1. bcw10's Avatar
    Ive always avoided Iphone due to my personality of wanting to try what isn't popular... so ive had Blackberry 10's ( still a lot of good stuff there) , Android, Windows phone , Palm Pre etc etc... but at a new job my iphone-loving boss enthusiastically got me a 7plus.

    I have to admit this is a good phone. Top quality hardware. Fast. Amazingly clear screen and mostly intuitive software. 3d feedback is neeto. I get it now.

    Cheers. I am on board. ( for now) :-)
    03-24-2017 04:45 PM
  2. blaine07's Avatar
    Welcome aboard; enjoy your stay. We are happy to help with any questions you come across as you get acquainted. I too was a Android Fanatic for years before I saw the light.

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    03-24-2017 05:11 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Welcome to the family. Enjoy your stay here on iMore and post open. Don't hesitate to start a new thread, even if you think it's silly or asked before. We're happy to help.

    Also, enjoy your iPhone. I, for one, am sure that you will.
    03-24-2017 06:19 PM
  4. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    Welcome ! Once you use an iPhone you will see how awesome it just works. I've never had an issue.
    03-24-2017 07:42 PM
  5. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Hi!

    Welcome to the Dark Side

    Enjoy your new device and post often!
    03-24-2017 09:00 PM
  6. reeneebob's Avatar
    It's like BB's were the gateway drug to iPhones. Everyone seems to start with a Berry.

    Pearl 8130 here. Heh.
    03-24-2017 09:20 PM
  7. MizWylie's Avatar
    Welcome! Blackberries were awesome, but I too got caught in the allure of iPhone. It was a great swap!
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    03-24-2017 10:02 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! Make yourself at home and enjoy the site!
    03-24-2017 10:13 PM
  9. blaine07's Avatar
    Yeah I kind of got started in all this with BB too. Lol
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    03-24-2017 10:48 PM
  10. Retinella's Avatar
    I had a Blackberry Storm (I'm embarrassed to admit that!) and a Blackberry Tour before getting my first iPhone. I know what you're going through. Enjoy your new iPhone! Did you get the red one?
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    03-24-2017 11:56 PM
  11. Jude526's Avatar
    Welcome aboard; enjoy your stay. We are happy to help with any questions you come across as you get acquainted. I too was a Android Fanatic for years before I saw the light.

    I finally jumped on board in January. We use the ipad at work.
    I am pleased with my 7 plus and have completely switched personally to Apple. Bye bye Android, Samsung and HP...except my printer is HP
    03-25-2017 12:56 AM
  12. v2Harambe's Avatar
    I too was androidian. But the ip7. Wow
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    03-25-2017 01:55 AM
  13. wilber1's Avatar
    Welcome Aboard bcw I think almost everyone started with a BlackBerry I also enjoyed using the 10's however when they went Android I came over to iPhone and so glad I did Enjoy your great new phone .
    03-25-2017 04:51 AM
  14. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! It's the most popular phone for a reason. Glad you're enjoying it.
    03-25-2017 05:45 AM
  15. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! It's nice to meet you!
    03-25-2017 07:17 AM
  16. Delirious D's Avatar
    LIKE the OP I've always avoided apple products. First smart phone was a pocket pc (windows mobile), then went to the centro, palm pre, sidekicks, blackberry, then android. Few days ago i told my BFF that I'm bored of android and wanted to try an iphone, she jumped the android ship with me. She got the pink 7plus and i got the red one yesterday and boxed up my LG v20.

    First impression - red looks really nice (yup tired of the same old black phones) also chose the red once because like 98% of the iphone community already got their phones on launch heheh wont be mistaken my red one for anyone else's

    2nd - It feels great in the hand, though i find it hard to pick it up off a table when its flat. LOVE that it is water resistant. had to give up my note 7 and the v20 is not water resistant. SO HUGE PLUS! although i hear the phone wont work when wet, while the note 7 did.

    3rd - still trying to get used to not swiping to type. but i must say the keyboard is amazing. Turned off auto correct and i still dont have half as many typos as i did with my previous device. took me a while to find the emojis button too.

