1. Meka Mac's Avatar
    So for as long as I remember I've had android phones. I've always liked them and would never even bat my eyes at the iPhone, but I've been thinking over the past couple days and I really think I'm ready to make the switch.

    Of course in the end I'm gonna make my own decision but I need you guys to kinda sell me. I think my biggests thoughts are I really don't like the iPhones keyboard, but I downloaded swift on my ipad last night and it worked great so that problem is solved. My other thing is I'm so upset to being able to customize the android that I feel I'm not going to be able to get used to that.

    Thanks in advance for the tips.
    09-30-2015 06:52 AM
  2. swampbaby's Avatar
    What is it about the iPhone that suddenly has you contemplating the switch? Is it more to do with software updates that Apple pushed to all devices at once, as opposed to the wait and see method with Android? Granted iOS isn't 100% perfect, then again neither is Android. iOS has come a long way from the iPhone OS 1 days. You mention you have an iPad...by playing around with iOS on that device what are your likes/dislikes about it?
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    09-30-2015 07:03 AM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. I use to be the same way, I just didn't like Apple iPhones and then one day I saw the GOLD 5s iPhone commercial and "BAM"...two years later I'm still using an iPhone, I've upgraded to the 6 Plus since that commercial and I have to admit I do miss the customization of Android but that's it....the Apple iPhone ...well, "IT JUST WORKS" ...may I suggest the 14 day trial period that most carriers give you and see if the iPhone is for you....ENJOY the site.
    09-30-2015 07:04 AM
  4. clemson77on's Avatar
    I just switched over to the iPhone. I thought I'd give it some time to see if I could get to like it because I like things to be stock if at all possible. Well, I just missed Swiftkey way too much so I downloaded it. Yes, you can download it but it's missing most of the features that the Android counterpart has. The biggest feature missing for me is the longpress for numbers and punctuations. Also, it will not be in every app and reverts back to stock at times. I was pretty disappointed.
    09-30-2015 07:07 AM
  5. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I switched from R2D2 to the Apple with the 5S and I do not regret anything. Especially with a now "full size device" with tons of new features and iOS9. It is finally the phone I expected/wanted from them the whole time.
    Do I miss the expandable memory? Not really as I was not using it. Customization was nice, but it was more to make it prettier than anything else.
    I made my 6S pretty too.
    It works flawlessly with my iPad and Mackbook Pro. Even when I connect it to my gaming Windows pc, it works great (less functionnality than with my laptop, though).
    And it can do everything I need in my personnal and professionnal life!
    All that is why an iPhone works best for me.

    But, that is only my opinion. My personnal point of view


    Sent from my iPhone 6s using Tapatalk
    09-30-2015 07:34 AM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I just switched over to the iPhone. I thought I'd give it some time to see if I could get to like it because I like things to be stock if at all possible. Well, I just missed Swiftkey way too much so I downloaded it. Yes, you can download it but it's missing most of the features that the Android counterpart has. The biggest feature missing for me is the longpress for numbers and punctuations. Also, it will not be in every app and reverts back to stock at times. I was pretty disappointed.
    SwiftKey keyboard will stop disappearing if you delete the Apple keyboard and only appear for passwords....

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    Thinking about switching from galaxy s5.-imageuploadedbytapatalk1443613140.117301.jpg
    09-30-2015 07:35 AM
  7. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    "... the keyboard can access all the data you type".
    Cannot it cause privacy/security issues?


    Sent from my iPhone 6s using Tapatalk
    09-30-2015 08:49 AM
  8. clemson77on's Avatar
    SwiftKey keyboard will stop disappearing if you delete the Apple keyboard and only appear for passwords....
    Thanks for the tip! I assume it can always be added back in? I'm probably just going to stick with stock since the iOS version of Swiftkey doesn't seem to add much over stock but I'll keep that in mind.
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    09-30-2015 08:54 AM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    "... the keyboard can access all the data you type".
    Cannot it cause privacy/security issues?


    Sent from my iPhone 6s using Tapatalk
    Thats why anytime you use passwords the Apple keyboard pops up to prevent this.
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    09-30-2015 09:03 AM
  10. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Thats why anytime you use passwords the Apple keyboard pops up to prevent this.
    At least there is that!

    But emails or text messages can still contain sensitive information that you typed. I will stick with the Apple keyboard, haha!


