Who else is keeping their iPhone stock?

doc shivers

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I am thinking about not doing any customization's to the background screen, ringtones, or moving any apps around in order to keep my phone as stock as possible. I like that the stock phone looks so much cleaner then phones that are all tricked out with crazy backgrounds/tones. This keeps Apple's original idea for the phone intact, plus you have the benefit of people recognizing the tones/knowing you have an iPhone.
 

rwilliams

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Nope. I hardly use Apple's stock apps, so they'd be taking up space on the home screen for no reason. And it doesn't matter to me whether or not others recognize my phone by the tones. It's my phone, not theirs.
 

Iphone5preorder

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I've never found an app to use and I've had an iPhone since 3GS. Mine always remains stock. The custom stuff always looks and sounds tacky, always.
 

iHawaii

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I've never found an app to use and I've had an iPhone since 3GS. Mine always remains stock. The custom stuff always looks and sounds tacky, always.
At $700 per share, APPL is staying with me for now. Oh, wait.

On my 4th iPhone and have never tweaked it, save for using pics as home/lock screen. Just now seeing some really great options and will probably try it out.
 

doc shivers

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you shouldn't put custom rims or exhaust or a rolls royce, why do it with an iphone?
 

vastoholic

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Gotta agree with Jay and Preed, I don't use a majority of Apple's stock apps. They go in a folder on page 2. Everything I use is organized into folders according to type of app or suite of apps (iWork). My homescreen/lockscreen currently are both related to each other while being separate pictures. And my ringtones are songs I like that aren't obnoxious and loud. It's my phone, I'll do what I want with it.
 

d123

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Nope. I hardly use Apple's stock apps, so they'd be taking up space on the home screen for no reason. And it doesn't matter to me whether or not others recognize my phone by the tones. It's my phone, not theirs.
Most of the stock tones are lame, now it's so easy to add a song or other tone for a ring tone, or even add a unique SMS tone (Nokia beep beep anyone :D) it is silly to just rely on their bland tones.
 

VenusianSky

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Stock gets boring IMO. I need to change mine up every so often, particularly the background and ring tone. Actually, can't they make it cycle wallpapers? I do that on my computer.
 

Gathomblipoob

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I'll jailbreak, but I don't theme my iPhone. I like a five column springboard, smaller icons, and infinidock. I also like other enhancements such as BiteSMS, Bulletin, etc.
 
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iFanboy

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you shouldn't put custom rims or exhaust or a rolls royce, why do it with an iphone?
That analogy actually gave me herpes.

For a proper analogy, not using the iPhones limited customisation options is like not using the Rolls Royce CD player or programming your address into the built in sat nav.
 

aphexacid

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I havent got around to finding a nice wallpaper that i like, so its on the stock grass wallpaper. Ringtones i never mess with.
 

xAnthony

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you shouldn't put custom rims or exhaust or a rolls royce, why do it with an iphone?
You are indeed correct

-ly wrong on so many levels. It actually boggled my mind on how you could make that comparison. You have honestly left me speechless. Feel free to PM me for help... I'll gladly try and get you back on the correct path in life.
 

sviato

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So you don't download any apps or change any settings to make the phone better suited to your preferences and maybe increase general usability or quality of life?

What's the point of buying a smartphone then :confused:
 

Kev001

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Nov 24, 2010
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Was going to keep it stock but bc AT&T disabled facetime over cellular for people with unlimited data, i will be waiting for a jailbreak. In the mean time ill just Skype it.