1. anon6040766's Avatar
    So my user name CrackedRosco comes from my what I thought was my complete loyalty to BlackBerry combined with my French Bulldog named Rosco. I've had pretty much every BlackBerry including the BlackBerry 10 Devices such as the Z10, Q10, and Z30 (all GREAT devices I might add).

    So starting with the iPhone 4s, each time there was a new iPhone I would give it a whirl because of all the great things said about the device. Well, each item after a day or two, I'd be right back to one of my faithful BlackBerries because they just worked for me.

    So that brings us to today. A few days in to using the iPhone 6. I grabbed a 64GB in Gold and am using the Brown Leather Apple Case and I think the Khaki on Gold appearance looks really sharp.

    It just simply made sense to finally switch. I own an iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPad Mini. With all the features across the Apple devices for sharing it makes things so simple.

    I will say this though. I'm not a big app guy so this didn't matter for my switching decision. It really was the ease of use with other Apple/Mac products. It has its other bonuses such as a much better camera than any of my BlackBerries and iMessage is nice as there are not many people left on BBM (although it's a much safer messaging platform with better things available then just messages, etc). I also truly believe BlackBerry was on to something with the HUB. It's a truly dynamic was to put all messages in one place simplify communication. Unfortunately, the apps contained within the HUB where less than average. And lastly, BlackBerry email is what it is. It's great, period. No matter how I configure my iPhone settings it can't compete with the Push speed of all email on BlackBerry, but I'm all right with that because what I now see as all the other potential advantages. I looks like Apple may have just won another one over.
    01-28-2015 09:26 PM
  2. HAWK's Avatar
    So my user name CrackedRosco comes from my what I thought was my complete loyalty to BlackBerry combined with my French Bulldog named Rosco. I've had pretty much every BlackBerry including the BlackBerry 10 Devices such as the Z10, Q10, and Z30 (all GREAT devices I might add).

    So starting with the iPhone 4s, each time there was a new iPhone I would give it a whirl because of all the great things said about the device. Well, each item after a day or two, I'd be right back to one of my faithful BlackBerries because they just worked for me.

    So that brings us to today. A few days in to using the iPhone 6. I grabbed a 64GB in Gold and am using the Brown Leather Apple Case and I think the Khaki on Gold appearance looks really sharp.

    It just simply made sense to finally switch. I own an iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPad Mini. With all the features across the Apple devices for sharing it makes things so simple.

    I will say this though. I'm not a big app guy so this didn't matter for my switching decision. It really was the ease of use with other Apple/Mac products. It has its other bonuses such as a much better camera than any of my BlackBerries and iMessage is nice as there are not many people left on BBM (although it's a much safer messaging platform with better things available then just messages, etc). I also truly believe BlackBerry was on to something with the HUB. It's a truly dynamic was to put all messages in one place simplify communication. Unfortunately, the apps contained within the HUB where less than average. And lastly, BlackBerry email is what it is. It's great, period. No matter how I configure my iPhone settings it can't compete with the Push speed of all email on BlackBerry, but I'm all right with that because what I now see as all the other potential advantages. I looks like Apple may have just won another one over.
    Cool, welcome to the apple brother and sisterhood. Sometimes no matter what platform it is when your used to it your used to it.... I think you will find Apple a smooth transition once your used to it a while
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    01-28-2015 09:29 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I , too, was a Blackberry faithful, and I also purchased an iPhone, used for a month or two, and then returned to using a Blackberry device when the iPhone fell into the ocean. Of course, that was about 6 years ago. Anyway, welcome to iMore and thank you for introducing yourself and sharing your story. Take care, and enjoy your new iPhone...
    01-28-2015 09:35 PM
  4. zerog46's Avatar
    Welcome Aboard. And as for the email. Not a big deal today as it was a few years agin. There are so many other means of communication that email is almost at the bottom of the list.
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    01-28-2015 09:35 PM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    So my user name CrackedRosco comes from my what I thought was my complete loyalty to BlackBerry combined with my French Bulldog named Rosco. I've had pretty much every BlackBerry including the BlackBerry 10 Devices such as the Z10, Q10, and Z30 (all GREAT devices I might add).

    So starting with the iPhone 4s, each time there was a new iPhone I would give it a whirl because of all the great things said about the device. Well, each item after a day or two, I'd be right back to one of my faithful BlackBerries because they just worked for me.

    So that brings us to today. A few days in to using the iPhone 6. I grabbed a 64GB in Gold and am using the Brown Leather Apple Case and I think the Khaki on Gold appearance looks really sharp.

    It just simply made sense to finally switch. I own an iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPad Mini. With all the features across the Apple devices for sharing it makes things so simple.

