Goodbye iPhone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Gavtheskav, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. Gavtheskav macrumors newbie

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    Having used ios 7 on my ipad and iphone 4, I have hated nearly every aspect of it for the past month. My iphone 4 has became unusable because it is not upto the job of running ios7 (it was perfect on 6!). Maybe I'm paranoid and think apple done this so to make us update to the the latest device? Either way it made me intqrigued to try android os. And to be fair. For what I want out of my devices it seems ok. Especially moving my music over to google music in the cloud, which is one of the main functions of my phone.
     
  2. osx11 macrumors 6502a

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    Goodbye! You'll be back in a year. You have been warned.

    Apple provides the best user experience, and it does that best with its newest devices. Always been that way, always going to be that way.
     
  3. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    Not anymore.
     
  4. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502

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    Don't let the door hit you on the way out... You will be back.
     
  5. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    Did you update to 7.0.3? Because I saw a huge improvement for my iPhone 4.
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Goodbye. I'll save you a spot when you come back with the iphone 6 and complain about iOS 8.
     
  7. Gavtheskav thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe... I just feel cheated by installing the awful ios7. I really liked the way my phone was.

    Maybe I'll feel different next year but im definitely not upgrading to iphone 5 c/s because ios 7 made my phone awfull. I'd rather give android a go. Seems bit ok the last few days I've used it.

    Makes me angry though because I loved the way it was
     
  8. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a

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    Why exactly did you feel the need to make a new thread just to say you're leaving? Not like anyone is going to miss you anyways.
     
  9. utcoug macrumors member

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    I can understand your feelings

    I thought about getting an Android device, but in the end, the simplicity of the Apple devices and the ecosystem wins. Some people see it (Apple ecosystem) as a curse, I see it as a perk. The reason why Apple devices score so well on user reviews is because the hardware and software are well designed, together. The iPhone 4 wasn't that great on iOS6 in my opinion. I never keep my phones past 2 years so what do I know.:cool:
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    iPhone 4, huh?

    And buying a 4S, 5, 5s, or 5C is out of the question for you, apparently.

    So since buying a new phone is off the table for you I guess this means you're going to buy an Android phone from 2010. And since 3 year old Android phones run 2013 software with no problem that should be a great plan. Have fun!
     
  11. Gavtheskav, Oct 30, 2013
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    Btw I'm not a troll. Just a fan that's angry the way ios7 made my ip4 crap

    Yeah. Installed 7.0.3. Made it a bit better but the framrate overall is rubbish. Music app is hideous. Too much white. Oh and the phone app is way too slow

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    Just wondering if any one felt the same way :rolleyes:
     
  12. Nanasaki macrumors 6502

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    I am totally fine with iOS 7, but I left iPhone long time ago. Almost a year paste still loving Nexus 4. iOS is just plain old... Even with all new UI, it is still old...
     
  13. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Not saying you should upgrade, but iOS 7 is really laggy on the 4... I really don't think that the 4 was made for iOS 7. But good luck on your next phone, see you back here in a year or two! :D
     
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    sorry for the negative comments; sheesh some people ;)

    Always good to see people prepared to say out loud that they like something because it fits their needs or personal preference. Who knows maybe one day apple will lure you back; but if not - enjoy the most out of whichever devices you choose :)

    Good luck amigo x


    (for the record I am an Apple Fan yes; but not to the extent where I look down upon anyone with differing opinions!)
     
  16. scoop2mylue macrumors 6502a

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    +1 was thinking the same thing
     
  17. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    The bottom line is that people with an iPhone 4 should have stuck with iOS 5.
    People with an iPhone 4S should have stuck with iOS 6.

    Those with an iPhone 5 who value their battery life should also have stuck with iOS 6.

    Apple should make it clear the effects a newer o/s will have on older devices because it can render them positively awful to use. I for one have learned my lesson and will never update iOS to a new number, I will only install incremental updates but never go from 7 to 8 for example. I will save the big leaps for a new handset because I've been burned.
     
  18. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    For everyone who complains that iOS 7 made their iPhone 4 rubbish there would have been an equal if not bigger outrage if Apple had excluded the iPhone 4 from running iOS 7

    Apple gave the user the choice to install the update or not

    Oh well, cue the torches and pitchforks over not being able to go back to iOS 6 now...
     
  19. acctman macrumors 65816

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    be lucky you were able to update to iOS 7. the same people would have complained about not getting iOS 7 and having to buy a new device.
     
  20. osx11 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple makes radical changes sometimes. It's part of progress. Just think about floppy drives, disc drives, ethernet ports.........technology changes, software changes. It's the nature of life and the nature of Apple.

    I know first hand how iOS 7 works on an iPhone 4. Just turn "reduce motion" on and it should work much better.
     
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  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly, what Apple isn't providing is a way to downgrade, which can be quite useful in cases like this.

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    Although in a very general sense it's sort of true, it's not really the case a lot of the time either. iPhone 5 for a lot of people has the same kind of battery life with iOS 7 as it did with iOS 6, although certainly there are those who have it worse. iPhone 4 often did fine with iOS 6 as well, although perhaps in some general sense iOS 5 might have performed better. There have even been reports that for some people with iPhone 3GS that iOS 6 worked out better as far as performance than iOS 5 which was somewhat bad for quite a few people.
     
  23. Markyyy macrumors regular

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    Apple gave users a choice? Say someone chooses to stay with iOS6. What happens if their phone encounters an issue that requires them to restore it? They won't be able to restore iOS6. They'll have NO choice but to 'restore' to iOS7. So no, the user isn't being given a choice.
     
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    "If it aint broke; dont fix it"
     
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