Whats your iOS story?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Daniel3102, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Daniel3102 macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    Well, I've had an iPod Touch since 2011 and two weeks ago I was surprised with my first iPhone :D Its a 32 gig silver/white 5s. My all time favorite iPhone design is the the 5/5s. Its not because I have a 5s, it's because when the 5 came out, I swore I'd get one eventually! Lol! I love the aluminum back with the glass inlays; that's always been my favorite design element. SO, what's your iOS story?! What was your first iPhone model?! Whats your favorite designed model?! :apple: :apple: :apple:
  2. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    iOS before it was iOS, original iPhone on launch day. Every one since then. Still probably prefer the original iPhone design, it was just iconic at the time. It was amazing to be one of the first ones to have one, everybody saw it and instantly knew what it was. I do also like the iPhone 5 design, I felt like they were finally going back to the roots of the original iPhone. The iPhone 6 (allegedly) seems to take that even further.
  3. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    Wow I bet that was cool to have the original iPhone!! In 2007, I really didn't care much for technology, and I regret that :mad: Lol!
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    My first experience was with a 1st gen iPod touch running iPhone OS 1.1.0. I decided to jailbreak it immediately. A few years later I bought an iPhone 3GS. Then a 1st gen iPad. Then an iPhone 4s. Then a 2nd gen iPad. Then an iPad mini. Then a HTC One. Whoops that last one isn't an iOS device. :eek: Then I bought an iPhone 5s.

    I'm looking forward to the improvements in iOS 8. And the improvements in Android L.
  5. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    Haha don't worry about the HTC one, I also had an android phone (I HATED IT! Lol) at one point. Like yourself, I also started with the iPod touch! It was a 4th gen. I think that's how alot of people get into the iOS ecosystem :) I am also very much looking forward to iOS 8 on my 5s, I saw some YouTube vids of the betas and they seem very fast!
  6. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I really liked the HTC. Unfortunately I dropped it and destroyed the screen and when I was shopping for the replacement, the iPhone 5s was available and the Nexus 5 wasn't. Either way, I'm really liking the direction that both Apple and Google are taking with their mobile operating systems. Competition is a good thing.
  7. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    I remember how common jailbreaking was back in those days. First off it was very easy compared to today, and secondly it just added SO much. Heck originally jailbreaking added the ability to add APPS. I think my original iPhone was jailbroken a month or so after it came out.
  8. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    That sucks about your HTC :( I agree that both iOS and Android are both being perfected into (in my opinion) their best forms! I haven't had an Android phone since 4.0.4 ICS, so from my experience, I hope they got it right! Lol. Unfortunately (or fortunately I guess!) that experience with Android has turned me into a permanent iPhone/iOS customer :D :apple:
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I got my first iPhone in December 2007, a Christmas present I paid half for, and my dad paid the other half. I mostly used it for music, audiobooks, YouTube, and other video I used to load on it at the time.

    Some of the original jailbreak tweaks I got to begin with were Tap Tap Revolution, Brushes, and this one app that allowed the iPhone to take video. I used to make my own themes and apply it with SummerBoard too.

    When the App Store came around, it was a huge blast. You had all these small companies like Plus, PlayMesh, and Ngmoco making all these nice games, some even multiplayer.

    Good times.
  10. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014

    It sounds like alot of people were jail breaking back on the original iPhone :D I would have LOVED to own the original! I'm so sad I wasn't big into technology at the time!!
  11. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Got a 4S on launch from my employer. Then purchased other Apple products since (see sig).
  12. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    A friend had an iPhone 4 sat in her drawer gathering dust unused so she offered it to me even with a smashed rear case!so got it last June/July as a intro to ios, 3 months before my upgrade was due. Came from a Samsung galaxy s2 which at the time I loved but lack of updates really held it back. In fact I think lack of updates is similar across android as a whole.

    So I used the ip4 for around 5-6 months and really took to ios even thru the ios 7 update which at times was painful..so the charging port started to go wrong, the device thought it was docked when in fact it was charging and therefore muted notifications and ringtones.

