1. zerog46's Avatar
    So all these posts about convince me to use this over that got me thinking. I don't want to convince anyone to use what I use, but I will be more than happy to tell you why I use it.

    Then I thought why not make this a group post. This forum to me is filled with a large amount of knowledgable people so let's help everyone from the first time user to the I. T. Person running a large company to the stay at home parents and college students. What makes IOS work for you? Why did you choose this operating system over all the others.

    I really want this to be from the community, not from Someone getting paid to write an article, no offense to the writers either.

    So what does everyone think can we make this a great post for everyone.

    The reason I use iOS is because it works on multiple situations. I use OneDrive in work along with Windows. At home I'm all Apple. The way everything integrates from work to home makes my life extremely easy. My children also use iOS in Middle school and college. My daughter now carries around an iPad to all her classes instead of a heavy bag of books thanks to the apps made by Apple. IOS makes it so easy to share calendar events with my whole family so planning events really is very easy along with the occasional dentist or doctors appoint.

    So let's hear why everyone else in our community uses iOS.

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    11-18-2014 05:28 PM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    RELIABILITY...."IT JUST WORKS". I have used and tried just about every platform out there and for the way I use my device, with the exception of customization (without jailbreaking), the iOS platform suits my needs fully. I don't worry about if something works....IT DOES. It gets me where I need to be in a smooth and quick manner without multiple steps to get there. I also like and use accessories, and Apple has a VERY LARGE supporting cast when it comes to accessories....just my .02 cents...SMILE
    11-18-2014 06:01 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    I've been a Mac user for over 20 years. So when the iPhone dropped it was the natural choice because it was a extension of my Mac. There was no other choice for me really. BB didn't sync with the Mac. Was Android around in 2007? I don't remember.
    So Mac and iPhone continue to work in tandem more so now than any other time with handoff and continuity etc. iCloud etc. The short time I had Android it was to hold me over until Sprint got the iPhone. While I had Android there was a break in chain. I tried Google Calendars and contacts but it was just wasn't as smooth as using the Mac Calendar and Contacts. Once I got the iPhone back, a 4S it was all good again and even better now. It's just always been Apple for me


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    11-18-2014 06:43 PM
  4. sanibel's Avatar
    It beats the alternative!..
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    11-18-2014 07:49 PM
  5. Scatabrain's Avatar
    The App Store. Reliable. Secure. Transparency - shows you what apps have access to what resources very clearly - even at the system level. Performance.
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    11-19-2014 07:00 AM
  6. acadia11'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.
    11-19-2014 07:06 AM
  7. zerog46'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.
    Thanks for the useful information but I used a BB probably before you were born and have also used android and windows phone specifically the Icon on VZW. Don't assume.


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    11-19-2014 07:40 AM
  8. 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.
    I had both Android and BB. Evo 3D and Blackberry Tour.


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    11-19-2014 07:59 AM
  9. Spencerdl'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.
    LOL...You're right. We've been using Apple products since we were born (sarcasm).
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    11-19-2014 08:14 AM
  10. mikeo007's Avatar
    On top of the other reasons in the thread (reliability, compatibility, ease of use, etc.) I also find iOS to be just enjoyable to use. The way you interact with the OS, the graphical feedback, the transitions and the cohesiveness make iOS a pleasure to use.

    I guess the other reason I use iOS, even despite its shortcomings (no OS is perfect) is that I still find it to be much better than the alternatives. Android is way too busy for my liking, Windows phone a bit too basic and lacking in 3rd party support, and BB10 is just a mess with no real direction.
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    11-19-2014 09:09 AM
  11. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    All the reasons listed above. If there is one feature that I like the most, and that keeps me from switching the most, it's iMessage.


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    11-19-2014 09:14 AM
  12. acadia11's Avatar
    LOL...You're right. We've been using Apple products since we were born (sarcasm).
    Ok, how much experience do you personally have wig windows phone, iOS, android, bb10 ( it's a completely different Os, literally, from original bbOS so don't say you do) , Symbian, etc .... Unless you are swapping out phones every 2 months and using a different Os each time, it's not possible. That's just the reality.
    11-19-2014 10:26 AM
  13. acadia11's Avatar
    On top of the other reasons in the thread (reliability, compatibility, ease of use, etc.) I also find iOS to be just enjoyable to use. The way you interact with the OS, the graphical feedback, the transitions and the cohesiveness make iOS a pleasure to use.

    I guess the other reason I use iOS, even despite its shortcomings (no OS is perfect) is that I still find it to be much better than the alternatives. Android is way too busy for my liking, Windows phone a bit too basic and lacking in 3rd party support, and BB10 is just a mess with no real direction.
    How much experience do you have in these other Os s to make this claim
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    11-19-2014 10:27 AM
  14. zerog46's Avatar
    How much experience do you have in these other Os s to make this claim
    Dude enough of the thread crapping. We are making a post of why we use it. I don't care if you don't like it. Move on.


