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Old Jun 27, 2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Why did you choose your iPhone?

Okay, so to change the topic, why did you choose your iPhone? Was it the design? The smaller screen?

Please tell!

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Old Jun 27, 2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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My brother has an iPhone 4, and it's cool, and amazing, considering that the model is like.. 2 years old now?
Seems like you're already convinced yourself to buy an iPhone with your above quote

As for reasons why I personally go with the iPhone?
- quality design materials
- top notch battery life
- apple customer service
- guaranteed updates on time
- os smoothness
- biggest user base (so more developers, accessories, & easier to sell)
- ability to use it one handed

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Old Jun 27, 2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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The Apple Ecosystem, which make most things work without fuss and talk to other Apple devices seamlessly, and the galaxy of Apps. I understand Droid Apps are fragmented due to the large number of Droids fravors.

Then, although this bugs other people, I like how iTunes forces me to organize my music from the gekko.

If I wa making commission from Apple I may give u a few more reasons but since they don't pay me, that's all I got.

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Old Jun 27, 2013, 09:51 PM   #4
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I mean mostly fragmentation like that your phone is new and amazing, 1 year later you don't get any android updates and the manufacturer just forgets about your phone. Sure, there's exceptions, like the galaxy phones, but they're not good enough
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 10:00 PM   #5
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No offense but don't ask us to convince you to buy a phone. Go to an Apple store and they'll convince you. Go and actually use the Apple products in that store and convince yourself.
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 10:12 PM   #6
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Isn't this mostly a personal preference, gut choice? You play with iOS, or Sense, or TouchWiz or whatever and think I want this. I want to use this every day.

If you use iOS and feel comfortable with or impressed by it, buy an iPhone. You'll have access to the iTunes Store, the best app store in the world, fast and easy interconnectivity with other Apple products (if you own any), a beautiful device, the best customer service anywhere, guaranteed OS updates for 3-4 years, and it will all just ... work. But if it's missing anything - you can jailbreak!
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 10:20 PM   #7
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…But if it's missing anything - you can jailbreak!
^^This.

Jailbreaking = rooting + custom rom.
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 10:20 PM   #8
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Don't do it.
Think about the poor Chinese workers...
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 10:31 PM   #9
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Don't do it.
Think about the poor Chinese workers...
Yeah, and make sure to watch the movie Last Train Home while you're at it! You won't want to buy anything ever again after watching what they go through.
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 10:31 PM   #10
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Just go buy one and use for a couple days.
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 10:53 PM   #11
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So mostly, I want to switch to an iPhone, but I need some serious convincing to take the leap.

My brother has an iPhone 4, and it's cool, and amazing, considering that the model is like.. 2 years old now?

And I need reasons, thanks!
Convince you ! Why should we do that, what is it for us if we convince you? If you cracked your HTC or even dropped your Galaxy, there will always be another Android phones you can easily switch to. There's no need to turn yourself from hater to lover. iOS community is so big that your input has no effect rather negatively or positively. The only winner or loser is yourself by disliking or loving Apple products. Try to convince yourself by yourself, so you will have no one to blame or praise from the outcome of your decision. good day
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 11:41 PM   #12
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It is the fastest smartphone on the market today. If you hate lag, you will want an iPhone 5. The closest smartphone that comes close to having zero lag.
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Old Jun 27, 2013, 11:56 PM   #13
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Isn't this mostly a personal preference, gut choice? You play with iOS, or Sense, or TouchWiz or whatever and think I want this. I want to use this every day.

If you use iOS and feel comfortable with or impressed by it, buy an iPhone. You'll have access to the iTunes Store, the best app store in the world, fast and easy interconnectivity with other Apple products (if you own any), a beautiful device, the best customer service anywhere, guaranteed OS updates for 3-4 years, and it will all just ... work. But if it's missing anything - you can jailbreak!
I love how people say jailbreaking is a "feature" of the iphone.

Apple sure does a good job of supporting it.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 12:02 AM   #14
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I love how people say jailbreaking is a "feature" of the iphone.

Apple sure does a good job of supporting it.
I've never done it myself; just making people aware of all the options! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 12:12 AM   #15
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As for reasons why I personally go with the iPhone?
- top notch battery life
Are you sure with the battery life? I think one of the reasons people bashed on iPhone is because of the battery life, isn't it? Of course, it depends on how you use it, but it isn't that good on battery life, IMO. Even without playing any games or watching video (just for texting) it sucks up battery pretty fast.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 12:26 AM   #16
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Go with the 5
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 07:10 AM   #17
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Okay, so for all my life, I have gone from hating iPhones (Mostly cause of the foxconn conditions and some other stuff)
I'll just leave this here:

http://blog.rankabrand.org/2012/03/f...ng-on-apple-2/

As for updates with Apple, yes that's a huge advantage. I've had a 4 and now a 5 and am very happy with them.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 07:19 AM   #18
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Buy the phone, or I will thrash you with devastating verbal insults!

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Old Jun 28, 2013, 07:36 AM   #19
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(Mostly cause of the foxconn conditions and some other stuff)
LOL.
Who the hell cares about that? If it was different, maybe the prices would be different, also.

Jesus! 1st world problems.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 08:18 AM   #20
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Okay, so for all my life, I have gone from hating iPhones (Mostly cause of the foxconn conditions and some other stuff) to not wanting an iPhone
You're six years old?
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 08:20 AM   #21
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Okay, so for all my life, I have gone from hating iPhones (Mostly cause of the foxconn conditions and some other stuff) to not wanting an iPhone but letting iPhones be to preferring iPhones a bit (mostly cause of Android being as much fragmented as ever).

Also, because I cracked my HTC One X+'s screen and it's gonna cost me $150 to replace the darn thing.

So mostly, I want to switch to an iPhone, but I need some serious convincing to take the leap.

My brother has an iPhone 4, and it's cool, and amazing, considering that the model is like.. 2 years old now?

And I need reasons, thanks!

(Already got one, resale value! My phone is worth like $100 as it is on ebay, an iPhone 5 with a cracked screen is around $380)
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 08:53 AM   #22
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No offense but don't ask us to convince you to buy a phone. Go to an Apple store and they'll convince you. Go and actually use the Apple products in that store and convince yourself.
Bingo.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 09:47 AM   #23
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I'm actually having fun reading this.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 09:47 AM   #24
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If you used smartphones before Apple released one you would love Apple. I'm guessing you haven't used these devices that long.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 09:49 AM   #25
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Nope, just had my first smartphone in 2012.
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