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    Default Evo to iPhone?

    I'm not close to upgrading het, seeing as I can't until August 2012, but I want to be prepared to make a decision this time around. I know between know and August there will be a lot more new phones coming out, but I want to know if the iPhone is better. Everyone seems to have one, but I want to have an opinion from someone who went from EVO to iPhone. Is it really as good as everyone makes it out to be? I loved my iPod touch, but I want to know what the phones like. I've played on them before, but I've only used one an hour tops. Am I going to get bored or angry with it easily? Apple always seems to have new updates and I don't want to get angry with it. I love my EVO, but I don't want it to stop working or stop updates. I love Android, but is Apple better? Again, I know a lot new phones will come out, but I just want opinions about now. Do you think they'll keep going with the EVO like Apple has with iPhone?

    Thanks for your opinions!!
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    Apple has great product control and support for older product models so your definitely getting a good deal. I really doubt that the evo is going to have support for much longer as the newer phones start coming out that HTC wants you to buy instead. The big downside to me is the operating system, I personally dont like the apple operating system in comparison to android. I also dont like the single button design that supposedly boasts simplicity. In reality the more simple you make something, the less it can do.
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    The Evo4G has reached its end. The last update which was last week, is the last update it will get. Our best bet are the developers creating new and exciting ROMs. However, with the newer and more powerful phones being released, I foresee the Evo4G being obsolete in 6 months.
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    The Android model for phones is to not support. Why update older phones when they can almost force you to buy a newer one sooner. Manufacturers would prefer you buy a new one.
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    <rant>

    Ah, the wonderful age of disposable consumer electronics!

    Whether it's Apple or Android, you're expected to toss the old one every 9-12 months and belly up to the bar for that new, improved, thinner, faster, cooler version to impress your friends (who really aren't impressed at all).

    iPhones "always seem to have new updates"? Really? It took them 4 versions to get notifications. And they still don't have 4G, widgets, or an accessible file system, just to name a few. My 3 buddies with iPhones haven't yet made it through a full year without getting in line to buy the next iPhone "upgrade".

    Look, my EVO is almost 2 years old and still does everything I want it to do. There's no compelling reason to upgrade unless I drop the thing down a sewer hole. And hey, if the kid next door teases me with his brand new toy, I can always smile and say I'm waiting to get NEXT month's new model which will blow his away!

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    Sorry. Morning coffee just kicked in...
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    Wish there was a "like" button for tiggrev Well said. I was going to switch recently until the guy at Best Buy told me I wouldn't be able to customize anymore. Call me crazy but I like my phone to be personal and to scream "me" when I unlock it. Not look like everyone elses phone. That alone changed my mind. Thank you Best Buy guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by denisew1972 View Post
    Wish there was a "like" button for tiggrev Well said. I was going to switch recently until the guy at Best Buy told me I wouldn't be able to customize anymore. Call me crazy but I like my phone to be personal and to scream "me" when I unlock it. Not look like everyone elses phone. That alone changed my mind. Thank you Best Buy guy!
    Totally agree with this! That's exactly the reason I just sold my iPhone 4 and got the epic touch 4G. I love being able to customize my phone so it won't look like anybody else's..and the iPhone has a small screen, which is another negative in my book
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyc0524 View Post
    Totally agree with this! That's exactly the reason I just sold my iPhone 4 and got the epic touch 4G. I love being able to customize my phone so it won't look like anybody else's..and the iPhone has a small screen, which is another negative in my book
    And no 4G. Like you, I love the customization and being able to "show off" my phone. My coworkers sometimes try to show me their iPhone, and I really don't care...you've seen one you've seen them all. They all look exactly the same, with a different wallpaper and the icons arranged differently.

    I don't mind the iPhone, but it is what it is. You get a bit more stability and consistency, but at the cost of them completely locking you out of everything.

    I also personally just don't like Apple's attitude towards consumers, which comes off as condescending and borderline insulting:
    1. You're too stupid to use Flash
    2. You're too stupid to have access to your file system
    3. You're too stupid to customize your phone
    4. You're too stupid to allow you to change your default browser
    5. You're too stupid to allow you to use a different keyboard.

    ...etc. I hate being told I'm stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMonkey View Post
    And no 4G. Like you, I love the customization and being able to "show off" my phone. My coworkers sometimes try to show me their iPhone, and I really don't care...you've seen one you've seen them all. They all look exactly the same, with a different wallpaper and the icons arranged differently.

    I don't mind the iPhone, but it is what it is. You get a bit more stability and consistency, but at the cost of them completely locking you out of everything.

    I also personally just don't like Apple's attitude towards consumers, which comes off as condescending and borderline insulting:
    1. You're too stupid to use Flash
    2. You're too stupid to have access to your file system
    3. You're too stupid to customize your phone
    4. You're too stupid to allow you to change your default browser
    5. You're too stupid to allow you to use a different keyboard.

