1. BLiNK's Avatar
    it will be a few months before i get the 5s but it sure is nice to know that i still have an up to date device in my hand (iP5)

    can the same be said about a one year old Android?
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    09-29-2013 04:29 AM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    it will be a few months before i get the 5s but it sure is nice to know that i still have an up to date device in my hand (iP5)

    can the same be said about a one year old Android?
    Oh no why why BLiNK why??


    Carried by a raven from the Wall.
    09-29-2013 04:50 AM
  3. mumfoau's Avatar
    it will be a few months before i get the 5s but it sure is nice to know that i still have an up to date device in my hand (iP5)

    can the same be said about a one year old Android?
    And that my friend is one reason why I love Apple so much!


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    09-29-2013 09:00 AM
  4. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    It would be cool but switching phone every year.. Think that's to fast I still have my 5 since last oct and love it still not gonna upgrade till probably iPhone 6
    09-29-2013 09:09 AM
  5. Armada's Avatar
    Threads like these are why the term "iSheep" exists. As an Android user reading this just made me groan. I can t ell you all of my friend's one year old Android devices are up to date. And my 2 year old device is up to date. I have other select words I'll keep to myself.
    09-29-2013 09:11 AM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    Threads like these are why the term "iSheep" exists. As an Android user reading this just made me groan. I can t ell you all of my friend's one year old Android devices are up to date. And my 2 year old device is up to date. I have other select words I'll keep to myself.
    So, why are you here? To "stir the pot"? Toss about invectives like "iSheep" to inflame people? I just don't get why some people who favor other mobile device platforms are compelled to show up in a forum dedicated to a platform they don't have or favor... maybe even harbor dislike for... to act like... well, you. I just don't get it. Last thing I'd do is show up at any of the other Mobile Nations sites and do there what you're doing here.
    Last edited by kch50428; 09-29-2013 at 11:14 AM.
    09-29-2013 09:58 AM
  7. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Threads like these are why the term "iSheep" exists. As an Android user reading this just made me groan. I can t ell you all of my friend's one year old Android devices are up to date. And my 2 year old device is up to date. I have other select words I'll keep to myself.
    Let me fix this for you so it sounds less condescending.

    "As a matter of fact, yes.
    Google Nexus typically gets current os updates for x years.
    My 2 year old [insert device] is running the latest version of android.
    Among my circle of friends their one year old [insert devices] also have the latest version installed"
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    09-29-2013 09:59 AM
  8. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    It would be cool but switching phone every year.. Think that's to fast I still have my 5 since last oct and love it still not gonna upgrade till probably iPhone 6
    I actually still have my 4S from Nov.2011, and I'm just considering upgrading to the 5C next month. I'd like to, but at the same time I'm on the fence about it because I love my 4S, it runs flawless and iOS7 just made it that much more great to me for my needs SO, come next month I may just by-pass upgrading again (as did the 5) and wait till next year for the next new phone....idk. I'm not under any pressure to jump because I'm in a happy place right now
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    09-29-2013 11:12 AM
  9. Armada's Avatar
    So, why are you here? To "stir the pot"? Toss about invectives like "iSheep" to inflame people? I just don't get why some people who favor other mobile device platforms are compelled to show up in a forum dedicated to a platform they don't have or favor... maybe even harbor dislike for... to act like... well, you. I just don't get it. Last thing I'd do is show up at any of the other Mobile Nations sites and do there what you're doing here.
    I had a reply here but I've elected to just discuss it over PM instead of in a public forum. I'm sorry if I implied that BLiNK, or any other iMore user was an "iSheep." I didn't mean it as such.

    Let me fix this for you so it sounds less condescending.

