10-11-2011 11:02 PM
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  1. nmoreman's Avatar
    No Iphone for me and I always said I would jump.

    This phone is my fave ever - form factor, buttons, screen, speed, menus, widgets - it is the first phone I have ever ran stock (yes I have tried CM7, but switched back to 2.3.7 and Matrix).

    The IPhone is a great phone for those who don't like to tinker. Its set, its the way it is. It runs great and does and will do more neat stuff. But people in these forums like to tinker.

    I have had Ipad, Asus Transformer (cool but expensive, unfinished toy), and went back to the Ipad2
    for a lot of reasons. It is the smoothest, best performing thing on the market, in my opinion, for the way I use it. The tablets felt like a big phone.

    But to use it on a daily basis would drive me crazy. I also hate ITunes, I'm tired of searching and trying to find apps, buying anything useful (lots of free useless stuff, just like Android), but not on a phone.

    However, for the masses, its perfect and I have always been amazed by Apple, nobody does marketing better.
    09-28-2011 12:13 PM
  2. simon.ponder's Avatar
    Traitors...
    09-28-2011 12:30 PM
  3. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    No Iphone for me and I always said I would jump.

    This phone is my fave ever - form factor, buttons, screen, speed, menus, widgets - it is the first phone I have ever ran stock (yes I have tried CM7, but switched back to 2.3.7 and Matrix).

    The IPhone is a great phone for those who don't like to tinker. Its set, its the way it is. It runs great and does and will do more neat stuff. But people in these forums like to tinker.

    I have had Ipad, Asus Transformer (cool but expensive, unfinished toy), and went back to the Ipad2
    for a lot of reasons. It is the smoothest, best performing thing on the market, in my opinion, for the way I use it. The tablets felt like a big phone.

    But to use it on a daily basis would drive me crazy. I also hate ITunes, I'm tired of searching and trying to find apps, buying anything useful (lots of free useless stuff, just like Android), but not on a phone.

    However, for the masses, its perfect and I have always been amazed by Apple, nobody does marketing better.
    I use to say if you just want a phone, and you just want it to work, and you don't want to mess with it. Get an iPhone and leave me alone. But, that's because I had an Epic and Samsung software is messed up. As far as vanilla Android on the Nexus. It works just as flawless as an iPhone would stock.

    So, apple has no place in the world, as far as I see, anymore. Unless, they drop prices to what they are worth. Then I could recommend apple products for certain persons/applications.
    09-28-2011 12:50 PM
  4. SoundshineDJ's Avatar
    i drank the apple juice long ago and have a house full of apple stuff. iPad, iPod touch, and a couple of Mac computers. I wound up with the Nexus because I didn't want to switch to another carrier. I'm pretty happy with it and honestly don't know if I would switch. I think in the end I would very seriously consider it though.


    Thoughts?
    I like you have a house full of cool Apple stuff, LOVE Apple and enjoy iOS. That said since it was exclusive to AT&T for so long and overpriced at the very begining back when I was an AT&T customer, I've always been using a different OS for my phone. Windows, BB, and Android. Hell, I had an old school Sidekick for a week:-)

    I had a G1 for a while. I've had an EVO since launch day that is getting stale and that I wasn't happy with for a while because of the issues with voice to text. Bought my daughter a Samsung Moment a couple of Christmas' ago. I heard the rumors of Sprint getting the iPhone back before Spring.. I waited.. I waited.. I waited some more.. Read a ton of blogs, rumors.. Waited.. Read up on iOS 5 and all the cool stuff it will do. Waited some more.. Started to save up some cash, because I knew it wasn't going to be cheap.. Waited..Then it hit me like a ton of bricks last week after paying my bill online. Nexus S4G only $29.99 online sale ($49.99 in store). Great CPU, great camera, Skype, Google Talk, no skin to slow down updates (I like Sense though btw). So I bought two Nexus S4G last week KNOWING that the iPhone was coming. I can replicate most of iOS with android to some degree and for my daughter she is just happy to get a new phone at 11 1/2 years old, a Nexus at that!! With the money I saved I will buy her an iPod touch for Christmas so we can facetime family at christmas, Skype with the rest.
    09-28-2011 06:09 PM
  5. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    I like you have a house full of cool Apple stuff, LOVE Apple and enjoy iOS. That said since it was exclusive to AT&T for so long and overpriced at the very begining back when I was an AT&T customer, I've always been using a different OS for my phone. Windows, BB, and Android. Hell, I had an old school Sidekick for a week:-)

    I had a G1 for a while. I've had an EVO since launch day that is getting stale and that I wasn't happy with for a while because of the issues with voice to text. Bought my daughter a Samsung Moment a couple of Christmas' ago. I heard the rumors of Sprint getting the iPhone back before Spring.. I waited.. I waited.. I waited some more.. Read a ton of blogs, rumors.. Waited.. Read up on iOS 5 and all the cool stuff it will do. Waited some more.. Started to save up some cash, because I knew it wasn't going to be cheap.. Waited..Then it hit me like a ton of bricks last week after paying my bill online. Nexus S4G only $29.99 online sale ($49.99 in store). Great CPU, great camera, Skype, Google Talk, no skin to slow down updates (I like Sense though btw). So I bought two Nexus S4G last week KNOWING that the iPhone was coming. I can replicate most of iOS with android to some degree and for my daughter she is just happy to get a new phone at 11 1/2 years old, a Nexus at that!! With the money I saved I will buy her an iPod touch for Christmas so we can facetime family at christmas, Skype with the rest.
    Why don't you tell your facetime users to get something else so you don't need to get an iphod touch?

