Opinions please!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tibbers, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Tibbers macrumors member

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    I need some opinions. I'm sure you've heard this before, and I do apologize. I have no clue why I'm so obsessed with phones to begin with or why I'm even taking the time to post this... But please enlighten me on what you think! :)

    To be frank, I'm totally bored with my iPhone. I have no interest in using it. I can remember a time when I enjoyed browsing the app store, browsing the web, etc. But at this point, it's just blah. Sure, I appreciate that it's reliable and never fails me. I really do love that. But I'm tired with it.

    Have any of you chosen something other than iPhone? Did it better fit your wants? I don't really consider them needs because realistically, my iPhone does everything I NEED it to do. But I'd like for it to have some pazazz. iOS 8 looks... like a decent tweak? I like some of the new features I can use from my Mac but that's about it.

    I've thought about getting another phone in addition to my iPhone. That way, I would be able to enjoy both devices and what they offer. I'm wondering if that will be too inconvenient though.

    Overall, I guess I'm asking if I'm the only one who's bored. And, to those of you who are using something different, how's it working out for you? Do you miss your iPhone?

    Switching things up is tempting. I'm just a bit worried that I will miss out on some of the new messaging features that Apple has built into the app. I feel like I'll get screwed over with group conversations if I make a full switch... and I won't be able to use those dang voice clip things either, if they even take off?

    That's all :) thanks for any opinions! I appreciate your time.
     
  2. Enabledobject macrumors 6502

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    You came to the right place.
     
  3. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    No I am very happy with my iPhone. Very happy. If you need something special then flip phones may be the way to go.
     
  4. firedept macrumors 603

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    Use my iPhone literally 3 or 4 times a month, so no chance of getting bored with it. Maybe get an iPad mini or one of those giant phones to fill that boredom.
     
  5. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    Really? If you look back on phones in general, you would really see there isn't nothing new since the first iPhone. Its all about apps. What else do you really need the phone to do? Maybe get an XBox or Nintendo U. Start a hobby?
     
  6. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I can tell you this much, I'm not one of those people you see whose always looking at their smartphones. I can't say I'm bored with it, but I do prefer my MBA over my iPhone. My use for my iPhone is strictly for work and to connect with family/friends internationally. Anything else is a waste of time. :D i.e. Facebook.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    I had a HTC One for about 6 months. It was an awesome phone and the screen was gorgeous. Being able to install custom ROMs was fun and it's nice being able to side load apps that aren't in the Google Play store. And custom keyboards were awesome(yes iOS is finally getting that too).

    Unfortunately, I dropped it and destroyed the screen. When I went to replace it, the iPhone 5s was available and the Nexus 5 wasn't.

    iOS 8 looks pretty nice. I'm going to hold onto my iPhone so I can see how I like it. Probably going to go with Android next year though.

    Nah, Android is pretty nice. The only thing I missed from iOS was iMessage. This was mostly due to the fact that most folks in my family didn't have texting and relied only on iMessage. They've all switched to shared data plans that come with unlimited texting so now it's not an issue.
     
  8. makerleone macrumors regular

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    I think you should go with an Android, may be Samsung or Google Nexus.
     
  9. kaimaikid macrumors newbie

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    I hear the new LG G3 is all the rave with the geeks :rolleyes:

    Why not root your iphone and totally hack it - will releave the boredom for a few minutes

    or maybe this is more your style....

    [​IMG]

    :eek:
     
  10. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    Have a change then. My phone is just a tool I use daily and I don't put enough thought into it to be bored. It does the tasks I need it to do and it does them very well.
     
  11. I7guy macrumors P6

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    This, my phone is a tool. I don't get bored using a screw driver.

    If you get bored, buy some different phones and let us know how it goes.
     
  12. Tibbers thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Regarding phones being simply tools, I understand your point. Realistically though, phones have become accessories for many people. Just because I have a winter hat to keep me warm and it does what it does well doesn't mean I'm not interested in having a few others too.

    What do you guys think about having two phones going at once? I think the best of both worlds would be nice to have, but I'm unsure how practical that is.
     
  13. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    Ok I'll answer, Yes I went from an Iphone 5 to a Samsung Galaxy 4, the galaxy was a very nice phone and the latest version of Android is pretty solid, however the battery life on the phone was crap. I ended up giving Windows phone a try now with a Nokia Lumia 1520, it's big, but for me it's usable, battery life is fantastic I get a couple of days on a charge. The camera is very good 20 MP, and it has a terrific camera app called Proshot to utilize it. I'm running the developer preview of Windows phone 8.1, its a lot better than 8, but it does give me issues from time to time like a beta will. I'm considering a switch back to IOS for the Iphone 6 but I want to see how each phone feels in my hand. I'm also concerned with the mockups Bezels they seem pretty huge and dated next to some of the sleeker android phones from LG and Samsung.
     
  14. braddick macrumors 68040

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    At the same time, not too many screwdriver chat forums out there though…
    (And, don't Google it as the ones that are available are not dealing with the 'tools' thought of here. . .)

    Sure, the iPhone is simply a tool, yet it is captivating just enough to drive thousands here each day to read threads such as this.
    (Also, you can't jailbreak a screwdriver, although I am sure some have tried.)
     
  15. I7guy macrumors P6

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    What you say is true, but in the spirit of my phone being a tool for me, I don't jailbreak it either.
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Have you looked around and found another "tool" that might interest you? You can get another phone and if you do not like it, return it and get it out of your system. There are lots of options out there. I have to admit that the iPhone is not as exciting but then I do not see anything else that is and my iPhone get the job done with ease.

    My phone means freedom for me, allowing me to get out of the office and still stay in touch.

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    I had a StarTAC and it was cutting edge and top of the line! Oooops I just gave away my age!
     
  17. kaimaikid macrumors newbie

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    They had extremely good reception :p
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Yep it was the time when if you scratched you phone, it did not show as the plastic used was the same color all the way through!

    I still got it but it will need a battery and charger!
     
  19. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Not really practical but it works. I'm much like you and I enjoy technology. For the last 2 and half years I've always carried an iPhone and the latest Android (at the moment 5s and Note 3). It gives you a good perspective on both camps and let's you enjoy every feature set imaginable. Of course if you can afford to do it but I wouldn't have it any other way. Looking forward to the iPhone 6 and whatever is on the horizon for Android/Windows etc.
     
  20. ChazSch macrumors 6502

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    you are bored on the iPhone but not on your computer?

    strange...what, is porn not large enough for you?

    what are you posting here with?
     
  21. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    I have an iPhone, Android and WP8 and the iPhone is numero uno by far so I dont think you would be entertained by the other two. Try the iPad like someone already said.
     
  22. imanidiot Suspended

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    Pazazz? It's a phone for christ's sake. Maybe you should find a hobby.
     
  23. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    If you have control over your contract, by all means add a second line and get a second device. As for how practical that is.. It all depends on your means. If you can afford it, knock yourself out.

    I'm not sure what "opinions" you're looking for. Perhaps post your request in the Alternate OS forum for less biased responses!
     

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