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  1. Cleveland's Avatar
    Welcome to the dark side lol
    01-02-2012 11:04 PM
  2. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    I bought an iPad, but I have a blackberry bold touch. I never wanted an iPhone, but the easy apple way has made me stop talking so much crap about the iPhone! Still love my berry, but if the iPhone 5 blows the socks off everyone I might jump ship. I love how every apple item syncs automatically, soon I think I will get a MacBook (but keep my berry)
    01-06-2012 06:59 AM
  3. cmpdblue's Avatar
    I totally agree with you. All it takes is one Apple product to win you over. I finally got myself an iPad 2 a couple days ago and I've been wondering why I waited so long. Im glad with the purchase I made.
    I agree totally. For me, like others have mentioned, I started my Apple slide with an iPod Touch (3rd Gen), then went to an iPhone on launch day with Verizon. I actually set my alarm to wake me so I could order my phone at 3 in the morning LOL. I liked my iPhone so much that I got one for my mother for Mother's day. Two converts for the price of one LOL

    Anyway, this summer my laptop died, so I bit the bullet and bought a MacBook Pro, and have been loving it ever since. To finish the process, I received my iPad as a Christmas present.

    I guess it's official
    01-09-2012 04:05 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    Re refer to the iPhone in our family as a "gateway drug".
    01-09-2012 07:32 PM
  5. StormJH1's Avatar
    I too come from using BlackBerry. I can't believe I stuck with that dinosaur of a platform for so long!! Everything about the iPhone is light years ahead! I've had every generation of iPod Touch throughout the years & loved them so decided to get an iPhone! By far the best choice I've ever made! Now I have an iPad 2 on the way from Apple. She's all Apple here! The only thing I haven't changed is my two Windows PC's! Maybe that's next!
    Loving all of the fellow BlackBerry "refugees". Makes me kind of sad too, because most BB's are very good devices, it just isn't a "smartphone" in the sense of what Apple has been doing since 2007.

    As for changing over from PC, I don't feel the need to do that. In 2000, it was still a big deal to be on Mac vs. PC. I feel like there's so much more compatibility now between the two, that I don't need my computer to be the same as my mobile devices. My PC runs iTunes just fine, and I use it for much different things anyway, like word processing or burning CD's.

    BlackBerry and Android users love to slam Apple (for very different reasons), but I feel like it's a combination of sour grapes and everyone hating on the popular girl in school. This past year with what they've done with iCloud and purchased items just gives you so much more value and security in your purchases. Obviously, Android has SOME advantages, but when you look at what the whole ecosystem offers and the naysayers complain that you "can't make a weather widget", it just sounds pretty foolish.
    Last edited by StormJH1; 01-17-2012 at 09:29 AM.
    01-17-2012 09:25 AM
  6. teasac's Avatar
    I know, there's some Windows-only stuff. I've still got a Dell laptop. I backed up my old PC with Carbonite, and you can't restore a PC backup to a Mac, so I had to use the laptop as the bridge, and a thumb drive to move it over. Hassle but it works.
    No they aren't cheap. But the eMachines PC that went toes up was about 17 months old, cost me about $600. Money down the drain. I hope this thing lasts, and I don't have to buy a photo editing, a cleanup program, antivirus software, music converting software, Microsoft Office, all that garbage.
    that's my biggest complaint about my laptop is all the crap you have to do to keep it running at a decent speed. I have to spend about 30-45 minutes a week cleaning up the start up stuff, the defrag, etc. All I do with my iPad is charge the battery.

    This 4 year old HP laptop is about to find itself in the junk pile or on Ebay
    01-21-2012 09:19 PM
  7. mullrat's Avatar
    Any one of apple's products is a gateway drug. Welcome you picked correctly.
    01-21-2012 09:35 PM
  8. iGrannyApple's Avatar
    I have also gone from a BlackBerry and Windows PC to "all things Apple". My only issue with iPhone is missing my BerryWeather. My only adjustment issues with Macbook is my Microsoft Office and Adobe Web Premium Suite. I know I can buy Mac versions but why spend money when you already have them. I know I can partition the drive and run Windows but I'm afraid it will slow it down. I've bought Fusion 4 so I will probably go ahead and partition since I can always start over.
    01-23-2012 02:59 PM
  9. mistabritt's Avatar
    Fully converted Apple fanboy now since my purchase of my iPad 2 back on 12/9/11. I knew it would only be a matter of time before claiming and iPhone after navigating the most fluid OS on the market. So far I'm 2 weeks into my new iPhone 4S.

