1. dfb8085's Avatar
    currently a BB user and the torch 9800 is a great phone but oh my god the Ipad2 and the IPhone 5 along with the iOS5 upgrade seems like a unbeatable combo. Thinking of taking the plunge and forking out the cash for the wife and myself a complete makeover. Thoughts anyone??? I have no background with apple products at all
    09-05-2011 11:10 AM
  2. bgarrick87's Avatar
    I dumped the BB a few months ago and haven't looked back. Do yourself a favor and take the plunge. You'll be glad you did.


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    09-05-2011 11:54 AM
  3. anon4705295's Avatar
    currently a BB user and the torch 9800 is a great phone but oh my god the Ipad2 and the IPhone 5 along with the iOS5 upgrade seems like a unbeatable combo. Thinking of taking the plunge and forking out the cash for the wife and myself a complete makeover. Thoughts anyone??? I have no background with apple products at all
    Of course, we all think you should but I advise you to go play with em at an Apple store to make sure you like em. They're quite different from Blackberries, but by no means inferior. I'm sure you'll love em, but just to be safe... Go fiddle around at an Apple store for a while
    09-05-2011 11:56 AM
  4. dfb8085's Avatar
    thanks to all who responded. I guess it doesn't matter if I wait for iOS5 or not the devices can always be updated right
    Think prices will come down on the Iphone 4
    09-05-2011 12:33 PM
  5. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    The prices "usually" drop on prior devices. That being the case, the ip4 may drop to $99. I just sold my year old ip4 a month ago for $445 and bought a black one for my hubby and a white one for myself (on upgrade) with $45 left in my pocket! Love the form factor of the 4 so I didn't wait on the new one. True, I could have saved $200 if I'd waited, but I didn't have a backup and hubby's old slider motorola was on its last leg. Besides, had I waited, the market will be flooded with ip4 sales and I could have taken the same hit on that end.
    09-05-2011 01:24 PM
  6. jeffrey1027's Avatar
    Only difference on apple and blackberry is the security. Bb are more secure and more for the communication and email than to apples fun apps and music .
    09-05-2011 02:25 PM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    Bb are more secure and more for the communication and email than to apples fun apps and music .
    i could not disagree anymore with this
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    09-05-2011 02:35 PM
  8. CG68's Avatar
    You can always return them if you are not satisfied although there will be a restocking fee if you purchase from one of the carriers.
    09-05-2011 02:44 PM
  9. Hermdroid's Avatar
    Only difference on apple and blackberry is the security. Bb are more secure and more for the communication and email than to apples fun apps and music .
    Don't let that deter you though. Bb is more secure but apple is pretty darn secure as well.
    09-05-2011 03:02 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    Don't let that deter you though. Bb is more secure but apple is pretty darn secure as well.
    I don't understand what you mean here. As far as I know the iPhone has no history at all when it comes to getting a virus or hacked. That seems like a great security history to me.
    09-05-2011 07:38 PM
  11. Eileen89's Avatar
    thanks to all who responded. I guess it doesn't matter if I wait for iOS5 or not the devices can always be updated right
    Think prices will come down on the Iphone 4
    The iPhone 4 is definitely going to come down in price once the iPhone 5 comes out.
    09-05-2011 07:39 PM
  12. Hermdroid's Avatar
    I don't understand what you mean here. As far as I know the iPhone has no history at all when it comes to getting a virus or hacked. That seems like a great security history to me.
    From what I understand (from different media sites) is bb is more secure as far as something to do with corporate users. What makes it so secure I don't know exactly. But you're right I haven't heard of many viruses or hack attacks either.
    09-05-2011 08:00 PM
  13. Skier1960's Avatar
    currently a BB user and the torch 9800 is a great phone but oh my god the Ipad2 and the IPhone 5 along with the iOS5 upgrade seems like a unbeatable combo. Thinking of taking the plunge and forking out the cash for the wife and myself a complete makeover. Thoughts anyone??? I have no background with apple products at all
    Just do it.. I had the Torch for a few months then went to iPhone4. I now use it (iPhone4) for work, the Cyclemeter for my bike, in my car for Gps, etc,etc.etc,etc,etc,etc,etc,etc,. Oh yes I make the odd phone call from it. You can't go wrong. It just freeking works, no battery pulls or cleaning of memory or any other type of nonsense that I had to do with the BB's that I owned over the years. You won't go back if you get one.You can quote me on that..................

