1. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm still amazed at how so many of you run into people that care this much. My phone choices literally never come up unless someone is asking questions about something they can't figure out on their device lol.
    Agree. The only time I ever complain to someone about their phone choice is when we're in a group text and someone isn't on iMessage so videos are terribly compressed on MMS. It feels so pre-historic so it brings out my complaining.
    Arkidelik likes this.
    07-12-2019 06:05 PM
  2. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    My hobbies are expensive! Currently, running two main flagship devices, iOS and Android.

    As others have mentioned, they both have their strong points.

    However, I will add this. If, IF, IFFFF Apple ever offered customization of icons, i.e icon packs and transparent dock, I would not switch/use Android.

    So, until that cold day in....


    PS: I work in IT, and often, its my colleagues that complain about what OS I am using. Despite them knowing I have and use both iOS and Android. Ugh, just can’t win - LOL
    07-12-2019 08:06 PM
  3. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Yes, just because I have need for open nfc feature
    But till now still stick with iphone
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    07-15-2019 05:49 PM
  4. zocster's Avatar
    In this day and age, people run 2 devices anyway. I can't live without both, to be honest. XiaoMis are good, well priced Android, and I rock that with an iPhone.
    07-16-2019 02:09 PM
  5. Chuck_IV's Avatar
    I did so last year. Went with a Samsung S9+. Had it for about 10 month and sold it earlier this year and went back to an iphone(XS Max).

    There were a couple main reasons why I switched back, one being the rest of the family was on iphones and not being on a iphone was the lack of integration with the family with regard to apps and other things.

    The other issue I had with the S9+ was I really started hating the curved screen. It was fun for about a hr and that's it. It distorted the edges of everything and it became annoying to me. I hope the iPhone never goes this route.
    Arkidelik and Jude526 like this.
    07-17-2019 07:39 AM
  6. pr1nce's Avatar
    07-17-2019 08:48 AM
  7. flyinion's Avatar
    I do, but only because I came from Android in 2014 when the 6s series hit because I was intrigued with 3D Touch and had been thinking of trying Apple anyway in large part due to constantly hearing that apps were still more polished, came out first/exclusive, etc. If I went back it would definitely be a Pixel (or whatever Google direct name they're using at the time) just because that's the only way to reliably get all the security updates. Also I literally hate the skins that OEM's place on top of Android. Originally due to the performance hit, and in later years because I think they just still look ugly. Sure 3rd party launchers and icons hide some of that, but not all of it.

    Anyway, I'm probably not going anywhere for a long time now unless either #1 the Watch starts working on Android, or #2 a WearOS watch appears that has the heart rate and EKG monitoring like the current gen Watches. Even then I'd have an iPad still and that kinda makes syncing stuff hard for some apps (like games). I had the same problem in reverse when I came to Apple. I was still using a 2013 Nexus 7 tablet for a couple years and it was frustrating at times.
    anon(10092459) likes this.
    07-17-2019 08:26 PM
  8. Jude526's Avatar
    If I want to buy groceries one phone is IT. And my iPad and Mac. I don’t need two phones. That’s just too much. I have enough in my purse. 🤪
    Auronda40 likes this.
    07-19-2019 10:56 PM
  9. Jude526's Avatar
    My Verizon bill is high enough. Lol
    Just_Me_D and aximtreo like this.
    07-19-2019 10:57 PM
  10. cornettbr's Avatar
    That's a very interesting question.

    I've used Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows and Android mobile devices; but I've never used iOS devices. My reason has been since I've always used Windows and/or Linux desktop computers, but I've never used MacOS or even iTunes for Windows.

    I'd be more open to iOS if I had an Apple desktop or notebook, but being a Windows/Linux user, I feel that Android is a better fit for me.
    I was in the same boat... until I tried it. Next thing I knew I had a MacBook Pro an IPad and AirPods....
    07-22-2019 10:14 PM
  11. Millan Ta's Avatar
    I think when you become a user of iPhone slightly you don't like due to unique features and function but if you haven't use android and using Apple phone then you will definitely like the apple phone. And other things is that it's all about people interest what they like it.
    07-25-2019 08:49 AM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    I flipped the script at AC.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/general-news-discussion/969967-do-you-ever-think-about-switching-iphone.html
    07-25-2019 04:14 PM
  13. belodion's Avatar
    ^ And my reply is the same: I use and like both systems, but have never thought of restricting myself to just one. I'd be unhappy if I had to. I'd miss each in different ways.
    07-25-2019 05:09 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    At this point, the only operating system I would consider returning to would be Blackberry OS specifically created by RIM/Blackberry, but since I don’t see that happening, I will remain with iOS for the foreseeable future....
    kcox52692 likes this.
    07-25-2019 05:59 PM
  15. KC1988's Avatar
    At this point, the only operating system I would consider returning to would be Blackberry OS specifically created by RIM/Blackberry, but since I don’t see that happening, I will remain with iOS for the foreseeable future....
    Geez, if Blackberry OS came back strong, I'd end up with 3 phones. Already have an iPhone and Google Pixel.
    Just_Me_D and nikkisharif like this.
    07-26-2019 10:27 AM
  16. nikkisharif's Avatar
    No because I like the cohesiveness of my Apple devices. That’s not to say I’ll never go back to Android, it just means my iPhone is perfect for my current needs.
    07-26-2019 04:30 PM
  17. SprSynJn's Avatar
    My first smartphone was an Android. It was so bad I went back to a flip phone. And while Android has certainly improved since then, the OS remaining open and prone to manipulation plus the fact updates still don’t seem to happen for many devices has kept me far away.

