iPhone 11 Pro What makes you want to stay with an iPhone as your daily device

Shaarujon567

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For me personally it’s IOS integration between multiple devices, my MacBook, IPad, IPhone Airpods all communicate with each other, iMessage and airdrop have become essential for me and without them tasks get tuffer, I’ve had every iPhone but did once try the note 9 and I couldn’t last 2 days because of how tied down I was to my iPhone and it’s ecosystem! Cant wait for my iPhone 11 Pro Max
 

1rottenapple

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I’ve had iPhone since 2007! Same as buying a Mac back in 2001 in college. I’ve always bought one and I’m used to it and I’m not willing to change. I don’t see an upside to switching. Perhaps if I didn’t have the funds I would get a low end android which is plentiful and a low end pc I guess. But I just use Macs and iPhone. Now it’s turned to iPads and buying iPads. My family buys Apple partly because of me lol if they want tech support they have to use what I use haha
 

danny842003

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I’m too invested in the ecosystem. That’s not a negative I have no desire to switch away from it.
I can understand why some would feel that it’s a negative.
But I have thousands and thousands of photos in iCloud which sync between my watch, phone, tablet, desktop and tv. That’s one of my biggest retainers.
 

1rottenapple

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What’s the positive in switching. That should be the question.

Phon/iPad: different manufacturer aside from just one.

mac: pc gaming.
Hmmm what else
 
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DblHelix

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For me personally it’s IOS integration between multiple devices, my MacBook, IPad, IPhone Airpods all communicate with each other, iMessage and airdrop have become essential for me and without them tasks get tuffer, I’ve had every iPhone but did once try the note 9 and I couldn’t last 2 days because of how tied down I was to my iPhone and it’s ecosystem! Cant wait for my iPhone 11 Pro Max
I am too invested in the apple ecosystem. Apple TV, watch, macs, AirPods.
 
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1rottenapple

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I’m into the ecosystem and 99% of the people I know use iPhones. But Apple TV blows. Google chrome and Roku are way better.
 

QooBlue

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I stick with my Iphone SE because I've had it for years and it's super portable and easy to use. That said, I'd find it easy to switch to android because I'm not invested in the apple ecosystem.
 

kamikazeeMC

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I switch between iOS and Android every few phones, but the UX on iOS always brings me back. While some of Apples phone hardware may be late to the table, it's still up there and when they do integrate something new they do a good job at it. So unless there's a disruptive game changing feature on Android that Apple don't plan on using or they raise the price to a point I'm no longer willing to pay, I'll stay.

Also slowly getting sucked into the ecosystem, don't want to give up my Apple Watch and AirPods, and now thinking of replacing my desktop with an iPad Pro. So having them all connected to each other will be good.
 
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Hieveryone

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For me personally it’s IOS integration between multiple devices, my MacBook, IPad, IPhone Airpods all communicate with each other, iMessage and airdrop have become essential for me and without them tasks get tuffer, I’ve had every iPhone but did once try the note 9 and I couldn’t last 2 days because of how tied down I was to my iPhone and it’s ecosystem! Cant wait for my iPhone 11 Pro Max
What feature of the integration do you use most?
 

Dented

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Partly the ecosystem, not in a bad way, I love how my iPhone, iPad and Mac work together and with services like iCloud and Apple Music, family sharing with immediate family, the ease of sharing photos, messaging and FaceTime with family and friends also in the ecosystem, etc etc.

But also, crucially, I just think they work better. The UI is that much more polished and consistent, the optimisation of software and hardware, things like Face ID which just work like magic compared to some of the clunky solutions on offer elsewhere.. it’s a better experience all round IMO.
 
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TJ82

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It's just easy to use like everyone says. If I get a new system I have to learn it, and maybe even find workarounds. Face it, once all your stuff is Apple, it's hard to go back.

If Apple somehow manage to make Macs a legitimate gaming platform like PC, then they'll eventually take over the world as they're converting people at a younger, more impressionable age.

For a while I used to think Apple had no chance in getting a lot of big business to convert their systems anytime soon to Apple, but that was short sighted. They don't need to be convinced to spend millions on developing new software. It's all going web based. Developers everywhere are working on web based systems, no-one wants native now, it's too expensive and harder to update. The only issue is regulators in some industries who want native for security reasons. It's just easier to ring fence certain information.

Aside from that, no reason why Apple won't end up being the no.1 ecosystem over all devices. The iPhone is a great way to convert people to Apple's way of thinking.
 

tonybarnaby

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Apple Watch, plus my 8+ is still an acceptable phone. The way apple implements their oled messes with my eyes, or I would be excited about the new phones like most people. Hopefully new technology comes along where I’m not stuck using lcd iPhones (no oled Android has ever bugged me)
 

brgjoe

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I've gone back and forth. Both Android and Apple have their advantages/disadvantages.

But I always come back to the iPhone. As others have said, "it just works." My iPhones have been dead on reliable from day 1. My 8+ still works great. Which is why I won't be upgrading for awhile.

It just comes down to personal choice and how one uses their device(s). But for me, I will probably stick with the iPhone for awhile.
 
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The first smartphone I got was the iPhone 3G and I've been with Apple ever since, with the exception of one brief period of 6 months when I used the Galaxy S3. I was tempted to try out a different device, the Galaxy had a bigger screen, expandable storage and all that, so I thought I'd try it. I didn't enjoy that phone and I snapped when the phone burned through the SD card I had in it. It was only music, but still, it could have been important data and I realized I had bought an unreliable phone, sold it and got an iPhone 5.

