1. pr1nce's Avatar
    [WARN]DO NOT make the debate personal. Discuss the topic, NOT the other members posting in the thread.[/WARN]
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    08-21-2014 08:04 PM
  2. bukuri's Avatar
    With the new iPhone and iOS 8, 100% of my complaints with iOS/iPhone are gone. App extensions allow the OS to communicate with any app and all Apps can have the ability to communicate with each other as well. I no longer miss Android at all. And the Google Search App for iOS is very well developed...the many features of the "Cards" (location based reminders, traffic to upcoming appointments, package tracking, flight status updates etc) along with Google Maps give me the best of Google and iOS.
    I would definitely go with the new iPhone.



    iOS 7 - 5s - iMore Forums
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    08-21-2014 08:09 PM
  3. finn5975's Avatar
    Previous post deleted in effort to better keep the peace and abide by established guidelines.
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    08-21-2014 08:12 PM
  4. Flow39's Avatar
    With the new iPhone and iOS 8, 100% of my complaints with iOS/iPhone are gone. App extensions allow the OS to communicate with any app and all Apps can have the ability to communicate with each other as well. I no longer miss Android at all. And the Google Search App for iOS is very well developed...the many features of the "Cards" (location based reminders, traffic to upcoming appointments, package tracking, flight status updates etc) along with Google Maps give me the best of Google and iOS.
    I would definitely go with the new iPhone.



    iOS 7 - 5s - iMore Forums
    This. All of the best features of Android are now coming to iOS, like widgets and app extensions. Ther isn't a reason for me to switch at all especially now.
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    08-21-2014 11:51 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    He never directly called you a troll. The hit dog barks first...
    Actually, I did directly call him a troll in another thread, just not in here...
    anony_mouse likes this.
    08-22-2014 12:49 AM
  6. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Has nothing to do with your preference of smart phone...it has to do with the fact that you signed up on an Apple product-centric community to make sure everyone knows it in as many possible ways as you can can away with. I call you a troll because you come here to negatively provoke people, while at the same time pretty much opposing every topic you heavily contribute in with your opinions on a product that the community isn't representative of.

    Or, in more concise verbiage...I called you a troll because that is exactly what you're being.
    So, are you saying that the only acceptable answer on this website to the question "should I get and iPhone 6 4.7 or an Android?" (sic) is "in all circumstances and regardless of the fact that the iPhone 6 hasn't been announced yet, you must get the iPhone 6"?
    08-22-2014 03:17 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    So, are you saying that the only acceptable answer on this website to the question "should I get and iPhone 6 4.7 or an Android?" (sic) is "in all circumstances and regardless of the fact that the iPhone 6 hasn't been announced yet, you must get the iPhone 6"?
    iPhone 6 is not the only valid choice. I'm not the OP and I have no idea what the best phone is for the OP.
    Forums (in general) would be a lot more civil if people would stop seeking the affirmation of the crowd on what should be a personal decision and get the phone they like best.
    kch50428, CDG, Just_Me_D and 4 others like this.
    08-22-2014 07:52 AM
  8. anony_mouse's Avatar
    iPhone 6 is not the only valid choice. I'm not the OP and I have no idea what the best phone is for the OP.
    Forums (in general) would be a lot more civil if people would stop seeking the affirmation of the crowd on what should be a personal decision and get the phone they like best.
    I fully agree with you (and said something similar in post 48). We should probably all learn not to answer questions as vague as "are Android phones or iPhones better", as there's not really a useful reply other than to try them out for yourself.
    08-22-2014 08:26 AM
  9. cardfan's Avatar
    When I advised my niece recently on which phone to get, she obviously wanted an iphone but was concerned about its price considering what they're doing to sell android phones with better offers. You really shouldn't be that wrapped up in hardware..all the makers make decent hardware.

    It comes down to what you want to do or be able to do with your phone. Brands rule in apps as you see on the frontpage. Apple has them. Amazon, Facebook, MS, Google, and yes, Apple. All those ecosystems can be accessed (which can't be said for the competition) and are optimized (for the most part) for iOS. Plus it can never be ignored that iOS is made for the iphone and vice versa. Then there's continuity with ipad, Mac, apple tv, etc. iOS 8 will enable significant improved apps and new kinds.

    Throw in value retained when reselling, support, Applecare warranty and it becomes an easy choice. You don't have to deal with carriers or mobile places such as best buy. Apple usually swaps your phone if it's not working right. Done.

    So perhaps an android works better for some. Unless you're diehard Google or there's just an android feature that you can't live without, then it usually boils down to the fact that person wanted a larger screen or could save a few bucks initially. Soon enough, that screen size differential won't be a factor.

    Why limit yourself to certain ecosystems or services? Get an iphone and have it all.
    08-22-2014 09:22 AM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I fully agree with you (and said something similar in post 48). We should probably all learn not to answer questions as vague as "are Android phones or iPhones better", as there's not really a useful reply other than to try them out for yourself.
    A good deal of replies to threads that seek crowd affirmation are answered appropriately, in my opinion. Having said that, those of us who frequent the iMore forum, especially the moderators, can usually spot trends, and have a good feel for the people who are asking sincerely and those who are not. Longtime and respected members of the community often provide "tough love" to those who appear to be looking for a dispute........Nonetheless, we know that there will always be threads and posts pitting Apple against Android and others, and we will continue to deal with them appropriately....
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    08-22-2014 09:50 AM
  11. Squeeze Play's Avatar
    A good deal of replies to threads that seek crowd affirmation are answered appropriately, in my opinion. Having said that, those of us who frequent the iMore forum, especially the moderators, can usually spot trends, and have a good feel for the people who are asking sincerely and those who are not. Longtime and respected members of the community often provide "tough love" to those who appear to be looking for a dispute........Nonetheless, we know that there will always be threads and posts pitting Apple against Android and others, and we will continue to deal with them appropriately....
    I used to moderate on another iPhone-cenric forum. Your points are dead on.
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    08-22-2014 10:11 AM
  12. AB Lambert's Avatar
    I fully agree with you (and said something similar in post 48). We should probably all learn not to answer questions as vague as "are Android phones or iPhones better", as there's not really a useful reply other than to try them out for yourself.
    All,

    I have to say this and forgive me for not being appropriate. You guys really helped confirm my decision of why I should get and iPhone 6 over an Android (provided research points also). My question was sincere.