    I will say this though. I'm not a big app guy so this didn't matter for my switching decision. It really was the ease of use with other Apple/Mac products. It has its other bonuses such as a much better camera than any of my BlackBerries and iMessage is nice as there are not many people left on BBM (although it's a much safer messaging platform with better things available then just messages, etc). I also truly believe BlackBerry was on to something with the HUB. It's a truly dynamic was to put all messages in one place simplify communication. Unfortunately, the apps contained within the HUB where less than average. And lastly, BlackBerry email is what it is. It's great, period. No matter how I configure my iPhone settings it can't compete with the Push speed of all email on BlackBerry, but I'm all right with that because what I now see as all the other potential advantages. I looks like Apple may have just won another one over.
    Hey I know YOU....LOL. ConGrats ...SMILE
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    01-28-2015 09:36 PM
  6. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore, congrats on the new 6, enjoy.
    anon6040766 likes this.
    01-28-2015 10:06 PM
  7. anon6040766's Avatar
    Hey I know YOU....LOL. ConGrats ...SMILE
    Yeah, lol. Probably from jumping in and out of the forum every time I got a new iPhone and switched back. I think I'm here to stay.
    01-28-2015 11:14 PM
  8. grover5's Avatar
    Hey OP. I have an iPad mini 2 I think...maybe 3. I have a Z10 and a Q5 plus my daily driver which is a Nexus 6. They all have pros and cons. Just enjoy what you like and hope they keep competing and improving.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
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    01-28-2015 11:31 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You just might find a few apps you like. There's some great ones in the App Store. And welcome!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    01-28-2015 11:36 PM
  10. anon6040766's Avatar
    You just might find a few apps you like. There's some great ones in the App Store. And welcome!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    Agreed, but honestly other than forums, Epocrates, and few others I'm a bit busy. The nice thing is the hospital system I work for dropped BlackBerry so they push my appointments and surgical schedule to my iPad. Now they can push it to my iPhone. Like I said, definitely a convenience buy, but I'm sure convenience will turn into really liking the device.
    01-28-2015 11:45 PM
  11. knighty2112's Avatar
    I switched from been a Blackberry user for 5 years with a Torch 9800 and then a Z10. Loved both those phones, and still use my Z10 as my work phone only now. Agree that emails are better on BlackBerry's, but not in any major way anymore. Also, thought I might miss the HUB more, but in truth although the HUB is a great feature on BB10 phones it's certainly nothing stopping me use my IPhone 6+.

    Own an IPad Air too (to replace that failed BlackBerry project the Playbook), and might try an IMac later on this year too. All in all not missing BlackBerry one bit.
    01-29-2015 04:12 AM
  12. FFR's Avatar
    Yeah, lol. Probably from jumping in and out of the forum every time I got a new iPhone and switched back. I think I'm here to stay.
    Welcome to imore.
    Yeah, it doesn't look like blackberry will be making phones for much longer.


    Sent from my iPhone 6+ using Tapatalk
    01-29-2015 08:07 AM
  13. anon6040766's Avatar
    Welcome to imore.
    Yeah, it doesn't look like blackberry will be making phones for much longer.


    Sent from my iPhone 6+ using Tapatalk
    Well, yes I'm very happy with my new iPhone 6, but I'm grateful for my years with BlackBerry and if you actually check the facts BlackBerry will be making phones for years to come. The Passport sold 2 million outside the U.S. with the U.S. launch still to come. The Classic presale out sold the Passport. So there's no doubt BlackBerry will continue on.

    ***That said I'm with iPhone now and happy to be here so let's leave BlackBerry out of it as I didn't run away from them, just ran towards something different and hopefully better for my needs.***
    01-29-2015 10:28 AM
  14. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I remember you!!!!!
    Welcome to iMore. It's a great place, the people are fantastic, and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Can't lose.
    I didn't think I was much into apps. My first three iPhones barely had any. Then I started to use my iPhone 5s more and more until it finally became my daily driver last summer. Now, on my iPhone 6, I've got SO many more apps than I ever thought I'd ever use. You will find that the quality of the ones you get are excellent.
    As to email, my hotmail on my Q10 arrived at exactly the same time as on my iPhone. My primary account is set to push.
    Anyway, good to see you here. Welcome and I hope you find the community as embracing as I did.
    Sent from my SUPER HOT Nokia Lumia 1520 via Tapatalk
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    01-29-2015 10:50 AM
  15. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'm another former BlackBerry loyal user. That was all I ever used until I bought my first iPhone a 4S a few years ago. I'm not a big app guy either. But there's some awesome ones available. Welcome and enjoy your iPhone 6!
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    01-29-2015 11:31 AM
  16. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Well, yes I'm very happy with my new iPhone 6, but I'm grateful for my years with BlackBerry and if you actually check the facts BlackBerry will be making phones for years to come. The Passport sold 2 million outside the U.S. with the U.S. launch still to come. The Classic presale out sold the Passport. So there's no doubt BlackBerry will continue on.
    Since we're checking facts ... Apple sold over 74 million iPhones in three months. That's 30,000 iPhones an hour 24/7. Samsung estimated that its worldwide smartphone sales during the quarter were between 72.2 million units and 75.1 million units , and that was a down year for Samsung. Those are the kind of numbers it takes to be a successful cellular manufacture in todays market, lets be honest with ourselves and admit thats not BlackBerry. All BlackBerry has done for the last few years is hemorrhage users, and pile-up huge losses.
    You've made the switch, it's time to give up the good fight, and let BlackBerry die the quiet death it deserves ...
    FFR and mikeo007 like this.
    01-29-2015 02:39 PM
  17. Flow39's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!
    01-29-2015 04:25 PM
  18. anon6040766's Avatar
    Since we're checking facts ... Apple sold over 74 million iPhones in three months. That's 30,000 iPhones an hour 24/7. Samsung estimated that its worldwide smartphone sales during the quarter were between 72.2 million units and 75.1 million units , and that was a down year for Samsung. Those are the kind of numbers it takes to be a successful cellular manufacture in todays market, lets be honest with ourselves and admit thats not BlackBerry. All BlackBerry has done for the last few years is hemorrhage users, and pile-up huge losses.
    You've made the switch, it's time to give up the good fight, and let BlackBerry die the quiet death it deserves ...
    Why the hate? Is it necessary? If I would have introduced myself and said all great things about the iPhone 6 and nothing about BlackBerry you would not have even commented. Seriously, "die the quiet death it deserves...". Who even talks like that. Don't respond unless you have something objective to say.
    shief24, grover5 and maritai like this.
    01-29-2015 06:36 PM
  19. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. Seriously, I bet in a month, if not sooner you'll notice you use your iPhone more than you ever did your BlackBerry. And this is coming from an iPhone 6 Plus and BlackBerry Passport user...


