1. acadia11's Avatar
    .... And many of them have used many different platforms in the past 2-3 years. Your point it moot. You have to remember that technology moves at a much faster pace than almost anything else. Again, you aren't making any sense. The age of the smart market has nothing to do with it. And they aren't pretending either.


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    Of course the age, has something to do with it, because it dictates when options were available.
    11-20-2014 05:02 PM
  2. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Of course the age, has something to do with it, because it dictates when options were available.
    Wrong. Just because the smart phone market is 2-3 years old as you say, that does nothing to prove your bogus claim that no one can have used multiple platforms.


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    11-20-2014 05:04 PM
  3. acadia11's Avatar
    My first couple of smartphones were Android and then I had three Windows Phones. Before iPhone 6 Plus I never considered iPhone because their screens were too small. The only Apple product I've ever own was an iPad but I got rid of it when Surface was released, so I don't have own an iPhone because I find it comfortable or familiar. I never even owned an iPod.
    Guys you are taking my comments out of context, I'm not saying all people haven't experienced many different cell phones, I'm sure many folks will come here and say I've had this platform and that platform.... But I will say most people have not experienced or used that many different mobile OS and familiarity is a key component as to why they use one brand over another. This isn't rocket science and extends to the concept of branding as a business principle. What's the argument about?
    Last edited by acadia11; 11-20-2014 at 07:50 PM.
    11-20-2014 05:12 PM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    Guys you are taking my comments out of context, I'm not saying all people haven't experienced many different sell phones, I'm sure many of folks will come here and say I've had this platform and that platform.... But I will say most people have not experienced or used that many different mobile OS and familiarity is a key component as to why they use one brand over another. This isn't rocket science and extends to the concept of branding as a business principle. What's the argument about?
    But most people who have used multiple OS's will tell you that iOS is best. By far. It's not close. There's many reasons for this. And I hope I don't have to go into stating the obvious.

    I'm sure you think bb10 is nice but it isn't. It's complete crap. Now I'm not saying you're not capable of determining if an OS is crap or not. Most people aren't. This merely extends to the concept that most people are idiots as a business principle which may or may not apply to rocket science and could even extend to branding later.

    Hopefully that clears things up.


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  5. anon4757448's Avatar
    Guys you are taking my comments out of context, I'm not saying all people haven't experienced many different sell phones, I'm sure many of folks will come here and say I've had this platform and that platform.... But I will say most people have not experienced or used that many different mobile OS and familiarity is a key component as to why they use one brand over another. This isn't rocket science and extends to the concept of branding as a business principle. What's the argument about?
    This is funny...

    You provided a definition for "you" earlier in the thread, but I can't help but giggle at your misuse of words and grammar.

    Sorry, I got sidetracked...carry on! LOL
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    11-20-2014 07:10 PM
  6. acadia11's Avatar
    This is funny...

    You provided a definition for "you" earlier in the thread, but I can't help but giggle at your misuse of words and grammar.

    Sorry, I got sidetracked...carry on! LOL
    Word! Your command of the English language must make you a bonafide Mensa member. How many languages do you speak, 3, 4, 5? You are more impressive then this autocorrect thingamajig- can I hire you instead. I'm sure your career took off the minute everyone realized what an incredible forum spell checker and editor you'd become. Your powers of proofreading are unparalleled!
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    11-20-2014 07:44 PM
  7. acadia11's Avatar
    But most people who have used multiple OS's will tell you that iOS is best. By far. It's not close. There's many reasons for this. And I hope I don't have to go into stating the obvious.

    I'm sure you think bb10 is nice but it isn't. It's complete crap. Now I'm not saying you're not capable of determining if an OS is crap or not. Most people aren't. This merely extends to the concept that most people are idiots as a business principle which may or may not apply to rocket science and could even extend to branding later.

    Hopefully that clears things up.


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    I think bb10 is dayum good for many things over iOS. Productivity and business communication it's not even close, outlook integration and calendar is light years ahead of iOS. However, there are many things iOS does much better than bb10. Overall, I find using either I am making a trade off - imho neither is perfect but in life what is?
    11-20-2014 07:48 PM
  8. Rancid88's Avatar
    I'm in I.T. And I have to agree that reliability is the reason I switched to iOS, I was a long time android user and still have a place for it in my heart but it still has a lot to change before I can use it again on a day to day, because of my line of work I need my phone to be working at all times and the last thing I want to be doing is fiddling with issues on my phone, so far I am very happy with my 5s and 6 plus.