    Rather than spend out on the 3-4 year old device I chose to put that toward my upgrade at the apple store and picked up what I think is the beautiful blue 5C!
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I don't have much of a store, wanted the iPhone since day 1, but held off until the 3G hit the streets, no use in getting something that had really slow data.

    I've had most new iPhones since then but I've also bounced around on and android and I had a brief excursion into the WP platform.
  14. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    I was ecstatic the day the 3G came out. It really felt like a revolution. I bought it as soon as I could afford it and enjoyed the hell out of it all the way. I skipped the 3GS and 4 upgrades, I still though the 3G was great and held up fine. Then when the 4S came out I couldn't resist so upgraded to that. Another wonderful iPhone experience.

    But when the 5 came out I began losing interest. I saw bigger screen devices coming out on Android and this really piqued my interest. The iPhone 5 just didn't seem like much of an upgrade compared to those Android beasts. I was on the fence for a whole year but eventually decided to go crazy and bought a Note 2. This was similar to my experience with the 3G - a revolution. So many things I could do with the Note 2 that no iPhone offered. Since then I've had no interest in iPhones at all.

    But now...enter the iP6. Finally the choice has become more interesting again! I really want it to be a stunning machine, one that I will want to buy. But it will come down to iOS 8. For a while now, Android has had capabilities that iOS has been lacking. But meanwhile I've really missed how neat and tidy iOS is. Hopefully Apple can now offer both in one package, and perhaps then I'll head into a new chapter of my iOS story.
  15. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    Hey, you never know what the iP6 will hold :) From my time with Android, I missed the neatness that iOS had to offer too. I have to admit that iOS is definitely catching up with Android. I've never been big on large screen phones, but I've thought about it! Lol!
  16. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    The first ios device I used was the iPhone 3G back in 2009. I got the iPhone 4 in 2010. In 2012 I switched from the iPhone to Samsung. However since 2012 I've always had at least one ios device. I've had an ipod touch 5th gen since 2012. In 2013 I got an iPad mini and in 2014 I got an iPad Air. I bought an iPhone 5S at the start of the year and returned it as I preferred to use a Galaxy phone but I still keep my ios devices.
  17. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Hawthorne, CA
    In 2007, I wanted the original iPhone, unfortunately my mother was stationed in Japan (again) that time, so getting an iPhone was impossible for me, plus I was a junior in HS who probably didn't need a $600 phone anyway.:p
  18. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Needed a phone, didn't want windows, android or blackberry. So I bought a 5s.
  19. rjalda100 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2012
    Had a 4th gen ipod touch that I got a few days after it was releaed, so I started on ios 4. I used it until last year when it started getting really slow, then I upgraded to the 5th gen. Then last month I decided it made more sense to have a phone that could do everything the ipod could do, so I got an iphone 5S.
  20. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I am a long time Sprint customer (1999) and my service has always been decent to good. Consequently, while I wanted the iPhone in 2007 when it came out I didn't actually get an iPhone until much later.

    While waiting for the iPhone to come to Sprint I went through a Sanyo Katana (black) and an HTC Touch Pro (also black). I got my first iPhone in December 2011, an AT&T iPhone 3GS given to me by my sister for Christmas (she got the iPhone 4).

    I'm not on AT&T so this phone served as a wireless device and introduced me to iOS. First iOS 5 and then iOS 6. My 3GS also allowed me to experiment with jailbreaking. I was carrying two phones for a while.

    I waited an entire year longer than I had to for Sprint and the iPhone because I do not like the iPhone 4/4S. I waited for the iPhone 5 and I was not dissapointed. I preordered when it opened and I got my 64GB Black/Slate iPhone 5 on launch day, September 21, 2012. It was there when I got home from work.

    I really like the design of my 5 and if the 6 has as many curves as all these photos seem to suggest I may end up sticking with my 5. Not a big deal as I had my Touch Pro for 3.5 years before I got my 5.
  21. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I walked into a shop. I asked the man for an iPhone. He gave me said iPhone. I typed in a few numbers while a piece of plastic was read by a machine. I walked out of said shop. I then owned said iPhone. Rinse and repeat every two years.

