1. svfd757's Avatar
    I couldn't wait for the new iPhone so I got the 5 Friday. I must say that I am impressed. This thing is super fast.
    MrMars likes this.
    09-02-2013 07:17 PM
  2. MrMars's Avatar
    Welcome to the iPhone. Great device. I'm sure you'll be very pleased.
    svfd757 likes this.
    09-02-2013 07:24 PM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    I couldn't wait for the new iPhone so I got the 5 Friday. I must say that I am impressed. This thing is super fast.
    What prompted you to switch?
    09-02-2013 07:40 PM
  4. svfd757's Avatar
    What prompted you to switch?
    Mostly the direction android is heading. Too much fragmentation and bs on Verizon
    09-02-2013 07:42 PM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Congrats and as part of the iMore team let me be the first from the team to Welcome you and let you know that we are very happy to have you here. If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to reach out to any of us including our knowledgeable members of which any of us will be happy to help.Please take a few minutes to read the Community Rules & Guidelines and once again thank you for joining iMore!
    svfd757 likes this.
    09-02-2013 07:57 PM
  6. svfd757's Avatar
    Congrats and as part of the iMore team let me be the first from the team to Welcome you and let you know that we are very happy to have you here. If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to reach out to any of us including our knowledgeable members of which any of us will be happy to help.Please take a few minutes to read the Community Rules & Guidelines and once again thank you for joining iMore!
    I appreciate the welcome. I have been a member of the iMore community for some time as I bought my wife an iPad mini recently and had the obligatory newbie questions. I must say that most everyone is very helpful with issues and "dumb" questions. I look forward to learning more and more about this operating system as I get used to this phone.
    Jaguarr40 likes this.
    09-02-2013 09:25 PM
  7. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Welcome, I too just switched from android (s4). Don't think I'll be heading back anytime soon


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
    svfd757 likes this.
    09-02-2013 09:39 PM
  8. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I appreciate the welcome. I have been a member of the iMore community for some time as I bought my wife an iPad mini recently and had the obligatory newbie questions. I must say that most everyone is very helpful with issues and "dumb" questions. I look forward to learning more and more about this operating system as I get used to this phone.
    No dumb questions here. We don't think that way. Just ask and we will answer. I am sure your wife will be happy with the iPad Mini. Have a good evening.
    svfd757 likes this.
    09-02-2013 09:48 PM
  9. svfd757's Avatar
    Welcome, I too just switched from android (s4). Don't think I'll be heading back anytime soon


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
    Me neither. Galaxy nexus is gone!
    09-02-2013 09:50 PM
  10. swarlos's Avatar
    Me neither. Galaxy nexus is gone!
    Oh yeah if you had the G-Nex toss that crap into the ether! Haha.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    09-03-2013 03:06 AM
  11. svfd757's Avatar
    Oh yeah if you had the G-Nex toss that crap into the ether! Haha.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    She was a decent phone from the word go. It helped me learn the process of rooting and flashing roms. So far I must say that I am enjoying my iPhone experience. No regrets
    09-03-2013 03:08 AM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    So far I must say that I am enjoying my iPhone experience. No regrets
    Congrats and good luck with your new iPhone 5. Nice to hear that you're enjoying it so far.
    svfd757 likes this.
    09-03-2013 07:27 AM
  13. pr1nce's Avatar
    Congrats on your new iPhone 5. It's an awesome device.
    svfd757 likes this.
    09-03-2013 07:50 AM
  14. jburke82's Avatar
    Congrats and welcome aboard! Over the years, I have always gotten curious and tried out different phones (android, wp, even blackberry back in the day), but I have ALWAYS come back to the iPhone. Welcome to a great community and enjoy!
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    09-03-2013 09:37 AM
  15. scmurphy13's Avatar
    Recently traded an HTC One for a 5. Think I'll be sticking around for a while, this time. I'm not new to iOS, but Android just wasn't doing it for me anymore. I'm really enjoying the 5. I've had the 4S before, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I am the 5. Don't know why. Either way, I'll be here for a while.