    4th- the imessage! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

    5th - the 3d touch/clicking. OP you remember the Blackberry Storm, that clicky screen wasnt very popular. Apple managed to "copy" that but in a better way. at first the clicking would throw me off, but now i find it somewhat satisfying.

    CONS

    app store - i find the store a bit confusing especially when searching for an app. (maybe i just need to get used to it) Also its laggy. a few times its been stuck just searching, i had to close it out and open it again.

    DOCK - on my v20 i had 7 dock icons, well 6 if you dont count the app drawer icon. I can even do with 5 since the phone app has a contacts options inside. But we're limited to only 4 which pretty much sucks.

    ICONS- cant place them where i want. Like i mentioned above limited to 4, I would've compromised by adding a second row above the doc but cant, no option to leave spaces empty between icons.

    one awesome PRO
    can find cases and accessories almost anywhere, from amazon to the dollar store lol..
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    03-25-2017 08:10 AM
  17. popkurn611's Avatar
    LIKE the OP I've always avoided apple products. First smart phone was a pocket pc (windows mobile), then went to the centro, palm pre, sidekicks, blackberry, then android. Few days ago i told my BFF that I'm bored of android and wanted to try an iphone, she jumped the android ship with me. She got the pink 7plus and i got the red one yesterday and boxed up my LG v20.

    First impression - red looks really nice (yup tired of the same old black phones) also chose the red once because like 98% of the iphone community already got their phones on launch heheh wont be mistaken my red one for anyone else's

    2nd - It feels great in the hand, though i find it hard to pick it up off a table when its flat. LOVE that it is water resistant. had to give up my note 7 and the v20 is not water resistant. SO HUGE PLUS! although i hear the phone wont work when wet, while the note 7 did.

    3rd - still trying to get used to not swiping to type. but i must say the keyboard is amazing. Turned off auto correct and i still dont have half as many typos as i did with my previous device. took me a while to find the emojis button too.

    4th- the imessage! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

    5th - the 3d touch/clicking. OP you remember the Blackberry Storm, that clicky screen wasnt very popular. Apple managed to "copy" that but in a better way. at first the clicking would throw me off, but now i find it somewhat satisfying.

    CONS

    app store - i find the store a bit confusing especially when searching for an app. (maybe i just need to get used to it) Also its laggy. a few times its been stuck just searching, i had to close it out and open it again.

    DOCK - on my v20 i had 7 dock icons, well 6 if you dont count the app drawer icon. I can even do with 5 since the phone app has a contacts options inside. But we're limited to only 4 which pretty much sucks.

    ICONS- cant place them where i want. Like i mentioned above limited to 4, I would've compromised by adding a second row above the doc but cant, no option to leave spaces empty between icons.

    one awesome PRO
    can find cases and accessories almost anywhere, from amazon to the dollar store lol..
    Well it's always good to try different things every once in a while. I had an iPhone 6 plus and 6s plus, before that I had Samsung Android devices. Android's never did well on battery life and I wanted to give the iPhone a shot. Got bored of it and went back to Samsung. Samsung battery still sucked (s7 edge) so I got a pixel. I love the pixel, it's currently my daily driver. I got a 7 plus to dabble with and I just can't comprise the 1080p ips screen quality. Android devices have such a nicer screen to me that I feel like I'm downgrading to an old phone that's stuck in like 2013. Even my Galaxy S4 screen was nicer.

    I also love Android notifications and find that they really lack continuity on the iPhone. Also hate how you can't move icons like you said. My pixel is no iPhone but it is the closet Android to an iPhone, smoothness wise. It is super fast, never lags, and is really great on battery life. I'm not ready to move back to iOS until serious improvements in screen quality and notifications come on board. Atleast I gave it a shot!

