Why did you buy an iPhone?

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  1. Cisco1988 macrumors newbie

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    What made you chose this phone?

    Thanks for all the answers
     
  2. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    ease of use
    Ecosystem
    I support American companies
    Build quality
    Features
     
  3. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a

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    Size

    It´s one of the few modern smartphones that still fits in your pocket instead of needing its on messenger bag..
     
  4. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

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    Ecosystem
    Customer service policies
    Snazzy looking phone
     
  5. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    Ecosystem
    Fluidity of the OS
    Build Quality
    "It just works" (most of the time)
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Because the 5s was available and the Nexus 5 wasn't when I was ready to buy.
     
  7. IamLoki macrumors newbie

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    Ditto to everything already said, except the Nexus 5 thing that was never even a glimmer of thought.
     
  8. Gabichon macrumors member

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    +1
     
  10. zipa macrumors 65816

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    Wanted something other than a Nokia for a change, and I did not want an Android, so the list got pretty short.
     
  11. cynics macrumors G3

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    My employer bought it for me. I like their decision but I'd have been fine with any free smartphone. :)
     
  12. Cisco1988 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  13. Anya B macrumors 6502

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    Had a Galaxy S3 for a year and I hated it. It was just loaded with rubbish I would never ever use and it felt like a cheap plastic toy.

    I looked at what I really use my phone for, and I realised that I actually use it to make and receive calls, keeps appointments in my calendar, read emails and message friends. I don't need the massive screen and I really don't miss it.

    I have an iPad and a Macbook Pro so everything is available across all devices. No effort and no stress.
     
  14. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Ecosystem was the main reason

    Other reasons:

    Ease of use

    Fluidity and reliability of the hardware

    Good customer services (Apple)

    Integrates well with my iPad and Apple TV. I had android tablets and an android phone but they didn't connect well with each other.

    I wanted my MP3 player and phone to be the same device.

    I wanted a smaller device

    I wanted a good camera that was easy to use

    I wanted a phone with 64GB internal memory

    I wanted a phone that was well supported with accessories.

    Build quality/ beautiful design
     
  15. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    -Already invested in the ecosystem

    -elegant hardware

    -software update dependability

    -well supported and the number of them adopted nationally.

    -technical support

    -I own an iPad and an AppleTv

    -3rd part support
     
  16. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    i had an iPod touch for awhile and liked the idea of having that plus a phone.
     
  17. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Well I'm a BIG apple fanboy. I'm in high school so I don't have a job. So last year I got an iPhone 4 8gig for Christmas. I didn't but it. If I did I would have gotten a 5
     
  18. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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    I had an android device (HTC desire). I had troubles with the Os, got no update ever, rooted my device and flashed lots of custom roms only to see my battery discharge in a few hours and the camera not working and force closing. thought about buying another android device, but another problem was, that back then (don't know about know) back then there was no way to pay for apps if you didn't have a credit card in austria. switched to the iPhone, got my fathers apps via homesharing and am happy with the device, the support and the OS since then!
     
  19. Menel macrumors 603

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    Updates and support.

    I didn't want to buy into the Apple ecosystem.... But...
    Android is a cluster*.
    Jan-Feb of 2011 WinMo failed at their promise of direct updates for Nodo I think.

    I bought an iPhone 4, first smartphone. Soon after, an iPad 2. Haven't looked back.
     
  20. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    Because I was a long time Apple customer.

    Yet my iPhone 5S was a massive disappointment. No longer relevant for my usage because it's too tiny and cramped, I've kept it as a spare.

    My absolute all time favorite is my stellar Nexus 5.

    With a very spacious, beautiful 5" display and SWYPE lightning fast keyboard, I'm very happy that I embraced change. Equipped with Android KitKat 4.4.2, this is one very advanced smartphone.

    My smartphone productivity and enjoyment has never been better.
     
  21. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    I was avid BlackBerry user until I discovered the world of apps... Apps, apps, and more apps.
     
  22. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It was the most interesting at the time when Palm had their clunky Treos and Microsoft had their Windows Mobiles that relied heavily on a stylus. Plus, I already had a Pocket PC on the side.
     
  23. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    I chose the iPhone 5 because, coming from a Blackberry Curve, I found it much easier to use and it looks a hell of a lot nicer and not cheap looking like the Blackberry phones. Surfing on the web is easy, playing games is easy, screen size is perfect for me. I could go on and on, but in all reality, I chose the iPhone because it's something that I knew would work out for me, and by no surprise, it did.
     
  24. TheAnvil macrumors regular

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    Awesome subsidised deal.
    It was cheaper than getting any alternative.
     
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