1. Jude526's Avatar
    How long has it been since you made the switch to the dark side and are you happy?

    I had been contemplating for quite awhile and made the switch Jan 2017. It hasn't left the "honeymoon phase" in that I LOVE it and it took a bad exp with Samsung and Android to get me to leave. Kind of like a bad love relationship, only this time technical relationship.

    I never thought I would use Apple products. The word "never" shouldn't be in my vocabulary. I am eating my words but gladly doing so.

    AM completely in the ecosystem.
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    07-16-2017 01:58 AM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    I left Android coming up on 5 years ago with the launch of the iPhone 5.

    I had the OG iPhone and got the iPhone 3G and I really loved the 2G iPhone but after not seeing any movement on MMS, copy/paste and the ability to change my ringtones I got fed up and left for blackberry with the purchase of the Bold 9000. After getting sick of that I got the Motorola Droid and thus began my Android journey and subsequent bashing of all my iPhone wielding friends. Even throwing around the isheep moniker that still gets used and vowing never to return to iPhone.

    Well much like you Jude I should have never said never LOL. On a whim I just wanted to switch back with the iPhone 5 launch and I haven’t looked back!

    I love all my  products!! I shouldn’t say I’d never switch back to Android but I’ve attempted multiple times with multiple purchases of different Android phones ranging from the Nexus 5 to the S8+ and I couldn’t use them for more than a week. Android for me is just not the OS that I care to use anymore. The thing that killed it for me was using my Galaxy Nexus and flashing a new kernel/rom combo almost weekly trying to eek out the most battery I could. It got tireless and frustrating.

    But I’m so happy now and can’t wait for September.
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    07-16-2017 04:08 AM
  3. popkurn611's Avatar
    I left Android coming up on 5 years ago with the launch of the iPhone 5.

    I had the OG iPhone and got the iPhone 3G and I really loved the 2G iPhone but after not seeing any movement on MMS, copy/paste and the ability to change my ringtones I got fed up and left for blackberry with the purchase of the Bold 9000. After getting sick of that I got the Motorola Droid and thus began my Android journey and subsequent bashing of all my iPhone wielding friends. Even throwing around the isheep moniker that still gets used and vowing never to return to iPhone.

    Well much like you Jude I should have never said never LOL. On a whim I just wanted to switch back with the iPhone 5 launch and I haven’t looked back!

    I love all my  products!! I shouldn’t say I’d never switch back to Android but I’ve attempted multiple times with multiple purchases of different Android phones ranging from the Nexus 5 to the S8+ and I couldn’t use them for more than a week. Android for me is just not the OS that I care to use anymore. The thing that killed it for me was using my Galaxy Nexus and flashing a new kernel/rom combo almost weekly trying to eek out the most battery I could. It got tireless and frustrating.

    But I’m so happy now and can’t wait for September.
    How was your experience with the s8+?

    I have been with ios to android, back to iOS and then back to android...Now back to iOS for a while. I had an iPhone 4...Switched to the galaxy s4...Then got the s5. I skipped the s6 and went with the iPhone 6+ then upgraded to a 6S plus. I got bored with ios and decided to get the s7 edge since it was the greatest and latest of technology with the curved screen. I absolutely hated the phone, battery life sucked and it was so laggy. I hated the edge screen. I tried a OnePlus, a regular s7, a pixel and so on. I finally said enough with android and got the iPhone 7 plus. I am so content now. I do find the phone a bit too large but I am used to the form factor now.

