Starting to Get Bored with iPhone

zombierunner

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I am currently using the 4s and had the 4 before it. I absolutely love my iPhone and iOS and I am never going to switch to android or windows mobile but last few months I've really become bored with my iPhone .... I don't even play games and stuff that I use to do before .... I can't wait for iPhone 5 and iOS 6

anyone feel the same way?
 

iSayuSay

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Feb 6, 2011
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And so with next iPhone and iOS6 you'll eventually get bored too.
I've been using iOS for almost 3 years now, but I love iOS for what it is.

There's no guarantee that Apple will redesign iOS 6 totally. You know what they say, dont fix somehing unless it's broken. And iOS is not broken, admitted it's still looks mostly the same for the last 4 years, but you can go jailbreak if you want to tune and mockup some appearance.

And to be fair, you'd be bored after spend some or too much time with Android or WP Mango. Same old story.
 

ChristianVirtual

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I like a stable environment like iOS where I even after some upgrade still know how it will work and behave.

The medicine against being boared should come for the apps on top. They are easier to exchange compared to the infrastructure below.
 

siurpeeman

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And to be fair, you'd be bored after spend some or too much time with Android or WP Mango. Same old story.
this. anything looks stale if you keep staring at it long enough. ios, windows phone, android. if you're bored, i say try something new when your next upgrade comes up.
 

F123D

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Give jailbreaking a try. Brings new life to iOS with new tweaks and features. You could always restore if you don't like it.
 

LostSoul80

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It's a phone, you know. I've never had fun with any game on iOS or on any mobile OS game.
 

DroidRules

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Sorry but why did you feel the need to tell us this? It's a phone not a toy. If you want to have fun with something get a girl/guy and go out and have a good time. Use your phone as a phone and expand your life a bit, then you won't have to rely on a phone to be your best buddy and keep you entertained.
 

mrochester

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I don't understand how you can get 'bored' with a phone. It's a tool to get a job done, not a toy! Maybe finding a hobby would be more productive?
 

Savor

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You will get bored of all phones eventually. Doesn't matter what OS it has. But like others said, use it as a tool and go out more. Don't depend on your phone to keep entertaining you. Life is what you make of it. Don't make your phone your whole life when there is so much that life can offer you to be occupied and entertained.
 

Shrink

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I'm not sure what it says about us that we become bored so quickly with stuff we have.

I know that I have noticed that I am much less patient than I was prior to getting my first computer 11/2 years ago. Seconds have started to become too important. Having to wait 30-40 seconds for my MBP to boot up has become a source of annoyance.

I'm not sure that it is such a good thing. I'm disquieted by my own impatience. I'm speaking only for myself, no criticism intended toward others. It's just that part of the developmental task humans go through is to learn to defer gratification. It seems a bit like a regression in developmental progression - devolving to an earlier developmental stage... more childish.

Then again, perhaps I am making too much of it. Maybe it's just a "problem" I must deal with.:confused: :D
 

toondw

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I understand your feeling.......

I got bored with ios so jumped ship to Galaxy Nexus running ICS.

However after 10 days i'm coming back, yes it's boring and needs tweeking and people use phones for more than just calling people these days, my wife for instance her whole life is on the iphone, calendars, social ect...

The problem i think for many is the disappointment with iphone 4s, it really is not worth the upgrade from the 4. And those that did (yes i'm one) some feel a bit let down.

so, feel free to try android or windows if you want a little "excitement" on your screen but underneath it all.....ios still wins (just!) ;)
 

Buckeyestar

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I think the fact that the design didn't change between the 4 and 4S might have something to do with it. If people had the 4 and upgraded to the 4S, it feels like you still have the same phone even though the 4S is totally upgraded internally. It's a completely new and better phone, but part of you feels like nothing has changed since it looks exactly the same. Just my 2 cents.
 

jj48

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I think the fact that the design didn't change between the 4 and 4S might have something to do with it. If people had the 4 and upgraded to the 4S, it feels like you still have the same phone even though the 4S is totally upgraded internally. It's a completely new and better phone, but part of you feels like nothing has changed since it looks exactly the same. Just my 2 cents.
I agree with the OP's feelings somewhat, but definitely with the above reason for why. A lot of people don't use their phones just as 'tools' like someone posted above, they're a source of both entertainment and convenience these days.
 

cynics

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Sorry but why did you feel the need to tell us this? It's a phone not a toy. If you want to have fun with something get a girl/guy and go out and have a good time. Use your phone as a phone and expand your life a bit, then you won't have to rely on a phone to be your best buddy and keep you entertained.
What are you on? He said he's bored with his iPhone not life. If its not a toy then why are half the featured apps games? Get over yourself and lame life lessons.
 

cynics

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I think the fact that the design didn't change between the 4 and 4S might have something to do with it. If people had the 4 and upgraded to the 4S, it feels like you still have the same phone even though the 4S is totally upgraded internally. It's a completely new and better phone, but part of you feels like nothing has changed since it looks exactly the same. Just my 2 cents.
The 4s is my first iPhone. Reason I'm bored with it is cause its a boring phone.

Simplest explanation is usually the right one. :)
 

mrochester

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I agree with the OP's feelings somewhat, but definitely with the above reason for why. A lot of people don't use their phones just as 'tools' like someone posted above, they're a source of both entertainment and convenience these days.
Entertainment and convenience are two things you use tools to achieve. The phone physically looking no different doesn't stop it from being convenient, entertaining and letting you get things done. If you're more concerned with how your phone physically looks over how well it works for you, I think you've got bigger problems.
 

Stealthipad

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So few changes from the 4 to the 4S.

I am ho-hum about my 4S, too!

iOS is getting boring at times. It works well and gets the job done but sometimes you want/need to try something new. Kinda like another checking out a new girl:p
 
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jj48

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Entertainment and convenience are two things you use tools to achieve. The phone physically looking no different doesn't stop it from being convenient, entertaining and letting you get things done. If you're more concerned with how your phone physically looks over how well it works for you, I think you've got bigger problems.
I'm not more concerned, just wouldn't mind an update that's all. And you seem to be disregarding the fact that someone could be bored with the functionality not looks of the phone. Frankly most smartphones all do the same thing, it's how apple makes these tasks easier to perform that makes people buy their handsets on the whole. What is wrong with wanting new inventive ways to use your phone to achieve different tasks, or the same tasks in a better way? Apple have shown time and time again they can produce products that do this. I don't think it's unreasonable to look forward to these innovations.
 

TonyC28

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This happens to me every year. Try jailbreaking. Every year I jailbreak and then I ultimately unjailbreak. That should kill a month or so for you while you wait for iOS 6.
 

Daikyouju

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I am currently using the 4s and had the 4 before it. I absolutely love my iPhone and iOS and I am never going to switch to android or windows mobile but last few months I've really become bored with my iPhone .... I don't even play games and stuff that I use to do before .... I can't wait for iPhone 5 and iOS 6

anyone feel the same way?
I completely understand you. Check my signature below and i can tell that i feel the same way about all my products. And if you are like me that doesn't want to jailbreak, it will be worse.

Try to enjoy your apple products, remember that not many people can afford it (that's why they criticize and become jealous) and you have them already.

Try to be away from your devices for some days (3 days or more) and come back. You will not be bored anymore. Then have fun with them, restore them , reinstall apps, try to recall that "brand new feel" you had when bought them and opened for the first time.
 
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