View Poll Results: What described the computer you use to sync

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  • I sync my iPhone with an Apple computer, and always will.

    14 26.42%
  • I sync my iPhone with a PC computer, and don't foresee changing.

    18 33.96%
  • I used to have a PC, but I switched to an Apple after getting the iPhone.

    4 7.55%
  • I have a PC, but am consider switching to an Apple.

    16 30.19%
  • Other

    1 1.89%
  1. cjvitek's Avatar
    Okay, so I am an ardent PC user, but the success of the iPhone 3G has got me wondering about people and their computer preferences. I am sure that plenty of PC and Apple users have iPhones, but I wonder if anyone has considered switching from a PC to an Apple because of the iPhone. I admit, I have considered getting my wife one of the mini-Mac computers to replace her aging machine, which would go nicely with her iPhone.

    I assume there probably aren't any people who switched from an Apple to a PC due to the iPhone.

    What about you?

    Chris
    11-17-2008 03:52 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    I'm actually someone who switched to a Mac after my first iPhone. Apple's customer service was so good to me and the product impressed me so much I dumped my PC and will never, ever, look back. World of difference.
    11-17-2008 05:19 PM
  3. BB-fan's Avatar
    I am one who uses a PC and now want a mac but can't swing for the money right now nor do I see in the future. What I mean is that I am a college grad and just can't for the life of me get hired for a career. So money is tight as usual.
    11-17-2008 06:59 PM
  4. mweglarz0's Avatar
    After getting an iPhone 3G i'm truly impressed by apples products. Now that I'll be going away to college in a year...I'll start to look at laptops next summer and really starting to think about a Mac. Although I'm totally new to their operating system, their laptops just seem more reliable..I mean i won't have to worry about a virus when i'm 2 hours aaway at college.
    11-17-2008 10:24 PM
  5. hermdog's Avatar
    I've considered getting a Mac. It would be sweet to have as an addition to my Windows based PC's. It would not replace my Windows based PC's simply because, my work is in a Windows world. Windows is the standard and when you stray away from that standard in a business environment incompatibilities rear their head. Being at different customer sites every know and then I see someone with a Mac Book Pro and it is sweet and I'm envious. I know this is most improbable, but I "dream" of a day when I can legally run OS X on a Dell Laptop running Paralles to access my Windows based apps. But having the ability to switch to full blown Windows at any point. Apple would never sanction this.
    11-18-2008 07:42 AM
  6. BB-fan's Avatar
    I've considered getting a Mac. It would be sweet to have as an addition to my Windows based PC's. It would not replace my Windows based PC's simply because, my work is in a Windows world. Windows is the standard and when you stray away from that standard in a business environment incompatibilities rear their head. Being at different customer sites every know and then I see someone with a Mac Book Pro and it is sweet and I'm envious. I know this is most improbable, but I "dream" of a day when I can legally run OS X on a Dell Laptop running Paralles to access my Windows based apps. But having the ability to switch to full blown Windows at any point. Apple would never sanction this.
    You can get a mac and run both windows and OS X. You get the best of both worlds.
    11-18-2008 09:25 AM
  7. hermdog's Avatar
    You can get a mac and run both windows and OS X. You get the best of both worlds.
    Unfortunately the hardware in the Mac particularly the wireless chip set is not supported by program I need to do my job, also the lack of serial port. USB to serial adapters do not work reliably enough.
    11-18-2008 11:47 AM
  8. jamesus's Avatar
    PC user going Mac on next computer purchase.
    11-18-2008 12:06 PM
  9. cjvitek's Avatar
    For people who did switch, or plan to switch to a Mac, how much (if any) role did the iPhone play into your decision?
    11-18-2008 12:09 PM
  10. jamesus's Avatar
    iPhone not so much. My sister just purchased a Macbook Pro and I have been playing around with it. So far I really like OSX and love the ability to runs Windows on it if I choose.
    11-18-2008 12:17 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    For people who did switch, or plan to switch to a Mac, how much (if any) role did the iPhone play into your decision?
    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/1459396-post2.html
    11-18-2008 03:24 PM
  12. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I had the 1st gen iPhone and stood in line for 3G. Last week I purchased my first MacBook and LOVE it! I wouldn't say that iPhone is what caused me to switch... I have been wanting to get a mac for quite some time but never had the money. Also, I used to be an avid video game player so getting a mac wasn't exactly the smart choice for video games.
    11-18-2008 04:43 PM
  13. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    My history:

    Apple II Plus > KDS 7860 DOS > Amiga > Amiga > Mac OS 7 > Win 3.1 > Win 95 > Win 98 > Win 2K > Win XP > Win Vista > OS X 10.4 > OS X 10.5

    I used to have several PCs, now several Macs. They're just so much more productive I can't imagine switching back unless Microsoft makes a paradigm leap.

    What's funny is that while Microsoft could have a killer integrated model, given their incredible breadth of products, they're too fragmented. Apple nails that model.