It was then that it became clear to me that many of the features Android offers are just gimmicks, and even those that are not gimmicks are often poorly implemented so you can't have confidence in your device. My wife uses Galaxy phones (S+, S3, S6 and now the S10+) so I know what they are like and I don't plan on using a Samsung device anytime soon.

The experience Apple provides is just better. It's more polished, smoother, more reliable and the iPhones beat all other phones for longevity. I switched from the iPhone 5 to the 6 because the 6 was a birthday present and my dad still uses my old iPhone 5 to this day. I switched from the iPhone 6 to the XR because I had been using the 6 for four years and I wanted to try out the new form factor, and also because I wanted a faster phone. Again, the iPhone 6 still works fine and my dad uses it as his work phone, no problems. By contrast, every time my wife switched to a newer Galaxy model was because the old one wasn't working properly (faulty motherboard, bad battery, malfunctioning camera, sluggish performance, not getting enough charge, rebooting randomly...). Big difference.

Speaking of the Galaxy line-up and the smoothness and polish of iOS, one difference I noticed which I think perfectly represents the differences between iPhone and pretty much any other device out there. So I like raise to wake on my XR and I think it works almost perfectly - 99% of the time the screen will light up when I want it to, the software is great at recognizing my movements. By comparison, I tried the raise to wake on my wife's new Galaxy S10+ and it just doesn't work well. When I pick up the phone normally, the screen doesn't turn on so I have to emphasize the lift for the phone to recognize it's been picked up and I want to see the screen. This is a small thing, a feature not everyone will use, but it's one of those things that clearly show you the difference between Apple and the rest. Others just shove as many features as they can into a device and say what a great bang for the buck that is, but it really isn't - many of those features are gimmicks or simply half-baked and unreliable. When Apple implements a feature, it's usually implemented properly. Not that Apple doesn't have shortcomings in their products, but they also don't release phones that catch fire.

So the main reasons why I use Apple are quality, reliability, consistency and longevity. Being in the ecosystem is a consequence of the reasons I use Apple, it's not THE reason.
 

OllyW

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I’m stuck in the Apple ecosystem.

I don’t have too many complaints about Apple’s ecosystem but it’s difficult to get out once you fully get in, especially with the iPhone as it’s the key component holding everything together.

I had never really thought about it before but I’m now living in an Android household. Theoretically it would now make sense for me to move over to Android but the inconvenience of losing many of those system wide integrations between my devices, which I currently take for granted is just too much for me to give up.
 

Tsepz

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I have an Apple Watch and an iPad and love the integration between them and my XS Max, nothing better than all your Mobile Tech integrating seamlessly, there is simply no better combo outside iOS. I’ve also got an Apple Music account and my car integrates better with Apple devices.

I also love it due to the updates that are constantly there, I began working for a large corporate this year and the Data Security team as well as IT are much easier on iOS devices vs Androids in terms of giving access, they still give Androids access but they are just cooler towards iOS devices.
 
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JulianL

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My main reason is laziness.

In quite a few years I've been close to giving a high-end Android phone a spin but the fact is that I have quite a few apps that I use frequently (Apple's Music & calendar apps, Kindle, Evernote, various banking apps, various utilities and a few games, etc) and I'm familiar with how they all look and work and know that I am happy, or at least reasonably content with almost all of them. I have 81 apps on my phone (ignoring some Apple apps in my "Unused" folder). When it comes to contemplating a change I begin to think can I really be bothered to go through the process of searching out and testing Android equivalents for all of those. Maybe a very few like Google Maps would be trivial to replace since the obvious replacement for that on Android is .... Google Maps but that still leaves me needing to spend an awful lot of time exploring Android alternatives and at the end of it I still take the risk of discovering some hole in my app lineup after I move to Android because I can't find Android apps that I like to replace some of my iOS apps. Perhaps unlikely but it is still a risk.

If I was ever to switch to Android it would be to something flagship hence expensive like a latest Samsung Galaxy so I would try out the Android ecosystem and start my search for apps first by getting some cheapo 6.1" Android phone (quite a few different models going for about £50-£70 at the moment on Amazon) and use that as a test bed just to explore possible Android app alternatives. I wouldn't even bother to put in a SIM card, I'd do the testing at home using my WiFi. I could do that at any time I suppose even if not about to switch to Android but did I mentioning earlier that I'm lazy?

Apart from the laziness, and my general satisfaction with most but not all(*) of the iOS apps I have, if I had to pick out the biggest positive discriminator vs the competition on the phone itself I think I'd pick FaceID. Much to my surprise I really liked it when I upgraded from my 6s. I was really nervous about upgrading beforehand and deliberately waited until the XS to upgrade because I felt it would be safer to jump in at second-generation FaceID rather than the first generation iPhone X implementation. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it's improved again when I get my iPhone 11 Pro. I think with just the iOS 13 upgrade Apple is saying something like 30% faster so couple that with the extra power of the A13 and I'm hoping FaceID is going to move from seriously impressive to pretty much instant/perfect with iPhone 11.

(*) I have both an iPhone XS (new screen size of 5.8" from iPhone X onward) and an 11" iPad Pro. I've been quite disappointed with the number of my apps that even now haven't been updated to the new screen sizes. I've been waiting in the hope that they might get updated and I wouldn't have to do anything (did I mention that I'm lazy?) but it's been a while now so even in my iOS setup I think I'm going to have to go off looking for alternatives on maybe 10 of my apps.
 
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