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    11-21-2014 12:46 AM
  9. Jyscal's Avatar
    Like many users in this thread, I've used many other platforms, but always end up back on iOS. For me, it starts with the fact that it's super smooth. My 6 Plus stutters sometime, but it's the exception. Next reason is app quality. iOS has better apps. At least the ones I use. Lastly the big thing that drew me back was Touch ID. It works very well for me and allows me to secure my phone very easily.
    11-21-2014 01:53 AM
  10. FFR's Avatar
    Well, this thread came up on my Tapatalk feed so I'll take it as a happy coincidence. This is my first post on iMore as an iPhone owner so, Hello!

    I've had my iPhone 6 Plus for about 9 days now. It's my first ever iPhone and the first non-BlackBerry device I've ever owned. My first device was a Pearl 8230, which then was upgraded to a Torch 9810, then a Z10 on release day, and a Z30 this past March.

    What I can say is that I've truly loved having an iPhone these past few days. I used to talk down about iOS and iPhone, but the truth was that I had never given it a fair try. Sure, there are some things I prefer about BlackBerry 10 than I do about iOS, but iOS really is the operating system which gives its users the most uncompromising experience. I have everything I could want and need right here on my iPhone. And it all just works. No sideloading, no freezing, no restarting. It just works.
    Congratulations on your iPhone 6+.
    coming from blackberry 10 you should try downloading acompli.
    Acompli Email by Acompli
    https://appsto.re/us/fJ2BX.i

    It's a the equivalent to blackberry 10s hub on iOS.
    Good luck.


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    11-21-2014 04:35 AM
  11. FFR's Avatar
    Way to emotional people are here, which proves my point. Maybe we should just take a survey, smartphones became common place about the time the iPhone came about. Please let me know how many people here who use smart phones , their first was an iPhone.

    Unless you used Palm, or later blackberries , there weren't many choices in the smart phone arena. Android didn't exist until 5 years ago, the App Store in iOS didn't exist until iOS 3.0, until recently could you hop about phone to phone and fact is most people don't change their phones that often to even have had the time to try many different flavors, because so many different flavors didn't exist until the last 2 or 3 years. So you can argue with me , fine, but don't pretend like people have had all this time to use so many different types of smart phones because the smartphone market is fairly new.
    I actually started my mobile computing journey before smartphones.
    Palm pilot
    Psion series 3
    Philips nin
    I have been a user of every major mobile os since (and some minor).
    Usually starting with the launch device.

    Fyi: iOS App Store came in 2008 with iOS 2.0.


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    11-21-2014 04:42 AM
  12. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    Guys you are taking my comments out of context, I'm not saying all people haven't experienced many different cell phones, I'm sure many folks will come here and say I've had this platform and that platform.... But I will say most people have not experienced or used that many different mobile OS and familiarity is a key component as to why they use one brand over another. This isn't rocket science and extends to the concept of branding as a business principle. What's the argument about?
    Genuinely, I think a lot of us have taken Acadia11's 1st comment out of context and not as he meant it. I did at first but when you think about it, he's pretty right for 90% of the iPhone users out there.

    Bare in mind that forum members are generally a little more tech geeky than the large majority of smartphone users and have naturally dabbled with various platforms out of curiosity of because we wanted a change.

    He clearly interpreted the OP's question as why he thinks people (in general) use iOS, and answers accordingly. Honestly, I've tried a few os's and just returned from a longish stint on android, but honestly, nearly everyone I know with an iPhone hasn't and stay with it cos it's comfortable. Nothing wrong with that, my wife is one of them.

    Back on topic, I use it as for the time being, it's the best os for my needs


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    11-21-2014 05:03 AM
  13. iEd's Avatar
    The topic of the thread is Why we use iOS. Not Why Acadia11 thinks we use iOS.
    It's easy to get a little hot under the collar when someone says you use a platform because of this and I'll tell you why you use it.
    Only the user themselves knows why they use a certain platform.


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    11-21-2014 07:37 AM
  14. acadia11's Avatar
    Please read the definition of the word "you"

    It's an observation and if a comment ruffles your feathers that much , you have issues.
    11-21-2014 08:19 AM
  15. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Everyone is all serious and I'm over here like...

    "I got my first iPhone cause it was blue!"