    (I got an iPhone after switching back to Mac, kicked my Treo 680 into the river)
    11-18-2008 04:58 PM
  14. hermdog's Avatar
    My history:

    Apple II Plus > KDS 7860 DOS > Amiga > Amiga > Mac OS 7 > Win 3.1 > Win 95 > Win 98 > Win 2K > Win XP > Win Vista > OS X 10.4 > OS X 10.5

    I used to have several PCs, now several Macs. They're just so much more productive I can't imagine switching back unless Microsoft makes a paradigm leap.

    What's funny is that while Microsoft could have a killer integrated model, given their incredible breadth of products, they're too fragmented. Apple nails that model.

    (I got an iPhone after switching back to Mac, kicked my Treo 680 into the river)
    Good ol Amiga, I have fond memories.
    11-18-2008 08:11 PM
  15. kalahari#IM's Avatar
    Definitely staying with PC. Am going to build my own really fast 64-bit PC. Mac doesn't give that flexibility to build a "perfect PC".

    Also, have 20+ years in PC experience so am pretty knowledgeable on PCs There is a lot of ignorance and silly postings about PCs.

    May consider Mac for laptop one day though.
    11-19-2008 06:29 PM
  16. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    I've been using Macs since 1990, but have been forced to use Windows at a few jobs over the years. It was absolutely unbearable. I actually quit a great-paying job because I couldn't take working with PCs.

    I'm a web designer, but if Apple ever went out of business I'd sooner flip burgers at McDonald's than use Windows.
    11-19-2008 06:59 PM
  17. ich_bin_ein_iPhoner's Avatar
    Used to be PC and never thought of switching, until I got an iPhone and dreamt of what could be. Then my laptop needed repair; my third in four years. Long story short: I don't hate Windows, I just hate the people who make computers for Windows.

    In the end, I managed to manipulate HP over two agonizing months into giving me a full credit and ran straight to futureshop to get my sexy new MBP. Love it!
    Last edited by ich_bin_ein_iPhoner; 11-19-2008 at 09:39 PM.
    11-19-2008 09:37 PM
  18. macdripper's Avatar
    I got my MAC before the iPhone, I would say my MAC convinced me to get an iPhone. I was an avid PC user before but after switching to MAC there is no turning back.
    11-19-2008 11:46 PM
  19. Nick9283's Avatar
    i love windows because like said in an earlier post you can build the perfect machine ( not that i know how) but i would imagine it being one crazy media center with windows media synced to your tv.
    then i think how user friendly the mac is and i ask myself would i really need all that power from the perfect computer? Im not shooting a universal studios movie. If i could only try out the macs for a month to see if i could live with it. playing with them in the store just doesnt do it
    11-20-2008 12:05 AM
  20. kiancheong's Avatar
    I'll have to sync with my PC coz that's what I use at work. I have an iBook at home, but don't see logic in syncing with the Mac coz my calendar and mail etc are all in the PC.
    11-20-2008 05:04 AM
  21. lavonda's Avatar
    i doubt if i will make the switch back to a mac...although a mac was the first computer (performa 550) that my family owned.
    11-20-2008 08:46 AM
  22. reyza's Avatar
    I'm a PC user because i used to be a big gamer but have always appreciated Mac's for their UI. It's very nice looking, and I have ObjectDock and use Safari a lot. That's as close to a Mac i'll get for now.
    11-23-2008 07:31 AM
  23. dromero#IM's Avatar
    I sync my iphone with a pc. It works fine. if its not broken, why fix it.
    11-23-2008 05:07 PM
  24. MrP's Avatar
    Macs make PCs look like that one girl(or boy- don't wanna discriminate) that you made it with when you were in your 20s. You know, the one that you didn't want to be in a relationship with but since they were able to handle basic tasks you kinda just let them stay around. Then you move on and start dating angelina and scarlett(also known as iPhone and any Mac) and from that moment on you can't belie you let the ugly one hang around so long. Your friends will never let you live it down and the old one keeps calling/text message/showing up and is constantly blubbering "I'm a PC...I'm a PC" because they can't handle the fact that the new one looks waaaaay better and when they imagine you using their better "functions" they flip out.
    I know I know it's a dark place... You don't like to revisit, it's ok it's ok!
    11-25-2008 12:53 PM
  25. Sticky#IM's Avatar
    Well, here's the deal breaker. I use Linux as my main Os. Windows for my iPhone and such. Also, the OP's post is flawed. What is a PC computer? A personal Computer Computer? Really, they are all PC's : \. Also, I wanted a UNIX compliant OS. I didn't want to pay out my *** for what was supposed to be free and for everyone, so I got a nice flavor of Linux and fell in love with it. Macs look nice, and feel nice, but are WAY over priced for what you get. They are also very closed up and basically any modification is illegal, which I find to be BS.
    Last edited by Sticky; 11-27-2008 at 11:13 PM.
    11-27-2008 11:09 PM
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