    I have heard really good things about the s8/s8+ but I feel you always hear that months in to the release.
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    07-16-2017 06:58 AM
  4. Truman82's Avatar
    Came from s7edge and I’m happy now as I can concentrate on other things than tinkering with OS and lag and finding rogue apps which eats my battery or force closes random OS systems.
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    07-16-2017 07:46 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I came from the Nexus 6p in April 2016 to the iPhone 6s Plus and have had no regrets about switching. I really liked Android but got tired of continuous tinkering to keep it working. iOS just works.
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    07-16-2017 08:16 AM
  6. chezm's Avatar
    I came from the Nexus 6p in April 2016 to the iPhone 6s Plus and have had no regrets about switching. I really liked Android but got tired of continuous tinkering to keep it working. iOS just works.
    I also came from a Nexus 6P in May, but to the 7+. Agreed, it's so nice to use iOS from a functionality standpoint it just always works. For everything I use my phone for, I've learned iPhone works best for me. No regrets, coming to iOS was the bet move I made.
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    07-16-2017 09:46 AM
  7. Soreloser's Avatar
    My first iPhone was the 3GS. I made the switch to Android when the Galaxy S2 came out. Numerous Android phones later I came to the conclusion that I really was done with custom ROMS and rooting and in February made the switch back to IOS with the 7+. Is it all rainbows and unicorns in Apple land? Not a chance. Android still does some things better (notifications, volume controls, customization of my screen layout, etc) but I do appreciate the timely updates of IOS. I also love the camera. Battery life is pretty good, although nothing significantly different than the ZTE Axon 7 I switched from. I still contemplate using my ZTE at times, particularly when I have a number of apps I purchased on Android and I hate that I have to repurchase them with IOS.

    Overall, since my phone is basically a camera, music player,web browser, Amazon shopping, text messaging, email and voice call device IOS suits me just fine. No app crashes yet. I am pretty sure it has rebooted a few times because it has asked me for my unlock PIN a number of times. I use fingerprint to unlock but it has said that the PIN has to be entered to enable the fingerprint unlock. I have only seen that when I have rebooted it.
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    07-16-2017 10:46 AM
  8. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I've used both iOS and android since the iPhone 4. I can make either work for me and they each have features that I like better on one than the other. While I agree that iOS is easier to use for most people I've never understood the comments about needing to mess with Android to get it to work. I used to mess with my android phones way more, but it wasn't too get it to work. Any android phone I've had worked fine out of the box. Just like the iPhone works fine out of the box. Different? Yes, but they work. It was fun to customize. It still is but I don't spend the time going crazy with it. I like my 7 Plus and my S8 Plus and I'm really struggling with keeping one over the other.
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    07-16-2017 02:25 PM
  9. Tpence2177's Avatar
    I've been back and forth several times going original droid/iPhone 4/droid2/ iPhone 4/ gs3/ iPhone 5s/ gs6/ turbo 2/ and now 6 plus. I think for now I'll be staying with iOS. Pixel was very tempting but it's hard to deny that iOS just works. I got the turbo 2 because I am on call a lot and I don't need to be tied to a charger but even though it was advertised as a 2 day phone I get double or more battery life out of my 6 plus even on aged batteries. Until android can compete with battery life and fully implement rcs im here to stay.
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    07-16-2017 02:39 PM
  10. jaleesag88's Avatar
    I've been back and forth between android and iOS. Last September I got the iPhone 7 because all the stuff with iOS 10 looked awesome and I wanted to play with it. I had every intention of returning it within the 2 week period....then I kept it. Got the Apple Watch. Then ended up selling the iPhone 7 to get the iPhone 7+. Android phones have looked intriguing but I have a hard time giving up my watch....
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    07-16-2017 03:37 PM
  11. Jude526's Avatar
    My bestie and her husband have he S8+ and I helped her fix her issues because she let a friend of her's tinker with it. Her friend put things on her phone without even asking her and it really messed it up. Also things i would never put on my phone if I was still on Android and Samsung. I had to remove apps. Now her phone is working fine and told her to not let people mess with her phone. She doesn't want to put a password on it so told her to just tell them to keep their hands off.
    07-16-2017 03:54 PM
  12. swarlos's Avatar
    How was your experience with the s8+?

