Who's leaving if Apple fails to impress?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macness, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2011
    I love my iPhone as I do the rest of my apple products. And I'm not jacking for some "cool new feature " or anything like that. All I want them to do is to make me feel like I'm hurting a new device when I buy a new device. The OS is just boring to me. I love the way everything works, but the tiled layout is starting to make me feel like I'm using an "easy to use" phone. If they don't freshens hinges up a bit I'll have to switch phones. I love my apple ecosystem and iCloud and how everything about iOS is so well laid out... But it's just getting so boring. I'd never thought I'd be saying any of this, especially this soon. Thank you for bumping up the specs, speed, camera,screen size, but just freshen the iOS up.
  2. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
    Android has become quite stale too. Perhaps you should give windows or blackberry a shot.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    I think iOS needs a bit of freshening up as well, but what's really important to me is function. At this point, you simply can't do everything on windows and BB10 as you can on iOS and Android. The apps aren't there and won't be for at least a year. You could go Android, but its getting a bit stale too and good luck finding one that's not made of cheap plastic with more than 16GB of storage. It seems like Google wants to drive up your data overages by forcing you on he cloud.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2010

    I will probably stick with my black iPhone 5.

    I have ordered a slick all black thin snap on case and my iPhone 5 is unlocked.

    Can't beat that.
  5. syd430, Feb 6, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 12, 2013


    iOS is highly functional tool in which I heavily rely on. I'm in favor of incremental improvements over time.

    Sounds like you just need new apps.
  6. macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    Your lack of Android knowledge is showing :)
  7. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
    I have owned several android devices. They get boring quickly. I don't consider "widgets" earth shattering innovation, just boring. Nor do I consider screen layout exciting or new. Apps run the same.
  8. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Lmao seriously? So android manufacturers make 5" and up smartphone 1080p in your pocket that impress you? :rolleyes:
  9. macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    I think software and hardware wise the iPhone and iOS are pretty strong. Could there be improvements? Certainly. There's only so much you can add though.
  10. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
    It's not all bad.
  11. macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    If Apple releases an even larger iPhone with even higher PPI you will say Apple is just playing catch up and they are still not innovative by just increasing the screen size and the PPI, and the iPhone looks pretty much the same, it's rectangular, etc. etc.

    Apple achieved "retina" high DPI screen on smartphone nearly 3 freaking years ago way before everyone else, and a 1.5k (2048 x 1536) screen on a 9.7" device a whole year ago. And Apple is still not innovative. :rolleyes:
  12. aziatiklover, Feb 6, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013

    macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Ok your point is? Did you ever see me saying apple catching up, innovating not innovating etc....

    Did u even read what i posted? Lol the OP wants Apple to impress him so he can stay with them otherwise he will switch to something impressive such as iono a bigger screen! Lmao
  13. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
    The OP is talking about the os. Sure there are phone makers that make larger screens, but as far as os, ios and android os are both "boring". They both have problems. ios is is too contolled. Android is too fragmented. Both could use an overhaul.
  14. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Yea i forgot to mention what op expect from a boring os to impress him? Something like in iron man os!?
  15. macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    During the Steve Jobs era, Apples hype machine created expectations of epic proportions. Buying into the concept of "the next best thing" throngs of Apples followers believed in every word.

    Now that iOS is matured, far too many users find it stale or boring. I happen to like what they've achieved, even if I don't care for the small cramped display.

    I don't find anything about the OS so bad I'd quit using it. That said, this upcoming refresh ought to be interesting.
  16. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    If you want a non-boring OS, go buy an Android phone. Those security holes that take forever to get updated will keep you on your toes.
  17. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2011
    I don't need a bigger screen. That's not the problem. I just think the iOS needs a major facelift and a little less makeup
  18. macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2009
    And that's why the majority of Android phones have a microSD slot?
  19. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Star strek os use in their spaceship?
  20. macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2011
    Android or iOS they all basically do the same thing you just have more freedom and options with Android. I do have to say I don't believe iOS is boring I just think most people have become bored with it and it could use a little sprucing up.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    Since when does Apple develop and produce the screens on their phones and tablets?
  22. macrumors 68040

    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    You ARE using an "easy to use" phone. Ease of use and operation being the number 1 unassailable priority for apple.

    Why is "easy to use" bad?

    The OS is a platform. Find apps to do what you want, if the apps for a purpose don't exist, run a platform that has the apps that you need.
  23. jabingla2810, Feb 6, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013

    macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    How much time do you people spend looking at the home screen to get bored of it??

    My iPhone works like this:

    It wakes me up with an alarm.

    AirPlay music to my speakers and listen to Tunein radio while I eat breakfast.

    I get into my car and the music from my iPod automatically plays over Bluetooth.

    In work I pick up my music where the car left off and listen to music throughout the day with the music app, podcast app and Spotify. Lock screen controls are great here.

    If nature calls and I'm in the bathroom I play superhexagon or Vice City, something I never thought I'd be able to do 10 years ago!

    Listen to music over Bluetooth on my way home.

    Just a standard day for example.

    The other week I was in London, and my iphone helped me get around amazingly easily, tube maps, walking directions, theatre times and bookings, restaurant reviews.

    I never found myself 'bored' of my phone, and I don't understand this generation who do. Kids seem to get bored of things instantly these days if they are not brand new.

    Look at OSX, it's looked the same for about 20 years, they had a good idea and have spent the rest of the time perfecting it.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2011
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Whatever functionality iOS lacks by default, jailbreaking more than compensates for. As long as there is the ability to jailbreak I'll stick with Apple. If that loophole is ever closed for good, I would consider alternatives.
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    I'm quite sure that all the people complaining about iOS and how stale it's become are just the tip of the iceberg of iOS users.

    Explain to me what is stale about iOS, please. If you're someone who wants their smartphone to fart confetti, then go to Android. I'm pretty sure some manufacturer there has implemented such features.
    Really, I just don't get why you don't get it. A smartphone exists for its usability, not to entertain kids.

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