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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:20 AM   #1
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An overlooked perk of the iPhone

I have taken it for granted after 3 years with the iphone uninterupted was the lack of branding....

I was tempted to look at the note as an additional line until i saw this

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:42 AM   #2
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Well, I'd say that's generally not an iPhone vs Android Phone kind of thing, but a carrier specific thing. At least here in Sweden we don't have to put up with that kind of branding on any phones.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:45 AM   #3
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Well, I'd say that's generally not an iPhone vs Android Phone kind of thing, but a carrier specific thing. At least here in Sweden we don't have to put up with that kind of branding on any phones.
Yeah I understand that and I can't wait to move to sweden either but there is no branding at all on any iPhone where the carriers as allowed to do it for androids.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:52 AM   #4
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:54 AM   #5
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:40 AM   #6
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OP does it really bother you that much? Enough to keep you from buying a device? Wow, I wish that insignificant little thing was what I had to worry about.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 05:59 AM   #7
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The branding is whatever. A lot of times you get a case. The thing I think most people overlook is bloat ware!! Just got my girlfriends dad an LG Intuition for a steal and in the applications thing it had almost 3 pages of crap that you can't remove. Of course the apps aren't actually installed but you can't remove the damn icons and it just adds so much clutter!
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:11 AM   #8
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The back doesn't seem bad. The home button thing on the front seems awfully gaudy.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:13 AM   #9
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All that branding doesn't stop on the outside.

One of the main reasons people root their Android device is to rid it of carrier installed bloatware.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:23 AM   #10
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I have no problem with the branding, most people put covers on their phones so much of the time its hidden. What's the big deal if it has a fruit logo or a the att death star
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:25 AM   #11
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OP does it really bother you that much? Enough to keep you from buying a device? Wow, I wish that insignificant little thing was what I had to worry about.
Thanks for the sarcastic tone. I am originally from England so I buy unlocked anyways but when you are still spending $300 on a carrier locked phone it's a pain along with bloatware
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:28 AM   #12
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Well, I'd say that's generally not an iPhone vs Android Phone kind of thing, but a carrier specific thing. At least here in Sweden we don't have to put up with that kind of branding on any phones.
Really? When I lived there (early 2000) there were plenty of branded phones. I specifically remember one brand, it was a red(dish) circle... Ugly as all hell. Not to mention 3, every single phone had their logo on them. Glad to hear they've stopped
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:37 AM   #13
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I have taken it for granted after 3 years with the iphone uninterupted was the lack of branding....

I was tempted to look at the note as an additional line until i saw this

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So there is no branding on the back of your iPhone?

What do you call the back there?

That's BRANDING !
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:46 AM   #14
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So there is no branding on the back of your iPhone?

What do you call the back there?

That's BRANDING !
There you go throwing reality at us.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:59 AM   #15
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The thing I think most people overlook is bloat ware!!
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:01 AM   #16
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i don't see the big deal about branding. Its on everything we own anyway.
Some people consider branding a status symbol. The North Face anyone?
Cant say id ever choose a phone because of branding. My Nike sneakers have 4 swoosh logos on each one. And I've never seen anyone rip the Mercedes Logo off their car. This thread is foolish, carry on.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:02 AM   #17
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I have no problem with the branding, most people put covers on their phones so much of the time its hidden. What's the big deal if it has a fruit logo or a the att death star
Yes, there is an apple logo on the back of the iPhone --which isn't a big deal but non-Apple phones often have huge branding on the back, the front and in this case even the home button. It's tacky.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:06 AM   #18
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I have taken it for granted after 3 years with the iphone uninterupted was the lack of branding....

I was tempted to look at the note as an additional line until i saw this

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It really isn't a big deal.

I'd give up an unbranded phone that limits my use capabilities to get a branded phone that lets me do anything I want with a bigger screen and more function.

It's function over aesthetics.

Plus anyone with half a brain will have the phone in a case anyway, it costs between 250-300 just for the PART to fix the screen!

One drop and you get hit hard, and with a case you can't see it.

Now I do think the Verizon logo on the front is quite gay, especially since the rest of the phones on other carriers don't have it.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:07 AM   #19
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Thanks for the sarcastic tone. I am originally from England so I buy unlocked anyways but when you are still spending $300 on a carrier locked phone it's a pain along with bloatware
This is why I don't care that Americans have cheaper computer hardware, because their phone plans are utterly terrible

$300 on a locked phone with a two year contract, bahahaha

And seriously, they're putting the name of the network on the home button now? When did that start? It looks so ugly and a case probably won't cover it either (which I guess is the point).
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:09 AM   #20
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Thanks for the sarcastic tone. I am originally from England so I buy unlocked anyways but when you are still spending $300 on a carrier locked phone it's a pain along with bloatware
What was sarcastic? I have kids, a wife, thousands of Airmen and dependants, vehicles, animals to worry about, and that's just the start. I wish some branding on a phone was what kept me up at night and made me worry. You must think it's a big deal if you felt the need to make a thread about it.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 07:12 AM   #21
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Yes, there is an apple logo on the back of the iPhone --which isn't a big deal but non-Apple phones often have huge branding on the back, the front and in this case even the home button. It's tacky.
I'm not offended by the Samsung branding, or even the gaudy "Galaxy Note II" brand on the back, though I think it's a little large. It's all the carrier crap that starts to make it look awful.

Our iPhones don't have giant AT&T logos all over the place, with "4G LTE" screaming for the hilltops. Reminds me of horrible cameras that spout their specs in huge print all over the camera.
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i don't see the big deal about branding. Its on everything we own anyway.
I don't mind a logo or two on the back. It's carriers going NASCAR, and branding devices inside and out with their logos and bloatware that turns me away.
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I don't mind a logo or two on the back. It's carriers going NASCAR, and branding devices inside and out with their logos and bloatware that turns me away.
I dont know about the Bloatware but to some the single is a status symbol, were as a samsung is not. JMO i may be wrong.
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I dont know about the Bloatware but to some the single is a status symbol, were as a samsung is not. JMO i may be wrong.
That depends on where you live, and how much value people there place on social status.

In China and the slums of America, flaunting that Apple logo is a HUGE deal because of how much gap there is between rich and poor. In other places, it's pretty ho-hum.
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