1. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I'm curious to know what made you switch to  or what would make you switch to another ecosystem and why!

    I made the switch to  mostly for it's ease of use and seamless interaction. But also for it's convenience. There's an  Store nearby, you can chat with support via your computer or their app, they're very accommodating for support or repair too!
    And they have fast, reliable products!
    04-18-2017 12:03 PM
  2. Josiah23's Avatar
    To try it out.

    I've always been an Android user and wanted to see why it's so popular.

    I started out with a MacBook and eventually someone gave me a 6S+ as a Christmas gift

    It's a good switch, I'm really liking the Apple ecosystem and Apple has been treating me nice

    This phone has been very reliable and is pretty good when it comes to battery life.

    I still have and of course still use Android but it's not my daily driver.
    04-18-2017 12:08 PM
  3. ksassy's Avatar
    BlackBerry 10 is EOL and Android didn't appeal to me so I decided to take a bite of the forbidden fruit so to speak and got my first iPhone a 7 Plus. Meets my needs and that's all that matters to me.
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    04-18-2017 12:23 PM
  4. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    True story. I loathed and despised Apple ever since having to use a Mac in school. Why? No right click. Yeah, true story. Anyway, after switching between Blackberry and Android for some time, Steve Jobs passed and I felt like I owed it to him to at least try his phone since he was considered one of the greatest innovators/inventors of this era. As much as I wanted to hate the iPhone 4 I bought, I couldn't, I loved it. Now I'm all in the Apple ecosystem.
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    04-18-2017 01:15 PM
  5. jmr1015's Avatar
    i never really cared about Apple at all... had nothing but Windows PCs, and first smartphone was a BlackBerry.

    Started to pay attention to Apple when everyone started getting iPods, and I started seeing the iMac everywhere. The original iPhone was my first Apple product.
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    04-18-2017 10:09 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    As someone that originally came from the Windows world, I was looking for simplicity like I had on Windows phone. I tried Android first but it didn't give me that feel so I figured that I should try the other side.

    Also I loved that they had small phones with good cameras. Those two things were enough to get me to try it out. I really liked the 5S but hated the lack of a band I needed at work. The SE came out and it resolved that.
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    04-19-2017 11:18 AM
  7. Matty's Avatar
    It basically came down to build quality for me.

    Almost every windows laptop I looked at came with a plastic build. Which is fine but not when you spending north of $1K on it . So when I saw my friends Macbook which has a very strong keyboard and a stiff screen with NO plastic, I just fell in love.

    After a while, which was just a coincidence. I started to like the OS more and the battery life was great. Would I ever go back to windows? Razer has me considering. They building some fantastic laptops. Just a little pricy.
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    04-19-2017 11:52 AM
  8. robertk328's Avatar
    Quality! Easy as that.

    Bought a G4 Cube in 2000-2001 (can't remember) and haven't looked back.
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    04-19-2017 01:09 PM
  9. PrincessB's Avatar
    I used to work for AT&T when the the first iPhone was released and fell in love. Before then I was team blackberry lol
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    04-19-2017 05:48 PM
  10. Terb's Avatar
    Always been a runner & music listener. When the iPod came out, made running great. Been hooked on the apple ecosystem since
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    04-19-2017 11:03 PM
  11. Jude526's Avatar
    Got fed up with Samsung after Note 7 debacle. Went to the Note 5. Not happy. Decided to try when heard Samsung watch would be compatible. 7Plus rose gold. Then iPad Pro 12.9. Apple Watch and the Mac Pro
    Love it all. Not looking back
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    04-20-2017 12:30 AM
  12. DarlaMack's Avatar
    I'll be honest... I ran a Nokia blog for almost 10 years and was soooooo anti-Apple it wasn't even funny. I remember when the first iPhone came out I extensively did comparisons with Nokia devices and services that I had because the mobile community was determined to name Apple's products first for everything. i.e. iPod was the first MP3 player which it wasn't lol.... basically I guess I was a hater. But my first Apple product was a PowerBook G4. My brother was a DJ in NYC and when he decided to upgrade his laptop he passed his down to me. Once I hit that power button it was over with... Windows was the past. Steve Job's always believe in the "easy on" theory and it always just worked. So, with PowerBook G4 in hand and all the music that my brother left on the machine, I bought an iPod..... pretty much the rest is history. Even though companies did their best to create software compatible to assist in non-apple devices being used with the computers, the ease of its own just made things run smoothly and flawless for me. I ended up purchasing my first intel MacBook and the 1st Gen iPhone later after that and never looked back, lol.
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    04-20-2017 08:43 AM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    They just work, and they work well! When I got my first MacBook Pro, I originally wanted it just so that I could have a more well-rounded experience with other computer operating systems. At that time, Windows was the only one I'd ever owned, but I had a temp job once where I had to use a Mac. At the time when I got my MBP, I was studying digital/web design and was only familiar with Windows; it's not much different on a Mac.