    Not sure if you are into smartwatches but every Android smartwatch is milestones ahead of the design of the Apple watch. You can spot the Apple watch on someone miles away bc it doesn't look like a normal watch. My gear s2 classic people mistake as a real watch. I felt like I had a D*ck Tracy watch on my wrist when I owned the Apple watch. Just my two cents
    Last edited by popkurn611; 03-25-2017 at 04:33 PM.
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    03-25-2017 03:40 PM
  18. reeneebob's Avatar
    I had a Blackberry Storm (I'm embarrassed to admit that!) and a Blackberry Tour before getting my first iPhone. I know what you're going through. Enjoy your new iPhone! Did you get the red one?
    Hey, I LOVED my Storm and think it got a bad rap.
    Delirious D likes this.
    03-25-2017 10:59 PM
  19. Retinella's Avatar
    Hey, I LOVED my Storm and think it got a bad rap.
    I liked it, but the touch screen was terrible. It barely registered my clicks.
    Delirious D likes this.
    03-26-2017 01:39 AM
  20. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to Apple and iMore. Enjoy the site.
    03-26-2017 01:42 AM
  21. vegas33139's Avatar
    Welcome to planet iPhone.

    Nothing more to add really other than - iPhones - they just work!

    Oh, I used BB's for years, from the 8900 right through to the Z10. After that, I discovered the iPhone. The rest is history, although I do miss my berry's.
    03-26-2017 02:32 AM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to Apple and iMore. Enjoy the site
    03-26-2017 02:42 AM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! Make yourself at home and enjoy the site!
    03-26-2017 09:24 AM
  24. Lyall Demorrow's Avatar
    Well it's always good to try different things every once in a while. I had an iPhone 6 plus and 6s plus, before that I had Samsung Android devices. Android's never did well on battery life and I wanted to give the iPhone a shot. Got bored of it and went back to Samsung. Samsung battery still sucked (s7 edge) so I got a pixel. I love the pixel, it's currently my daily driver. I got a 7 plus to dabble with and I just can't comprise the 1080p ips screen quality. Android devices have such a nicer screen to me that I feel like I'm downgrading to an old phone that's stuck in like 2013. Even my Galaxy S4 screen was nicer.

    Not sure if you are into smartwatches but every Android smartwatch is milestones ahead of the design of the Apple watch. You can spot the Apple watch on someone miles away bc it doesn't look like a normal watch. My gear s2 classic people mistake as a real watch. I felt like I had a D*ck Tracy watch on my wrist when I owned the Apple watch. Just my two cents
    I have to disagree with you on screen quality and the Android watches being better. IMO and I'm sure many others, the 1080p iPhone screen is just as good if not better than any Androids screen. Unless you are looking at your phone through a magnifying glass, you won't see any pixels. Amoled vs ips is preference and I, prefer ips.

    Now to the watches. I've had every Android Wear watch and every Samsung (Tizen) watch. Most of these watches are so thick that they feel like a hamburger on your wrist. To agree with you, the Gear S2 was probably the best Watch if you use a Samsung phone. But I always preferred Nexus phones and the Pixel when it came out, and the Samsung watches just don't work as good as Android Wear watches when used with a non Samsung phone. My main problem with the Samsung watches was no Google Assistant, they only had S Voice. S Voice is way behind Google Assistant. Try setting a reminder on a Samsung watch while using a Pixel, S Voice sucks. Android Wear is a little better but I never could feel the vibration when I received notifications. Like I said, I tried them all and none of them were any good. In a quiet room you can hear the vibration more than you can feel it. My last problem with Samsung and Android Wear is the music controls, I want to be able to raise my wrist and pause the music or raise the volume without having to swipe the screen to return to the music app. People say "it's a Watch first, so you need to see the Watch face first!" And I say, "put the time above the music controls!" But noooo, that's too much to ask. I will say that Android Wear 2.0 fixed this but not Samsung, and Android Wear watches have horrible vibration motors, and the search for a good smart watch continues.

