5c to 6. Kinda bored tbqh....

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  1. MilleDav01 macrumors member

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    I just sold my 5C for $220 and purchased a very slightly used iPhone 6. Well the screen is bigger, and the phone is much much faster, etc. but I don't know what it is, I think I'm really bored with the iPhone. I came from android and loved it when I switched to the iPhone because of no stutters or lag. I don't want to go back to android but the Nexus six is actually looking pretty good.... My real upgrade is in December so we will see what I decide I guess. anyone have similar feelings? I love my iPhone as well as my MacBook Pro and iPad but I can't help but think they're a little boring. I would never want a Windows computer again but the strides that they have made with windows 10 are nice and I wish Apple would make something comparable to the surface pro.
     
  2. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    You are making a problem out of nothing. It is a phone which is identical to the previous years phone in terms of software. I honestly don't see what the issue is.

    What do you expect? Custom iPhone 6 ios skins???
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    If you're "bored" with your phone, then you might need to re-evaluate why you have a smartphone tbqh. There's having a phone for the sake of tinkering with your phone, and then there's having one to do actual stuff with it.

    If tinkering is what you want, then jailbreak, or switch back to Android.
     
  4. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    I bet that would silence half of the bored people.
     
  5. jlw2387 macrumors member

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    That and switching the system font to a god-awful handwriting font. Seriously, every girl with a Galaxy uses it and its terrible.
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Huh?

    How does a person become "bored" with a phone?

    What are you expecting it to do?

    It's a tool, it's only as good as you make it.

    Unless your idea of entertainment is endless customization and problem fixing...
     
  7. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

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    Go back to android central and post this rubbish.
     
  8. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    You coming from an Android phone I'd understand why you would find the iPhone boring. But also bored of your MacBook Pro and iPad? :confused:

    OP, iOS is not for you. Switch back to an Android smartphone and go back to customizing since I'm assuming that's what you want.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'm sure that the simple act of buying a TV was thrilling for the first decade they existed.

    But now, what if someone said they found their Samsung TV "boring" and were thinking about switching to Sony because of that? Most of us would likely back away from that person without making eye contact.

    Smartphones are quickly making this same transition. I advise the OP to take a deep breath, get over it, and to start buying clothes with embedded computers if you want the thrill of a brand new industry all over again.
     
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    jimthing macrumors 6502a

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    ^ Commodification.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodification

    That's the macro-economic term.

    It's become a very difficult problem in mature markets, as nondescript differentiation basically makes everything appear the same or similar to most buyers, leading to a lowering of appreciable difference, and making future innovation either essential or pointless. :-|

    Essential, in that an industry has to improve to re-differentiate. Pointless, in that virtually anything an industry does may have little to no affect on brands being able to differentiate, so product price deflation follows.


    Apple have been doing fairly well in this regard, by offering products that are seen as premium and commanding decent margins above other brands. However, one only has to look at cloud storage ("all you can eat at a single fixed cost" what with MS and recently Amazon, with others duly likely to follow) for an example of where the SAAS (software as a service) models are becoming the important add-ons to making the real money.

    Lol, hence why Apple's own software is always an afterthought these days... what with Mail.app not working properly for a great many users through several iterations of OS X; iTunes.app being the same (thinking iTunes Match and metadata loses/failures, for just one example); Podcasts on iOS not syncing or having screwy syncing across devices; iCloud AND iCloud Drive not syncing efficiently either or being user unfriendly; I could go on yadda yadda yadda.

    Let's see how well Photos.app works when out of beta for most users... Breath. Holding. Not. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Batman89 macrumors 6502

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    Get a Shumuri colored case (looks like it's part of the phone) and jailbreak it.

    Will make the iPhone anything but "boring."
     
  12. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    Whew. Tough crowd here lol!

    I think it's a perfectly legitimate feeling to be bored with a smartphone. It's not like any other consumer product. You can't compare it to a TV because no one interacts with a TV like they do their smartphones.

    To the OP, try downloading different apps or using it in different ways (ie, get more into photography, or gaming). If that doesn't work, you might want to pick up an inexpensive android phone to play with.

    I've been an "iphone guy" since the original. Last year I got a little bored and thought I wanted more abilities in a phone. I tried the Nexus 5 and later an LG G3 and realized that I actually didn't want to spend tons of time customizing and tweaking. So I went back to my iPhone 5S (twice lol).

    iPhones are what they are. Great looking devices that do everything really well, and are pretty straightforward. They're never going to throw a bunch of features at you in an effort to "wow" you. That's what Samsung is for :)
     
  13. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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    I'm so bored with the iphone that i bought every gen that was released :p
     
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    Wow, well said!

    Ease of use and consistent vs. customization and feature dumping.

    It all depends on how you want to use your phone.
     
  16. bigdaddy223 macrumors regular

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    Then go back to blackberry..
     
  17. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    While I'm fairly content with iOS, I'd actually like that. At the very least, I'd like a dark skin without having to resort to the weirdness of "Invert Colors". While I appreciate the "Darken Colors" and "Reduce Whitepoint" options, still wish there was a "Night Theme" option or something.
     
  18. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    There's still the 'rate thread' option.
     

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