Why would you ever buy and IPhone?
I finally tried one this week while on an emergency phone hunt. Honestly, it's alright. I didn't hate it and kind of liked that it was very streamlined and straightforward.
That said, there were two main issues; some of the simpler innovations on the Android front were sorely missed (double tap-then-drag to zoom is amazing and Chrome on Android eats Safari alive in terms of usability; Chrome on iOS is almost identical to Safari.) More importantly, I'm on Verizon and for some stupid fucking reason, Apple decided to have the iPhone use one Antenna for both LTE and CDMA, meaning it has to roll back to CDMA when making a call and you can't use voice and data at the same time. This was a huge fucking dealbreaker for me and I took it back the day I discovered it.
How this isn't brought up more in the "Versus" discussions, I don't know. I know this isn't an issue on GSM carriers but fucking still.
Apple phones are designed for those with low iq's, and those who have no desire to do anything more than check facebook and play le epix flappy berdz XD
Android is a productive platform which differs majorly from iOS since it was built on the basis of community construction and invention, hence why so many development applications and analysis tools lie on the Google play store,
Children want iPhones, just because the majority of the crowed uses them, not because they are "good phones" (even though they're not)
They are over-priced, even with all the marketing, and serve merely as a fashion accessory for the swagglets and young no-good dooers,
Tell me apple fag, what's your intention of using this device?
Because I'm not going to buy something inferior to my flawless HTC One M8 (glamour red niggers). Apple (phones and comps) are the kind of faggots that berate you for having androids.
I hate big screen phones, I need phone for phone purpose and some entertainment. If I need to watch movies I can use TV or PC. Not addicted to phone like others, dont even use facebook, twitter and all that shit.
I switched to iPhone recently, was using android since froyo. And it feels like I wont be switching back to android no more. iPhone is simply mor e polished, more elegant and user friendlier. And the weird part is that I am android developer, but thinking of making an effort to start doing iOS development.
I just dont have need for those things. Well actually the stupidiest part is having to sync through itunes, like wtf.
Ofcourse there is plenty Cons, but every mobile os has some. It's just my personal preference and might change over time and I might migrate to other os in time. But for now, I would not change to any other phone.
old devices can get cheap because there are so many .. that's the only reason I bought the original when the 3g came out, and a 3g later.. still I see it's shortcomings, you have to jailbreak it so it can do simple things it should have done to begin with.
Nowadays I have an android, still not everything is nice and dandy, to be honest both platforms need a lot of improvement.
Never. A coworker gifted me his 3GS when he upgraded to 4G. After tinkering for some time I went back to my retardphone and never looked back. Itunes is worse than AIDS. Gave it to my mom and she uses it as a mini-tablet.
The only correct answer to your question OP
I already do. I use Downcast to subscribe to about ~45 or so legitimately free music podcasts. Reasonably high quality music free every day.
I also download stuff from Usenet and load it on my phone as well.
I had an iPhone 3G and my dad had an iPhone 3GS, never again. Every update made them slower and less usable, and the latest version of iOS didn't actually have the features advertised.
I got a Nexus S and my dad got a Galaxy Nexus a year later, and our lives improved. I'm on a Nexus 4 now and he's on a Nexus 4, and it seems each update is slowly making the phones better.
My dad's phone is going to get an extra 2 hours in battery life once Android L hits it at the very least, his iPhone would have been the other way around.
Where have you been? Whenever there's a new update for an iPhone, only the newest phone gets the fancy features. Older phones get a slightly updated look and a ton of shit is left out.
It's been years but the biggest one I remember was no Siri for the iPhone 4, a yer old phone. Fanboys threw the excuse that the 4S had special hardware, but then someone jailbroke a 4 and got Siri running on it.
>what's your intention of using this device?
Oh, you know, the usual. Phone calls. SMS messages. Voicemail. Web browsing. Watching streamed videos/TV. Watching local videos. Listening to music. Streaming music. Booking reservations at restaurants. Buying movie tickets. Online shopping. Light mobile game playing on the bus. Accessing email. Accessing remote work content. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
This isn't rocket science.
>Older phones get a slightly updated look and a ton of shit is left out.
That's different from "didn't actually have the features advertised." The advertising on Apple's site lists the requirements for the features pretty clearly.
Those are not features of my phone, but I've never needed either of those.
Been using Android ever since I got a smartphone.
Used my friends iPhone for a few minutes a few months ago and was blown away by the speed and responsiveness. Switching to the 6 as soon as it comes out and I can't fucking wait. Android is pure shit compared to iOS.