    I have been with ios to android, back to iOS and then back to android...Now back to iOS for a while. I had an iPhone 4...Switched to the galaxy s4...Then got the s5. I skipped the s6 and went with the iPhone 6+ then upgraded to a 6S plus. I got bored with ios and decided to get the s7 edge since it was the greatest and latest of technology with the curved screen. I absolutely hated the phone, battery life sucked and it was so laggy. I hated the edge screen. I tried a OnePlus, a regular s7, a pixel and so on. I finally said enough with android and got the iPhone 7 plus. I am so content now. I do find the phone a bit too large but I am used to the form factor now.

    I have heard really good things about the s8/s8+ but I feel you always hear that months in to the release.
    The S8+ was a nice phone but I was just shocked at some of the things I couldn’t do out of the box with it that i could do with my iPhone. Have to download an app for visual Voicemail and video calling. Plus the stupid amount of settings kind of ridiculous. I just realized that Android isn’t for me anymore and there’s no point in trying to force myself to use it.
    07-16-2017 04:14 PM
  13. cwbcpa's Avatar
    The S8+ was a nice phone but I was just shocked at some of the things I couldn’t do out of the box with it that i could do with my iPhone. Have to download an app for visual Voicemail and video calling. Plus the stupid amount of settings kind of ridiculous. I just realized that Android isn’t for me anymore and there’s no point in trying to force myself to use it.
    Agree 100%. No reason to use something that's not for you. Those setting are the reason a lot of people love Android, but obviously some don't want all those options. I definitely favor the iPhone voicemail and FaceTime over anything on Android though.
    07-16-2017 07:06 PM
  14. swarlos's Avatar
    Agree 100%. No reason to use something that's not for you. Those setting are the reason a lot of people love Android, but obviously some don't want all those options. I definitely favor the iPhone voicemail and FaceTime over anything on Android though.
    Yeah I just like being able to use the phone right out of the box without having to download other apps. I know Android does show visual voicemail in the phone app now but it’s dependent on the stupid carrier and whether they want to allow it which is so infuriating to me.
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    07-16-2017 07:13 PM
  15. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Yeah I just like being able to use the phone right out of the box without having to download other apps. I know Android does show visual voicemail in the phone app now but it’s dependent on the stupid carrier and whether they want to allow it which is so infuriating to me.
    Yep. That's an issue I don't know how they will fix. Carriers have too much control over Android phones.
    07-16-2017 07:17 PM
  16. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    I had a original iPhone and then i went to Android and thought I would never look back. I got the 6s plus for the cases. The only thing that keeps me on ios is cases. if I could get the battery life my note 5 gets I'd be a happy camper.
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    07-16-2017 07:35 PM
  17. swarlos's Avatar
    I had a original iPhone and then i went to Android and thought I would never look back. I got the 6s plus for the cases. The only thing that keeps me on ios is cases. if I could get the battery life my note 5 gets I'd be a happy camper.
    I’m the complete opposite I absolutely hate cases haha.
    07-17-2017 02:34 AM
  18. Chuck_loads's Avatar
    Chronic switcher here go from android to iOS everytime. Last phone was s7 edge liked it but studdered couple times a day but got the chance to switch to Verizon an trade phones for a 7 plus an have been really pleased with this device. I don't use it to its full potential but best phone I've used to date an plan on staying with it for a while.
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    07-17-2017 08:31 AM
  19. Jude526's Avatar
    Utilize it to its capabilities. You will be greatly impressed
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    07-17-2017 12:23 PM
  20. dgwphotography's Avatar
    I switched back in February. I was a hardcore Android user since the mytouch 3g was released in 2009.

    I don't see myself going back.
    Jude526 and flyinion like this.
    07-17-2017 04:09 PM
  21. flyinion's Avatar
    I started out with Android, the OG Droid, Galaxy Nexus, 2014 Moto X Pure edition, and the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet. My wife has always been on Apple since we met and I have a number of friend/family on Apple though surprisingly my parents ended up on Galaxy S5's when they made the jump from "Jitterbug" flip phones to smartphones. (I told them try everything and get what they like) I really thought they'd actually end up with Apple.

