02-11-2014 08:16 PM
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  1. jkrc717's Avatar
    I've only owned Blackberry and WP. Never owned an IPhone or Android. Was thinking about switching for a while because of all the fuss.

    The world goes nuts for IPhone. People say you can do anything with it or Android. They tell me I'm missing out. They tell me it's unreal. Blah blah blah.

    I bought an IPhone today and been playing with it all day. Someone explain to me what the fuss was about? I don't see it. What is it exactly? Am I missing something?

    It's a bunch of icons. Is this a joke? I'm a little PO'd right now. This phone in no way shape or form is better than WP. There is nothing about this phone I like.
    sd173, Stalline, titoyees and 12 others like this.
    02-08-2014 10:20 PM
  2. tapehead's Avatar
    What the iPhone offers is a ubiquitous experience between PC/Mac along with a robust app store.

    What it lacks is everything else.
    02-08-2014 11:11 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    It offers a relatively polished user experience and the recognized brand that is Apple.
    Its often the first platform for many fads unlike WP as of late.

    The hardware is nice, albeit not going to blow the doors off some flagships.

    A lot of it is the brand and public perception. Apple has done an excellent job marketing their lineup.

    iCloud is great if you use other iDevices.

    The biggie is the sheer volume and quality of the app store.
    02-08-2014 11:59 PM
  4. etad putta's Avatar
    What the iPhone offers is a ubiquitous experience between PC/Mac along with a robust app store.

    What it lacks is everything else.
    I agree that the iPhone offers a pervasive experience between PC\Mac along with a sinewy app store. However it is unparagoned in the phone world and one would have to be a winebibber to not see that.
    02-09-2014 09:04 AM
  5. broar94's Avatar
    iOS is boring even after ios7 launch. Wp is better in interface but iPhone has everything. Solid user experience, better app store. But icons are boring. Wp tiles rock!


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    02-09-2014 10:44 AM
  6. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I remember using the iPhone 4s and I was not impressed with the Os myself either. I always felt like it was overhyped tbh however should windows phone ever go down the drain, I think I will go iPhone before I go android.
    Manny C, psudotechzealot and 11B1P like this.
    02-09-2014 10:48 AM
  7. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    Its rock solid. Works as advertised even with all the google apps. Hardware is second to none and when the OS company also owns the hardware, it all works without a hitch.

    Lots of folks like the small screen and peace of mind knowing they don't have to be a geek to appreciate or to use it. My 83 yo mother in law has one , as does my 6 yo grandson.

    It is boring I will admit but that's what makes it the perfect phone for most users that want a rock solid platform without messing with it all the time. Yes there are people like that!

    Having said all that I understand the distain for the iPhone on this forum as I'd expect , but I am a WP fan because I see nothing but upside for it.


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    02-09-2014 11:04 AM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    .....My 83 yo mother in law has one , as does my 6 yo grandson.....
    When I was 6 years old, we had two tin cans and a string

    02-09-2014 11:20 AM
  9. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Its rock solid. Works as advertised even with all the google apps. Hardware is second to none and when the OS company also owns the hardware, it all works without a hitch.

    Lots of folks like the small screen and peace of mind knowing they don't have to be a geek to appreciate or to use it. My 83 yo mother in law has one , as does my 6 yo grandson.

    It is boring I will admit but that's what makes it the perfect phone for most users that want a rock solid platform without messing with it all the time. Yes there are people like that!

    Having said all that I understand the distain for the iPhone on this forum as I'd expect , but I am a WP fan because I see nothing but upside for it.


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    ugh that username and that avatar annoys me haha. I can't stand that stupid show and character lol
    But uyeah an iPhone is a peoples phone I feel. The elderly can use it easily just as young kids can and that's why it caught on so well, even before the app store.
    02-09-2014 12:15 PM
  10. rculver9056's Avatar
    'I feel robbed..' You were lol ;-)
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    02-09-2014 02:43 PM
  11. admorris#AC's Avatar
    It's just a no bs phone. It never slows down, it rarely stutters, the camera is awesome, integration with other Apple products is unrivaled, their app store is unrivaled. If you want fancy animations or the ability to customize for days, then it's not for you...other than that, it's an ok phone.