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    11-19-2014 10:34 AM
  15. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Ok, how much experience do you personally have wig windows phone, iOS, android, bb10 ( it's a completely different Os, literally, from original bbOS so don't say you do) , Symbian, etc .... Unless you are swapping out phones every 2 months and using a different Os each time, it's not possible. That's just the reality.
    With over 17,000 Global post on Mobile Nations forums (Member since 09'), I would say that I've had my experience and share of other platforms including, BB, BB10 and Android. A family member has a WP inwhich I've helped out MANY times. For you to tell me "don't say you do" before you check or know my history is amazing. For the record I swapped phones/platforms approx every 6 months, not every 2 months, but now with my first Apple device, I don't see myself doing that anymore. This is indeed the longest I've kept any device.
    Back on topic.....iOS works for me ..."IT JUST WORKS"
    11-19-2014 11:26 AM
  16. pr1nce's Avatar
    My main reason is reliability. It works all the time. I don't worry about it or have to think about it. It just works for me.
    11-19-2014 11:31 AM
  17. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    It just works! Stable, reliable, regular updates irrespective of the carrier, sandbox approach(which some may not like it), integrates smoothly with my Mac and iPad, quality of apps....
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    11-19-2014 11:41 AM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's simple most of you haven't tried anything else so have no real point of comparison.
    Do you have verifiable proof of this?
    This is why most people use any product, they are comfortable with it, and a lack of experience with something different.
    Let's say you're right. Why is it a problem? Besides, the OP expressed why we use iOS. I've used them all at some point, and because it may have been a while since I last used anything other than iOS, doesn't mean I don't have the knowledge to compare. IOS is what I like. Period. I don't care how many different operating systems there are for the mobile platform, I will continue using iOS until I don't want to use it anymore. I buy products and use services for "me, myself and I"...
    11-19-2014 12:08 PM
  19. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Ok, how much experience do you personally have wig windows phone, iOS, android, bb10 ( it's a completely different Os, literally, from original bbOS so don't say you do) , Symbian, etc .... Unless you are swapping out phones every 2 months and using a different Os each time, it's not possible. That's just the reality.
    Do you?


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    11-19-2014 12:10 PM
  20. CDG'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.
    That's too funny. As my signature states, I have used all OS that was available to me and actually came to iOS last.

    I stayed with iOS for all the reasons the others have already stated.


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    11-19-2014 12:13 PM
  21. Scatabrain'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.
    I use multi platforms currently. Not sure who you are referring to. Maybe you could just post your point of view on the topic instead.
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    11-19-2014 12:14 PM
  22. acadia11's Avatar
    I use multi platforms currently. Not sure who you are referring to. Maybe you could just post your point of view on the topic instead.
    I was answering the question posed as to why you use iOS? My answer is that while most people here love iOS and they list this feature or that feature. These peoples first smartphones are often iOS, and they have little experience in other Mobile OS, so part of the choice is comfort. I always give the example of outlook calendar integration in blackberry , iOS mail seems fine until you use something which is far more powerful, but you would never know unless you used it. Get it.

    You think Honda is great until you experience a rollsroyce
    11-19-2014 12:27 PM
  23. anon4757448's Avatar
    I have used Android, BB, and even Palm OS, but iOS is what has worked for me since the 4s came out. I will continue to use it until it doesn't work for me anymore.

    I was answering the question posed as to why you use iOS? My answer is that while most people here love iOS and they list this feature or that feature. These peoples first smartphones are often iOS, and they have little experience in other Mobile OS, so part of the choice is comfort. I always give the example of outlook calendar integration in blackberry , iOS mail seems fine until you use something which is far more powerful, but you would never know unless you used it. Get it.

    You think Honda is great until you experience a rollsroyce
    Why do YOU use iOS?
    11-19-2014 12:38 PM
  24. Septembersrain's Avatar
    The reason I like iOS is because it's generally very solid. I like the way that all apps run as if they came on the device. It keeps the user interfaces very uniform, non-clashing and balanced. It's very easy to use iOS. Sometimes if I'm just looking to do a task, I can do it without complications or extreme duress.

    I do like Android too but purely for the fact that it's highly customisable. This could keep me busy for hours. I'm also very happy with the option of flash player in my stock browser and SD card memory expansion. I have better luck via bluetooth music streaming in my car too for some reason.

    I like Windows 7 computers. How I wish they'd just make Windows 9 like it. It's the best, easiest to use version outside of XP in my opinion. I'm very stuck as I have no idea where I'll go when I get a new computer someday. It really is a sad event to be forced to get a Windows 9 if it's like the 8 mess.

    Overall, I guess what I'm saying is:

    I like a lot of different platforms and iOS is part of that absolutely delicious concoction of operating system heaven for me.
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    11-19-2014 12:47 PM
  25. katesbb's Avatar
    On top of the other reasons in the thread (reliability, compatibility, ease of use, etc.) I also find iOS to be just enjoyable to use. The way you interact with the OS, the graphical feedback, the transitions and the cohesiveness make iOS a pleasure to use.
    I'd echo this.

    I've only owned an iPhone for about 10 days now (BBOS, BB10 and Android user), and I must admit I almost returned it after 24 hours. No Notification Light? No repeating alerts? No automated profiles? No (limited) sharing? No file system?

    I knew about these things when I purchased it, but somehow the limitations seemed much more real and scary once I was committed to actually owning and using one as my daily phone.

    But I took a deep breath, and gave it time... and I really started to appreciate the things Mike mentioned more and more as the days went on. I realize it's not going to win a spec or feature-to-feature comparison against every other OS out there, but I'm finding the overall subjective experience to be wonderfully addicting. Everything feels consistent and integrated, items react and open as soon as you swipe or tap - there's never any sense of fighting with the phone.

    A year ago I might have felt differently, but with the larger iPhone 6, iOS 8 and Yosemite, it seemed the time was right to try the Apple universe
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    11-19-2014 01:31 PM
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