    Who cares! Just like what you like, do what you do, and enjoy it.
    11-21-2014 10:10 AM
  16. Paul Ellis1's Avatar
    The topic of the thread is Why we use iOS. Not Why Acadia11 thinks we use iOS.
    It's easy to get a little hot under the collar when someone says you use a platform because of this and I'll tell you why you use it.
    Only the user themselves knows why they use a certain platform.


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    I agree, but what I was trying to say was that Acadia was making a generalisation, which in a lot of cases is true.

    As a generalisation, it shouldn't have been taken personally, he never said "I think iEd uses iOS because he hasn't tried another os'


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    11-21-2014 10:43 AM
  17. zerog46's Avatar
    I agree, but what I was trying to say was that Acadia was making a generalisation, which in a lot of cases is true.

    As a generalisation, it shouldn't have been taken personally, he never said "I think iEd uses iOS because he hasn't tried another os'


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    You can call it what you want but it's just a troll post in my opinion. All I asked is for people to explain to others why they use iOS. Not a generalization why "most of you" have used this or that.


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    11-21-2014 10:52 AM
  18. iEd's Avatar
    It's simple most of you haven't tried anything else so have no real point of comparison. This is why most people use any product, they are comfortable with it, and a lack of experience with something different.
    Nothing taken personal.
    But to generalize that "most of you" "haven't tried anything else" is a poor assumption. And "lack of experience" is condescending and also a poor assumption because a user chooses a platform what works best for them.

    I just bought a MacBook Air recently. I could have gotten a Windows machine for say a lot less money . Getting a Mac doesn't interrupt my work flow getting a Windows machine would. It's not that I believe Windows is inferior it's I gotta keep it moving no time for a pause in the flow.
    Up and running in a matter of minutes with everything from my older Mac.

    Getting a BB Z30 would interrupt my work flow a iPhone wouldn't.

    So myself and many other choose iOS because it works for us and not for lack of experience with other platforms. For some having experience on other platforms is why they choose iOS.




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    11-21-2014 11:15 AM
  19. OBF's Avatar
    I agree with all the above. I had a crappy android two years ago, the ZTE Engage, and my god it was a pain in the a$$. It always froze, lagged, randomly shut itself off, it was just hell using it as a daily driver. Then I finally tried iOS and was at peace. Sure iOS has its fair share of bugs but compared to android, it is far more stable and far more reliable for me as a daily driver. As people said it just "works". I've hated on Apple and the iPhones when I had my android, but that's probably because I was secretly jealous of everyone who had an iPhone and envied how happy they were with their phones and how much I suffered with mine. But now that I have my own, I could not be happier with my driver. Never going back to Android.


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    11-21-2014 11:52 AM
  20. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Way to emotional people are here, which proves my point. Maybe we should just take a survey, smartphones became common place about the time the iPhone came about. Please let me know how many people here who use smart phones , their first was an iPhone.

    Unless you used Palm, or later blackberries , there weren't many choices in the smart phone arena. Android didn't exist until 5 years ago, the App Store in iOS didn't exist until iOS 3.0, until recently could you hop about phone to phone and fact is most people don't change their phones that often to even have had the time to try many different flavors, because so many different flavors didn't exist until the last 2 or 3 years. So you can argue with me , fine, but don't pretend like people have had all this time to use so many different types of smart phones because the smartphone market is fairly new.
    Oh boy....do you REALLY want me to do this????? OK....let me show you how ridiculously incorrect your generalisations are....
    Let's start with personal
    2002-Audiovox Pocket PC- Windows
    2004- Siemens SX66 - Windows
    2005-HPiPAQ- Windows
    2006 - Treo - Palm
    2007 - something Jack, can't remember - Windows
    2007 - BlackBerry 8310 - BBOS
    2008 - BlackBerry 9000 - BBOS
    2009 - BlackBerry 9700 - BBOS
    iPhone 3GS - iOS
    2010 - BlackBerry 9800 - BBOS
    Motorola Atrix - Android
    2011 - BlackBerry 9810, 9900, 9860, 9370
    iPhone 4s - iOS
    Samsung Skyrocket - Android
    2012 - iPhone 5 - iOS
    2013 - BlackBerry Z10 - BB10
    Samsung SG3 - Android
    Iphone 5s - iOS
    2014 - BlackBerry Q10 - BB10
    iPhone 6
    Samsung Note 4
    Lumia 1520 - Windows

    By the way, I use three lines so I use three platforms concurrently, so your statement about changing all the time being impossible is just plain incorrect.

