1. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I'm more than content with my 5 zero issues from day one.
    I would say that is the other thing about Apple devices that I love. I have never had one that has had issues. I can't say the same about other devices.


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    06-17-2014 02:54 PM
  2. mumfoau's Avatar
    I would say that is the other thing about Apple devices that I love. I have never had one that has had issues. I can't say the same about other devices.


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    I do think other devices are more and more "stable" every day

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    06-17-2014 04:52 PM
  3. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I do think other devices are more and more "stable" every day

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    That may be true.


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    06-17-2014 05:00 PM
  4. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Ha. You remind me of myself. I used to trade devices all the time. I think that I'm going to slow down now that I have my 64GB iPhone 5S and 32GB iPad Air. I just think that it is time to chill out. I'm not even going to get the iPhone 6, or at least I'm not planning on it.


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    I just switched from Nexus devices to an iPhone/iPad combo. I really like some things about it and some other things, I still prefer Android. Nothing beats the ease of use with iOS devices, however, and the build quality. But I still can't get Android off the brain. I need to stick with something, though. This constant switch is getting a little old, expensive, and time consuming.
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    06-17-2014 10:21 PM
  5. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I just switched from Nexus devices to an iPhone/iPad combo. I really like some things about it and some other things, I still prefer Android. Nothing beats the ease of use with iOS devices, however, and the build quality. But I still can't get Android off the brain. I need to stick with something, though. This constant switch is getting a little old, expensive, and time consuming.
    I totally agree with switching getting old, expensive and time consuming. It is one of the reasons why I have settled in on the iPhone/iPad combination. I know these devices will do what I need for them to do. I also understand having Android/Google on the brain. I am still in awe of the devices they come out with and really like the price points of a lot of their products. One of the things that cured that for me somewhat, was switching away from Google services. See, if you use Google services for the most part or exclusively like I had done in the past, it is hard not to want to go Android, because everything is integrated so well. Once you get away from Google services, Android becomes less attractive. I have switched to Outlook for email; Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for documents; dropbox for storage; Beats for music streaming, Bing for search; Apple Maps for navigation; and Siri over Google Now. It wasn't an easy switch, but I do feel a lot better about being on the iOS platform and less inclined to go back to Android. The way I would have my iPhone set up in the past was more like a Nexus device. I had Google everything; Maps, Chrome, Gmail, Earth, Search, Google Now, Translate, Drive, Google+, you name it. If it was Google, it was on my phone. And that became part of my frustration with iOS. No more though.


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    06-18-2014 06:19 AM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I totally agree with switching getting old, expensive and time consuming. It is one of the reasons why I have settled in on the iPhone/iPad combination. I know these devices will do what I need for them to do. I also understand having Android/Google on the brain. I am still in awe of the devices they come out with and really like the price points of a lot of their products. One of the things that cured that for me somewhat, was switching away from Google services. See, if you use Google services for the most part or exclusively like I had done in the past, it is hard not to want to go Android, because everything is integrated so well. Once you get away from Google services, Android becomes less attractive. I have switched to Outlook for email; Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for documents; dropbox for storage; Beats for music streaming, Bing for search; Apple Maps for navigation; and Siri over Google Now. It wasn't an easy switch, but I do feel a lot better about being on the iOS platform and less inclined to go back to Android. The way I would have my iPhone set up in the past was more like a Nexus device. I had Google everything; Maps, Chrome, Gmail, Earth, Search, Google Now, Translate, Drive, Google+, you name it. If it was Google, it was on my phone. And that became part of my frustration with iOS. No more though.