    P.S As far as security goes, its a non issue.............
    09-05-2011 09:00 PM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    Just do it.. I had the Torch for a few months then went to iPhone4. I now use it (iPhone4) for work, the Cyclemeter for my bike, in my car for Gps, etc,etc.etc,etc,etc,etc,etc,etc,. Oh yes I make the odd phone call from it. You can't go wrong. It just freeking works, no battery pulls or cleaning of memory or any other type of nonsense that I had to do with the BB's that I owned over the years. You won't go back if you get one.You can quote me on that..................

    P.S As far as security goes, its a non issue.............
    Well you cant do a battery pull on the iphone lol
    09-05-2011 09:04 PM
  15. gmz73's Avatar
    I can't get into all the technical like the members here can but I took the plunge a year ago with no regrets. The iPhone works and works well for me. No more battery pulls and 7 minute boot up times. Everything I need in a slick looking package.


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    09-05-2011 09:19 PM
  16. Skier1960's Avatar
    Well you cant do a battery pull on the iphone lol
    I know that. I was referring to the BB's..................

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    Last edited by skier1960; 09-06-2011 at 08:02 PM.
    09-05-2011 09:54 PM
  17. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Why not get an iPad first to get a feel for iOS. That way you can decide if you'd like to use it in smartphone form as well.



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    09-06-2011 01:40 AM
  18. Eileen89's Avatar
    I can't get into all the technical like the members here can but I took the plunge a year ago with no regrets. The iPhone works and works well for me. No more battery pulls and 7 minute boot up times. Everything I need in a slick looking package.


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    True that. I definitely did not miss the long boot up time or the battery pull in order to correct an issue that I was having on my BB Bold.
    09-06-2011 05:20 AM
  19. anon4705295's Avatar
    From what I understand (from different media sites) is bb is more secure as far as something to do with corporate users. What makes it so secure I don't know exactly. But you're right I haven't heard of many viruses or hack attacks either.
    BES supposedly has high encryption servers or whatnot... but since most BB users aren't senior execs in rich corporations we never got to see that :P lol
    09-06-2011 10:45 AM
  20. worktoomuch's Avatar
    currently a BB user and the torch 9800 is a great phone but oh my god the Ipad2 and the IPhone 5 along with the iOS5 upgrade seems like a unbeatable combo. Thinking of taking the plunge and forking out the cash for the wife and myself a complete makeover. Thoughts anyone??? I have no background with apple products at all
    DON'T DO IT ! There are no profiles for notifications, bad if you need your phone to ring and turn off all other notifications etc etc etc, or have a different profile for night time etc. The calendar is really cumbersome, not near as user friendly as the BB, and that annoying swipe to view the screen after it goes off is annoying. If you turn that off then the screen stays on.... forever!, after only a few hours i see that moving from a BB to Iphone is not a good move for me. No changes for font, size yes, themes?, no, if you don't like the user interface to bad outta luck. Messages... cant get all messages into one folder, emails in one, texts in another... annoying. Maybe some folks who turn off their phone at night, don't use the calendar and don't mind the swipe thingamajigger would be ok. I suspect however that there are other annoyances that would be evident if I used it longer. I would not recommend. The BB is a much more enjoyable experience. I know I will get hammered because of saying this but if you are used to a BB and "USE" it in a professional manner then stick to it. Iphone may be ok for teeny boppers and websurfers.
    Last edited by worktoomuch1; 09-18-2011 at 11:16 PM.
    09-18-2011 11:08 PM
  21. djevolushun's Avatar
    DON'T DO IT ! There are no profiles for notifications, bad if you need your phone to ring and turn off all other notifications etc etc etc, or have a different profile for night time etc. The calendar is really cumbersome, not near as user friendly as the BB, and that annoying swipe to view the screen after it goes off is annoying. If you turn that off then the screen stays on.... forever!, after only a few hours i see that moving from a BB to Iphone is not a good move for me. No changes for font, size yes, themes?, no, if you don't like the user interface to bad outta luck. Messages... cant get all messages into one folder, emails in one, texts in another... annoying. Maybe some folks who turn off their phone at night, don't use the calendar and don't mind the swipe thingamajigger would be ok. I suspect however that there are other annoyances that would be evident if I used it longer. I would not recommend. The BB is a much more enjoyable experience. I know I will get hammered because of saying this but if you are used to a BB and "USE" it in a professional manner then stick to it. Iphone may be ok for teeny boppers and websurfers.

