iOS 7 announcement will decide 5S vs Andriod

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Italianblend, Jun 9, 2013.

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Is the ios7 announcement an important factor in your next upgrade?

  1. No, I am planning to stick with iPhone no matter what.

    65 vote(s)
    52.4%
  2. Yes, ios7 and/or the 5S design better impress, or I'm leaving the iPhone behind.

    30 vote(s)
    24.2%
  3. Definitely trying a new system (andriod, windows phone, etc)

    20 vote(s)
    16.1%
  4. Not planning an upgrade

    9 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. Italianblend, Jun 9, 2013
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    Italianblend
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    I have been an iPhone customer for 4 years now. Apple has served me well, but I have been sensing that the next upgrade may be time for a change. I haven't been impressed with apple over the last year or so, and my decision will be heavily based on the ios 7 announcement.

    Is anyone else in the same mindset? I need something new and fresh from the new ios. Something that says apple is willing to bend just a bit from their status stubbornness. The lack of customization is getting stale. In 2013 I should be able to choose simple things like text and menu colors. Siri has been largely unimpressive. Usable at niche times, but otherwise slow, awkward, and unhelpful. Give me something a little more than an app launcher. Give me realtime info on my main screen without the bother of notification center.

    If ios 7 is impressive and fresh, I will wait for the 5S announcement to make my decision. But if its the same old thing with a new Pinterest integration button, I think this will be my last stop.

    Is anyone else in the same boat?
     
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    More or less, but with a twist. I'm looking at replacing the iPad 2 (i.e. letting the kids have it full time) and unless iOS becomes more of a proper OS, I'm simply not gonna bother. I'd rather go for a VivoTab Smart or something in that case.
     
  3. lordofthereef
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    I like having both iOS and Android, so iOS 7 would have to crash and burn pretty hard for me to dumb the OS altogether. I may just skip the 5s upgrade though. I already feel like upgrading to the 5 from the 4s was a complete waste for me.
     
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    I am actually happy with iOS as it is. Yes every major iOS updates brings new features. However if features ain't that impressive I wouldn't just jump ship to another OS. It's not because I am an Apple fan etc. The way I see it is if something works and is doing fine for me then why change? Why should I have to learn about another OS etc.

    I know android is pretty much similar in a lot of ways to iOS however if I am happy with something I will stick with is.

    So whatever ios 7 brings out I will go ahead and upgrade to it and just continue using my ip5.

    Lordofreef how come you say 4s to 5 was a waste for you? I did the same went from 4s to ip5. I debated long and hard to decide if I should switch and to be honest the bigger screen and the sleek slim design of the ip5 did it for me. I know it's a minor upgrade in term of design etc. however I am happy with it. But I think I will skip the iphone 5s and go to the 6 when that comes out. Even though I am on a yearly contract think il give the 5s a miss.
     
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    the apple/ios environment really meets all my everyday needs. i would stay with it regardless of what ios7 or the 5s brings.
     
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    Now changes nothing! iOS is just fine, today will just be a bonus for me.
     
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    Where's the "Don't care cause iOS still whoomps Android" button?
     
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    I'm thinking about switching to an HTC One or Samsung S4, but I am waiting to see what iOS 7 and the new iPhone look like.
     
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    I'm on the same mindset, it's kind of hard to let go moving to android where everything "just lags" and their appstore is horrible but iOS 6 was incredibly dull, I hope Jony saves the day
     
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    I've been to the other side and back and will be using iOS regardless. The only decision regarding 7 is to keep my android devices or not as I also have some apps there that's not on my iOS.
     
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    No top of the range Android phone lags.
     
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    You are literally the first person to say this ever
     
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    yes they do lag. even the GS4 lags

    Jony delivered, do not want android
     
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    iOS looks beautiful and just what Apple needed to get back in the game. I'm surprised that they didn't announce a new phone/tablet today. Maybe a media event as ios7 release comes closer?
     
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    yes! I went the other day to Best Buy and after 2 years of using the iPhone I was curious about the new Galaxy phones. I went to the Samsung both to check the new GS4. I grab the phone, turn on the screen, open photo album app and the phone lags (small lag no like 2-3 years ago but still).. I put it down and said to my self check again in 2 years.

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    iOS 7 will be released with the new iPhone.
     
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    Not surprised at all. Never a mention or rumor that these would be announced. Wait until around Sept/Oct time frame. ;) 2 1/2 months from now. Not long to wait
     
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    You're full of it. And a liar to boot. I own an HTC one and it doesn't lag at all. Why don't you try using the phone before making blanket statements like that?
     
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    Correct, the HTC One runs seamlessly, no lag at all. I own both the iPhone and HTC One. However, my buddy owns the GS4 and does experience some lag. Using phones same places, same carrier...
     
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    I haven't tried the HTC ONE as I would have not consider that phone in the first place, I was aiming for the GS 4, there is LTE in my country and the quad core version lags, what can I say, it lags.
     
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    iOS 7 will be released with the new iPhone.[/QUOTE]

    That would make sense but I wonder why they didn't announce a new phone today? I was thinking about going out and getting a 5 again just because I am that excited about iOS7. I suppose I ought not rush into anything...
     
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    Of course he is full of it. I also like the part about the appstore, i.e. Google Play, stinks.

    So much crap flows around these boards, it stinks in here.

    I'm an HTC One user and an iPad 4 user...both OS are smooth as butter. I absolutely abhor misinformation like this.
     
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    I likely won't be upgrading. I still love my 4S and it's only a few months old. I'll likely wait till what ever phone comes after the 5S.
     
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    New UI

    Does this really look good? After seeing this image on Apple's website, the whole transparent thing kind of looks bad..
     

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    I think the translucency looks great personally.

    Also, people are talking about lag. My Google Nexus phone doesn't really lag at all. However, I can say that my Android tablets are terribly laggy and it's a delight to go back to an iPad and it will be even more so now with iOS 7.
     
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    I think ios 7 looks awesome! Plus I no longer have the need to jailbreak thanks to the new Control Center. :D
     

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