1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've had the same exact experiences. Well said!
    Thank you very much.......Granted, I may feel differently with some of the newer Android devices, however, it's a tad too late. I've found the device that best suits me and I'm not going anywhere anytime soon...
    09-16-2013 10:56 AM
  2. bgl321's Avatar
    Thank you very much.......Granted, I may feel differently with some of the newer Android devices, however, it's a tad too late. I've found the device that best suits me and I'm not going anywhere anytime soon...
    Very true. I tried the S4 about a month ago. I had it for less than 24 hours before returning it. I THINK I've finally learned my lesson. :-)
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    09-16-2013 10:59 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Very true. I tried the S4 about a month ago. I had it for less than 24 hours before returning it. I THINK I've finally learned my lesson. :-)
    I hear ya, my friend.......it's good to know we're not alone...lol
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    09-16-2013 11:07 AM
  4. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I have done that a couple of times with iPhone and blackberry over the past few years.. But now I am currently on my iPhone 5.. There are many reasons why I leave and come back.. Hard for me to stick to the same thing for a long period of time And sometimes just need the change.. But so far I am happy I am back on a iPhone 5 and don't think I will be planning to change my phone for a while
    09-16-2013 11:50 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have done that a couple of times with iPhone and blackberry over the past few years.. But now I am currently on my iPhone 5.. There are many reasons why I leave and come back.. Hard for me to stick to the same thing for a long period of time And sometimes just need the change.. But so far I am happy I am back on a iPhone 5 and don't think I will be planning to change my phone for a while
    A lot of people feel the same way and there is nothing wrong with it. ...
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    09-16-2013 11:52 AM
  6. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I have bounced around a lot over the last 3 or 4 years. I like to experience the different operating systems as they evolve. I have spent the last couple months with Windows Phone since it was the only OS I had not used. I can say good things about every OS, but I always come back to the iPhone. I think using all of the different operating systems makes me appreciate what Apple has with iOS. My whole family (immediate and extended) uses iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc... The thing I miss the most when I am on another platform is the integration that I have with iOS. I still use my iPad, but it is so much better when I am using my iPhone with it. It's a better combo. I'm more productive. Anyway, I will be back on the iPhone next week. I am going to buy an iPhone 5 from someone upgrading to the 5s. Unless, of course, I break down and pay full retail for the 5s....lol.
    09-16-2013 03:07 PM
  7. djpatrickb's Avatar
    The flip side, at least from *my* experience is that I was never satisfied. Don't misunderstand me. I thoroughly enjoyed my Android devices as smartphones, but I was never satisfied with the setup. I customized my devices every way imaginable, and I did it to the point where I spent more time customizing and flashing new roms than I did actually using the device and being productive with it. When I got the iPhone 4S, it allowed me to be productive and content, and I made the decision to enjoy it without ever jailbreaking it, and I've kept that decision even though I now have an iPhone 5. Endless customizations lead to endless tinkering which also leads to never being satisfied.
    Likewise! I used a Droid X a few years ago and found myself spending countless hours customizing my phone. I got to the point where I wanted a solid phone that I didn't need to customize for speed and smoothness so I went to the iPhone. I stayed with the iPhone for 3 years which is the longest I have ever kept a phone. Just a few weeks ago I decided to leave Apple and go with the HTC One. This phone is great with it's big screen! Now I am starting to get that itch to start customizing my phone again. I think about my iPhone sitting in the drawer wondering when to make the switch back. It doesn't help that iOS 7 is coming in a few days.
    09-16-2013 04:10 PM
  8. Mits5139's Avatar
    Hi peeps!

    Have to say. Prior to the trying the 4S, i was absolutely anti-apple. Finally bit the bullet and bought one after my siblings all got one.
    I too am a self confessed gadget addict. I've been through numerous phones and am currently on my second iphone 5 again after taking a sabatical to try WP, BB10 and Android. Prior to the 4S i also dabbled with meego, symbian, windows mobiles the list goes on. Time has not been kind to my bank wallet. Would love to be a tester !!

    Safe to say i'm back again and hopefully getting a 5S.

    I get bored very easily and i guess i find iOS to be fluid, fast, stable and easy to use. It just seems to work i guess which probably makes my mind wander a little after a while. Download an album on itunes and it appears on your phone, facetime family with mimimum hassle no problem, stream photos to the apple tv etc. initially i wasnt keen on being "locked down" to an ecosystem but when you look at the integration and fluidity of the whole process you appreciate the apple brand.