    All that coming in on his first post! Coming from someone who has owned both, who is knowledgeable on both and has sold both, here is my "selfless" opinion. Apple has an incredible track history when it comes to providing a sound product. As does Blackberry. In my opinion, the only REAL difference between the two is the option of using the BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server). If you don't know what that is, then you are free to get whatever one feels better to you. If you know what the BES is and use it, then the iPhone will be of little help with that email account. As for what the guy above me said, well, jailbreaking your iPhone can really allow you to customize your phone way more than BB could ever dream. The interface on Apple products is simple, maybe even "dumbed" down a little but this simplicity is whats amazing. With a BB, you have to know how to use the BB button in your sleep to make sure you see all of your options. Neither one is better...but only one can really be the phone for you. IMHO, I absolutely love my iPhone. This is the first one I have owned and I switched to T-Mobile just to get this phone. To explain my BB history, I have owned the following: Pearl, Curve, Storm 1 and 2 and the Tour. We are friends! LOL I hope this helps and I wish you luck in your decisions!
    09-18-2011 11:32 PM
  22. Cheggy's Avatar
    Why does it matter if it's his first post or his millionth post? It's a valid statement.
    09-19-2011 01:45 AM
  23. djevolushun's Avatar
    Why does it matter if it's his first post or his millionth post? It's a valid statement.
    I was simply stating that what he said was jumbled and not well thought out. Implying that an iphone isn't as customizable as a blackberry was a bit shortsighted and some of the nuances he brought up are actually able to be changed. I see his side of the story but it seems his comment wasn't based on any facts but his own love for a blackberry. I was trying to give more facts and a little less fiction but also added my own personal ideals after.
    Last edited by djevolushun; 09-19-2011 at 02:03 AM.
    09-19-2011 01:59 AM
  24. djevolushun's Avatar
    Furthermore, all replies are valid. I just found it odd that his first comment on an iPhone forum was telling someone not to buy an iPhone.
    09-19-2011 02:01 AM
  25. worktoomuch's Avatar


    I was simply stating that what he said was jumbled and not well thought out. Implying that an iphone isn't as customizable as a blackberry was a bit shortsighted and some of the nuances he brought up are actually able to be changed. I see his side of the story but it seems his comment wasn't based on any facts but his own love for a blackberry. I was trying to give more facts and a little less fiction but also added my own personal ideals after.
    My understanding is that an Iphone is customizable, and that most of the issues I spoke of can be remedied but only if phone is jailbroken. I'm not sure the average user is up to such an adventure. Any jailbroken Iphone user I have run into is constantly fiddling and fussing with his phone. An average user who simply needs their phone to work may run into a "bricked" wall. Most of the replies to my FIRST outburst has been responded to by folks running beta versions of the new ios5. All of them are obviously very technically savvy and enjoy customizing their phones and have the time necessary. I was directing my comments to the original poster who is probably in the same situation as I, don't have a lot of time or knowledge for jailbreaking and can't carry a phone that is constantly in need of fixes patches and updates. Don't take me the wrong way, the fact that I am here shows that I am interested in the Iphone. Folks I know that have them love them, that's why I tried it, but with the life that I live it's not an option UNLESS it is jailbroken and that opens up a whole new issue for which I don't have time for. The desire does not come from my love of BB, I HAD a playbook :-), it may come from the familiarity, problem is I NEED my phone to ring 24 hrs a day, but don't want to be bothered by incoming emails while sleeping. I see there is a solution for my problem that can be purchased, but only installed on a jailbroken Iphone. Help me out then ! I would love to make this work !
    Last edited by worktoomuch1; 09-19-2011 at 06:20 AM.
    09-19-2011 05:39 AM
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