    "As a matter of fact, yes.
    Google Nexus typically gets current os updates for x years.
    My 2 year old [insert device] is running the latest version of android.
    Among my circle of friends their one year old [insert devices] also have the latest version installed"
    I agree, it probably was condescending. Everyone has strong opinions, though. I was so concerned about replying with another side I may have been a bit rude.
    Last edited by Armada; 09-29-2013 at 05:52 PM. Reason: rewording crap
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    09-29-2013 05:38 PM
  10. Alik Malix's Avatar
    Threads like these are why the term "iSheep" exists. As an Android user reading this just made me groan. I can t ell you all of my friend's one year old Android devices are up to date. And my 2 year old device is up to date. I have other select words I'll keep to myself.
    it will be a few months before i get the 5s but it sure is nice to know that i still have an up to date device in my hand (iP5)

    can the same be said about a one year old Android?
    Hers's one for ya: I'm still rocking my iPhone 3GS - this is nearly a 5 year old phone, water drowned twice, screen cracked 3 times. It is working, most tasks are smooth (1000+ photos and not a hiccup in scrolling, battery is great) got all the 6.1.3 iOS version, which was current up to a couple weeks ago (not months or years). Only two games that I play don't run on it, RR3 and Nitro from Z2. But lists of late games are great - like FNF 6 and RR2. I got ICloud, Copy/Paste, multitasking, find my iPhone, Voice commands and Google now (Siri used to run before apple bought it), iMessage, etc. the only time I wanted an upgrade was after my camera got a drop of water in it (the second time dropped it into water). It still takes pictures, but I have to hold the camera certain way, lol. It was a well made $200 investment.

    iPhone 5s is built upon a 64bit architecture - the new future proof phone for me, as soon as I break free from the correct project - I'm getting that expect to own it for the next 5 years. No way could I do that with android. I got a relative that had 8 phones (that I know of) in the same time period as I had my 3GS - one iPhone "killer" after another, I'm pretty sure his rooted Samsung S3 finally was the iPhone 3GS killer.

    My wife got the iPhone 5 this year, we no longer own a camera - so that's another reason I need a new phone. Other then that I can see myself using my 3GS another year - I still will - it makes an awesome wifi music player for the garage.
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    09-29-2013 07:23 PM
  11. Trees's Avatar
    Hers's one for ya: I'm still rocking my iPhone 3GS - this is nearly a 5 year old phone, water drowned twice, screen cracked 3 times. It is working, most tasks are smooth (1000+ photos and not a hiccup in scrolling, battery is great) got all the 6.1.3 iOS version, which was current up to a couple weeks ago (not months or years). Only two games that I play don't run on it, RR3 and Nitro from Z2. But lists of late games are great - like FNF 6 and RR2. I got ICloud, Copy/Paste, multitasking, find my iPhone, Voice commands and Google now (Siri used to run before apple bought it), iMessage, etc. the only time I wanted an upgrade was after my camera got a drop of water in it (the second time dropped it into water). It still takes pictures, but I have to hold the camera certain way, lol. It was a well made $200 investment.

    iPhone 5s is built upon a 64bit architecture - the new future proof phone for me, as soon as I break free from the correct project - I'm getting that expect to own it for the next 5 years. No way could I do that with android. I got a relative that had 8 phones (that I know of) in the same time period as I had my 3GS - one iPhone "killer" after another, I'm pretty sure his rooted Samsung S3 finally was the iPhone 3GS killer.

    My wife got the iPhone 5 this year, we no longer own a camera - so that's another reason I need a new phone. Other then that I can see myself using my 3GS another year - I still will - it makes an awesome wifi music player for the garage.
    Deviating from the thread a bit, but have to compliment you for sticking with that 3GS for so long. I hope the 5S will be the 3GS for me.
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    09-29-2013 07:33 PM
  12. Armada's Avatar
    Apple does make a long lasting product. The only bad experience I've ever had was the 2007 Intel iMac. It died a slow, pixely death. The iPhone 3GS will beat most Android devices from the same era hands down. I'd say this notion changes post Jelly Bean, though. I can't ask more of my Galaxy Nexus... Except for battery life which is why I'm looking at the iPhone. My old Acer tablet is still getting support by the community longer after Acer did. It runs even better than when I bought it new. That's one thing Android can do better: community support.

    That can't be said of every device though, and that's where Apple shines. Their first party support is bar none. Android OEMs really don't have that long term support partly because they don't have Apple's clout when it comes to carriers. The other part is selling new devices. Apple values ecosystem over selling devices (for good reason).

    Certainly, each side has value. This is what I was trying to inject earlier. A stimulating discussion from varying points of view instead of many agreements. Sorry for being a jerk earlier.
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    09-29-2013 07:41 PM
  13. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    I had a reply here but I've elected to just discuss it over PM instead of in a public forum. I'm sorry if I implied that BLiNK, or any other iMore user was an "iSheep." I didn't mean it as such.


