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ahh this reminds me of a 'conversation'....

Me: damn! My screen is full of scratches for some reason(gorilla glass)(one x)
Person a: haha! That's why I bought an iPhone
Person b: yeah! IPhone has the best screen in the world (gorilla glass)
Person c: yeah I agree my iPhone is awesome, apple phones are the best

.... I didn't even bother responding cause first of all I didn't wanna turn that into android vs apple. The average idiot just has an iPhone cause the other idiot has it and not knowingly thinks they have the best thing in the world... No wonder everyone bashes Apple and their products. At least those who know their crap. Their tablets are okay but their price is ridiculous, plus don't wanna support that crappy company
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Originally Posted by Shadeh View Post

ahh this reminds me of a 'conversation'....

Me: damn! My screen is full of scratches for some reason(gorilla glass)(one x)
Person a: haha! That's why I bought an iPhone
Person b: yeah! IPhone has the best screen in the world (gorilla glass)
Person c: yeah I agree my iPhone is awesome, apple phones are the best

.... I didn't even bother responding cause first of all I didn't wanna turn that into android vs apple. The average idiot just has an iPhone cause the other idiot has it and not knowingly thinks they have the best thing in the world... No wonder everyone bashes Apple and their products. At least those who know their crap. Their tablets are okay but their price is ridiculous, plus don't wanna support that crappy company
tl;dr I'm insecure about my purchases
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In all reality, I think the fact that I'll never own an iDevice is that I wouldn't really use one, and they're just too expensive for what you're getting (this is my OPINION)

I don't think I'll ever own a tablet, because I can't see much use in it. If I just need something to access web and such on the go I have a smart phone, and at home I have a PC.

As for phones, I don't like the iPhones. Yeah rooting it is easy etc. but the out-of-the-box functionality doesn't impress me much. Plus, I actually don't like the design of the iPhone. I really don't like the way it looks.

Also Android appeals to me because of the fragmentation. It's a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you have Android running across a variety of devices with different strengths and varying price points. On the other hand, because of this fragmentation, the apps can't be absolutely tailored to these devices (the same reason consoles manage to achieve anywhere near the performance of a gaming PC despite having a fraction of the actual power) so it does take more raw horsepower to run things as efficiently.

Android is also more open-ended, so there's that.

Still, despite me preferring Android devices for a variety of reasons...I can't really knock Apple devices. They're not bad, and for the average consumer, will probably be more than they'll ever need. The only thing I can really hold against them is the price point, but some people feel the extra cash is worth it.

Anyways, this whole Android vs iOS debate...it really depends on what you're looking for. I personally feel Android devices are a much better value for your money, but that doesn't make iOS devices garbage, and it doesn't mean anyone who bought an iOS device is an idiot.
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Still, despite me preferring Android devices for a variety of reasons...I can't really knock Apple devices. They're not bad, and for the average consumer, will probably be more than they'll ever need. The only thing I can really hold against them is the price point, but some people feel the extra cash is worth it.

High-end Android devices (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S4, etc) cost just as much as the iPhone so it's not like their phones are way more expensive. As for the tablets, before the iPad was released, most tablets were in the $1,500-3,000 range and weren't really designed to be user-friendly. Tablets were mostly niche devices used in corporate and industrial. The iPad actually started to bring tablet prices down and is the first consumer-oriented tablet to gain widespread support. Just so happened that Apple maintained their pricing while much cheaper tablets are getting released.

I have both a Transformer Infinity and iPad retina and my go-to device for web browsing, etc is the iPad. The Transformer, I only end up using for watching videos. For some reason, Google Chrome works better on the iPad than on the Transformer and the iPad's 4:3 aspect ratio just works better for me. Personally, I'm not enamored with the current iPad mini but if Apple releases a retina display version while maintaining weight, battery life and price point, I'd probably get one as a replacement to my 9.7" iPad. It's size and weight is really perfect for portability.
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I bought one about a month ago for authentication and MDM testing. Pretty cool and works great.

My wife uses it for the most part now. Fits perfectly in her lab coat pocket. I just take it from time to time for testing.

I really don't see the reason for all the Apple hate. It works and people like it, what is there to argue about? I can't say it's better than Android, and I can't say Android is better than it. I own both and they pretty much work the same. Both have Apps, both are fairly limited in comparison to a laptop and both work without major issues. thumb.gif Same goes for the Android hate....
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