    I miss the customisation of the others OS' but having thought about it thats all i miss which is strange. I dont even mind the size of the screen after having used 5 inchers like the htc butterfly. I
    actually prefer a 4- possible 41/2 inch screen tops. Getting into the settings etc was always a mission and frustrating but iOS 7 has made some big changes which i look forward to.
    Compared to newer phones the i5 may not win the specs war but i've never found it to be lacking in grunt, slow or unresponsive.

    How long before i jump to another OS again i cant tell. Will i still return to the iPhone guaranteed!
    09-16-2013 05:35 PM
  9. jdhooghe's Avatar
    This is why I probably wouldn't do well in heaven. It is perfect and doing the same things over and over again would get repetitive; boring. This is now what I think of iOS but after being around the block, I love iOS more than ever. Here is my journey: since I have sold my 4S, I have had a 920, Z10 and a HTC One. WP8 is incredibly unfinished and Microsoft doesn't want to do anything it seems(Anyone who wants to argue, tell me what you got with GDR2 and will get with GDR3 and how long it took for you to get that and the laundry list of things that still needs to get done). The only thing Microsoft does is sit on their hands. The Z10 was nice for awhile but wasn't productive. I always had to do the roundabout thing, my sms messages got burying in the hub amongst my huge amount of emails and to find them I would have to press on the messages tab, just like iOS and Android. That wasn't really a time saver at all it turns out. Apps would get stuck, even official ones; drained the battery before I could figure it out. The screen also bothered me. It was always "dark" and BB10 was always an eyesore. Over at crackberry, the "app" word is something they ridicule you because they simply don't have them. If they did, they wouldn't but that is the nature of jealousy. The only thing I miss was the keyboard but in all honesty, swiftkey was just as good when I got my android. This brings me to my HTC One. Aside from the fact that HTC is currently reaping what they sowed with their terrible customer support and will soon be out of business, android was the following: download an app and make sure it didn't do what it wanted and wreak havoc on my battery. Also, Nlp and NetworkLocator wakelocks which drained my battery such that it never saw tomorrow. I always had to limit myself to what I always wanted to do otherwise the battery drained too fast. I would get 4 hours on screen time with medium/light usage. The rest of the time it drained just from all the wakelocks. Flashing was cool but the only reason was to get a good performing phone. To have a good battery and negligible drain. Through all of that and many dollars later, I got my new iPhone 5 a week and a half ago. Apps don't do what they want. My battery doesn't drain much at all when I am not using it(less than 1 percent an hour), my usage time is INSANE. I still can't believe it. I no longer have to baby my phone. I can actually use it. There is no longer any reason to choose between good music or a good camera, a good screen or good music, ect. It is all embodied by the iPhone. I am not an iSheep like so many CrackBerry people like to call us(yes, I am staying with iOS for as long as they continue being great) because I have tried the rest and all I have seen is a mess. iOS is truly the best in my opinion. Throughout ALL the phones I have used, I have not had to compromise on features AT ALL. Anyway, sorry for the long post.
    09-16-2013 07:53 PM
  10. claudeburdel's Avatar
    WP8 is incredibly unfinished and Microsoft doesn't want to do anything it seems(Anyone who wants to argue, tell me what you got with GDR2 and will get with GDR3 and how long it took for you to get that and the laundry list of things that still needs to get done). The only thing Microsoft does is sit on their hands.
    Agree completely about WP8!
    09-17-2013 05:13 AM
  11. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Agree completely about WP8!
    I just spent about two months with WP8. It has the potential to be good. I agree with you though. It is missing too many of the basic things you expect from an OS. If I were staying with WP I would be seriously concerned about Microsoft's ability to get it up to speed.

    I will be back on an iPhone this weekend after my experiment with WP. It will be nice to be connected with my family again. I have felt very left out over the last couple months.
    09-17-2013 09:15 AM
  12. finn5975's Avatar

    Sorry for the long post LOL but it just gets under my skin especially now that I've been brought back to the light.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Hey, I tried to message you but it says you need to delete some stored messages before it will send. Wasn't sure how else to let you know LOL.
    09-17-2013 10:31 AM
  13. swarlos's Avatar
    Hey, I tried to message you but it says you need to delete some stored messages before it will send. Wasn't sure how else to let you know LOL.
    Deleted, resend 😃


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    09-17-2013 11:51 AM
  14. alicepattinson's Avatar
    And some of us dont leave...
    Including me
    09-17-2013 12:07 PM
  15. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    One of the other frustrations I had with leaving the iPhone was the accessories. I recently had the Nexus 4 which was a great device but I couldn't find cases that I liked for it. Having a good selection of cases for my phone is important. With the iPhone and iPad there are always an abundance of accessories available. Currently I have the BookBook case that I love. You can't even purchase this case for non Apple products.


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums mobile app
    09-17-2013 12:42 PM
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