An overlooked perk of the iPhone

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    SilentLoner

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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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    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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    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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    Oh well, at least it's nice Polyvinyl Chloride enclosure so nothing a bit of sandpaper can't cure :rolleyes:
     
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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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    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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    The back doesn't seem bad. The home button thing on the front seems awfully gaudy.
     
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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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    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 :confused:
     
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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
     
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    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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    So there is no branding on the back of your iPhone?

    What do you call the :apple: back there?

    That's BRANDING ! :D
     
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    There you go throwing reality at us.
     
  15. CoMoMacUser, Jan 4, 2013
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    Agreed.
     
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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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    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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    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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    This is why I don't care that Americans have cheaper computer hardware, because their phone plans are utterly terrible :p

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

    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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    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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    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 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 dont know about the Bloatware but to some the single :apple: is a status symbol, were as a samsung is not. JMO i may be wrong.
     
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    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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    Congratulations. Your training is complete.
     

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