    IMO I don't understand the whole get an iPhone and iPhod Touch or even GSII and GSII Player. Some people say well if you do everything you'd do on the iPod on your phone (Which most of us are doing) you'll kill the battery even faster. True, but it's cheaper to buy 12 dollar batteries (Actually Samsung ones) online than to put another device.
    09-28-2011 06:28 PM
  6. tclops's Avatar
    I like you have a house full of cool Apple stuff, LOVE Apple and enjoy iOS. That said since it was exclusive to AT&T for so long and overpriced at the very begining back when I was an AT&T customer, I've always been using a different OS for my phone. Windows, BB, and Android. Hell, I had an old school Sidekick for a week:-)

    I had a G1 for a while. I've had an EVO since launch day that is getting stale and that I wasn't happy with for a while because of the issues with voice to text. Bought my daughter a Samsung Moment a couple of Christmas' ago. I heard the rumors of Sprint getting the iPhone back before Spring.. I waited.. I waited.. I waited some more.. Read a ton of blogs, rumors.. Waited.. Read up on iOS 5 and all the cool stuff it will do. Waited some more.. Started to save up some cash, because I knew it wasn't going to be cheap.. Waited..Then it hit me like a ton of bricks last week after paying my bill online. Nexus S4G only $29.99 online sale ($49.99 in store). Great CPU, great camera, Skype, Google Talk, no skin to slow down updates (I like Sense though btw). So I bought two Nexus S4G last week KNOWING that the iPhone was coming. I can replicate most of iOS with android to some degree and for my daughter she is just happy to get a new phone at 11 1/2 years old, a Nexus at that!! With the money I saved I will buy her an iPod touch for Christmas so we can facetime family at christmas, Skype with the rest.
    I figured there had to be at least a couple of apple apologists in here. i agree with the post above in that now that i have a smartphone w/ (google) music, i almost never touch the ipod touch. i bought my nexus a month or so after initial launch and figured it to be a good deal. $29 for nexus vs. $299 for iphone makes it almost a no brainer in favor of the nexus. my only regret w/ android is compatibility with itunes.

    as to the ipad, it's been a great device for me. i bought it last summer for school, found an app allowing for very easy highlighting/marking/text boxing of .ppt/pdf files and used the hell out of it. now i'm doing speech therapy and use it daily for both a reward as well as functional apps targeting specific goal/skills. i'm sure that there's other good options out there for tablets, and every person has different needs/wants, but for me the thing has been greatness.
    09-28-2011 10:01 PM
  7. piaband's Avatar
    Not sure. *If you would have asked me this before I had used my nexus for the last 6 month, I would have said yes. *Now, I can really notice how small the iphone screen is and how heavy it is too. *I would have to see some major design changes on the iphone 5 to consider switching. *Even then, I'm not sure because I can do a lot of things on my nexus that arent allowed on the iphone.

    -- Sent from my HP TouchPad using Communities
    09-28-2011 10:32 PM
  8. wmurch3's Avatar
    Not sure. *If you would have asked me this before I had used my nexus for the last 6 month, I would have said yes. *Now, I can really notice how small the iphone screen is and how heavy it is too. *I would have to see some major design changes on the iphone 5 to consider switching. *Even then, I'm not sure because I can do a lot of things on my nexus that arent allowed on the iphone.