    The Apple Watch is an awesome watch and I'm finally happy. I really like the way it looks, and so do a lot of others on the iMore forums. I currently have the Space Black Stainless first gen Watch with the Milanese loop bracelet. The Taptic Engine is awesome, it's silent and I always feel it, so I never miss a notification. The Watch complications are the most useful out of any smart watch available. I tried Android Wear 2.0 but the complications don't compare to the Apple Watch. My favorite complication is the Fantastical calendar, I can always see my next appointment or reminder at a glance. Siri works extremely well on the Apple Watch. I set reminders all the time and one thing I love is...I can say "remind me to give Lucky(my dog) his medicine tomorrow at 1 pm" and because I sometimes make reminders after midnight, Siri will ask me if I really mean tomorrow or later today. It's the things like this that make me love my Apple Watch. Oh yeah, I almost forgot the music controls, they are awesome. Thank you Apple for giving me controls and the time at the same time.
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    03-26-2017 08:59 PM
  25. popkurn611's Avatar
    I have to disagree with you on screen quality and the Android watches being better. IMO and I'm sure many others, the 1080p iPhone screen is just as good if not better than any Androids screen. Unless you are looking at your phone through a magnifying glass, you won't see any pixels. Amoled vs ips is preference and I, prefer ips.

    Now to the watches. I've had every Android Wear watch and every Samsung (Tizen) watch. Most of these watches are so thick that they feel like a hamburger on your wrist. To agree with you, the Gear S2 was probably the best Watch if you use a Samsung phone. But I always preferred Nexus phones and the Pixel when it came out, and the Samsung watches just don't work as good as Android Wear watches when used with a non Samsung phone. My main problem with the Samsung watches was no Google Assistant, they only had S Voice. S Voice is way behind Google Assistant. Try setting a reminder on a Samsung watch while using a Pixel, S Voice sucks. Android Wear is a little better but I never could feel the vibration when I received notifications. Like I said, I tried them all and none of them were any good. In a quiet room you can hear the vibration more than you can feel it. My last problem with Samsung and Android Wear is the music controls, I want to be able to raise my wrist and pause the music or raise the volume without having to swipe the screen to return to the music app. People say "it's a Watch first, so you need to see the Watch face first!" And I say, "put the time above the music controls!" But noooo, that's too much to ask. I will say that Android Wear 2.0 fixed this but not Samsung, and Android Wear watches have horrible vibration motors, and the search for a good smart watch continues.

    The Apple Watch is an awesome watch and I'm finally happy. I really like the way it looks, and so do a lot of others on the iMore forums. I currently have the Space Black Stainless first gen Watch with the Milanese loop bracelet. The Taptic Engine is awesome, it's silent and I always feel it, so I never miss a notification. The Watch complications are the most useful out of any smart watch available. I tried Android Wear 2.0 but the complications don't compare to the Apple Watch. My favorite complication is the Fantastical calendar, I can always see my next appointment or reminder at a glance. Siri works extremely well on the Apple Watch. I set reminders all the time and one thing I love is...I can say "remind me to give Lucky(my dog) his medicine tomorrow at 1 pm" and because I sometimes make reminders after midnight, Siri will ask me if I really mean tomorrow or later today. It's the things like this that make me love my Apple Watch. Oh yeah, I almost forgot the music controls, they are awesome. Thank you Apple for giving me controls and the time at the same time.
    I 100% disagree that ips looks just as good as AMOLED. Put an iPhone next to an AMOLED Android display. Android (particularly Samsung) are known to have the BEST displays in the industry. iPhone is not known for their displays, they never were and it's 2017 where we now have OLED displays and 4K HDTV. Yes, iOS is the smoothest software and the battery optimization is better than Android.

    I also can't figure out significance of how iOS implements notifications, it's really not useful. Using Android nougat for months on my pixel has delivered the best notification experience. I know once you use a platform for enough time you get used to the change and settle in. I can very easily adjust to iOS right now, but I don't want to.

    I have had zero issues with my gear s2 while connected to my pixel. I disagree that Samsung watches only work well with Samsung phones. I have had zero restraints using it with my pixel. I personally don't use music controls via my watch so that isn't an issue for me. I like the fact that I can have numerous different smartwatches that work with my pixel and ALL look different. You can spot an Apple watch from miles away on someone's wrist. It is all so uniform, just like their phones.
    03-26-2017 09:19 PM
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