iPhone XS Max Why i left the iPhone

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  1. poloson, Jul 18, 2019
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    poloson macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!
    I've made a new account today but i've been on the forums around 8 years. Just to comment my point of view.

    Why I left the iPhone?
    I bought the latest macbook pro 2019. I also bought an iPhone xs Max. Everything good but one thing.

    What happened then? A really small issue, however, for me is grotesque.

    I had to connect my iPhone to the macbook pro. I knew that these products have different ports. So i could not connect it, and for me is a bad user experience.

    When i realized how sinister was the issue, i decided to sell the iPhone. It is disrespectful in my opinion that the latest U$S 1.300 smartphone, with the latest U$S 3.000 macbook, cannot connect natively between them.

    What now? I sold the iPhone and bought a cheap Android one phone in the meantime. And this phone cable can connect natively to the macbook. I am looking into a one plus 7 pro, it looks great.

    I know i could have bought the USB c cable, but is not the concept I am trying to explain. Is the fact that two expensive products from the same company cannot be connected natively. And all because of the milking strategy of Apple about they licensed cables (Lightning). Also, maybe I was impulsive I know, but it was like I made a switch when this happened. It might sound stupid, but well, I wanted to share this thought (even though it wasn’t the best maybe). And also the slow charging power brick... another thing I really hated ha.

    Thanks for reading
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  2. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    You're not alone. There's scores of people who are sick of this company (and others who are not... yet)
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Did not read your whole post but hope you find what you are looking for.

    Enjoy.
     
  4. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    All you had to have done was to buy a lightning-to-USB-C cable.....it's that simple.
     
  5. I7guy macrumors Core

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    Good luck with your tech future. I would have bought the cable, but that’s me.
     
  6. ericwn macrumors 68030

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    So you like both products but because you are missing an adapter or cable you decide to ditch the phone? That’s one person with a strong resolve, probably a touch too drastic for me.

    Enjoy your Android phone then!
     
  7. chabig macrumors 603

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    So instead of buying the right cable for $19, you paid $150 for a new phone. And on top of that, you created an account to brag about your good judgement?
     
  8. lostOzone macrumors member

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    Why did you decide the iPhone was the problem? The iPhone uses a proprietary cable since day one. I think the problem is with the MacBook. It should be sold with at least one or two USB-C to USB-A dongles.
     
  9. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I’m just simple and maybe too laid back, but to purchase an inexpensive adapter to continue using products I love is much easier on my soul than letting something so trivial bother me to the point of resorting to a $150 purchase of a crap phone just to give an f-u to Apple. To each their own, but I wouldn’t bat an eye at that type of thing.
     
  10. poloson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was an obvious thing that a lot of you would not get the concept of the problem. Of course I could have bought the cable, but that is not the issue I was trying to explain. I am glad I am not so blind and fanboy as you. I hope you find a better life being this negative ;)
     
  11. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Actually, most people at the time they are purchasing a new MBP with its USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, also take into consideration what they will need to plug into the machine and if they have peripherals and other devices which will require either a different cable or an adapter, they buy those right away, too. Common sense, really.....
     
  12. poloson, Jul 18, 2019
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    poloson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I did. I know my judgement is not as good as yours. Being objective is a hard thing to learn I see.
     
  13. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Clearly not, the correct answer is to change your entire ecosystem and get a cheap Chinese malware phone.
     
  14. TallRed macrumors member

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    From where I sit, you’re the negative one. You come to an iPhone forum to complain about the iPhone not being perfect enough for you. Fine. You had your say. Now go away, Mr Negative.

    You remind me of those nitwits who abandoned Apple when it was revealed that the were collecting certain data from their users. They were outraged and fled in droves to the company which has made its fortune from gathering user data. Enjoy your outrage. I hear Costco sells Pepto-Bismol by the case.
     
  15. poloson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No. I used Apple products for a long time. Isn't a forum supposed to freely talk about experiences? I am not negative, I am describing a real issue, which lot of religious people here defend. If Apple put a USB c onto the iPhone I would continue using it. This is why the majority of people think that Apple users are blind.

    One sincere question besides the discussion, is anything you dislike about apple?
     
  16. attilavago85 macrumors member

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    Interesting. I don't remember ever being a "native connection" between the Mac and the iPhone. It was always some sort of USB port to some Apple proprietary port. Now, I suppose where your frustration perhaps holds water is that Apple still decided to keep the iPhone charging cable on USB-A instead of moving it to USB-C. Having said that, it's a tough decision to make, given the fact that there are still more Macs out there with USB-A than USB-C, as people tend to replace their phones more often than their Macs. I suppose you could argue that for the money, Apple could provide an extra adaptor or cable, but I suspect you'd end up with a lot of unused adaptors and cables that way (which is a waste and not great for the planet). It's a transitionary period, it happened before, it will happen again. I think you overreacted. ;)
     
  17. Remrod macrumors newbie

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    Your decision raises so many questions! Like one is: why did you shell out so many dollars in the first place (1300$ phone) when a basic cheap android phone can cover your needs? I doubt you‘ll stay long enough eith that el cheapo phone and shell out more money (for perhaps a more expensive android). In anyway an already a big and rich company will get your dollars!
     
  18. poloson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought it in the meantime. I am seeing to buy a one plus or pixel.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 18, 2019 ---
    Maybe I did. I am impulsive but I was angry at the situation. Maybe because I think apple is getting too expensive for the value. But I accept your criticism.
     
  19. mizmimi02 macrumors 6502

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    Great, another holier than thou "why I left iPhone" thread. Thanks for your opinion, now move, your blocking the door for the next "notch" thread. ;)
     
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  21. attilavago85 macrumors member

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    Value is relative and personal. Cost is also relative and personal, so if for you, personally this experience resulted in reassessing what the cost-value benefit is, then I've nothing to criticise. Having said that my assessment resulted in a slightly different outcome. I own an XS now, but used to own a 6S. After 4 years of normal use, I sold it and still got 33% of its original cost for it, which I then used towards getting the XS. Getting the XS also resulted in selling one of my cameras which became obsolete given the quality of pictures the XS takes. That covered another 25% of the XS' cost. So one of the things I value in an iPhone is its resale value years later. I also value privacy. Having a phone that is basically Google's spyware in every possible way just doesn't sit well with me. Apple aren't 100% innocent either, but for the time being, I trust them more than Google.
     
  22. StralyanPithecus macrumors regular

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    May I suppose you’re the kind of person that when a tire goes flat you throw away all the car?
     
  23. RickGrimes Suspended

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    Read the whole post. I find it grotesque and sinister that you use such grandiose words for such a minor and easily solved non issue.

    I only care that your leaving iPhone enough, to make my statement.
     
  24. TallRed macrumors member

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    In the first place, that didn’t make a lot of sense to me. In the second place, you’re using “a lot of religious people” and “the majority of people” to add a cachet of respectability to your opinion. Thirdly, by injecting “religious people” into the conversation, are you saying that Apple or Android is a religion? And lastly, “Apple users are blind” is just a weird thing to say. I can see quite well.

    I wasn’t too crazy about their corporate decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. I use my phone as a tuner but now I can’t. Plus, the battery case I use has no pass through for the audio signal. I bought an iPod touch which solved the problem. Expensive fix. I don’t use Bluetooth much because I find it’s hard on my battery.
     
  25. timeconsumer macrumors 68000

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    I understand your overall point and agree, but a couple of questions:

    At the time of purchase, did an Apple employee also recommend the cable?

    And, if you “knew that these products have different ports”, why did you carry on with the purchase?
     

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