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    02-09-2014 04:13 PM
  12. fdalbor's Avatar
    I really don't see this thing about the number of apps available. What can you do with 800,000 apps? How many of them does anyone actually ever download and how many of them just sit there taking up space on the servers. And when you do need one for something in particular how in the hell do you find it. I have a hell of a time finding apps on the 200,000 Windows Phone Store when you are looking for a particular one. I have two Android tablets but its the same thing, Too many apps. I think we are all being sucked into this overblown addiction to the number of apps we can get for our phones and tablets. I think the iphone is a good phone; but hell there are a ton of GOOD phones out there. In time the gullible public (myself included) well realize we need half (or less) of what these phones can do; and the mad craze for smartphones will subside. Maybe one day;;;;;;;; but not today. LOL
    Ichigo likes this.
    02-09-2014 07:00 PM
  13. Agent-P's Avatar
    Another thing you get with an iPhone is their incredible customer service and support. Any little issue with your device and a quick trip to the Apple store will take care of it. Obviously they aren't perfect and not everyone will have an ideal experience, but personally I've never had a bad experience with Apple customer service. For some people, that's a very important determining factor.
    etad putta likes this.
    02-09-2014 07:37 PM
  14. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    I've only owned Blackberry and WP. Never owned an IPhone or Android. Was thinking about switching for a while because of all the fuss.

    The world goes nuts for IPhone. People say you can do anything with it or Android. They tell me I'm missing out. They tell me it's unreal. Blah blah blah.

    I bought an IPhone today and been playing with it all day. Someone explain to me what the fuss was about? I don't see it. What is it exactly? Am I missing something?

    It's a bunch of icons. Is this a joke? I'm a little PO'd right now. This phone in no way shape or form is better than WP. There is nothing about this phone I like.
    How can you feel robbed? Did someone force you to buy the iPhone? At no point did it occur to you to do research or ask questions about the iPhone before buying it?
    Agent-P, hs k, palandri and 2 others like this.
    02-09-2014 07:45 PM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    I really don't see this thing about the number of apps available. What can you do with 800,000 apps? How many of them does anyone actually ever download and how many of them just sit there taking up space on the servers. And when you do need one for something in particular how in the hell do you find it. I have a hell of a time finding apps on the 200,000 Windows Phone Store when you are looking for a particular one. I have two Android tablets but its the same thing, Too many apps. I think we are all being sucked into this overblown addiction to the number of apps we can get for our phones and tablets. I think the iphone is a good phone; but hell there are a ton of GOOD phones out there. In time the gullible public (myself included) well realize we need half (or less) of what these phones can do; and the mad craze for smartphones will subside. Maybe one day;;;;;;;; but not today. LOL
    You're correct; nobody uses 800,000 apps or even WP's 200,000.

    What happens when you have more apps available is that you have a greater chance of finding an app you're looking for. For example, I use an Android as my main phone. I use around 80 apps, or approximately 1 out of every 10,000 available. On WP this same ratio would give me 20 useful apps. And no, I do not believe the apps in the WP Store are better or that there are a higher percentage of "good" apps. I'm quite familiar with all 3 app stores, and I rate them all about the same in this regard, iOS possibly having a slight lead over the others.

