Why iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by griffinmeyer, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. griffinmeyer macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Orange County, CA
    What's your reason for choosing the iPhone over other options such as a Droid or S3? I don't want obsolete things like "I just like better" or "It's cool".

    My reason is that I really like the iOS platform, it suits the modern smartphone user better than other softwares.

  2. komiothebeat macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2008
    Corona, CA
    my reasoning behind getting the iPhone, when i really think about it, is the quality of the product... when i have my phone and i hold it, it doesn't feel like it's going to break in my hand. Some of the other phones that i have held and tested feel cheap and plastic in my hands, like the fram creaks when i grip it.

    all this and i got my mother and sister into the iphone, this way i can tell them how to do something over the phone as opposed to looking up the booklet on their phone on how to do something when i can walk them through it over the phone

  3. Nathan576 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
  4. Jarson macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2011
    1. Simplicity & design - this is what actually defines iPhone and makes it easy and comfy to use
    2. AppStore - wide range of apps, tools and toys for low prices
    3. iCloud - cloud services that keeps all my devices updated and secured could not be better
    4. Messages, facetime over 3g
    5. Tons of accessories
    6. Lots of additional features such as iTunes Match, great, often updated OS, and many many more.

    I thought those things are obvious and there is no need for a brand new thread about same ****. But for some men porn is not enough.
  5. EezyE macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    I currently have a Droid X and have an iPhone 5 on pre-order. My wife has the new iPad and an iPhone 4. I liked the iPad and iPhone and wanted something different than my X. I got tired of the fragmentation and lack of support after just having my phone for a short time. My phone is still on gingerbread. I had rooted it, but it developed problems and I had to reset back to stock gingerbread. I don't know how ice cream sandwich or jelly bean is, but in my case, I hated the fact I had to make so many changes (i.e. root, instal new launchers, etc.) in order for me to like my phone. Don't get me wrong, it's been a good phone, but I needed something different.

    In playing with my wife's "toys", I found I really liked simplicity and easy use of iOS. I'm not someone who has to have 38 widgets on my phone. My X comes with 7 home screens stock. I don't need 7 home screens. The colors and screens are second to none. I haven't seen any lag in them. The quality of the build of them appear to be better than the android items, and quite honestly, they seem to have a classiness about them the droids don't.

    That's why I'm coming over to the iPhone.
  6. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    For me, and I did own a S3 and a Note for a short time, was a couple things that were deal breakers. Battery life for me was horrid, to the point that I had to carry a spare. This never happened with my iPhone. The other were the apps. Granted, there are practically identical apps in either store, but to me they just felt more polished on the iphone, and worked better without freezes or crashes. The other, and it's not a knock on android, but I'm in deep into the apple ecosystem. I'm content with Apple.
  7. Castle87 macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    For me, it just makes sense. I got the 4, and since then, I've gotten an ipad 2, a macbook air, apple tv. All my stuff syncs with each other. Makes no sense for me to get an android when all my other stuff syncs together.
  8. iFanboy Guest

    Because **** you. That's why.

    Seriously though:-

    The iPhone is easier to carry around than larger android smartphones.
    The iOS software appears to be more integrated as opposed to radically different UI concepts for example throughout Android.
    The iOS app store has more higher quality apps
    iTunes is tightly integrated so that iPhone is also an iPod for example
    iPhone has a better quality camera (it's not all about pixels)
    iOS UI is smoother and generally less buggy and glitch free
    Build quality of the iPhone is light years ahead. Joshua Topolski likened the detail to that found in high value jewellery.

    That's all I can think of for the moment, because I'm now bored, and drunk \o/ :cool:
  9. alox macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2011
  10. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    For me its because of the quality of the hardware and software. Everything runs silky smooth and has a very nice looking UI. Everything just works the way I would expect it to work without having to mess around with the settings. There are a lot more high quality 3rd party apps and games, and everything sync nicely from my iPhone, to my iPad, my mac, and my apple tv. And I don't have to worry about buying an app then wondering when it will work when I upgrade my phone. (plants vs. zombies still isn't supported on my one x!)
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    Quality hardware & OS
    Nice design
    I'm invested in the ecosystem now
  12. duction macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    U to the K
  13. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    iOS, the appstore, and the design/build quality. If OS didn't matter, I'd go with an HTC One X, but I hate Android.
  14. Ramio macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2011
    Houston, TeXas
    I sell phones among many other items for a living so I have come across most of the android and apple phones. The reason why I chose the iphone is firstly the ease of use and the os. ios is a lot more refined and smooth than android. Also, the iphone is a very high quality product made of metal and glass. Can't say the same about the all the android phones I've come across including the s3. They feel and look cheap.

    I almost paid full price for the iphone 5 when I pre ordered it Friday and I would do it all over again because I feel like I got my moneys worth. I don't see myself paying that kind of money for a cheap, plastic phone. I also like how easily you can share apps between iphones. Also, the resale value of the iphone is much higher than android phones. Android phones are almost disposable. Updates are a lot easier for the iphone. I can keep going but those are some of the reasons.
  15. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    The iPhone is an excellent device that intergrates well with my other Apple devices. That's why I use one.

    My Galaxy S III is another excellent smartphone.

    I like choices & variety, therefore I use both.

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