    Gonna Apple-ize everything in my home. Next up is the AppleTV or a MacBook Air. But currently there are 2 iPhones (a 4 and a 4S), a 2010 Mac Mini, and an iPad 2 in my home. Best purchases ever.
    01-23-2012 06:57 PM
  10. shaughnessyj's Avatar
    Any one of apple's products is a gateway drug. Welcome you picked correctly.
    Gateway drug is right...I thought I was wild and crazy with my 8gb nano and the next thing I knew I went back to the dealer for the touch which led to purchasing an iMac 21.5; which lead to purchasing the airport extreme, which led to slipping into Best Buy one late night and buying apple tv, have gone back numerous times for NECESSARY accessories and now I'm getting fidgety and jonesing for the iPad. I have these Apple Care band aids all over me and don't know where to go. AND NOW I'm posting on iMore...what the hell happened to me!!!! "MAKE THE APPLE MAN GO AWAY"
    My first post here and look forward to the fun!
    Anyone have any chocolate because I'm getting anxious? Or Jamison maybe?
    01-23-2012 08:14 PM
  11. emirozmen's Avatar
    My tablet will always be Apple.
    01-23-2012 09:21 PM
  12. jimmyn15's Avatar
    I really want to get a mac too but too expensive for me right now. I wish I can afford it. I heard they do not get viruses is that true?
    03-15-2012 11:30 PM
  13. Apple_Fangirl06's Avatar
    CTFU @ gateway drug but ITA. I said, I would NEVER own an iPhone b/c it was too small. Well my first Apple drug was an iPod Classic then a MacBook Pro (13 inch; 4GB...3/2011). I was hooked and had to have everything on the same OS. I purchased my first iPhone (4S; 32GB--10/2011) and the iPad 2 (64 GB; wi-fi/3GB...last week). My 5 yr old loves Apple products, her first gateway drug is the iPod Touch 4G ...(2/2012). I've converted three co-workers. I'm truly an Apple Fangirl...I "try" not to look down on any other brands or offend others that unfortunately use other brands. LOL.
    03-19-2012 11:11 PM
  14. IamHahn's Avatar
    from an iPod Classic to the original iPhone and on. I now own an iP4s, my wife an iP4, we share an iPad 2 and my daughter has an iPod touch. the only thing keeping me from converting my laptop to an Apple is it is literally hard to kill a toughbook. My Laptop still has a floppy drive built in and it just will not die.
    03-20-2012 12:19 PM
  15. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Bought my wife an iPad 2 for Christmas.
    Actually bought is on Black Friday so I had a month to play with it before Christmas Day.

    Well now I have an iPhone 4S for myself as well as an iPad 2.

    Got the fever.
    Great devices.

    Good Luck
    03-20-2012 10:07 PM
  16. Skier1960's Avatar
    I bought my wife a iPad2 for Valentines day. She is admittedly Tech illiterate. Well now I can't get it out of her hands. I'm typing this on my Playbook, can't get the iPad. Oh well ya win some you lose some..
    03-21-2012 05:15 PM
  17. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Well now I can't get it out of her hands.
    Before I got my own iPad 2, I had to wait until my wife would fall asleep so I could use hers.

    Good Luck
    03-21-2012 08:00 PM
  18. acecommander's Avatar
    Another Blackberry Addict converted to Apple via Android here too. I was a Blackberry fanatic (Curve 8310 and Bold 9000). I bought the original Ipad in November 2010 and an Iphone4 for my wife's birthday, then in Feb 2010 bought the Atrix4 (Android) for myself. I also bought an Ipad for myself, and immediately started regretting the purchase of the Atrix4.

    Bought the Iphone 4s last month and very happy with the purchase.

    Our house currently has two Iphone4's, one Iphone 4S, one original Ipad, one Ipad2, one Ipad(New, 3), two Apple laptops, one Apple desktop, and two Apple TVs.

    All running wireless with ATT. Also have the wireless ATT Uverse DVR and 2 HP wireless printers. I guess the only thing missing is a huge sign in the front yard with the Apple logo on it.
    03-22-2012 07:02 AM
  19. Apple_Fangirl06's Avatar
    I bought my wife a iPad2 for Valentines day. She is admittedly Tech illiterate. Well now I can't get it out of her hands. I'm typing this on my Playbook, can't get the iPad. Oh well ya win some you lose some..
    ROFC. Bless ur heart....many woman are computer addicts too. I've tried rehab but I just try to be a functional addict.
    03-24-2012 09:00 PM
  20. itsalexaye's Avatar
    I'm an Android addict converted over to Apple, just got the iPhone 4S a couple weeks ago. And now I'm thinking about getting the new iPad.
    03-24-2012 10:55 PM
  21. Hail Caesar's Avatar
    The family continues to grow. My household is now fully Macified!! Soon we will get a MacBook Air.
    03-25-2012 09:22 AM
  22. Lawns's Avatar
    I received my IPad 2 last December as a gift; fell in love with it immediately. Purchased my IPhone 4S approx 2 weeks ago. I am definitely an Apple fan :-)
    04-04-2012 12:18 PM
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