A Rarity...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Macintosh-HD, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Macintosh-HD macrumors member

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    I consider myself a rarity because I own a Mac but yet have an Android smartphone.

    I know most people (probably about 80%) who own Apple products only own the iOS devices, not Macs. For the ones that do own Macs, I bet about 95% of them choose the iPhone as their smartphone of choice. Therefore, I would consider myself in that slim 5% who own a Mac, but does not choose the iPhone as their smartphone of choice.

    So, is there anyone else here on MacRumors in the same boat as me?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I used to be in the same boat, but I have recently switched.

    Now I have an iPhone, but use a Win 7 machine. I won it in a contest.
     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    You've never seen one of the hundreds of "Switched to an Android phone and couldn't be happier" threads in the iPhone forum? :p
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I dunno, I have a macbook air right now, but use a WP7 and Dell as my primary devices. As someone that isn't enamored over Apple, I must be even rarer ;)
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    I think you'll be surprised that there's a number of members here who have Macs, but use Android or WP phones. Or those who have an iPhone but use a PC.

    I think it best to select the right tool that fits your needs, whether that's android or iOS.

    I was using android for sometime, but decided to come back to the fold and use the iPhone, partly because my company was locking down their exchange servers so only iOS and blackberry could access corporate emails - no android
     
  6. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I've been a member of this forum for over a decade but I've never been exclusively Apple.

    Up until recently I rocked a first gen Palm Pre. Hows that for rare! :D


    Lethal
     
  7. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I had an iPhone 3GS for a while, never liked it, ended up selling it for $100 and bought myself a Palm Pixi. Best phone I've ever owned, WebOS FTW! :D
     
  8. Jb07 macrumors 6502

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    Same here.... Samsung Captivate with a MacBook Air. Looking into getting the GSIII or HTC One X if the iPhone doesn't meet my criteria. So I don't really have plans have all gadgets exclusively apple.
     
  9. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Exactly the opposite. PC and iPhone. OS X Lion has ruined the Mac for me.
     
  10. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    I use OS X, Android and Windows Phone.

    I could be a rarer breed still..... :D
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I have both. My one good eye is getting really old and the Samsung Skyrocket I have right now is bigger and can be adjusted to my needs without hindering anything else in the process. I also am not holding it as close.

    I am using the iPhone 4 as an iPod until the new Nano comes out. I'm going to buy an iPad 3 too.
     
  12. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    WebOS was a great OS and I hope that by some miracle it gets back on its feet. If it does, and the hardware is good, I'd have no qualms ditching iOS to go back. When I moved from my Pre to the iPhone 4s I was surprised about how many iOS UI elements and interactions felt clunky and desktop-centric compared to WebOS. I dare say iOS feels dated compared to WebOS in may respects.


    Lethal
     
  13. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Sorry to hear about your phone. I am your opposite.


    I have an iPhone but currently (not for much longer) have windows machines.


     
  14. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I think you are making some assumptions without any real data....
     
  15. ppc_michael Guest

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    Windows 7 + Android here. :p

    I used a Mac exclusively since System 7, but Apple lost me after they messed up (in my opinion) with Final Cut Pro X and Lion. I had an iPod Touch, but found iOS limiting so I never bought an iPhone.
     

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