Same way they list that OSX needs antivirus, tucked away so people don't notice it.
Still doesn't excuse that kind of jewery.
Running their latest OS' my old Nexus S probably has more features than an iPhone 4.
>but my smoothness
If you want smoothness, stop using a 4 year old phone
for iOS8 and Yosemite.
I have a HTC One M7 at the moment, but I'm seriously considering getting a 5C when iOS8 drops because
>dat fluid compatibility
Being able to text, call and FaceTime from my laptop is just too gr8
My biggest gripe with iPhones is that they're just too tiny. Of then uou use a +4.5" inch device you never go back to smaller ones.
Now that is pretty much confirmed that the iphone 6 will be 4.7" I'll consider getting one
>Same way they list that OSX needs antivirus, tucked away so people don't notice it.
>unning their latest OS' my old Nexus S probably has more features than an iPhone 4.
That is probably true, it's a 4 year old phone.
>I have no problems using it
>Doesn't help that I need to system restore it every couple of months to make it fast again either.
I'm not buying it. An S3 may not be as smooth as 5/5S with a custom ROM, but it sure as hell is faster.
This shouldn't be the case unless you've bloated your phone yourself. What's the worst offender for you, Facebook messenger? Serious question, as that's the only app I ever had issues with on mine. Fucking women making me use that shit.
I know this is the most retarded place to ask but I have few simple questions
1. Is it still possible to bypass iCloud lock?
2. Is http://iphonegeeks.us/ a scam
3. Does R-SIM MINI2 work on any carrier?
Not him but the G3 is quality.
Was considering it but went for the s5 instead. The display is fucking beautiful and the camera is also phenomenal. Specs were top of all smartphones at the time and the waterproofing sold me. The fingerprint scanner and heartbeat sensor were an added bonus, don't use them too much. Have to say, fucking amazing phone, after i killed some bloat.
If I hadn't had a bad run with my s3 I might have done the same man. But I couldn't pass up the g3s formfactor and wanted to give lgs build quality a shot. The last phone I owned of theirs was a fat optumus v and that thing was indestructible, my s3... eh not so much.
>Claiming iOS isn't customizable
Fuck off neets.
lel also had the g3, I had the record for the middle east for SMTH (app where you have to throw your phone in the air as high as you can.) Got like 12 meters, fucking boss, phone is still around, except I can't ROM it because I fucked with it somehow by deleting some important stuff and I don't even know.
Planned on suing it in case my s5 ever ran out of battery, haven't taken it out of my bag for 2 months, my s5 has a beast battery
What do you mean anon?
Itt: iliterate android users who know nothing about iOS
The only reason why ppi is going up so high is because progress in panel technologies alone. going beyond ~400ppi on phones doesn't benefit the user but it will benefit other ares.... such as virtual reality devices.
I don't want to run around with a hugeass brickphone, they're already fucking big enough.
But.... it's bigger. Way fucking bigger dumbass.
Did you seriously think that it has more then twice the capacity but is just as big? don't you think if it would be possible that easy that samshit and all the other phone manufacturers would sell their phones with batteries like that by default? you must have a 2 digit IQ and be dement.
pic related: MUH ZERO LEMON
not bigger at all...
>whip out huge autistic phone
>ladies cringe at you
They're right. Most people just don't care for the potential of android phones. Have other shit to worry/care about.
I mean I had android phones and messed around with it but at the end of the day, who really gives a fuck.
>>MUH is the indication for sarcasm
no it's not, but it's fucking sarcastic. do you use "muh" always in a serious matter? no you fucking not you do it when talking about retarded shit. i cant explain it to you. and what the fuck are you talking about with summer you faggot, you're the fucking newfag trying hard to fit in you fucking tool. this place isn't what it used to be, it's like going into a fucking gaybar and joking and complaining about all the gays. you're the fucking retarded one.
>YFW iPhone 6 will come with 2,100 mAh and iOS 8 will be such a beaut
Get #wrekd Andrones.
>i cant explain it to you
Exactly, cause you're wrong
>and what the fuck are you talking about with summer you faggot, you're the fucking newfag trying hard to fit in you fucking tool. this place isn't what it used to be, it's like going into a fucking gaybar and joking and complaining about all the gays. you're the fucking retarded one.
Wow, wow, wow, don't kill me Navy seal ples
Because iOS > Android
iOS does everything I need out of a phone, and it integrates with my desktop and laptop.