    -- Sent from my HP TouchPad using Communities
    the new iPhone is likely to have 4 inch display like the nexus s. However, it won't be a "retina" display. Obviously just rumors.
    10-02-2011 09:09 PM
  9. Jessicalt1's Avatar
    Not on your life. If I wanted to have just a stock phone, then I might consider it. But I like to play with mine way too much to go iOS.
    10-04-2011 10:33 AM
  10. strafholm's Avatar
    Tell me I'm a criminal because I mess with the software on my phone? No thanks. I personally do not want some phone nazi over my shoulder telling me what I can or can't do with my device. I know others that only want to pick up their phone and have it work and coule care less about playing with it and some of them even think it's important to have a piece of fruit on the back of it (which appears to have had a bite taken out of it and then been left for something better). Oh, and I also prefer to be able to remove my battery thank you very much.
    10-04-2011 11:22 AM
  11. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Not on your life. If I wanted to have just a stock phone, then I might consider it. But I like to play with mine way too much to go iOS.
    Rather have wp7
    10-04-2011 11:53 AM
  12. Jessicalt1's Avatar
    Rather have wp7
    I think I'm a lifer. lol
    10-04-2011 12:36 PM
  13. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Yay. IPhone 4s. You need an entirely new phone from the one you had for voice recognition. Superb. How do people buy this stuff?
    10-04-2011 01:57 PM
  14. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Yay. IPhone 4s. You need an entirely new phone from the one you had for voice recognition. Superb. How do people buy this stuff?
    What kills me is the pricing: $200 on contract for the CHEAPEST model (16 GB)...but $400 ON CONTRACT for the 64 GB model! What is that puppy at full price...seven or eight hundred bucks? How do folks so readily shell out that sort of money? I don't feel like a cheapskate until we start talking about Apple and how everyone and their brother apparently sees nothing wrong with spending almost a grand for a tablet or phone every year or two. Is it really so easy for everyone? Especially in this lousy economy...?
    10-04-2011 02:53 PM
  15. Paul627g's Avatar
    I posted this in the Samsung Epic 4g section to some of the comments being made about the Fruit phone... I will share it here too...
    Looks like a nice phone for the Fruit fans but still no 4g support? No removable storage/sdcard?

    I think Fruit did a basic job of pleasing its current fan fare but I don't see anything there that would want to make an Android fan want to jump ship....

    The comment about it selling a "billion" phones.... I don't think so.... I think Android is going forward and not even bothering to take names of the dead left in its path....

    Bring on the new Nexus baby.... Now that is gonna turn some heads and make you forget about that Fruit phone
    Go right ahead and defect to the Fruit world.... You will be back...
    10-04-2011 03:15 PM
  16. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Ladies and gentle men. I bring you....... last years phone.

    Edit: last years phone with the year befores specs. You needed dual core to do what Android was doing with 800mzh single cores.
    10-04-2011 03:19 PM
  17. grantheppes's Avatar
    Ladies and gentle men. I bring you....... last years phone.

    Edit: last years phone with the year befores specs. You needed dual core to do what Android was doing with 800mzh single cores.
    Yeah, because of the rumors that siri needed dual core, I thought it wouldn't have to use internet to transcribe, which would of been a win over Android. What a let down.
    10-04-2011 03:44 PM
  18. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Yeah, because of the rumors that siri needed dual core, I thought it wouldn't have to use internet to transcribe, which would of been a win over Android. What a let down.
    Well I was never hoping on iPhone so I'm glad. Internet to transcribe bothers me too. Hopefully Google will not drop the ball on that and realize how impractical it is. I can see some things; but, certain basic functions like navigate to, send text to: shouldn't have to go over the air and come back to do.
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    10-04-2011 03:56 PM
  19. Jessicalt1's Avatar
    Long before, when I had my flip phone Nextel, I may have hoped for an iPhone... No longer. Phangirl for life.
    10-05-2011 03:55 PM
  20. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Long before, when I had my flip phone Nextel, I may have hoped for an iPhone... No longer. Phangirl for life.
    I'd rather have one of those mil-spec Nextels than an iPhone.
    10-05-2011 05:04 PM
  21. CarrieK's Avatar
    I like to mod my phones too much to go to the iPhone. It serves it's purpose and I'm happy for the people who want it who are with Sprint. Choice is good. The more options the better. Just isn't my cup of tea.
    10-05-2011 05:09 PM
  22. Label facing right's Avatar
    For me, it depends on a couple of things. If the next Nexus device is exclusive to VZW like the rumors say then I will probably get the iPhone 4 and if it has a screen bigger than 4" then I'll probably get the iPhone 4 again. Not too concerned with the OS being locked down, I'm rooted now running stock but I could honestly care less about flashing roms and what-not. I also have an iPad 2 and am loving it more and more the more I use it, so we'll see.

    TLDR: I'm probably going to get the iPhone 4
    10-06-2011 10:11 AM
  23. tyea's Avatar
    No, but I'm glad that Apple is pushing voice recognition software.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G
    10-06-2011 10:37 AM
  24. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I tried the iPhone 4 and it didn't last more than a couple of weeks. Picked up the SGSII and realized just how much ahead Android is. And the Android builds are beginning to be more and more stable. SGSII is the most bug free Android build I have seen outside of the Nexus S4G. I have too much invested in Google services to want to switch to anything else. Sorely missed voice recognition, GPS, and widgets when I went to the iPhone. You never know how much you need/use those features until you can't.
    10-07-2011 03:36 PM
  25. gitit20's Avatar
    I work on iPhones and other smart phoens they make me a lot of money and i thank apple for making them easy to fix lol but i really could not use that os i had to use one for about a week once when i lost an android phone it was cool for about 30 min then i was bored with it you cant do what you can with an android phone like tethering and such and the lack of the back button drove me nuts lol no swipe either ugh lol i did like how it felt solid in my hand and feels well built but i would never switch to an iphone...

    RIP Steve
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    10-07-2011 04:31 PM
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