    Anyway I saw the reveal stuff for the 6s/6s+ and the 3D touch etc. and thought that it sounded like a really useful new feature if it could take off. I was also on a neverending search to get a decent camera in a smartphone and I was stuck on really want to stay with Google's Nexus route for the faster updates and ability to really tweak though the Moto X Pure is unlocked etc so there was some tweaking that could be done but not nearly the aftermarket ROM support as a Nexus or now the Pixel would have. Also historically Nexus phones have had some of the worst cameras on the planet and I hated Samsung's cartoonish OS overlay.

    I knew Apple usually had what were considered pretty good cameras though and so that along with the desire to try out what I read were more polished apps (comparing Android to iOS versions side by side) and realizing Apple had integrated a lot of the OS features I really liked in Android I decided to make the jump in Oct 2015 with a 6s+ and then last year a 7+ (both under Apple's new "upgrade program"). Of course then the Pixel came out, but I'm still here with Apple. Actually picked up a 2017 iPad to replace my Nexus 7 finally though I'll keep it around to play with a bit still since it's not worth anything.
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    07-17-2017 06:14 PM
  22. vintage2714's Avatar
    I left back in march l was apart of the note7 nightmare. I also felt it was time to make the switch so I can FaceTime with the rest of my family. And I was able to get a free iPhone 7 plus for my daughter.i was a huge android fan, before that I've had blackberry and an iPhone 4 I also left sprint when I switched to iPhone for At&t.
    07-18-2017 08:44 AM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    Everything is smoother than what I was experiencing on Android with my Note 5. My Note 7 was the best Samsung device I had ever had for the length of time we all had it. I was hoping I would be happy with the Note 5 . I had to get the 32 gig which wasn't working for me and had been promised the 64 gig would be sent to me. It was on backorder for two months. And then received an email saying cancelled by Samsung and would not be getting the 64 gig . I could upgrade to the 7S or the edge and didn't want either. Having the Samsung watch on contract I was "stuck". Then I heard Samsung was partnering with Apple and the watch was going cross platforms and work on the iphone. I called Verizon to confirm and BOOM....I made the switch and got a huge trade in value for making the switch. A sweet deal I couldn't decline. The watch worked well as Bluetooth enabled but I had heard good things about the Apple Watch and so it began. A month within having the iphone 7+ I got a great deal on the watch. I really like the Apple Watch. I have the 12.9 iPad Pro and 2015 Mac Pro. Made the big switch all in Apple and am really enjoying it.
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    07-18-2017 06:47 PM
  24. chezm's Avatar
    Once I got over the customization features on Android (and by got over mean it wasn't a big deal to me), plus the latest iOS updates over last 2 years have been great I moved over to iPhone. The experience on the 7+ has been stellar, the simplicity which is something I dreaded a few years back and optimization is almost flawless. I get why people prefer Android, but the pros of that platform could not hold weight to iOS in terms of what matters to me. My only with iOS and Apple is I just wish the OS major updates (9x, 10x, 11x) would have more BIG changes, minor customization would be very nice.
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    07-21-2017 12:00 PM
  25. bgl321's Avatar
    Once I got over the customization features on Android (and by got over mean it wasn't a big deal to me), plus the latest iOS updates over last 2 years have been great I moved over to iPhone. The experience on the 7+ has been stellar, the simplicity which is something I dreaded a few years back and optimization is almost flawless. I get why people prefer Android, but the pros of that platform could not hold weight to iOS in terms of what matters to me. My only with iOS and Apple is I just wish the OS major updates (9x, 10x, 11x) would have more BIG changes, minor customization would be very nice.
    I'm interested to know if when you made the switch in phones if you made the switch in ecosystems as well. Are you all apple or google when it comes maps, mails, photos, etc?
    07-22-2017 01:36 PM
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