    ...etc. I hate being told I'm stupid.
    Have to agree totally with this.....here at my job I've had (8) former Iphone user switch to an android based phone (in the almost 2 years) I ve had my evo.....simply put. they like the "me" factor of the andriod system...everyone opens there phone and its set up different....and for those that are rooted....there are plenty.....AND I MEAN OF ROMS FOR THE EVO.........constantly updated.....so when I want a new phone....I "flash" one
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    hi i have had my evo since 2010 and in dec of 2011 i decided to upgrade to the iphone 4s from sprint . i have to admit it was an utter disappointment,coming from a 4g phone with ins that covered you even if the phone was lost or stolen ,operating system fast and responsive,nice size screen to watch videos and movies . i kept my iphone for two months ,( first) siri was a waste barely used it (two) screen too small(three) apple system way too slow on 3g ,(four) apple care ins only for two years and no more ,and it only covers repair and service, so if you lose the iphone or its stolen you pay full price for a new one ,iphone 4s 16 gb is at least $ 600 without an upgrade ! for me it was a no brainer,i sold my iphone for $400 dollars ,and am now back happily with my htc evo 4g good thing i still had it to come back to . btw i paid $ 200 at time of upgrade ! lol $200 dollar profit ,and back on my htc ! lol
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    Don't forget the chance of removeable batteries, SD card slots, free (and better than ios) google navigation........
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    Quote Originally Posted by chappo2000 View Post
    Don't forget the chance of removeable batteries, SD card slots, free (and better than ios) google navigation........
    The iPhone screen seems way too small after you spend a week or two with an EVO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denisew1972 View Post
    Wish there was a "like" button for tiggrev Well said. I was going to switch recently until the guy at Best Buy told me I wouldn't be able to customize anymore. Call me crazy but I like my phone to be personal and to scream "me" when I unlock it. Not look like everyone elses phone. That alone changed my mind. Thank you Best Buy guy!
    Interestingly enough, no ones phone screams me until it's unlocked so in essence, we all have the same phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScandaLeX View Post
    Interestingly enough, no ones phone screams me until it's unlocked so in essence, we all have the same phones.
    I don't know what you're talking about? Do you mean you don't think you can customize your lock screen?

    if so, ha. Ha, I say.
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    I had an iPhone, and it was my first smartphone, and I was amazed at how much it could do. Then I saw someone with an Evo 4g, and I was like !! Imo, Android o.s.can do Soooooo mucch more than the iPhone. Now my iPhone is just a paperweight sitting on my desk at work.


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    After having used my EVO for 2 years now there's no way I would go to an iPhone. You will see why after a day or so on iOS versus Android. It's so simple a child could use it for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScandaLeX View Post
    Interestingly enough, no ones phone screams me until it's unlocked so in essence, we all have the same phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilMonkey View Post
    I don't know what you're talking about? Do you mean you don't think you can customize your lock screen?

    if so, ha. Ha, I say.
    I didn't say anything about not being able to customize. The average user knows nothing about jail braking or rooting- they use their phones as they rec'd it out the box which as I stated means we all start off with the same phone and thats what many forum members seem to forget. Unless someone is looking over your shoulder, they'd have no idea just how different your phone may actually be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScandaLeX View Post
    I didn't say anything about not being able to customize. The average user knows nothing about jail braking or rooting- they use their phones as they rec'd it out the box which as I stated means we all start off with the same phone and thats what many forum members seem to forget. Unless someone is looking over your shoulder, they'd have no idea just how different your phone may actually be.

    Ha ha bac'atcha!!
    I think you miss the point. Android is MUCH more customizable right out of the box without rooting and of course rooting takes it to another level. IPhone UI is so boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pre-dawn raid View Post
    I think you miss the point. Android is MUCH more customizable right out of the box without rooting and of course rooting takes it to another level. IPhone UI is so boring.

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    I didn't miss any points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScandaLeX View Post
    I didn't miss any points.

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    Let's just end it and say, you, the iPhone fanboy, there is an Apple forum for you to say all you want about it there. But yes, Android has a waaaay more customizeable UI at stock and many features at stock that the iPhone can't keep up with. Haha, "bac'atcha!!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by OperationA7X View Post
    Let's just end it and say, you, the iPhone fanboy, there is an Apple forum for you to say all you want about it there. But yes, Android has a waaaay more customizeable UI at stock and many features at stock that the iPhone can't keep up with. Haha, "bac'atcha!!".
    Insulting me serves you what purpose?

    If I wanted to post on an Apple forum I would have. And furthermore I'm not a boy by any stretch of YOUR imagination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScandaLeX View Post
    Insulting me serves you what purpose?

    If I wanted to post on an Apple forum I would have. And furthermore I'm not a boy by any stretch of YOUR imagination!

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    The "fanboy" thing is just a term. :P And just, sure, a lot of people don't understand how "rooting" works or "jailbreraking" affects the device. However, that's why there is this Forum, where newbies may learn and root. And to those not interested, they won't look it up. Plain and simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OperationA7X View Post
    The "fanboy" thing is just a term. :P And just, sure, a lot of people don't understand how "rooting" works or "jailbreraking" affects the device. However, that's why there is this Forum, where newbies may learn and root. And to those not interested, they won't look it up. Plain and simple.
    No matter how you spin it, your entire post was an insult. All the smilies in the world won't change that. I could care less about a "term" and considering I'm not new to forums, rooting, or jailbraking, you based your assumption of me on what?

    Maybe had you read this thread in it's entirety or maybe even opened your mind a bit to catch a clue that my response was not of fanboyism but of someone speaking from the average users perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScandaLeX View Post
    No matter how you spin it, your entire post was an insult. All the smilies in the world won't change that. I could care less about a "term" and considering I'm not new to forums, rooting, or jailbraking, you based your assumption of me on what?

    Maybe had you read this thread in it's entirety or maybe even opened your mind a bit to catch a clue that my response was not of fanboyism but of someone speaking from the average users perspective.

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    Well, I was just trying to end this, someone had posted a comment and I have too. It is an OPEN forum after all. So let's get back to the topic at hand, okay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OperationA7X View Post
    Well, I was just trying to end this, someone had posted a comment and I have too. It is an OPEN forum after all. So let's get back to the topic at hand, okay?
    End this? Funny how you now want to "get back to the topic at hand" after you had so much to say about me. I was never the topic until you decided to take that path!

    Attempting to trash someone you dont know had nothing to do with this topic. An apology from you was in order.

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