    Now....let's do work...
    2004 - BlackBerry 6210
    2006 - BlackBerry (black phone can't remember model)
    2007 - BlackBerry 8703
    2008 - BlackBerry 8810
    2009 - BlackBerry 8520
    2010 - BlackBerry 9650
    2012 - BlackBerry 9930 (two because one bricked itself)
    2014 - Samsung Note 2 as part of a pilot to move away from BlackBerry
    2014 - Samsung SG5 with Good Technology as a move away from BlackBerry is finalised

    So......do you REALLY want to go off making incorrect assumptions about what people use/don't use? Next time you make such ridiculous remarks, you will be challenged, absolutely. And you will lose face, absolutely.

    Oh.....2015.....iPhone 6s Plus (or whatever it's called) since I've gone off BlackBerry for good and I've found my sweet spot with iOS and Android with a dash of Windows thrown in.
    Last edited by qbnkelt; 11-21-2014 at 03:02 PM. Reason: changed Samsung to Android to keep discussions on OS and not manufacturers
    11-21-2014 12:36 PM
  21. acadia11's Avatar
    The definition of

    most

    adjective, superl. of much or many with more as compar.
    1.
    in the greatest quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number:
    to win the most votes.

    2.
    in the majority of instances:
    Most operations are successful.

    Many

    adjective, more, most.
    1.
    constituting or forming a large number; numerous:
    many people.
    2.
    noting each one of a large number (usually followed by a or an):
    For many a day it rained.

    All

    adjective
    1.
    the whole of (used in referring to quantity, extent, or duration):
    all the cake; all the way; all year.
    2.
    the whole number of (used in referring to individuals or particulars, taken collectively):
    all students.

    Notice I did not say all?!?!?! And who said you can't use more than one platform at a time, I said most people don't, I carried z10 and 5s, myself. Will try this again very few things are absolute, and most people I would say use the platform of choice because of comfort, familiarity, and most do not have that much experience with many than one platform.
    Last edited by acadia11; 11-21-2014 at 07:41 PM.
    11-21-2014 06:01 PM
  22. mmcfly23's Avatar
    High quality 1st and 3rd party support, great customer service/support, build quality, and ease of use are the main reasons why I use iOS.


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  23. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    it's an ipod, and a camera, and a phone, and it texts, and i could afford it with a trade in.
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    11-21-2014 06:31 PM
  24. Eileen89's Avatar
    I agree with all the above. I had a crappy android two years ago, the ZTE Engage, and my god it was a pain in the a$$. It always froze, lagged, randomly shut itself off, it was just hell using it as a daily driver. Then I finally tried iOS and was at peace. Sure iOS has its fair share of bugs but compared to android, it is far more stable and far more reliable for me as a daily driver. As people said it just "works". I've hated on Apple and the iPhones when I had my android, but that's probably because I was secretly jealous of everyone who had an iPhone and envied how happy they were with their phones and how much I suffered with mine. But now that I have my own, I could not be happier with my driver. Never going back to Android.


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    Well, thankfully Android has come a long way since you last used it "2 years ago". I can remember having these same issues that you mention here on both my iPad Air and iPhones with past iOS versions.


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    11-21-2014 06:43 PM
  25. j800rl's Avatar
    I have to agree about the other guy likely trolling. Nobody took you to mean people in general. As to why I use iOS? Hmm

    Well, I've owned an iMac since August 2010 and have been extremely happy/impressed with the Apple experience and how everything "just works" as people have said. My first "smartphone" was a Blackberry Curve 8520 and I don't know if you could even call it a smartphone. It was terrible and could barely do anything outside of email and some very basic browsing (and bbm of course).

    When my upgrade date finally game April 2013 I upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy Ace II and the difference was incredible! I finally had a complete smartphone. However there were many downsides to Android I didn't like. Such as performance and reliability as well as almost never getting updates.

    Switched to iOS with my new iPhone 6 around a month ago (fast track upgrade by paying off remainder of my device plan) due to me trusting the Apple brand being a Mac user and couldn't be happier. I have found my home in the smartphone world and if anything it may be a little BETTER than my Mac experience. Everything just works in a way I've never seen before. Everything's fast and fluid, performance even in the most demanding of games is outstanding and the UI is gorgeous! I feel like Apple are playing catchup since Lollipop.

    Android has its strengths, but I use iOS for the reasons stated above.


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    11-21-2014 09:25 PM
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