    I agree, it probably was condescending. Everyone has strong opinions, though. I was so concerned about replying with another side I may have been a bit rude.
    Okay.
    09-29-2013 08:24 PM
  14. diesteldorf's Avatar
    I think Apple was supporting the Iphone 3g up until a year ago. Considering the phone was more than 2 years old at that point, I thought that was pretty cool.
    09-29-2013 08:26 PM
  15. boovish's Avatar
    Well the 5C is basically just an iPhone 5, so yeah it would be best to keep the iPhone
    09-29-2013 08:31 PM
  16. boovish's Avatar
    The same thing happened to my iMac, they were just garbage after a couple years
    09-29-2013 08:32 PM
  17. anon5664829's Avatar
    it will be a few months before i get the 5s but it sure is nice to know that i still have an up to date device in my hand (iP5)

    can the same be said about a one year old Android?
    Yes. Nexus 4 running the latest 4.3


    Sit down son.
    09-29-2013 08:37 PM
  18. mynameis's Avatar
    It would be cool but switching phone every year.. Think that's to fast I still have my 5 since last oct and love it still not gonna upgrade till probably iPhone 6
    Exactly my thought. It seems like every android phone has a different OS and get different OS's every other month. I like change, but I don't like that much change.
    09-29-2013 08:50 PM
  19. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    One thing I can't stand about android is it's lack of user friendly habits.
    And the whole updating thing. If I bought a samsung galaxy s 3, then the new samsung came out a year later , it would be a drag trying to update the phone. Some features won't work as efficiently on the older device. Unlike with apple , my old iPhone 5 works seamlessly with iOS 7. That's something samsung gotta work on.
    09-29-2013 08:53 PM
  20. diesteldorf's Avatar
    Yes. Nexus 4 running the latest 4.3


    Sit down son.
    I think part of Android's problem is that there are so many manufacturers that make Android phones and they are the ones that decide whether to release updates.

    The Apple Iphone is Apple's phone and because everything is in house, they can release updates timely and directly to the consumer.

    The Nexus 4 is Google's phone, and, while made by LG, was designed with Google's specifications, so they can easily release updates directly to the consumer.

    I'll be curious to see how fast the new Moto X gets updates, since it wasn't designed directly by Google, but Moto is owned by Google.
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    09-29-2013 08:57 PM
  21. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    It would be cool but switching phone every year.. Think that's to fast I still have my 5 since last oct and love it still not gonna upgrade till probably iPhone 6
    I guess it's all got to do with finance and priorities. For me as a treat, I get myself an iPhone every year. I had to choose between a new MacBook or iPhone. The mac was just way out of my budget. So I went along with the iPhone 5s.
    09-29-2013 09:01 PM
  22. swarlos's Avatar
    Man I thought this thread was going to derail quick like Miley Cyrus but to my delight it's a much more stable Selena Gomez hahaha.

    The nexus devices for me are as close as it comes to being the iPhone of the Androidverse.

    There's already speculation going around at the "Kit Kat" forums on AC on which devices will be getting it and there's questions as to whether the Galaxy S3 and some of last years flagships will even get it! Now I hope that's not true but that's exactly the reason I left Android you're never certain if your phone is going to be supported a year down the road.


    Carried by a raven from the Wall.
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    09-29-2013 09:37 PM
  23. rlacrossjr's Avatar
    One thing I noticed.
    Droid- software updates spotty, unless nexus. So more smart in a way, want the newest software buy newer phone.
    Apple- push ios7 sure free, but it makes the 4 unusable.

    So bottom line droid puts software that works smoothly with hardware. Apple just says haha, like running windows 7 on a laptop that had XP original.


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    09-29-2013 09:50 PM
  24. mumfoau's Avatar
    I love that Apple supports the new and last few generations of their devices and it's economical because you don't have to buy new hardware to be current!


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    09-29-2013 10:03 PM
  25. Armada's Avatar
    I love that Apple supports the new and last few generations of their devices and it's economical because you don't have to buy new hardware to be current!


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    This is why if I end up with a 5C it won't be the end of the world. Will probably get support through 2015 at minimum I figure.
    09-29-2013 11:15 PM
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