    I flipped the script at AC.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/general-news-discussion/969967-do-you-ever-think-about-switching-iphone.html
    I clicked, and I regret it.
    nikkisharif and pkcable like this.
    07-28-2019 10:26 AM
  18. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    My phone is a 'tool', not a 'hobby' or 'obsession' so I guess I do not really qualify as an 'enthusiast'. Thus the bonus to me is in the integration of the technology / ecosystem. Apple wrote the book on 'integration' which is why I will stay for the foreseeable future. I'd be very satisfied to renew/ upgrade to new every 3 to 4 years as long as the device remained functional & reliable. The 'WoW' factor of newness is likely mostly wasted on me, especially if & when it comes with teething issues...
    Last edited by dmoskaluk; 07-28-2019 at 03:17 PM.
    07-28-2019 11:53 AM
  19. Golurk's Avatar
    My first smartphone was an Android. It was so bad I went back to a flip phone. And while Android has certainly improved since then, the OS remaining open and prone to manipulation plus the fact updates still don’t seem to happen for many devices has kept me far away.



    I clicked, and I regret it.
    Just curious: “What’s the relationship between folks here and on AC? What do you think of each other?” (If you’re not on both like me)
    08-12-2019 05:51 AM
  20. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Just curious: “What’s the relationship between folks here and on AC? What do you think of each other?” (If you’re not on both like me)
    I don’t visit there myself, just went for that link.
    08-12-2019 05:54 AM
  21. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Just curious: “What’s the relationship between folks here and on AC? What do you think of each other?” (If you’re not on both like me)
    I interact with several AC folks on a daily basis. No issues.
    08-12-2019 06:22 AM
  22. mumfoau's Avatar
    It’s funny but even though I KNOW Apple completely meets my needs, I always seem to spend a couple months on Android every year before I come crawling back...
    ivanwi11iams likes this.
    08-12-2019 07:15 AM
  23. kcox52692's Avatar
    I started out with Windows Mobile phones as smartphones. Loved my T-mobile Dash. Then the Wing and AT&T Tilt. Still have my Blackberry Curve 8330. Hated the Windows Lumia 521. Then had Android phones up until a few years ago. I miss my Galaxy S8. But Google is so intrusive so I got an iPhone 6, 6S and now using iPhone 7. I couldn't afford the 7+. My next iPhone will probably be the 8 when I can afford it.
    Each platform has their pros and cons. Up until a few years ago I was a Windows user. Microsoft killed the experience for me with Vista, 8 and 10. 10 is having so many problems. I inherited my mother's Mac mini 2014 which was really slow. My brother bought me the 2019 iMac Retina 4k base model. 21.5 screen. The best computer I've had yet!
    08-12-2019 01:31 PM
  24. kcox52692's Avatar
    Just curious: “What’s the relationship between folks here and on AC? What do you think of each other?” (If you’re not on both like me)
    Having used Android predominantly up unti about 5 years ago I still avidly read both Android Authority and Android Central to keep up on technology. I really miss my Samsung Galaxy S8. I'm used to the Edge panel. When I first made my iPhone 7 my daily driver I tended to keep swiping right with my thumb..to no avail 🤣.
    08-12-2019 01:38 PM
  25. Golurk's Avatar
    Having used Android predominantly up unti about 5 years ago I still avidly read both Android Authority and Android Central to keep up on technology. I really miss my Samsung Galaxy S8. I'm used to the Edge panel. When I first made my iPhone 7 my daily driver I tended to keep swiping right with my thumb..to no avail .
    Lol I’m in the same boat. Had to help my parents organise their iPhones a while back and kept pressing a non-existent back button on the iPhone 6’s bezel XD
    kcox52692 likes this.
    08-12-2019 02:10 PM
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