Would you buy a iPhone if it was made for Android.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by cdmoore74, Nov 19, 2012.


Should Apple fight fire with fire with a Android iPhone?

  1. Yes do a 5" 1080p Android iPhone?

    6 vote(s)
  2. Stick with Apple's game plan.

    31 vote(s)
  1. cdmoore74, Nov 19, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012

    cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    I know it's crazy but how many people would buy a 5" 1920x1080p Android iPhone if it was skinned with iOS. Of course the price would have to be premium to make up for lost App sales and the smaller iPhone would still be available or you can go the Amazon way and go all out. I see a Android iPhone completely taking out Samsung, Motorola and HTC.
    Fighting fire with fire I guess. Does anyone actually believe a iPhone in it's current state can beat Android. 2013 will be the year of 1080p and I don't see a iPhone 5s beating a Samsung S4 and Android. Does anyone else have a better idea?

    So my specs are this:

    5" 1920x1080p IPS display
    Quad core A7 like processor
    2gb of RAM
    iOS launcher with full widget support and skinned throughout running on Jellybean
    4000mah battery
    Same iPhone 5 build quality and materials
    $400 dollars (only because at $200 it would take out it's own 4" iPhone. Plus your losing your App revenue but here you get your profit's upfront.)
    Same or better camera system with facetime.
  2. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Apple is struggling as it is trying to ship bug free iPhones, there is no way they can handle any more challenges.
  3. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Well I suppose the point would be that Apple might not ship the phones as much as just design the OS.
  4. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    If it was the other way around then yes! Same goes with osx running under other manufacturers!
  5. lovetamarav macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2011
    No, I really like iOS. Tried Android once and really didn't like it.
  6. IFRIT, Nov 19, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  7. zbarvian macrumors 68010

    Jul 23, 2011
    I don't really understand the question. Would I buy an Android phone that shipped with an iOS-themed launcher?
  8. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    I don't think i'm on board for something like that..
  9. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    I have enough trouble getting my iPhone in and out of my jeans pocket without worrying about a beast like that andriod. I bought an iPad for that, thank you.
  10. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    I think he meant "would you still buy an iPhone if the iOS would be available with other manufacturers?"
  11. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

    STiNG Operation

    Aug 15, 2012
    The Zoo
    Since we're getting crazy here...I would have them team up and make a #$()*%#$%@ awesome phone:rolleyes:
  12. stickybuns macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
    Are we pretending that Apple will suddenly decide to license iOS to anyone who wants to use it, regardless of hardware? Or that Apple and Samsung kiss and make up and that Samsung would then start making official iSamsung phones? Or that an Android phone manufacturer would copy the iPhone's user interface onto a phone that's actually running Android? Or that Apple will make an iPhone that looks like a Galaxy Note?
  13. tvith macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    This a tough questions because I'm not a fan of 5" phones, the biggest I had was 4.3" and that would be the max I would ever do. I don't like 3.5" as that's too small, and 4.3" is workable but felt like everyone could see what I'm viewing on my phone and then i tried the 4" and it was perfect. Great for one had use and small enough that my screen isn't exposed to everyone standing next to me. I do like Android and wish they would stop pulling a windows move, by licensing their OS to hardware manufacturers and instead would be more like Apple in the sense that they make everything...hardware, software, etc. So with that being said, if Google and Apple could team up and create a phone that keeps the iPhones amazing UI with the Gmaps, Gmail, and a few other tweaks found in Android... all in a 4" screen...then yea I would def go for it.
  14. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    The main reason for buying an iPhone is for iOS. If I wanted Android, I'd buy a S3 or Nexus 4.
    Don't see the appeal of an Android iPhone.
  15. inhalewaste macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Not sure what the question is, but honestly, it wouldn't take much for Apple to get me back on the iPhone.

    Larger screen - whatever it is that you need to do to keep apps scaled properly, fine, but offer me something more than 4". Or why not, offer both the 4" for those that want it, and a 4.3"-4.7" (again, whatever is the next size up that will properly scale all your apps) to those that want larger. They offer sizes with iPads, Macs, Desktops, etc. Why not the iPhone?

    Giving a little more control over iOS - I don't think people are asking for much, really. Just, don't treat us as idiots. For the most "innovative" company in the world, I think you can find a way to include email attachments, settings toggles, live tiles, etc. all the while making it seamless and simple enough for the average user. In fact, Apple offers classes to teach people exactly how to use their products. And people happily sign up for them. Every time I'm in an Apple store, people are lined up waiting for class to begin. People love learning how to use their shiny new Apple products; why is Apple so afraid to introduce additional features with some learning curve?

    Try not to overcharge - iPads and iPhones make anywhere from 40-90% profit, depending on which report you're quoting, what generation phone you're looking at, etc. I mean, you don't have to play the low game, but you also don't have to overcharge. And before you go into a tirade about how those profits go into R&D, yeah, they do, but they also go into Apple's 100+ billion dollar surplus bank. Ruminate on that.

    I don't think this is asking for a lot, honestly. I would return to the iPhone in a heart beat if they could get these few things right.
  16. tmoney82 macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2012
    So all Iphone user wear skinny jeans?
  17. siiip5 macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2012
    When it comes to mobile devices, I wouldn't want anything Apple controlled wrt Android. I wouldn't even want a phone designed like the iphone. I personally can't stand that brick shape, and if I wanted a phone with no expandable memory and no way to change out the battery, I would go with a Nexus phone.

    I am personally very happy to have the alternatives we have and see zero need to merge Android with Apple. The S3, Note II, DNA, HOX1+, Nexus 4, WP8 Nokia 920 are all great alternatives.
  18. michaeljohn macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Nope but I would be all over a true iphone with the specs listed above. I mentioned in another thread that they should do something like this with the S versions. Keep the iPhone as is and release it every fall but every spring they put out the 5s, 6s etc...and its the bigger version with a slight spec bump. Would love that.
  19. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    I thought you could do that already. I saw someone post a screen shot of his Android phone with a home screen that looks exactly like the iOS one.
  20. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    Nice ingrish, where you learn?

    Haha my legs are far too muscular for skinny jeans.
  21. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    No thanks. That's one of the reasons I returned the iPhone 5.

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