    One thing I did notice is that WP's store is by far the most difficult to find apps. That's at least part of the reason you have a hard time finding apps. I often end up searching for an app online. When I find it I click the link to the app in the Store and install it from my PC. The stores for iOS & Android handle searching for apps much better.
    etad putta likes this.
    02-09-2014 08:14 PM
  16. odin09's Avatar
    I have said on these forums before that I just don't get the iPhone love. I have played around with my wife's iPhone as well as an iPad that we won and I hate them. I don't like the navigation between apps or the settings. The iPhone also freezes up on occasion which surprised me. For many people the iPhone is great but it is definitely not for me. From the first day I got my HTC Trophy I just felt that WP was built for me.
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    02-09-2014 08:22 PM
  17. etad putta's Avatar
    I have said on these forums before that I just don't get the iPhone love. I have played around with my wife's iPhone as well as an iPad that we won and I hate them. I don't like the navigation between apps or the settings. The iPhone also freezes up on occasion which surprised me. For many people the iPhone is great but it is definitely not for me. From the first day I got my HTC Trophy I just felt that WP was built for me.
    None of the 6 iphones or 5 ipads in my family have ever frozen. You may want to make an appt in the local Apple store to get it replaced. It will give you a chance to experience real customer service. Just for the sake of conversation, where is the local HTC store if you have problems?
    palandri likes this.
    02-09-2014 08:54 PM
  18. christenmartin's Avatar
    I totally agree with the what the hell is the big deal. Very basic phone. Good quality but no big deal. Good marketing though. Look at the fan boys that hang out at WP. If you don't think iPhones lock up go check out imore threads. Same problems as everyone else including frustration with customer support.
    bigbmc26 likes this.
    02-09-2014 09:04 PM
  19. k0de's Avatar
    It is a very good phone. I use it for many years. But right now it is idling it has failed to innovate. There is nothing great about it anymore. The only uniqueness is the app support which Windows Phone will soon get.
    02-09-2014 09:19 PM
  20. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    While IOS 7 was a slight change, nothing has changed since 2007. I still find it boring on my iPad, and I prefer WP and windows 8.1.

    Why people like iPhones versus Windows Phones and some Android devices? I think it is their extreme simplicity, which also causes them to be behind.

    Team Windows Phone!!!
    02-09-2014 09:24 PM
  21. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Here is what happened... Back in the late 80's early 90's a bunch of people bought iPods then invested big $ in songs and movies. They have been stuck with Apple products ever sense. They don't want to loose their investment so to make them feel better about their mistake they drag others into the ecosystem.
    02-09-2014 11:28 PM
  22. hs k's Avatar
    While IOS 7 was a slight change, nothing has changed since 2007. I still find it boring on my iPad, and I prefer WP and windows 8.1.

    Why people like iPhones versus Windows Phones and some Android devices? I think it is their extreme simplicity, which also causes them to be behind.

    Team Windows Phone!!!

    But that Avatar though! LOL!
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    02-09-2014 11:42 PM
  23. azcruz's Avatar
    I got an iPhone 5S free from my mobile operator and my experience with the device is somewhat a mixed bag. Here's why.

    1. I got it for LTE primarily

    Alas, I discovered that its data performance is pathetic. When my Xperia V gets LTE, the iPhone 5S goes from E(DGE), GPRS and 3G. They're side-by-side. The iPhone can get LTE signal if I get out of the house. At the office, there are locations it won't get LTE, again no problem for the Xperia.

    Tethering is pathetic too. The range is so short, compared to my Xperia or HTC 8S. Other issues I just found out is that when data is engaged, and SMS or call comes in, it gets disconnected. I can't send SMS when data is engaged.

    When I enable tethering, it will turn on both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. If I turn tethering off, it leaves Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on!

    2. I chose it as a "middleman" for my Synology NAS.

    All my digital music are stored in the Synology. My Xperia V > USB OTG > FiiO DAC > main audio system is beaten in SQ by the iPhone 5S + Dock. The application, i.e., DSaudio also has offline mode in iOS but not on Android and Windows Phone.

    Others:

    The control center has no short cut to turn on/off data. I just shook my head in disbelief.

    Sending SMS is sometimes a pain. Perhaps it has to do with the pathetic radio hardware/iOS 7.
    Last edited by azcruz; 02-10-2014 at 12:25 AM.
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    02-09-2014 11:45 PM
  24. azcruz's Avatar
    None of the 6 iphones or 5 ipads in my family have ever frozen. You may want to make an appt in the local Apple store to get it replaced. It will give you a chance to experience real customer service. Just for the sake of conversation, where is the local HTC store if you have problems?
    My 5S rebooted the other day while in camera mode. I don't know why it did and I was not able to reproduce the problem.
    02-09-2014 11:48 PM
  25. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Here is what happened... Back in the late 80's early 90's a bunch of people bought iPods then invested big $ in songs and movies. They have been stuck with Apple products ever sense. They don't want to loose their investment so to make them feel better about their mistake they drag others into the ecosystem.
    Wasn't the iPod announced in 2001?
    02-10-2014 12:29 AM
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