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    09-30-2015 09:16 AM
  11. Spencerdl's Avatar
    At least there is that!

    But emails or text messages can still contain sensitive information that you typed. I will stick with the Apple keyboard, haha!


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    This is true. Glad I'm not that important where I would have to worry about that..LOL


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus using Tapatalk
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    09-30-2015 09:17 AM
  12. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    This is true. Glad I'm not that important where I would have to worry about that..LOL


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus using Tapatalk
    Haha XD
    Well, being my own boss, this is something I have to worry about..


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    09-30-2015 09:26 AM
  13. plantemichel's Avatar
    Don't think do it


    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 6S using Tapatalk
    09-30-2015 10:39 AM
  14. Meka Mac's Avatar
    What is it about the iPhone that suddenly has you contemplating the switch? Is it more to do with software updates that Apple pushed to all devices at once, as opposed to the wait and see method with Android? Granted iOS isn't 100% perfect, then again neither is Android. iOS has come a long way from the iPhone OS 1 days. You mention you have an iPad...by playing around with iOS on that device what are your likes/dislikes about it?
    Honestly I'm just really ready for a change. I do like my s5 but I have been contemplating the iPhone for a while.
    09-30-2015 10:44 AM
  15. swarlos's Avatar
    Honestly I'm just really ready for a change. I do like my s5 but I have been contemplating the iPhone for a while.
    Once you switch and get used to the changes you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner! I started with the OG iPhone and then the 3G then the boredom and anger set in LOL cause apple was taking too long to implement MMS and copy/cut/paste so I switched to Android which began my downward spiral/obsession with customization, always getting the "latest" new phone and then at the end with the Galaxy Nexus I was literally flashing a new rom and kernel weekly sometimes daily just trying to eek out enough battery to last the day. One day I decide it was enough and traded it for an iPhone 4 to prepare for the launch of the iPhone 5 and ever since I've been a happy camper and wish I had never defected. The thing with Android is its all flash and sparkles with the 'oh you can customize, be different, there's a device for everyone!' BS but I feel that's covering up the true issues of Android like fragmentation, security flaws and the horrid battery life.

    Just try it for a week or two you'll come around.


    The Lannisters send their regards
    09-30-2015 11:55 AM
  16. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Best recommendation is try the iPhone and if it doesn't work out, return it for an android device. It takes awhile to get used to another OS


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    09-30-2015 02:17 PM
  17. Meka Mac's Avatar
    Best recommendation is try the iPhone and if it doesn't work out, return it for an android device. It takes awhile to get used to another OS


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    You think the 14 day trial would be enough time to get used to a new OS? I have a ipad that I use daily often so iOS wouldn't be brand new to me. I have alre have an iTunes account since I have a ipod classic. I'm really wanting to try it out and see how I like it I just don't want to not be able to be sure in 14 days and then be stuck with it.
    09-30-2015 04:02 PM
  18. Meka Mac's Avatar
    So I was in the store and
    09-30-2015 06:59 PM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    So I was in the store and
    ...and what happened?
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    09-30-2015 07:41 PM
  20. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    So I was in the store and
    And......My guess is you were still using Android and your phone broke mid-sentence.
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    09-30-2015 07:59 PM
  21. Meka Mac's Avatar
    And......My guess is you were still using Android and your phone broke mid-sentence.
    ...and what happened?
    Lol idk what happened with the rest of my sentence, but I was in target today and they had the 6s out and I was playing with it and I kinda fell in love. I'm really thinking about switching, I know a big thing that is holding me back is the fact that my bill will go up, but other then that idk what else is holding me back.
    09-30-2015 09:29 PM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Lol idk what happened with the rest of my sentence, but I was in target today and they had the 6s out and I was playing with it and I kinda fell in love. I'm really thinking about switching, I know a big thing that is holding me back is the fact that my bill will go up, but other then that idk what else is holding me back.
    Well do what makes you happy, but remember the new iPhones are AWESOME.....SMILE
    10-01-2015 04:08 AM
  23. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I'm a brand new iPhone convert as well. Here are my thoughts:

    I've used about a dozen different Android devices in the past 5 years. It seemed like I was always chasing the PERFECT device and every device I tried came up short. For example I loved how the M8 was snappy and fluid (I've always been a Sense fan) and it had AMAZING speakers...but the camera was awful. My Note 4 was probably the most aesthetically pleasing Android device I ever had, and I loved the size, s pen, and the plethora of awesome features...but I hated the TouchWiz lag and the GPS was pretty much unusable. My LG G4 was pretty snappy and the GPS was on point and I loved the leather back...but the IU was a bit boring and the battery life was pretty dang bad. You get the idea .

