on bb10 is best on mobile device I've seen, you can even put it in desktop mode so all sites are rendered like your desktop and not in some cases rendered as the mobile version. Productivity ie excel, word, exchange, etc ... Integration is still light years better on bb10.

    The big advantage I find on iOS is the app maturity but again this Bberry marketing is atrocious , people consider this a part of Bberry putting out a shoddy product, this is not Bberry bb10 OS related other than bb10 is a new ecosystem and it takes time for devs to learn new dev kits as well as get incentive to build native apps. It took what 18 months for even a native Instagram app on android. bberry management needs to do their part to regain mindshare that's their number one problem, but bb10 as a product is freaking awesome as an OS. It's a shame too so few have actually used it. Again though I have both phones so I can have the best of both worlds.
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    01-08-2014 07:44 PM
  18. i7guy's Avatar
    ^^^^ I could not have said that better.
    01-08-2014 11:08 PM
  19. CardsFan314's Avatar
    Congrats on the iPhone purchase!


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    01-10-2014 06:51 AM
  20. Blackberry_Boss's Avatar
    He is correct as I also just use my iPhone 4 for a couple apps I cant get on my BB Z10. The app situation is a weird one because you can put android apps on the Z10 but its not native. Typical people dismiss BB because of the lack of apps which also makes them think the OS sucks. The OS is years ahead of its time, all thought it a bit difficult at first the speed at which you get things done is greater on the Z10 than my iPhone. With time I think BB will totally out class Apple in the OS department but the app situation is a different subject. At the end of the day I'm still PRO BlackBerry!!!
    01-10-2014 11:35 AM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    He is correct as I also just use my iPhone 4 for a couple apps I cant get on my BB Z10. The app situation is a weird one because you can put android apps on the Z10 but its not native. Typical people dismiss BB because of the lack of apps which also makes them think the OS sucks. The OS is years ahead of its time, all thought it a bit difficult at first the speed at which you get things done is greater on the Z10 than my iPhone. With time I think BB will totally out class Apple in the OS department but the app situation is a different subject. At the end of the day I'm still PRO BlackBerry!!!
    I, too, am still pro Blackberry, but not to the degree that I once was. I've stated on more occasions that I care to recall where I've stated that I look forward to returning to Blackberry devices, however, their current overall offerings will not pry me away from the offerings I've come to enjoy with Apple.
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    01-10-2014 12:01 PM
  22. acadia11's Avatar
    I, too, am still pro Blackberry, but not to the degree that I once was. I've stated on more occasions that I care to recall where I've stated that I look forward to returning to Blackberry devices, however, their current overall offerings will not pry me away from the offerings I've come to enjoy with Apple.

    I don't think BBerry will outclass iOS totally ever , Apple is very good at making great interfaces, but prosumer market has never been their strong point, they are for creative types, not hardcore business folks IMHO. bBerry is just comprehending the synergy between business and consumers. The bb10 devices are the best they've ever made, I've literally had people tell me how much Bberry sucks pick up my z10, then go you've got a nice phone , which maker is that. I say it's aBberry they are like really. I'm like yes this is part of their new bb10 devices, they were like I had no idea they even had new devices or truly just touch devices. I own bith z10 and 5s, before you say you'd never return Bberry have you actually used a bb10 device or are you comparing your iphone to an outdated Bberry model, because the new bb10 devices are completely different it's not even the same underlying architecture.
    01-10-2014 02:46 PM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't think BBerry will outclass iOS totally ever , Apple is very good at making great interfaces, but prosumer market has never been their strong point, they are for creative types, not hardcore business folks IMHO. bBerry is just comprehending the synergy between business and consumers. The bb10 devices are the best they've ever made, I've literally had people tell me how much Bberry sucks pick up my z10, then go you've got a nice phone , which maker is that. I say it's aBberry they are like really. I'm like yes this is part of their new bb10 devices, they were like I had no idea they even had new devices or truly just touch devices. I own bith z10 and 5s, before you say you'd never return Bberry have you actually used a bb10 device or are you comparing your iphone to an outdated Bberry model, because the new bb10 devices are completely different it's not even the same underlying architecture.
    I don't doubt at all, but I do have one gripe. I've never stated or hinted that I would never return to Blackberry. In fact, I've stated on numerous occasions, including my post above, that I look forward to returning to Blackberry devices. The devices you mention ARE VERY NICE indeed, but not enough to pry me from my iPhone at this time. Everything I need to do, I am currently able to do so there is no need for me to move away from Apple. In other words, the comfort I once shared with Blackberry devices is being shared with Apple devices and no matter how much I adore Blackberry, I'm staying put for now....
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    01-10-2014 02:58 PM
  24. acadia11's Avatar
    I don't doubt at all, but I do have one gripe. I've never stated or hinted that I would never return to Blackberry. In fact, I've stated on numerous occasions, including my post above, that I look forward to returning to Blackberry devices. The devices you mention ARE VERY NICE indeed, but not enough to pry me from my iPhone at this time. Everything I need to do, I am currently able to do so there is no need for me to move away from Apple. In other words, the comfort I once shared with Blackberry devices is being shared with Apple devices and no matter how much I adore Blackberry, I'm staying put for now....
    I'm not saying you should or have to return, I'm just asking if you've actually used the new devices. I say use which ever device makes you happy, but since I can use both I don't have to choose. Just wondering if your opinion was born out of actual use or not?
    01-10-2014 03:10 PM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    Have to disagree. Hands down BB10 in terms of OS purely it's set the standard, especially for multitasking on a mobile device. Productivity it's not even close, I've got z10 and 5s, so it's no fandom. If Bberry had this OS out 2 years ago they wouldn't have lost the mindshare which selling devices really has become about. Gestured based OS although more complicated are the move only way to really navigate on small real estate of mobile device in multitasking mode. BB10 does this better than any mobile OS, next time try and check your text message while in your game on your iphone without leaving the app? Something peak and hub gesture on BB10 allows. And while the app maturity is lacking on BB10 , all major apps have a native bb10 app, and the web browser on bb10 is best on mobile device I've seen, you can even put it in desktop mode so all sites are rendered like your desktop and not in some cases rendered as the mobile version. Productivity ie excel, word, exchange, etc ... Integration is still light years better on bb10.

    The big advantage I find on iOS is the app maturity but again this Bberry marketing is atrocious , people consider this a part of Bberry putting out a shoddy product, this is not Bberry bb10 OS related other than bb10 is a new ecosystem and it takes time for devs to learn new dev kits as well as get incentive to build native apps. It took what 18 months for even a native Instagram app on android. bberry management needs to do their part to regain mindshare that's their number one problem, but bb10 as a product is freaking awesome as an OS. It's a shame too so few have actually used it. Again though I have both phones so I can have the best of both worlds.
    I don't use the device for personal reasons, so I don't download apps or play games on it. I mainly use the z10 for work, such as email, bbm and light browsing. You have much more experience in using the device widely so I'll take your word for it. I wasn't basing my opinion on apps or typing while gaming, but having used both I didn't understand the "set standards" term...you have a broader sense than me.
    01-10-2014 03:24 PM
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