    I thank you.

    Anony_Mouse I am now convinced from your above comment you are a 15 years old who needs attention. To sum it up an "[redacted]".

    I got what I needed from this posting and it is baked

    Thanks,

    A.B.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 08-22-2014 at 11:38 AM. Reason: removed derogatory name call
    08-22-2014 11:36 AM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    So, are you saying that the only acceptable answer on this website to the question "should I get and iPhone 6 4.7” or an Android?" (sic) is "in all circumstances and regardless of the fact that the iPhone 6 hasn't been announced yet, you must get the iPhone 6"?
    I don't even understand how you came up with this...such a weird response, especially given that you saw my original retort to the OP and even agreed with part of it. Just ridiculous.
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    08-22-2014 01:20 PM
  14. DylanR201593's Avatar
    What I suggest is going to your carrier store or an Apple store once they release the 4.7 inch iPhone 6. Take the iPhone 6 and politely ignore the workers there! Go over the phone. Do you like the feel the OS. Can you do basic things you need to easily. Email, camera, message people, internet browsing, access features and so on with the things you do the most! Then go to a Android device! Do the exact same thing! Once you look at them each and compare the pros and cons. Anymore especially in the tech world it's impossible to rely on other peoples opinions. Because that's their opinions and likes about it! Not your own!
    CDG likes this.
    08-24-2014 06:34 PM
  15. Squeeze Play's Avatar
    What I suggest is going to your carrier store or an Apple store once they release the 4.7 inch iPhone 6. Take the iPhone 6 and politely ignore the workers there! Go over the phone. Do you like the feel the OS. Can you do basic things you need to easily. Email, camera, message people, internet browsing, access features and so on with the things you do the most! Then go to a Android device! Do the exact same thing! Once you look at them each and compare the pros and cons. Anymore especially in the tech world it's impossible to rely on other peoples opinions. Because that's their opinions and likes about it! Not your own!
    Agreed. Don't listen to carrier store salespeople. You're likely to get information such as these gems I overheard in a Verizon store in Utah shortly after the iPhone 5 launched:

    1. The screen is larger because it has more megapixels.

    2. The back is made of titanium.

    3. The Galaxy S III is faster than the iPhone 5.

    4. The 4S and the 5 both have one gigabyte of RAM.

    5. Video on the 4S in rendered in DVD quality and on the 5 in Blu-Ray quality.
    08-24-2014 06:40 PM
  16. Flow39's Avatar
    Agreed. Don't listen to carrier store salespeople. You're likely to get information such as these gems I overheard in a Verizon store in Utah shortly after the iPhone 5 launched:

    1. The screen is larger because it has more megapixels.

    2. The back is made of titanium.

    3. The Galaxy S III is faster than the iPhone 5.

    4. The 4S and the 5 both have one gigabyte of RAM.

    5. Video on the 4S in rendered in DVD quality and on the 5 in Blu-Ray quality.
    Honestly, the carrier store people are some of the absolute least knowledgeable people to buy a phone from on the planet, with the exception of a few workers.

    I wonder how much misinformation has been spread just from the carrier stores alone
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    08-24-2014 08:46 PM
  17. darlene24's Avatar
    I guess if will use for work, I would rather go to iPhone. and it depends on the approach given by the manufacturers in regards to their specs and other matters. and it's also up to you where you find yourself more easy.. both android and apple are good tho
    08-25-2014 09:18 PM
  18. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    What is goofy about android is that one can not update to the newer versions like can be done on Apple devices.


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    08-26-2014 10:03 PM
  19. CDG's Avatar
    What is goofy about android is that one can not update to the newer versions like can be done on Apple devices.


    Sent from my iPad 4 128GB
    Sorry you lost me. Why can't an Android be updated to the newest version?

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    08-26-2014 10:07 PM
  20. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    I never read anywhere where it could be.


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    08-26-2014 10:09 PM
  21. CDG's Avatar
    I never read anywhere where it could be.


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    That's strange, out of the box my Nexus 7 went through too updates. Apps are continuously updating as well.


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    08-26-2014 11:38 PM
  22. Squeeze Play's Avatar
    That's strange, out of the box my Nexus 7 went through too updates. Apps are continuously updating as well.


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    That's because it's a Google product..
    08-26-2014 11:57 PM
  23. CDG's Avatar
    That's because it's a Google product..
    Yes of courses the Nexus devices get the timely updates over other Androids but it's not quite true that androids can not be upgraded to newer versions.

    The updates on Android are generally not as timely or predictable as iOS but they do happen at least to the high end devices.

    So IMHO to say Androids cannot be upgraded to a newer OS like Apple is both drastic and dramatic.


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    08-27-2014 12:09 AM
  24. Flow39's Avatar
    Besides the Nexus line of devices, the rest of the phones usually don't get updated very quickly, or at all.
    08-27-2014 12:38 AM
  25. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Besides the Nexus line of devices, the rest of the phones usually don't get updated very quickly, or at all.
    Will have to disagree with that.
    08-27-2014 05:44 AM
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