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    01-29-2015 07:25 PM
  20. anon6040766's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. Seriously, I bet in a month, if not sooner you'll notice you use your iPhone more than you ever did your BlackBerry. And this is coming from an iPhone 6 Plus and BlackBerry Passport user...


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Thanks for the welcome message. I should have mentioned I still use a Q10 on BES for work. That is all that is offered. I previously used two Q10's, one for personal and one for work. I'm using the iPhone for personal use and I do really like it. For personal use I probably already would choose iPhone over my BlackBerry. That said if I only needed a work phone I'd probably stick with the Q10. But you're most certainly right, that opinion may change with more time using the phone.
    01-29-2015 07:41 PM
  21. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Good luck with the iPhone 6. Welcome to iMore!
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    01-29-2015 11:15 PM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome message. I should have mentioned I still use a Q10 on BES for work. That is all that is offered. I previously used two Q10's, one for personal and one for work. I'm using the iPhone for personal use and I do really like it. For personal use I probably already would choose iPhone over my BlackBerry. That said if I only needed a work phone I'd probably stick with the Q10. But you're most certainly right, that opinion may change with more time using the phone.
    I work for the federal government and they recently moved my agency from Blackberry to a choice of either iPhone 6 or Samsung SG5s. I actually was at a meeting yesterday and it suddenly struck me how easily we all made the transition to our non Blackberry devices.

    I personally chose the Samsung SG5S because of the removable battery but most people picked the iPhone 6. And I've noticed that even at their desks a lot of people will pick up the phone to answer an email instead of using the desktop. That's the level of ease with the transition.

    Anyway enjoy your devices! Each one is different. Personally my Q10 was very very likely the last Blackberry I will ever own.


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    01-30-2015 03:15 AM
  23. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Welcome! Good to see ya!

    A lot of the CB vets have become more, uh, universal it seems. Nothing wrong with trying and enjoying new things.

    I admit, I still like my BB devices...
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    01-30-2015 03:27 AM
  24. knighty2112's Avatar
    Why the hate? Is it necessary? If I would have introduced myself and said all great things about the iPhone 6 and nothing about BlackBerry you would not have even commented. Seriously, "die the quiet death it deserves...". Who even talks like that. Don't respond unless you have something objective to say.
    Whilst it is undeniable that the BlackBerry market share is dwindling, and even If I may never buy another BlackBerry phone ever again, I would hate to see BlackBerry disappear as a phone manufacturer.

    Sometimes the people who spout off hate for either BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung etc, remind me of football (soccer to you guys in the US) fans who taunt and chant insults to each other during a match, with the occasional beer bottle or seat been thrown across too. Personally don't subscribe to this kind of fandom regardless of whatever phone I own. After all we are just talking about an electronic device here, so the patriotic zeal that some have for a particular brand always seems kind of silly. Don't see many people spouting off that their TV, DVD etc brand is the absolute best, and all others are garbage. Cell phones seems to bring out the worst in some people's nature it seems. Each to their own, no matter what that brand may be. 'Tis only a phone, no matter how expensive or shiny it might be.
    anon6040766 likes this.
    01-30-2015 05:27 AM
  25. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Don't know how many times I've said "it's only a phone."


    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    knighty2112 likes this.
    01-30-2015 10:43 AM
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