1. Paradocks's Avatar
    Apparently, most people do not think like you do, the evidence: the iPhone still sells like no other smart phone and I am willing to bet you that the iPhone5 will break sales records, wanna bet?
    Well, duh. Of course the new iPhone will probably sell like mad. A good many people who mostly don't think for themselves (I call them lemmings) will buy it sight unseen simply because it has the Apple logo on it.

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    08-21-2012 07:12 PM
  2. Paradocks's Avatar
    I am a major techie, computer engineer and stuff, and used Android and then iOS, let me tell you, my old Android tablet is STRICTLY used by my 4 years old son! And even he, my son, would love to use my iPAD instead of his crappy Android tablet, I just don't let him!
    I don't understand the point you are trying to make.

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    08-21-2012 07:15 PM
  3. Paradocks's Avatar
    I understand, my friend. and as for calling the iPad boring, if that is how you feel about it, so be it. I love my iPad and I use it quite a bit, but I don't use it nearly enough as I do my iPhone. Anyway, thanks for the reply and enjoy the rest of your evening.
    I REALLY want to love my iPad. I really do. I just find that it collects dust sitting unused for days at a time. It was a 50th birthday gift from my brother who has an original iPad that he uses constantly. I hate knowing that he spent a ton of money on something that I rarely use.

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    08-21-2012 07:26 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I REALLY want to love my iPad. I really do. I just find that it collects dust sitting unused for days at a time. It was a 50th birthday gift from my brother who has an original iPad that he uses constantly. I hate knowing that he spent a ton of money on something that I rarely use.

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    I understand, but to really enjoy it, you've got to find a use for it. Buying a bluetooth keyboard would help you not miss the ease in which you type on your smartphone, if applicable, and posting/replying in forums like this would be pleasant. I read a lot, especially political stuff, so the iPad is great for that and being that I'm a year younger than you, I can say that our ages eyes are better off with an iPad. . I like watching sports via the WatchESPN app as well as Netflix movies and shows via my iPad. I don't play a lot of games on it, but the ones I do play are pleasant via the iPad. Anyway, once you find a use for it, I think you'll enjoy it. Good luck, my friend.
    08-21-2012 07:41 PM
  5. htabbach's Avatar
    Well, duh. Of course the new iPhone will probably sell like mad. A good many people who mostly don't think for themselves (I call them lemmings) will buy it sight unseen simply because it has the Apple logo on it.

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    That is what I keep hearing from Android fans, iPhone users buy iPhones because they are made by Apple. Do you know how many people I know that own an iPhone and do not even know who made it? Lol

    You are talking about Apple fanboys, those are very few in numbers compared to the overall population. Lots of people actually buy products because they like them, like me for example!
    08-21-2012 07:58 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    Well, duh. Of course the new iPhone will probably sell like mad. A good many people who mostly don't think for themselves (I call them lemmings) will buy it sight unseen simply because it has the Apple logo on it.

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    Other reasons too is the hardware is always great and well.... It just works. I've tried many BB's and a few Androids and always had OS issues. Android makes a OS for many hardware types which causes many issues. Apple makes a OS for their own hardware and that's it. iOS is just very reliable and what I feel comfortable using. It's just perfect or me. I will preorder the next iPhone without ever seeing it in person.
    08-21-2012 08:21 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Other reasons too is the hardware is always great and well.... It just works. I've tried many BB's and a few Androids and always had OS issues. Android makes a OS for many hardware types which causes many issues. Apple makes a OS for their own hardware and that's it. iOS is just very reliable and what I feel comfortable using. It's just perfect or me. I will preorder the next iPhone without ever seeing it in person.
    I agree with the points in your post, Garz. Although, for the first time I plan on waiting till after the new iPhone is released to decide whether this one is for me or not.


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    08-21-2012 08:51 PM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    I agree with the points in your post, Garz. Although, for the first time I plan on waiting till after the new iPhone is released to decide whether this one is for me or not.


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    I've been dying for a 4" screen and LTE so anything else it may come with is just a plus. I would buy it even if it just came with those 2 but we know there will be other hardware improvements. Just don't know what yet.
    08-21-2012 09:24 PM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    Well, duh. Of course the new iPhone will probably sell like mad. A good many people who mostly don't think for themselves (I call them lemmings) will buy it sight unseen simply because it has the Apple logo on it.
    and what exactly is the problem with this? or is it that you have a problem with it..

    is there anything that you actually like about Apple or iOS? you seem a little trolly
    08-22-2012 10:09 AM
  10. Paradocks's Avatar
    and what exactly is the problem with this? or is it that you have a problem with it..

    is there anything that you actually like about Apple or iOS? you seem a little trolly
    Not trolly at all. Just voicing my displeasure that Apple continues to release mediocre updates to iOS. Is it your belief that Apple can do no wrong, that Apple is above criticism of any kind? If no one questions the course that Apple is taking then Apple has no reason to innovate. Apple's new slogan should be "Mediocrity: It Just Works."

