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    Default Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    Just curious to know if the iPhone 6 turns out to be good, if they would consider switching.
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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    I would have to say no. But a hand clap to them for a bigger display.

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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    Definitely, my galaxy s5 is awful...
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    I'll have to see the thing first, but I seriously doubt it. I like Android, and I'm not a fan of the way Apple runs its ecosystem.
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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    Quote Originally Posted by cbobb123 View Post
    Just curious to know if the iPhone 6 turns out to be good, if they would consider switching.
    No. God no.

    Apple can remove the hardware deficiencies by making the display bigger, and adding NFC and wireless charging...but they are not going to change the OS in ways that will make it useful to me. Such as:

    1) Android's share menu
    2) 3rd party app integration (for stuff other than just keyboards)
    3) Widgets and a desktop - I am never going to be comfortable using an icon grid again.
    4) Sideloading and alt markets without jailbreaking
    5) a File system/file manager
    6) Remote app install via PC to any Android device
    7) Launcher/Lock Screen customization (kinda ties into #3)

    Apple is definitely making progress, but at the rate they are going, it'll be years before they reach parity with what Android has right now. I understand a lot of people don't care about the items above, but those are all deal breakers for me personally...I use most of them daily.

    It is not merely a matter of whether or not they CAN add these features..obviously they can. But they won't. It's not a technical limitation, it's a deliberate ideological decision on their part. Thats why I don't see myself ever going to Apple.
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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    Quote Originally Posted by SWAG YOLO View Post
    Definitely, my galaxy s5 is awful...
    What specifically don't you like about it?
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    I happy with my S5 at the moment, I've gotten used to Android and don't feel like switching again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    No. God no.

    Apple can remove the hardware deficiencies by making the display bigger, and adding NFC and wireless charging...but they are not going to change the OS in ways that will make it useful to me. Such as:

    1) Android's share menu
    2) 3rd party app integration (for stuff other than just keyboards)
    3) Widgets and a desktop - I am never going to be comfortable using an icon grid again.
    4) Sideloading and alt markets without jailbreaking
    5) a File system/file manager
    6) Remote app install via PC to any Android device
    7) Launcher/Lock Screen customization (kinda ties into #3)

    Apple is definitely making progress, but at the rate they are going, it'll be years before they reach parity with what Android has right now. I understand a lot of people don't care about the items above, but those are all deal breakers for me personally...I use most of them daily.

    It is not merely a matter of whether or not they CAN add these features..obviously they can. But they won't. It's not a technical limitation, it's a deliberate ideological decision on their part. Thats why I don't see myself ever going to Apple.
    1. iOS 8 can have 3rd party apps in the share menu
    3. iOS 8 techically has widgets, but they're are in the notification center
    6. I think you can on iOS if you have Wi-Fi Sync turned on in iTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjs312 View Post
    1. iOS 8 can have 3rd party apps in the share menu
    ...that Apple approves. Which is limited only to major ones like Facebook or twitter or whatever.

    No approval is required on Android...any app I install can be added to the share menu. On my share menu I have Superbeam, Gmail, Facebook, Hangouts, Keep, Drive, Box, Dropbox, and photoshop express, and that is just the ones I use the most. I use these every day. The share menu is intuitive, flexible, and incredibly useful.

    3. iOS 8 techically has widgets, but they're are in the notification center
    Which is like an app-drawer, but for Widgets. I don't want to have to open stuff or scroll to get to my widgets.

    From what I understand in iOS, you still cannot even re-arrange the icons. They default to alphabetical order. It's like an App-drawer you have less control over. This is not merely a "style" issue...this is a functionality issue IMO. iOS will not let me re-arrange icons in a way that makes the device more intuitive to me.

    6. I think you can on iOS if you have Wi-Fi Sync turned on in iTunes.
    That is syncing...I am talking about a push-install to specific devices. I can remote-install an app on my nexus 5 and not my nexus 7 if I want (or vice versa). The app will not auto-install just because I have the same gmail account on both.

    This is a good example of the general lack of flexibility in iOS that would grate on my nerves. Each item when taken individually doesn't seem like a big deal, but having to deal with these limitations all the time, every day, would get old real quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    What specifically don't you like about it?
    I installed facebook the other day and then received like 10 viruses afterwards. I can't wait to sell this wretched device return back to ios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAG YOLO View Post
    I installed facebook the other day and then received like 10 viruses afterwards. I can't wait to sell this wretched device return back to ios.
    Then what you installed wasn't facebook. I have facebook installed on all my devices...not a single virus.

    I am guessing it's another app you installed doing that.
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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    The way I see it, you can reach a point as an android enthusiast where a question like this is just insulting. I'm way beyond that point.