    I've used the iPhone 6s Plus now for 5 days and I have nothing to complain about. It's a beautiful device (and highly customizeable with the vast array of accessories), battery is nothing short of incredible, GPS is on point, it's as fast or faster than any Android device I've used, the app quality is a lot better, the keyboard was a cinch to get used to (coming from about 4 years on SwiftKey), the OS is intuitive and fun to use, etc. Sure, it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that are baked into certain Android devices, but I found that a lot of those bells and whistles were just fun to show off to my friends and aren't really deal breakers if I don't have them anymore. Other things that I'm used to, like a file manager, I could easily find an app for.

    I know I've only had this phone for 5 days, but I can easily see myself being happy with this phone for a year since I don't have to make any compromises.
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    10-01-2015 10:54 AM
  24. qbnkelt's Avatar
    So for as long as I remember I've had android phones. I've always liked them and would never even bat my eyes at the iPhone, but I've been thinking over the past couple days and I really think I'm ready to make the switch.

    Of course in the end I'm gonna make my own decision but I need you guys to kinda sell me. I think my biggests thoughts are I really don't like the iPhones keyboard, but I downloaded swift on my ipad last night and it worked great so that problem is solved. My other thing is I'm so upset to being able to customize the android that I feel I'm not going to be able to get used to that.

    Thanks in advance for the tips.
    I won't try to sell you. I can't....I don't know you.

    If you're thinking about it over the last couple of days, take a deep breath and back away from the media and even us. Because you may be reacting to the excitement from those of us who love our iPhones. You may also be reacting to the media coverage and from friends' comments, if you know anyone who has bought a new iPhone.

    You won't be able to customise an iPhone like you do an Android device. So if customisation is something that you really enjoy, you will be disappointed. Unless you jailbreak.

    As far as the keyboards, I prefer my iOS keyboard over my Note 4. The only thing that beats the experience of my iOS keyboard is the BlackBerry physical keyboard....but unfortunately it's not on an iPhone. You will be able to find several keyboards in the Apple App Store.

    Step back and take a deep breath. Then go give an iPhone a go at your local store. If you feel courageous get one and explore for two weeks. If you don't care for it, return it.

    This I will tell you....I won't do without my iPhone. It's the one platform that is non negotiable for me. I won't do without it.
    10-01-2015 12:13 PM
  25. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm a brand new iPhone convert as well. Here are my thoughts:

    I've used about a dozen different Android devices in the past 5 years. It seemed like I was always chasing the PERFECT device and every device I tried came up short. For example I loved how the M8 was snappy and fluid (I've always been a Sense fan) and it had AMAZING speakers...but the camera was awful. My Note 4 was probably the most aesthetically pleasing Android device I ever had, and I loved the size, s pen, and the plethora of awesome features...but I hated the TouchWiz lag and the GPS was pretty much unusable. My LG G4 was pretty snappy and the GPS was on point and I loved the leather back...but the IU was a bit boring and the battery life was pretty dang bad. You get the idea .

    I've used the iPhone 6s Plus now for 5 days and I have nothing to complain about. It's a beautiful device (and highly customizeable with the vast array of accessories), battery is nothing short of incredible, GPS is on point, it's as fast or faster than any Android device I've used, the app quality is a lot better, the keyboard was a cinch to get used to (coming from about 4 years on SwiftKey), the OS is intuitive and fun to use, etc. Sure, it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that are baked into certain Android devices, but I found that a lot of those bells and whistles were just fun to show off to my friends and aren't really deal breakers if I don't have them anymore. Other things that I'm used to, like a file manager, I could easily find an app for.

    I know I've only had this phone for 5 days, but I can easily see myself being happy with this phone for a year since I don't have to make any compromises.
    WOW....Great summary. Nicely written...THANK YOU
    pantlesspenguin and lackster2 like this.
    10-01-2015 12:25 PM
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