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I don't understand why a lot of people is on edge about this.

Iphone is Iphone

Android is Android

They are both targeted at a different market and even if their not, why talk about it. Why care about Iphones or even talk about it if it's so bad? all your doing is marketing for the company you are hating on. And the same goes for Android haters.

I own an HTC EVO 4G and an Iphone 3GS and I will personally buy an Android for my next phone but I'm not going to tell people "Iphone(s) are dumb don't buy it" because that is just counterproductive and childish.

P.S. This is not targeted at anyone specific but it is targeted at Fanboy(s) of BOTH sides.
post #122 of 165
I don't think it's about being a fan boy on either side, I think it's about making a better choice based on logic.

Some people can make the arguement for both sides, but I think in general, more technical minded people who like to customize, understand and appreciate open source OS (sort of), and want variety, will go with android.

On the iPhone side, Apple has invested alot in their product and has developed it in some areas android has not like siri, possibly the camera, and it has become a buzzword. All phones are "iphones" or all tablets are "ipads," and I think some people are more comfortable with that.
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People stick with Apple because it's what they're familiar with, because it's easy to use, because they've already bought into the Apple Ecosystem (apps), and because they're genuinely satisfied and happy with their device. Simply stating it's all due to marketing is a nonsensical, last ditch argument.

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All phones are "iphones" or all tablets are "ipads," and I think some people are more comfortable with that.

I don't think Samsung, Moto and HTC put enough thought into the names of their phones. I just saw a commercial for a Samsung Galaxy 2 Skyrocket or something. I don't know where in the world these companies come up with these names, but they're absolutely terrible.
Edited by ForumViewer - 1/15/12 at 6:21pm
 
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Even for someone that know a lot about smart phones its hard to keep changing OS for each phone upgrade. People stick to apple because iOS is relatively easy and they are used to it. The other thing is that the gap will open up with Quad core phones.
It's true, iOS is pretty uniform. What gap will open up with quad-core phones?
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It's true, iOS is pretty uniform. What gap will open up with quad-core phones?

I don't think there will be much of a gap between dual- and quad-core phones maybe except for some really advanced functions and heavy applications. ICS by itself takes care of performance problems by introducing forced GPU acceleration across the UI and apps; early beta builds in single-core devices are already running smooth, proving how 4.0 is very efficient even on lower-end phones.
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People stick with Apple because it's what they're familiar with, because it's easy to use, because they've already bought into the Apple Ecosystem (apps), and because they're genuinely satisfied and happy with their device. Simply stating it's all due to marketing is a nonsensical, last ditch argument.
I don't think Samsung, Moto and HTC put enough thought into the names of their phones. I just saw a commercial for a Samsung Galaxy 2 Skyrocket or something. I don't know where in the world these companies come up with these names, but they're absolutely terrible.

I agree, I think the companies who market their android based phones are doing a terrible job. Apple does a much better job marketting, and thats part of the reason they are doing so well.
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I agree, I think the companies who market their android based phones are doing a terrible job. Apple does a much better job marketting, and thats part of the reason they are doing so well.

Apple today spends soo much money on advertising to the consumer, iPhone, iPad, iPod and iMacs....
They've completely forgotten the professionals who used to spend thousands on their high-end products, they don't make servers no more.. only a single workstation but it's awesome!


edit... Still adore my PC more, probably cause there's real games to play smile.gif
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faith in humanity is being restored! apple = win
 
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I don't think there will be much of a gap between dual- and quad-core phones maybe except for some really advanced functions and heavy applications. ICS by itself takes care of performance problems by introducing forced GPU acceleration across the UI and apps; early beta builds in single-core devices are already running smooth, proving how 4.0 is very efficient even on lower-end phones.
Yeah, I agree.

I think the smoothness of ICS is more about the GPU than the CPU. Tegra 2 didn't have the fill rate to keep the UI on Honeycomb at 30 FPS, so as long as the GPU is fast enough to keep the UI at 30 FPS (or preferably 60 FPS) it should work well. I'm really excited for the era of quad-core phones and more so PowerVR 600 series graphics.
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Let me say I'm not a computer Apple Mac user. Find it very lacking in component upgradeability & performance, software & gaming compatibility with no variety of choices. I like building my own computers. Apples OS is fine won't deny that but too bad Apple doesn't have an OS that allows it to work with any home built computers like the flexibility of Microsoft Windows. I digress....

I just recently got my first smart phone, an iPhone 4S. I and my kids have had iPods now for 4 years. I've used them and find it easy to use over the years I've become familiar with it.

I was looking for an iPod to replace the old one for myself and recently had my phone service expire with option to upgrade phones at huge discounts. I thought I'd go for a single device that had both in one. A big decision maker for me was being familiar with the layout from using the iPod. No learning curve.

By Christmas it was under the tree and I must say as my first smart phone it's awesome. In the process of doing my homework I convicned my fathe in-lawr and mother in-law to buy two more for themselves. We're three of those Christmas purchases to help boost sales

iPods and iPhones are the best portable media devices in my opinion. Everything from iTunes, movies, internet, email, portable camera-movie, location services, keeping schedules for appointments, storing/editing pics, alarrms, sync options to the cloud, using phone functionality are all very well done. Siri assistance is great to boot. Apples iOS is a very solid build. Apple definetly did thier iOS right.

The dual processor really makes a difference from what I've seen in the 4S version. The speed of which it operates is very fast when I've compared it to other iPhones I've seen. Kudos to Apple in this market. I'm more than completely satisfied with my iPhone 4S and I can't see why I'd change?. thumb.gif

Please note, I've not tried Androids smartphone and only giving my thoughts on what I've experienced with current smart phone. Just commenting on the news of this topic not trying to join the debate. I don't concern myself with sales or the competition, personally I don't care and until a few months ago when I started looking into it didn't know a dang thing. I can see how Apple sales have been strong as of late.
     
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