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    Yeah, I spend way too much time and money switching devices constantly. I've been on Android for awhile and everything I have is tied to Google, so it is a bit of an issue switching away. But it can be done. One of my biggest issues with Android, and even Nexus devices, is that there is always something wrong or missing from every device. The Nexus was great overall, but I always dealt with light bleed and ok battery life. And the speakers weren't really anything good. The Nexus 7 is also pretty good, but it does have a few issues, as well. This is what led me (back) to iOS - looking for something that really works all the time and does what I want it to do. It's just a transition time right now. And even though iOS devices are more expensive up front, it seems like it would probably save me money in the long run by not switching so often.
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    06-18-2014 11:17 AM
  7. mumfoau's Avatar
    I totally agree with switching getting old, expensive and time consuming. It is one of the reasons why I have settled in on the iPhone/iPad combination. I know these devices will do what I need for them to do. I also understand having Android/Google on the brain. I am still in awe of the devices they come out with and really like the price points of a lot of their products. One of the things that cured that for me somewhat, was switching away from Google services. See, if you use Google services for the most part or exclusively like I had done in the past, it is hard not to want to go Android, because everything is integrated so well. Once you get away from Google services, Android becomes less attractive. I have switched to Outlook for email; Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for documents; dropbox for storage; Beats for music streaming, Bing for search; Apple Maps for navigation; and Siri over Google Now. It wasn't an easy switch, but I do feel a lot better about being on the iOS platform and less inclined to go back to Android. The way I would have my iPhone set up in the past was more like a Nexus device. I had Google everything; Maps, Chrome, Gmail, Earth, Search, Google Now, Translate, Drive, Google+, you name it. If it was Google, it was on my phone. And that became part of my frustration with iOS. No more though.


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    This could likely be the culprit in why I switch but I have no intention of discontinuing my use of google services. Haha Switching for me isn't expensive though as I'll typically find a situation that will allow me to do a one for one swap of my device for the device that I want. Like I did to get rid of the 5 and get into an LG G2. This keeps me from spending money and my wife from putting the hammer down on my tech addiction! Happy wife, happy life.
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    06-19-2014 07:17 AM
  8. Wildo6882's Avatar
    This could likely be the culprit in why I switch but I have no intention of discontinuing my use of google services. Haha Switching for me isn't expensive though as I'll typically find a situation that will allow me to do a one for one swap of my device for the device that I want. Like I did to get rid of the 5 and get into an LG G2. This keeps me from spending money and my wife from putting the hammer down on my tech addiction! Happy wife, happy life.
    I'm the same way. I try not to put myself in debt, but sometimes I decide I gotta have the new thing and end up paying a little on top. But then when you don't like the new thing as much as you thought you would, you end up switching again. It's a vicious cycle. I also have no intention of leaving Google services. And I'm actually still having a little difficulty with iOS. Mostly due to the lack of customization. It isn't that I don't like it, because I definitely do. But I just got so used to being able to make my phone look (and work) like I want it to, that this is a difficult transition. Little things like being able to have vibrate on when my phone rings, but not have the alarm go off with vibrate and wake up the whole friggin house would be nice. There's just a few things that really make me miss Android and the customization it had. And with KitKat, both platforms are pretty comparable on speed and stability. I do like that if I was comfortable with iOS that I could pretty much just stick to the one phone per year cycle, which would save an awful lot of hassle. The plethora of devices that come out for Android is oftentimes a pain. You are always wanting the new thing because it has something your phone doesn't.
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    06-19-2014 12:07 PM
  9. mumfoau's Avatar
    with KitKat, both platforms are pretty comparable on speed and stability.
    THIS! THIS! THIS!

    I do like that if I was comfortable with iOS that I could pretty much just stick to the one phone per year cycle, which would save an awful lot of hassle. The plethora of devices that come out for Android is oftentimes a pain. You are always wanting the new thing because it has something your phone doesn't.
    And this... I'm usually a few months behind. Like right now I'm trying to take a look at all the 2013 flagships that I've not touched. I've used an S4 and a Moto X. Currently using the G2 but I see a few reviewers stating in their reviews that an HTC One is a phone that if they had to sign a contract they could use for 2 years so I want to try that now. haha
    06-19-2014 02:06 PM
  10. AlexJ92's Avatar
    THIS! THIS! THIS!



    And this... I'm usually a few months behind. Like right now I'm trying to take a look at all the 2013 flagships that I've not touched. I've used an S4 and a Moto X. Currently using the G2 but I see a few reviewers stating in their reviews that an HTC One is a phone that if they had to sign a contract they could use for 2 years so I want to try that now. haha
    I came from the HTC one to my iphone 5S, I do not regret it


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    06-19-2014 03:03 PM
  11. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    I just came back to using an iPhone as my daily driver recently from Android, and I'm pretty content minus a few features that iOS 8 will eventually bring.

