1. heberman's Avatar
    I wasn't bored, but I was ready for a change. So I traded my black iPhone 5 for a white iPhone 5 and I ditched the case I was using. Now, with a different color and no case, it's like a completely different phone.
    07-23-2013 01:27 PM
  2. dannejanne's Avatar
    I come from Android (among other systems). The freedom is great but it's also it's negative point for me personally. That freedom makes me not able to put down the phone. Just to sit and play with homescreen setups. Fun for a while. Like a crack addiction in the end.

    I feel best in a more locked down system. Besides, iOS 7 is around the corner and I think you will like it. It will make the phone feel like a totally new one. I'm running the beta since day 1 and I love it.
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    07-23-2013 02:22 PM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I'm not bored at all. My 4S is great and I'm waiting for iOS 7.
    +1. I'm not bored of my 4S either & can't wait till iOS7 is released as well. I'm really looking forward to updating my phone - there are quite a few features Apple added that I know I will use & use enjoy...the new "control center" being one of them

    I did go through a brief period the past month of some frustration because my eyes are not as good as they were, so longing for a bit larger screen almost made me go SGS4, and while it's still not completely out of my sights, I still don't think I will switch. I love the apps that I have on my 4S and how everything functions for me on a daily basis. I hate to say it, but "it just works" for me indeed, and helps me stay organized as well
    07-23-2013 02:54 PM
  4. zebulun12's Avatar
    Not bored at all with my 4S. Every time I think I've done everything, I find a new app or or learn another tip. I really loved my Blackberry, but I'm in love with my iPhone! Can't wait for iOS 7 and the 5S/6.
    07-23-2013 04:18 PM
  5. Soeasy's Avatar
    Not really. I have an iP5 HTC One and an iPad. So, since I'm always jumping back and forth I honestly don't get a chance to be bored. Google Hangouts, HBO Go and Netflix across the board. Always working and entertained. Cheers!
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    07-23-2013 05:02 PM
  6. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Your bored.. Doesn't mean me or anyone has to be...

    It's a choice to like and use what you want...

    I didn't say anyone else had to be, I just posed the question...
    bgl321 and ladyc0524 like this.
    07-23-2013 06:19 PM
  7. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Ah you guys put a good perspective on the situation.
    07-23-2013 06:21 PM
  8. finn5975's Avatar
    I tend to get bored but that's not a knock on the 5 at all. I love my 5. I'd be bored with the S4 or any other phone after I was finished setting it up and tinkering. With me it's just the fact that there's little left to discover or tweak with phones. It evolved from a little interest (flip phones) to amazement (original iPhone) to obsession (Iphone 4) to what it is for me today (iphone 5).....my most cherished item that I feel I have mastered....but conversely have little left to learn or change. Jailbreaking quenched this a bit, then putting iOS 7 beta renewed the desire. Now, I bide my time waiting for the 5S. I am a victim of my own traits lol.
    07-23-2013 06:50 PM
  9. pmcglynn72's Avatar
    This is my first ever iPhone after 4 years of android I decided to try iPhone, it shipped with iOS 6.1.4 . I'll be a ton less bored after I can jailbreak it and customize it and get some cool apps
    07-23-2013 11:44 PM
  10. FFR's Avatar
    Wait for ios7, it's fun.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
    07-24-2013 05:22 AM
  11. joe_fresh's Avatar
    I got bored after about a year and a half. I moved on to android and have awesome battery life, i get 2 days easily out of my device. I am not bored nor have i had any issues with lag, freezing up or overheating. I have only tried a custom launcher 1 time only to go back to stock. I have a simple black background. Yes i loved my iPhone but with hardware issues and while still in warranty apple told me nothing was wrong, gave me a bad taste for them. Apple is not for everyone and the same goes for android,blackberry and windows devices. BTW my current device is a Motorola Razr Maxx HD
    07-24-2013 05:38 AM
  12. amazingapple's Avatar
    Wait for ios7, it's fun.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
    Yes wait for iOS 7 major improvements
    07-24-2013 06:33 AM
  13. cckgz4's Avatar
    I wasn't necessarily bored when I gave up my 5. Like with other phones I've owned, yes I grew tired of them, but I never gave them up for that sole reason. Like most of my other devices I let go, the 5 just didn't do it for me as far as battery life goes, plus I had to fork over money for a brand new charger after the other one broke. I could possibly go back to iPhone if they have a phone with a bigger battery
    07-24-2013 07:24 AM
  14. Terb's Avatar
    I also had got bored. Jumped over to android, 4 months of that was enough for me.
    Learned my lesson, back to iPhone for good.
    John Yester and vintagetonez like this.
    07-24-2013 07:59 AM
  15. bgl321's Avatar
    The OP was asking if anyone else was bored with their iPhone... why do some take that opportunity to bash another OS???

    To answer the OP's question, yes I am finding myself bored right now and have jumped ship a few times only to come back very quickly. I again am contemplating test driving the HTC One once it arrives on Verizon. With Sense 5 covering Android it appears to make Android clean and simple but still allow for options if you so desire. If I do, I know I will likely come back, but it's nice to just scratch the itch every now and then :-)
    Shanicenicolle likes this.
    07-24-2013 09:05 AM
  16. tigerinexile's Avatar
    The OP was asking if anyone else was bored with their iPhone... why do some take that opportunity to bash another OS???
    Well, for lots of folks who are bored with their phones, the question then is "why stay?"