    Also, I have to say that I've absolutely had loads more issues using Windows than with Mac, including recently. In March, my Sony VAIO Windows 7 laptop, which I got in early 2010, died. I had my best friend take a look at it since she's a former programmer and extremely computer savvy and she determined that the motherboard died. That was a relief because I was able to purchase another Sony VAIO (for super cheap on eBay) that looks identical to mine except for the color and I installed the hard drive of my old computer to that one. However, earlier this week, I ran into that B.S. "This copy of Windows is not genuine" error and had to deal with that. The reason I'm rambling about this is because I've literally had zero issues with Mac in comparison. The biggest issues I've had with any Mac is the computer freezing maybe twice in nearly 7 years and the fact that I had to update the OS via a bootable drive (but that was my own fault for keeping it on Snow Leopard for so long, lol).

    I know this thread is about Apple products in general (and I love my iPhone and iPad as well), but I just had to share my Mac vs Windows story.
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    04-20-2017 10:16 AM
  14. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    The decision to come to Apple for our first smartphones was a no-brainer. Apple's iOS is more secure, and there are updates. I have been very happy.
    04-20-2017 11:08 AM
  15. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Because of got sick of Google. Hated that they only support their flagship phones for 2 years. Glad I made the switch to Apple.... I'll never go back. Ever.
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    04-26-2017 08:48 AM
  16. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    They just work, and they work well!
    Ditto!

    The entire 8-ish years I was using Android and my wife used iOS, I always said Apple just works. So I gave it a try and sure enough, it works. Plus I got tired of tinkering with my Android phone on a daily basis.
    04-26-2017 09:02 AM
  17. reeneebob's Avatar
    Ditto!

    The entire 8-ish years I was using Android and my wife used iOS, I always said Apple just works. So I gave it a try and sure enough, it works. Plus I got tired of tinkering with my Android phone on a daily basis.
    Sometimes it felt like Android was a full time job.
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    04-26-2017 09:14 AM
  18. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Sometimes it felt like Android was a full time job.
    Well, to be fair, most of my Android phones were Google / Nexus devices that were rooted and running custom roms. I guess I just got tired of having to tinker to keep them running.
    04-26-2017 09:38 AM
  19. kataran's Avatar
    I was a passenger on a sinking platform called the S.S. webOS and decided on iOS over android because of there great hardware and software reliability and the fact that Apple had there sea legs and no hull leaks
    04-26-2017 01:50 PM
  20. anon(10101748)'s Avatar
    Made the switch from BlackBerry BBOS and BB10. First my work device was issued and then the BlackBerry App gap. However, I may switch back to BlackBerry if the new KEYone is as advertised
    05-01-2017 05:00 PM
  21. eve6er69's Avatar
    I have had a mbp since 08 and it came with an iPod touch. I kinda wanted an iPhone after that but I could not bring myself to be one of those apple people. I eventually gave in and got an iPhone 4s and now have a 6S.
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    05-01-2017 06:09 PM
  22. Jude526's Avatar
    After much frustration I took the bite and am glad. And when I make a change I do it big as my family says. I also got he iPad Pro and Mac Pro. So am in the ecosystem 100%. Love the 7plus. My only complaint is the antenna is not strong enough to handle the LTE Verizon in AZ. Apple genius told me to keep it on cellular and not the LTE and they told me it is the antenna. Hopefully they will fix that issue in their new releases
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    05-05-2017 12:44 AM
  23. Quis89's Avatar
    Jumped into the Android pool in 2008 when I worked for Sprint. When Sprint obtained the iPhone in 2011, I believe it was, I started rocking two phones. An iPhone and an Android device (occasionally throwing a blackberry in the mix). I continued to bounce between the devices for several years. Then the iPhone 6 came out. I enjoyed the larger screen. At that same time I was leaving Sprint as well so I no longer had a need for 2 devices. So I had to make a decision. iPhone is what I went with because I already had an iPad and an Apple TV. Figured it would be easiest to keep things consistent. Since that time I've upgraded my iPad, purchased a Macbook, an Apple watch, and AirPods. So at this point, I'm too invested in the ecosystem (well done Apple) and have no intentions on leaving for good.
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    05-05-2017 09:30 AM
  24. dasupaman23's Avatar
    Was working at a cell phone store when the first iPhone dropped. We didn't carry Cingular at the time so I remember being excited when geohotz unlocked the iPhone for T-Mobile. When it was ready for the public I started jail breaking and unlocked them to resell in our store. Was always a Sidekick/Blackberry fan. After using one of the iPhones for myself I knew I had to keep it. Then I got a intel Black MacBook. After that I had to at least try every iPhone and major Apple product.

    I've always carried a second device usually the latest flagship android all while using the iPhone as my main line. I stopped when I got the 7 plus. Also the Note 7 issues but I think I'm getting older and just want one device that just works.
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    05-05-2017 09:40 AM
  25. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It was that Gold iPhone 5s commercial that did it for me and I've haven't looked back. It took me a long time to convert by way of Blackberry, Android and now finally Apple. I'm still trying to figure out what took me so long...LOL
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    05-05-2017 10:05 AM
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