    I used to use iPhone as my daily driver years back, but switched after some years. While using other platforms, I still have iPhones around to keep myself up to date with the latest though. Not missing much so far despite still using loads of Google's services. Helps that iOS has decent Google support.


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    06-19-2014 06:06 PM
  12. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I used to think that the people went for iphone because of the "apple" label. but I bought an iphone4 a year ago and the experience has been awesome. I was pretty peeved when I realised there was no Bluetooth feature but apart from that, I am never going to go for another brand again.
    The iPhone 4 has Bluetooth.. And believe me, if you find the iPhone 4 to give you a good experience, try using an iPhone 5 or higher! I owned a iPod touch 5, and iPad Mini 1, (both have the same processor and RAM) and I am blown away by how much fast, and how much better multitasking is on my iPhone 5. And mind you, the iPhone 5 is almost two years old!


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    06-19-2014 06:36 PM
  13. Wildo6882's Avatar
    THIS! THIS! THIS!



    And this... I'm usually a few months behind. Like right now I'm trying to take a look at all the 2013 flagships that I've not touched. I've used an S4 and a Moto X. Currently using the G2 but I see a few reviewers stating in their reviews that an HTC One is a phone that if they had to sign a contract they could use for 2 years so I want to try that now. haha
    I think it all comes down to OS preference at this point. If what you use is what you like and are comfortable with, then it makes sense. I really like both iOS and Android. I'd just like some more customization on iOS and a little more fluidity between the OS and apps on Android (plus a phone that has it all - I'm looking at you M8 with your 4 mp camera).
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    06-19-2014 10:13 PM
  14. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    Same for me actually. Because of my need to continue to run some Google's services, my choice is pretty much down to just Android and iOS. But if i didn't, i could probably live with Windows Phone too. Other than that, it is just personal preference.
    06-20-2014 03:35 AM
  15. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Same for me actually. Because of my need to continue to run some Google's services, my choice is pretty much down to just Android and iOS. But if i didn't, i could probably live with Windows Phone too. Other than that, it is just personal preference.
    Windows Phone is one platform that I would love to try. Now that I have switched services, there really is only one reason why I wouldn't switch and that's video chat. Everyone I know has either an iPhone or an Android device. That means for video chat, I use either Hangouts or FaceTime. With an iPhone, I have the best of both worlds; I can video chat with everyone I know. With an Android device, I just have to tell my iPhone user contacts to download Hangouts, which most of them have anyway so they can video chat with other friends who have Android. However, Windows Phone uses Skype. And no one I know uses that service for video chat. So I would have to convince everyone I know to sign up for Skype just to be able to video chat with me. And that's not going to happen.


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    06-20-2014 05:01 AM
  16. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Content is an understatement. I'm flabbergasted lol


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    06-23-2014 09:17 PM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Content? Nah....

    Ecstatic? OH YEAH BABY!!!


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    06-25-2014 02:46 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Content? Nah....

    Ecstatic? OH YEAH BABY!!!


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    (laughing)...You're sick!...
    06-25-2014 02:47 PM
  19. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Baby you ain't got no clue....


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    06-25-2014 02:48 PM
  20. CSI Guy's Avatar
    I would be very content with my 5S if it just had a bigger screen. I have vision problems and really really need a bigger screen. Other than that I love the phone.
    06-29-2014 11:25 PM
  21. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I think it all comes down to OS preference at this point. If what you use is what you like and are comfortable with, then it makes sense. I really like both iOS and Android. I'd just like some more customization on iOS and a little more fluidity between the OS and apps on Android (plus a phone that has it all - I'm looking at you M8 with your 4 mp camera).
    There are some hardware features that also separate the iPhone and other iOS devices apart from the competition that I really enjoy. I like the home button a lot. Onscreen buttons on Android are cool, but the home button is just so convenient for me. Yes I know it makes the bottom bezel bigger, but I like it there. Touch ID works flawlessly and keeps my phone secure. I love the charging port. The lightning port being reversible makes a lot of sense. So when I'm in the dark about to go to bed and I need to put the phone on the charger, I don't have to worry about damaging it by putting it in the wrong way. And I don't have to worry about the kids damaging their iPads by putting the charger in the wrong way. I like how fast my iPhone charges as well. 10 minutes on the charger can provide a lot of juice on the iPhone. I like the physical vibrate/mute switch. It is also very convenient. Maybe people may not care about this next hardware feature, but it matters to me. The iPhone 5S sits flush on a table. There is no camera bulge or curve in the back. So if I want to type/tap on the screen while my phone sits on a table or desk, it isn't a problem. The last thing would be the accessories. I have mentioned this before in numerous posts, but I can always find accessories for my iOS devices and a multitude of them for any purpose.