Anything Android can do that iOS can't is already able to be done on my tablet.
>Why would you ever buy and IPhone?
>Buy and iPhone
>Why would you ever buy?
I buy because I need stuff. Or I want something that is luxurious.
>Why would you ever iPhone?
Uhh... I don't know what you mean by this. Are you asking why I have an iPhone?
>tools lie on the Google play store,
You've never been on Cydia then, have you?
You clearly don't realize that most of the tools you are referring to are only available when you root, similar to how most tools on iOS are only available once you jailbreak.
Android is not productive. I shouldn't have to be a software programmer to use a phone. It should just work and do things. And it does, just as well as iOS does.
People want iPhones because it is a recognizable name. Normal people don't go about saying they want an HTC One M8, they say they want an iPhone. And the ones that do want the M8 or an S5 don't even know the difference between the 2 or that it even runs Android or what Android is. I have had numerous people ask what it is. Then ask what an iPhone is. Normal people do not know the difference between Android or iOS. They don't even care. That's not low IQ and children, that's the people that just want to get shit done, not piss about trying SSH into a Linux shitbox in their mom's basement.
Yes lets just pry the phone open and do that. Oh wait 99.9% of people can't handle that. I'll stick to my android with a removable battery thanks. No need to over complicate simple shit like that.
I've always used iPhones since the 3GS (before that, assorted feature phones). I, however, did try Android recently.
Could I do more on Android? Yes. For example, I could install a Debian chroot and get fuck around in the CLI and SSH into my server.
However, want to know where I can also do that exact same shit a lot faster since I won't be dealing with a tiny touchscreen keyboard? My laptop.
All I really need/want a phone for is for calls and text and listening to music, reading news and maybe browsing 4chan or some other timesink site if I'm really bored.
Also, whoever designed the lock screen media control screen for Jelly Bean should be fucking shot. 90% of album art looks like ass when only the middle third is visible.
i know a guy who have iphone 5s ready to sell for half its price new .
i dont know if i should get it or not .
i heard that itunes requires from you a visa to fucking sign up nd i am not ready for this kind of bullshit is it true or not ?
if its true does jailbreaking makes me install apps like android using apk file i
dont now what its called on iphone .
can someone tell me how it werks . i know i sound like a complete idiot but i have no experience
>4k resolution on a fucking brick phone . while fucking current high end laptops have 1366x768 resolution
also intrested in this
The fact that /g/ has to make a brand-specific hate thread just tells you how willing retards are to bandwagon so they can feel good about themselves
The fact that /g/ has to make a thread just to tell each other how much they don't like Apple tells you how shit this board is
I second his questions. I'm also thinking about getting an iphone since my current phone is old laggy andriond piece of shit and I want something that works.Soo..
Seriously what is with this visa cards requirement?
When I download a whole albums of mp3's can I just shove all that in there via itunes? (Also do I have to jaibreak for this?)
If not iphone, what phone would you guys get these days? Price doen't really matter atm
Because of on the spot replacement.
I made the mistake of getting a lumia 920.
Fucking 2 years on and WP8.1 STILL isn't released for it.
Why the fuck do I have to wait for carriers to release the update? Why can't I just get it straight from Microsoft/Nokia like apple does?
Oh and there's not even a fucking forward button the browser still, I have to use a 3rd party app (which crashes and displays sites like shit constantly because it's still built on IE).
I'm paying exactly the same price per month for the lumia as I would be an iphone.
Windows phone is still at least 2 major updates behind other phone OS's.
Android looks ugly as fuck.
Will be getting a iPhone 6 when they come out (which will probably before I get 8.1) as my plan will be expiring then.
>Android looks ugly as fuck.
What? Android can look however the fuck you want it. Literally every part of the OS that you see can be changed in various ways. Pretty ignorant statement on your part.
>implying this will ever look anything other than pig-disgusting
Install nova launcher, hide status bar or use Xposed framework modules (require root) to customize it and switch to a better looking SMS app because there are many high quality ones
>needing to do all of that because the factory OS is so disgusting
>implying this is any different to needing to install a 3rd party browser on windows phone because IE is so shit
1. Android Kitkat doesn't look disgusting IMO
2. It really isn't that much. It takes like 30 secs to install Nova launcher and an SMS app it's extremely easy to customize
3. Not liking the look of a fully customizable OS is a bit different than having issues with the browser that comes with one.
>more customization is bad
you can't change shit on iphone doesn't mean it's not pig disgusting like it's users