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    08-22-2012 01:29 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    While I agree iOS could use a major overhaul in the UI department don't expect it anytime soon. And by soon I'm talking a few years.

    Apple makes a mass consumer device that it's so simple to use most kids, grandparents, and anyone else not good with tech can pick it up and feel at home almost instantly. There is no way Apple will throw a monkey wrench into this. Look at their computer OS and the subtle changes it's made over the years. That is exactly what we will see with iOS. You won't see any drastic changes in a short period of time. Rather these small refinements each version that is released.

    Some will get bored, including me from time to time, others won't. Just the way things work I suppose.
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    08-22-2012 01:53 PM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    and this is exactly why i laugh when people say they are waiting to see what Apple has up their sleeve for the next iPhone before they make their decision to leave. my theory is just leave now, you will not be happy in the end - again

    but yet most stick around anyways. weird phenomena
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    08-22-2012 01:58 PM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    Not trolly at all. Just voicing my displeasure that Apple continues to release mediocre updates to iOS. Is it your belief that Apple can do no wrong, that Apple is above criticism of any kind? If no one questions the course that Apple is taking then Apple has no reason to innovate. Apple's new slogan should be "Mediocrity: It Just Works."

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    If I wasn't happy with a OS as I was with BB, I wouldn't use it anymore. But maybe that is just me. Sounds like iOS isn't for you.
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    08-22-2012 03:12 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Thankfully for people who are so disgusted by the way iOS has remained consistent...there are other phones for them to own and enjoy. iOS is awesome in my opinion, and I've done my time with an EVO, would not even consider going back if someone bought a Galaxy S for me over purchasing a new iPhone myself. Different strokes for different folks...

    Could Apple afford to add some new toys to iOS to please the users who are bored out of their minds? Sure! But why cater to that niche? The sales of their products with iOS prove that people are satisfied with it (just like OSX on the macs)...i would hazard to say that iOS is the contemporary way of doing a phone UI, and if you want radical, move over to an Android platform or Windows Mobile...that said, it's very apparent that contemporary is just fine for most, and you're really not even locked into that, once jailbroken, i can have anything the android phone does on my iPhone (visually and UI layout wise).

    Bottom line...iOS offers a consistent and simple UI for those that want it, and those that want to step out of that are as close as a jailbreak. Wan't gizmos and gimmicks out of the box without the need to do all that? Buy an Android based phone and knock yourself out.
    08-22-2012 04:52 PM
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    08-22-2012 10:21 PM
  16. igodidog's Avatar
    This is not intended to provoke any arguments, I'm on iPhone4S and also own a Nexus S with Jelly Bean and the only reason I like iOS is definitely not because of it's functions, but more of the sleek design and Apple branding. When it comes to intuitive UI, definitely JB!
    08-23-2012 07:53 AM
  17. Eileen89's Avatar
    This is not intended to provoke any arguments, I'm on iPhone4S and also own a Nexus S with Jelly Bean and the only reason I like iOS is definitely not because of it's functions, but more of the sleek design and Apple branding. When it comes to intuitive UI, definitely JB!
    I recently used JB on a Galaxy Nexus and between that and iOS, I definitely prefer iOS. I did like JB, it's just that iOS works out better for my needs at this time. With the upcoming release of iOS 6 things can only get better.
    08-23-2012 09:16 AM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    This is not intended to provoke any arguments, I'm on iPhone4S and also own a Nexus S with Jelly Bean and the only reason I like iOS is definitely not because of it's functions, but more of the sleek design and Apple branding. When it comes to intuitive UI, definitely JB!
    What's intuitive about jelly bean?
    08-23-2012 08:57 PM
  19. Jeremy's Avatar
    What's intuitive about jelly bean?
    To be honest Jelly Bean is really nice. I bounce back and forth between devices so I'm not being biased. Really is impressive to see how far Android has come.
    08-23-2012 09:06 PM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm not saying it's not a nice setup, i was enjoying playing around with it on my buddies phone the other day...but what's intuitive about it? The word seems to be used a lot and I still try and figure out exactly what people mean by it (based on what "intuitive" actually means).
    08-23-2012 10:03 PM
  21. Sophos's Avatar
    I have both the Gnex with JB and an IP4s as well. I really like the Gnex.....but I find myself using the IP4s the majority of the time. I own/operate a small biz and find the iPhone to be more reliable and efficient for the daily tasks I perform. That being said....JB is (IMHO) WORLDS ahead of previous versions of Android I have used.


    Cheers
    08-23-2012 10:32 PM
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