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    06-30-2014 12:38 PM
  22. Wildo6882's Avatar
    There are some hardware features that also separate the iPhone and other iOS devices apart from the competition that I really enjoy. I like the home button a lot. Onscreen buttons on Android are cool, but the home button is just so convenient for me. Yes I know it makes the bottom bezel bigger, but I like it there. Touch ID works flawlessly and keeps my phone secure. I love the charging port. The lightning port being reversible makes a lot of sense. So when I'm in the dark about to go to bed and I need to put the phone on the charger, I don't have to worry about damaging it by putting it in the wrong way. And I don't have to worry about the kids damaging their iPads by putting the charger in the wrong way. I like how fast my iPhone charges as well. 10 minutes on the charger can provide a lot of juice on the iPhone. I like the physical vibrate/mute switch. It is also very convenient. Maybe people may not care about this next hardware feature, but it matters to me. The iPhone 5S sits flush on a table. There is no camera bulge or curve in the back. So if I want to type/tap on the screen while my phone sits on a table or desk, it isn't a problem. The last thing would be the accessories. I have mentioned this before in numerous posts, but I can always find accessories for my iOS devices and a multitude of them for any purpose.


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    I hear ya on a lot of those fronts. I like each and everything you've said there. I'm still debating on what I'm going to do with iOS. I like it a lot, but I still miss the customization and freedom that Android provides. I'm still thinking that I need to find one and stick with it for the long haul, and quit the over-spending on tech gadgets. I've said this in threads before, that I really don't like how the alarm volume isn't separate from the system volume. And how if you have vibrate for everything on, it vibrates for your alarm, too. This really should be changed. I also don't like how I can't get Google+ and Carousel to back up my photos and videos without opening them up, even though I have location on for both. There are little nitpicky things that I don't like with iOS that I miss from Android.
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    07-01-2014 12:18 PM
  23. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I hear ya on a lot of those fronts. I like each and everything you've said there. I'm still debating on what I'm going to do with iOS. I like it a lot, but I still miss the customization and freedom that Android provides. I'm still thinking that I need to find one and stick with it for the long haul, and quit the over-spending on tech gadgets. I've said this in threads before, that I really don't like how the alarm volume isn't separate from the system volume. And how if you have vibrate for everything on, it vibrates for your alarm, too. This really should be changed. I also don't like how I can't get Google+ and Carousel to back up my photos and videos without opening them up, even though I have location on for both. There are little nitpicky things that I don't like with iOS that I miss from Android.
    I wonder why photos and videos don't backup automatically on Google+ or Dropbox? They do on iCloud though. I also have to stop spending money on tech gadgets. I have settled on iOS devices for the time being .


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    Last edited by dkhmwilliams; 07-01-2014 at 02:07 PM. Reason: addition
    07-01-2014 02:06 PM
  24. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I wonder why photos and videos don't backup automatically on Google+ or Dropbox? They do on iCloud though. I also have to stop spending money on tech gadgets. I have settled on iOS devices for the time being .


    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
    Yeah, I can't figure it out. I'm thinking about uninstalling and loading them up again. We have enough crap to spend money on, that I would save money by even upgrading once a year on iOS. It would still be cheaper than the every three to six month cycle I'm on with Android.
    07-01-2014 02:24 PM
  25. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I wonder why photos and videos don't backup automatically on Google+ or Dropbox? They do on iCloud though. I also have to stop spending money on tech gadgets. I have settled on iOS devices for the time being .


    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
    I have no clue. They do if I open up the apps, but nothing will run in the background. And the alarm issue is just something that really irks me. Might not be a huge issue to some, but I don't like it. I'm still up in the air - but it's to the point where I don't know if I would be completely content with any device.
    07-01-2014 02:38 PM
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