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What influenced you to get an iPhone? (or want to get one) rules: This must be your first phone.

P.s. To admins. I know this isn't in iMore.
 

Laura Knotek

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You probably won't find many people whose first mobile phone ever is/was an iPhone. Most people started out with some feature phone.
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You probably won't find many people whose first mobile phone ever is/was an iPhone. Most people started out with some feature phone.
Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk

In the US, a lot of people start with iPhones. I almost did, too, because of the fingerprint sensor. Then I saw a Windows phone.
 

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You probably won't find many people whose first mobile phone ever is/was an iPhone. Most people started out with some feature phone.
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Depends on how old they are. I'm sure there are far too many teenagers whose first mobile phone was an iPhone.
 

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Not exactly what you're looking for but oh well. I'll just throw it out.

First modern device was an iPod touch 4th generation in middle school. (I had plenty fun with several year old Palm PDAs. Still keep some around)
Why? Everyone had iPod touches and occasionally an iPhone.
It was a matter of compatibility. Multiplayer games, being compatible with other people, it was THE platform. And I was missing quite a bit with Palm OS.
 

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Not exactly what you're looking for but oh well. I'll just throw it out.

First modern device was an iPod touch 4th generation in middle school. (I had plenty fun with several year old Palm PDAs. Still keep some around)
Why? Everyone had iPod touches and occasionally an iPhone.
It was a matter of compatibility. Multiplayer games, being compatible with other people, it was THE platform. And I was missing quite a bit with Palm OS.

Compatibility, you mean.
 

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You probably won't find many people whose first mobile phone ever is/was an iPhone. Most people started out with some feature phone.
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You'd be surprised, not everyone is 100 years old. As a Blackberry user I can't answer the question, and makes your comment relevant. lol

That out of the way, I'd also say app compatibility.
 

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You'd be surprised, not everyone is 100 years old. As a Blackberry user I can't answer the question, and makes your comment relevant. lol

That out of the way, I'd also say app compatibility.


Even with young kids, I'd think their parents would get them something cheaper than an iPhone for their first mobile.
 

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I know a few young kids ( ie 12ish) with Iphones now, they tend to be their parent's old phones. My daughter had her dad's Iphone3 for a while, but it was on it's last legs. She has a Lumia now.
 

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The iPhone 5 is my first smart phone.

The reason why I went for an iPhone is because of resale value. I wanted the Lumia 920 but was nowhere to be found so I opted for an iPhone and sold it when I got the 920. I had a bit more cash to spare for a case.

That's it. I did enjoy the experience though. iOS is a really good mobile OS.
 

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Even with young kids, I'd think their parents would get them something cheaper than an iPhone for their first mobile.

Picked up a couple of lg fuel 2's from Walmart for $29 each. Grand daughter wants my 635 instead. Smart kid. No spendy apple products that could get lost or broken.
 

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I have been on iPhones for years, originally it was because it was the only one that offered apps, quality touch screen etc then android came along and ripped it off....

So for years it's been iPhone, now considering windows phone when it hits 10. My reasons for iPhone now is primaraly security, I want to access the bank without my details hitting criminal websites (as happened to two of my kids when they used windows laptops for online banking). The appeal of windows is I like the os, there is also a much cheaper entry point, I mainly use email and calls so it's more than adequate.

I will need to be convinced it is secure enough and not yet researched that side of windows 10.
 

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I have a Iphone 5c on at&t, my first iPhone was the 3GS and my second IPhone was the iPhone 4. Feels awkward having a iPhone again while I am so use to my Nokia Lumia 1520 and still have the phone by the way.
 

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I have been on iPhones for years, originally it was because it was the only one that offered apps, quality touch screen etc then android came along and ripped it off....

So for years it's been iPhone, now considering windows phone when it hits 10. My reasons for iPhone now is primaraly security, I want to access the bank without my details hitting criminal websites (as happened to two of my kids when they used windows laptops for online banking). The appeal of windows is I like the os, there is also a much cheaper entry point, I mainly use email and calls so it's more than adequate.

I will need to be convinced it is secure enough and not yet researched that side of windows 10.

You got that all sorts of backwards buddy. APPLE RIPPED OFF ANDROID>
 

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You got that all sorts of backwards buddy. APPLE RIPPED OFF ANDROID>
Are you winding me up?....

Apple released ios before android came out, android touch (which before the iPhone had been dismissed by the way) came out after the iPhone ripping off the iPhone. Best you do a wee bit of reading about what came first.

Android is a criminal virus there is no other way to describe it. Its also badly designed, security weak and unbelievably ugly in design. The whole reason people use it goes completely over my head.
 

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