Apple has lost it's luster.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Gaprofitt, Sep 13, 2018.

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  1. Gaprofitt macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
    At one point in time it was worth it staying in the Apple locked down egosystem. The technology far surpassed what other's were doing. Those times have long gone.. They are simply not an innovative company any more. Tricking those in to thinking, it's the latest, it's the best..

    I watched just a summary of the nonsense yesterday, this clown on stage was talking about the new Watch. "I know you guys are worried about the battery life, but we are pleased to say, it hasn't changed.." What kind of spin is that?

    Needless to say I switched to Android 2 years ago, and haven't looked back. Sure Android's messaging system needs some love, but everything else is a better experience. It's not locked down, it's not controlled. I don't live with a bag of dongles and I am free..

    Well, i'm not only moving on, I've moved on. You should as well.
  2. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Android is a dumpster fire. It’s hot garbage.
  3. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    So in other words this is a troll thread to say android is better

    People will keep buying iPhones as to Apple fans they are a better phone experience

    Let people buy what they enjoy
  4. Gaprofitt thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
    Truly #fakenews
  5. sunapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    First 7nm chip? Anyone? I've yet to see an Android manufacturer producing a faster, more reliable phone than the iPhone. But hey, to each their own. Not every aspect is as important to everyone.
  6. Deguello macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    Yet the people I know who use android are just as happy with their phones as the ones who use iPhones.

    I’m giving in to the sunk costs fallacy a little, but I’ve put too much money into Apple — phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, tv, apps — to switch unless something just implodes in the ecosystem. But using android wouldn’t be the end of the world, if it came to that.
  7. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    I understand the feeling of disappointment this year, I have it too. I feel like next year something huge will happen with iOS 13 and the new iPhones.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 13, 2018 ---
    Android is not for me whatsoever but I wouldn't say that. Many of the people using Androids say they'd never use an iPhone. Different strokes for different folks.
  8. Gaprofitt thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
    Had mine for 2 years, not one issue.. Both phones are reliable. That's nonsense..
  9. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2016
    New Jersey
    Apparently you haven't moved on if you feel the need to rant on here. Apple is a TRILLION dollar company, they must be doing something right.
  10. Gaprofitt thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
    So is Samsung captain. I don't see Samsung trying to get into the car business..
  11. madKIR macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2010
    Because it is indeed an EGOsystem HAHA
  12. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    There’s something to be said for an individual who actually takes the time to make a pro-android / anti-Apple thread in an Apple centric forum. You typically see the quintessential ‘thumbing of the nose’ and displays of seemingly insecurity in adolescents. It’s as if the person is seeking affirmation of some sort.
    Enjoy your android experience. Feel grateful for finding what you like. Perhaps sharing it over at android central would be a more appropriate platform? I’ve tried the S9 and the Note 8. For me, the experience sucked. I just didn’t go make a thread about it in an android forum ‍♂️
  13. kheard73 macrumors regular


    Apr 17, 2010
    ??? Its the same as it always is, the "S" version is a minor bump and then the next version will see major improvements. And really...WHO still has a bag of "dongles" people made fun of the notch and what happened, phones are just now adding the notch to utilize the technology that Apple placed in the confined space. The watch is the #1 watch and smartwatch in the world so I think they are doing fine....
  14. Pangalactic macrumors 6502


    Nov 28, 2016

    The difference is very simple:
    When a Windows/Android manufacturer does something retarded (like a USB C only pro machine without SD or a $1500 phone), people vote with their wallets and buy alternatives.
    When Apple does something retarded, people quietly whine and buy it anyway.

    I've been on a Galaxy s9 for a while, love every feature of it. OLED screen, USB C, headphone jack, dual sim (yup, we had it for years on Android), grouped messages (coming up in iOS 12), torrents, proper file system, etc
  15. barkomatic macrumors 601

    Aug 8, 2008
    Although there is some really nice Android hardware out there of course you know that platform has its pros and cons as well. I'm not going to list them, because literally thousands of people have done that but you can't definitively say Android is better for everyone. Obviously, the fact that Apple is doing so well contradicts that.
  16. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    They already have made cars, and sell them....just not in the US
  17. Gaprofitt thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
  18. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    Every year people complain it's not enough of an upgrade. Every year. But they buy the phones anyone, apple sets sales records and it repeats the following year.
    There's really only so much you can do to a phone every single year. Faster CPU and a little bit better camera year after year is about what you can expect. With some miscellaneous updates here and there.
    At least they support Bluetooth 5.0 and tmobiles new 600mhz band 71 with gigabit LTE radios. Nice but to be expected.
  19. Gaprofitt thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
    I remember the same thing about Blackberry phones, if you get stale and don't innovate, you get crushed..
  20. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2016
    New Jersey
    Lieutenant Colonel actually
  21. Waterman316 macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2018
    If you truly moved on you wouldn’t be on an apple forum stating that you moved on. You wouldn’t be here complaining about the new iPhones or iPhone events. Especially not 2 years after you supposedly moved on. You’re just trying to reassure yourself that Android is the best choice.
  22. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    Don’t have an Apple product but surrendered to the world’s biggest ad company.

    I don’t buy from certain companies either but you know what? I’m not trolling these companies’ user forums either.
  23. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    #23 you even know what Samsung is? They make everything from chips to washing machines.
  24. Macalway, Sep 13, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2018

    Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Begone Android devil!. The Magic Apple's power is too great for thee!
  25. Mabsport macrumors newbie


    Aug 18, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Yes they are,
    taking our money hence a Trillion Dollar company. Apple will always do well with die hard users but prices have got way out of hand. All it will do is put off people who were thinking of moving to IOS.
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