    I'm bad with open devices -- end up jamming them up with too many apps, which slow them down, kill battery life, etc. So Apple's locked down status is actually what I need, to have a working phone. (Now that I don't have to deal with iTunes. THAT drove me off, earlier.)
    kataran likes this.
    07-24-2013 10:38 AM
  17. kataran's Avatar
    Kids get bored with toys my iPhone manages my life so I can't get bored with that

    Problem I find is a lot of people don't use there smartphones for what they were designed for in my opinion


    Sent from my iPhone 5
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    07-24-2013 11:18 AM
  18. aera's Avatar
    Nope, its a phone. It makes calls, sends receives text messages, has a few apps and games, a bunch of music. I used to be a phone "addict" as far as being on it all day with apps and games when I was working in an office environment. Then I became a delivery driver, only being able to check my phone at stops for a few minutes then off to the next one. This really put things in prospective for me. That my phone wasn't that important. Now I am back in an office setting and the only time I check it is during breaks. I still get all the information from it I would being on it hours a day while at work but only check it 2-3 times during the work day. Besides that the only thing I really use my phone for is to make plans to do stuff with people in real life. Far too many people are caught up in a virtual world.
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    07-24-2013 11:25 AM
  19. Good OL MC's Avatar
    I come from Android (among other systems). The freedom is great but it's also it's negative point for me personally. That freedom makes me not able to put down the phone. Just to sit and play with homescreen setups. Fun for a while. Like a crack addiction in the end.

    I feel best in a more locked down system. Besides, iOS 7 is around the corner and I think you will like it. It will make the phone feel like a totally new one. I'm running the beta since day 1 and I love it.
    Damn you, that was what I was going to say.

    I get bored with whatever I'm using. I use Android - I get bored. I use iOS - I get bored. The difference, for me, is that if I get bored in Android I can give the look of the phone a makeover once a week and then that is the ONLY thing I do with the phone. I engage apps and services less because I'm fiddling with the OS so much. A feature, that might only be a mistake feature, but is still a feature nonetheless of iOS is the restricted nature of the software and how plain it is by modern standards. Yeah, with iOS 7 it reacts to you but the nature of how you use the software doesn't change much (except for Control Center - once you have that you'll never want to go without). Because it is "boring" I use more other bits of software to enhance my experience.

    Whenever I find myself getting really bored I try and find a new app to play with. That always helps.
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    07-24-2013 11:42 AM
  20. projectman's Avatar
    Nope. Not bored at all. After using a Blackberry for about 4 years I was happy to try iPhone. I am looking forward to iOS7 and the "newness" that will bring. I use the phone for the apps and the accessibility it gives me to cloud-based files. It is also my MP3 player and primary book reading method. I could do all of that with the Blackberry but iOS does it better and faster. That being said, I understand the OP's bored position with the OS. Hang in there. The good stuff is coming.
    kataran likes this.
    07-24-2013 11:50 AM
  21. nr2d's Avatar
    Way back when I had my iPhone 3G I would get bored with it. I picked up a HTC Fuze to play with. I would switch the SIM from my iP3G to my Fuze and play around a little then go back to the iPhone. I got real bored with the HTC Fuze a lot quicker than I did with the iPhone. Now I have more apps that I use daily and haven't looked back. Sometimes the "grass isn't green on the other smartphone".
    07-24-2013 01:35 PM
  22. EauRouge's Avatar
    yeah me too. but since then I've been considering my phone a tool, not a toy. and not expecting it to provide entertainment
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    07-24-2013 01:45 PM
  23. bgl321's Avatar
    Well, for lots of folks who are bored with their phones, the question then is "why stay?"

    I'm bad with open devices -- end up jamming them up with too many apps, which slow them down, kill battery life, etc. So Apple's locked down status is actually what I need, to have a working phone. (Now that I don't have to deal with iTunes. THAT drove me off, earlier.)
    "Why stay?"... because I know I can veture out to try something new but still have something safe to come home to.
    Last edited by bgl321; 08-01-2013 at 09:30 AM.
    07-24-2013 03:08 PM
  24. kataran's Avatar
    Looking at this thread again I'm wondering if bored means always wanting something new to play with

    Case in point I have a friend who constantly scans the App Store for something new to download he gets bored with apps. Uses and shows them off once or twice and then never opens them again. He doesn't use his iPhone for anything but text and calls and one level game play he has a 64 gig and pays any price for an app if he can't get it free as well as changes his cases all the time just to impress everyone but himself


    Sent from my iPhone 5
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    07-24-2013 03:20 PM
  25. sting7k's Avatar
    I feel like I'm growing more and more bored with my iPhone. But my brief affairs with android never turn out well. I always come back.

    I've had the iPhones 4-5 with android in between.

    Anyone feeling the same?
    I was feeling exactly the same during early 2012. Then I tried WP7 for a few months. Then I tried Android for even more months. Then last January I came back to the iPhone. I even bought a Nexus 4 in February to give Android one more shot...sold it to a friend after a month.

    The grass isn't any greener. The iPhone 5 is where I want to be.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    07-24-2013 03:21 PM
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