    There are just too many ways that android is superior.... once you've experienced android in depth and what it has to offer, who would wanna give that up for IOS ?? Not me, that's for sure
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    I like the Apple hardware but the operating system can sometimes make the most trivial task very difficult. Things I've had problems with using my family's Apple devices:

    1. Simply Bluetoothing files from my Android devices to them.
    2. When a PC broke that had itunes on with a load of ripped CDs on it I couldn't get the music back off the ipod meaning having to rip all those CDs once again.
    3. Using a particular file with a particular app.
    4. Various apps only downloading content when in the foreground

    I'm not against apple devices at all, just think they make simple things awkward sometimes.

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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    Just watch the "Steve Jobs VS Bill Gates" by epic rap battles in history.

    Only thing I miss about my old iPhone (4) is the feel of materials.

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    i think i will ,i think iphone got the better hardware than samsung
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    Hi
    Nothing could be said earlier first I will say if iPhone 6 is worth it then I will make my decision. I have iPhone 4S and 5S both. when iPhone 5 was launched I had bigger expectations but when I tried using it unfortunately it let me down so I can't be so sure iPhone 6 and will decided after visiting the app store whenever it will launch. Also the main point I am use to Apple devices and android ones not windows and other platforms and I even had android I am a fan of samsung and Sony. Samsung galaxy yes if they are going to launch their new phone I am definitely going to buy that.
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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    Quote Originally Posted by effimote View Post
    i think i will ,i think iphone got the better hardware than samsung
    What specifically is it about the iPhone 6 that you think is better?
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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    Quote Originally Posted by ukbuk View Post
    I like the Apple hardware but the operating system can sometimes make the most trivial task very difficult. Things I've had problems with using my family's Apple devices:

    1. Simply Bluetoothing files from my Android devices to them.
    2. When a PC broke that had itunes on with a load of ripped CDs on it I couldn't get the music back off the ipod meaning having to rip all those CDs once again.
    3. Using a particular file with a particular app.
    4. Various apps only downloading content when in the foreground

    I'm not against apple devices at all, just think they make simple things awkward sometimes.
    That was my experience as well It was like trying to maneuver in a closet...half the time I used it I was trying to figure out how to make it do what I wanted it to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    That was my experience as well It was like trying to maneuver in a closet...half the time I used it I was trying to figure out how to make it do what I wanted it to do.
    Yep. I think we're only supposed to do what apple want us to do!

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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    I am willing to look at it, but I wouldn't buy it. if I was ever to buy an iPhone it would be the 5S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffDenver View Post
    No. God no.

    Apple can remove the hardware deficiencies by making the display bigger, and adding NFC and wireless charging...but they are not going to change the OS in ways that will make it useful to me. Such as:

    1) Android's share menu
    2) 3rd party app integration (for stuff other than just keyboards)
    3) Widgets and a desktop - I am never going to be comfortable using an icon grid again.
    4) Sideloading and alt markets without jailbreaking
    5) a File system/file manager
    6) Remote app install via PC to any Android device
    7) Launcher/Lock Screen customization (kinda ties into #3)

    Apple is definitely making progress, but at the rate they are going, it'll be years before they reach parity with what Android has right now. I understand a lot of people don't care about the items above, but those are all deal breakers for me personally...I use most of them daily.

    It is not merely a matter of whether or not they CAN add these features..obviously they can. But they won't. It's not a technical limitation, it's a deliberate ideological decision on their part. Thats why I don't see myself ever going to Apple.
    Or, if Apple goes on being Apple, we will never see points 3-7. It's not that Apple is behind in implementing them, it's that they have no plans to implement them at all because Apple feels it doesn't fit in with their vision of how a smartphone ought to look and work.
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    Default Re: Anyone going to trade their Android phone for iPhone 6?

    Short of trolling...

    For quite some time, Android had to play catch up with both hardware and software.. It's hard to put it a superior product when you're in that position.

    But that's changed... Apple no longer has any advantage and they're the ones playing catch-up on both ends. Sure, it'll be the second coming to iFans, but they'll buy anything with an Apple logo.

    A couple of days after I picked up my G3, I was out and a friend of mine, a guy who had only had iPhones, saw my phone and was amazed. From the screen down, especially gesture typing with the stock keyboard. He said he didn't realize that Android phones were that nice and started asking a bunch of questions about it... Wouldn't surprise me if I see an Android phone in his hand next time I see him.

    So... To someone with a 5s, the 6 will be a huge upgrade. But for me, the opposite.
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    What is an eyephone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbobb123 View Post
    Just curious to know if the iPhone 6 turns out to be good, if they would consider switching.
    I want to see the form factor,build quality,features etc.before. If it's better yes I would trade my G2. But it better be good because I haven't found the entire package in any phone besides the G2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottsoNJ View Post
    I want to see the form factor,build quality,features etc.before. If it's better yes I would trade my G2. But it better be good because I haven't found the entire package in any phone besides the G2
    Think HTC One, with a larger bezel. For a 4.7' screen, it'll feel huge... The anti-G3.

    I'm sure it'll be fast, be built well and do it's thing pretty good. I'm just not feeling iOS... It's like getting stuck in the app drawer.
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