    Quite simple, really :p
  22. Daniel3102 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    That is weird!! I actually went on that same path! I started with the 4th gen iPod touch, then last October I went to the 5th! Now I just got the 5s! :apple:


    I definitely agree with ya about the 6! I HATE the curves and LOVE the 5/5s design! Lol.
  23. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    My iOS story.
    My parents got some random dumb phones that did't work at all. AT&T said they won't work unless they got smart phones which they were very much so against. They were given two iPhone 4's one for each of them. This was February 2012 I believe so the 4s was out. I loved the iPhones so much. I used their phones all the time and I thought it was the greatest thing. And I knew apple was the one powering my amazing experience. So I was doing more and more research on apple and tech in general which turned me into the tech loving apple fanboy I am today:) Then in October 2012 my dad won this thing at work where he went to a warehouse and what every he could grab in a minute or something like that was his. He snagged a 3rd gen iPad and an 4th gen iPod touch:D I was so happy! I did need to share with my family but over time they used it less and less which is awesome for me becuase today i'm really the only one who uses the iPad:D. Then in December 2012 for Christmas my parents got me an iPhone 4. That's pretty much my story. Other then that my mom got an iPhone 5s in November and my dad got one in March. And I plan to get an iPhone 6 4.7 inch model this December.
  24. HandyNerd macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2014
    2005 heard rumors Jobs was hiding a new phone design, with freakin touch screen.

    2006 - was first at store to buy this wonderful new device. Still have it.

    Owned every iteration of the iPhone since and still keep them in their boxes in the top of my closet.

  25. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    January 9, 2007: Steve Jobs announces the iPhone. I predicted it would be a total flop. I even wrote blog posts about what a stupid idea it was, and why I thought it wouldn't succeed. Owing to its high price, I even gave it a cheeky name: the iGouge.

    January 30, 2007: Windows Vista comes out. Like a Microsoft fanboy, I'm first in line, and plunk down $460 on the Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade edition.

    8 hours later, I'm at home, trying to install it on my then top-of-the-line 64-bit 2.4GHz AMD X2, 4GB RAM, 750GB hard drive custom built system. And I'm realizing what a fool I was. All my data gets trashed. Nothing works.

    February 7, 2007: I buy a MacBook Pro and begin switching to OS X. I'm amazed at how great it is, after years of deriding them as being overpriced playthings for artists, but nothing I'd ever do serious IT work with. Fall in love with UNIX. Never want to use Windows again.

    I still think the iPhone is a dumb idea though.

    June 2007: The iPhone comes out. I'm standing in the Shadyside Apple Store in Pittsburgh with friends of mine, comparing my Treo 750 (actually, the pic on that link IS my phone... I took that pic and submitted it to Wikipedia for use) to the iPhones on display. A bunch of people are around me poking at them, too.

    Me: *picks up an iPhone and tries to type on one* "UGH! No hardware keys? I can't type anything properly! Everything gets misspelled!!"

    Immediately, a flock of Apple Geniuses swarm on me like a strike team.

    Some Apple Genius: "Sir, you can probably type better if you try with your index finger first."

    Me: *loudly* "Index finger? That's a STUPID idea! Who wants to type with their index fingers?! A touch screen keyboard is the worst idea, ever!"

    Saying this was like striking a nest of wasps with a baseball bat. These half dozen or so Apple Genii totally go into damage control mode, contributing to the scene I just made. My friends pull me out of the store before things get nasty.

    June 29, 2007: An iMac at work goes on the fritz (bad WiFi card) and needs to be taken into service. I lug this iMac into the Apple store (a different one) and have to wait around while the Genius tries a few things and fills out his forms. While I'm waiting, I see the display of iPhones again. I go over and play with one.

    30 minutes later...

    Apple Genius: We'll have that iMac fixed for you by tomorrow. is there anything else?

    Me: Yeahhhhh... one 16GB iPhone, please.

    And I've not looked back since.

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