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    09-03-2013 10:28 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    Recently traded an HTC One for a 5. Think I'll be sticking around for a while, this time. I'm not new to iOS, but Android just wasn't doing it for me anymore. I'm really enjoying the 5. I've had the 4S before, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I am the 5. Don't know why. Either way, I'll be here for a while.
    The iPhone5 will be even better with iOS7.
    09-03-2013 10:32 PM
  17. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Having owned android phones right back when android was invented. Last android was the Xperia Z and an Htc one before that. Have recently returned to iOS with an iPhone 5 and really enjoying the lighter weight and larger 4" screen than my old iPhone 4S I owned last year.
    I do miss some of the android world. But looking at ios7. I think this should fill in some of the missing elements. Coming from the Xda forums, this does seem a nice fresh forum
    09-04-2013 07:38 AM
  18. Eileen89's Avatar
    Having owned android phones right back when android was invented. Last android was the Xperia Z and an Htc one before that. Have recently returned to iOS with an iPhone 5 and really enjoying the lighter weight and larger 4" screen than my old iPhone 4S I owned last year.
    I do miss some of the android world. But looking at ios7. I think this should fill in some of the missing elements. Coming from the Xda forums, this does seem a nice fresh forum
    Welcome to iMore. Good luck with your new iPhone 5. As Keith said above, the iPhone 5 will be even better running iOS 7.
    09-04-2013 07:51 AM
  19. uwatto's Avatar
    My Iphone 5 power button was playing up recently, had to press it a few times for it to work, I drove up to the apple store in Belfast on Saturday, and they replaced it with a new one. I was delighted, love the new phone, but she will be dumped soon for the younger 5s, anyway the moral of the story is, if I had a Samsung I would have been screwed, just a pity no apple store in Dublin or anywhere in the Irish republic
    09-04-2013 08:00 AM
  20. tanknitrous's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Dog5000
    What prompted you to switch?
    Mostly the direction android is heading. Too much fragmentation and bs on Verizon


    This is exactly why my fascination with the Moto X stopped. Spent some time on the Android forum and its hard to keep the phones and the different OS' straight. There's so many versions of everything. So, I'm sticking with my 5. If the 5S looks good to me, I'll get that.
    09-08-2013 02:21 PM
  21. svfd757's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Dog5000
    What prompted you to switch?
    Mostly the direction android is heading. Too much fragmentation and bs on Verizon


    This is exactly why my fascination with the Moto X stopped. Spent some time on the Android forum and its hard to keep the phones and the different OS' straight. There's so many versions of everything. So, I'm sticking with my 5. If the 5S looks good to me, I'll get that.
    Yeah. It's kind of disappointing where android is heading. The moto x is okay but from what I've seen it's just more of the same.
    09-11-2013 02:57 AM
  22. bunjy's Avatar
    OS fragmentation and lack of timely updates drove me away from Android. I like the fact that my device will get iOS 7 the day it releases to the public. Only Android Nexus devices get that.
    09-12-2013 01:32 AM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So, is this quote, in the opinion of those who've posted in this thread, legit in regard to Android?

    "Every handset maker wants its device to be different. And special. So they intentionally tweak the OS to give themselves what they think of as an “advantage,” when really it’s nothing of the sort, because all it does is prevent ISVs from writing apps for them. Even if the handset makers weren’t totally short-sighted and evil, there’s the competency issue."

    NOTE: The quote was taken from an 2009 iMore Blog article.
    http://www.imore.com/fake-steve-android-fragmentation-harder-develop-iphone
    09-12-2013 10:02 AM
  24. strider2's Avatar
    I am also new to the iPhone world.
    Had Nexus 4 and recently (last week) switched to iPhone 5
    So Now I have 2 devices (iPhone and iPad2)
    09-12-2013 12:01 PM
  25. DeJonneJ's Avatar
    Android fragmentation is not as bad as before. But I'm the type of guy who thinks phones should have updates day 1 and not months after announcements. Nexus phones are good but lack many of the best features like camera interface. But skinned android causes is update delays. Not to mention android phones I've had over the years, incredible, thunderbolt, revolution, Rezound, galaxy nexus and galaxy s3, no matter how many cores or ram, always lag. Anyone who says anything different is lying. Event nexus 7 lagged. The fact that google needed to create project butter to fix lag yet it's still present is sad to me.

    On my iphone, everything is smooth. Even older iPhones. As feature and customization-rich as android is, it's just not stable and reliable enough for me. Always a new phone, always a new update I have to wait months to get. I have enjoyed my first year on iphone so much that I'm not even upgrading to the 5s.

    I'm going to buy another 5 but the 32gb. Because even as a year old phone, it's still got one of the best cameras and is as smooth as any quad core or octa core android phone out there. And this is coming from a guy who was a die hard android fan in January.

    *excuse my typos, typed this on my iphone in class lol.
    09-12-2013 05:45 PM
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