Making the move away from Apple

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Spudders posted this 08 October 2015

I've had iphones for several years now, in fact my last 4 mobiles have been iphones.  I've often thought about making the move to something different but have always ended up sticking with what I know.  

Anyway, the latest iphone is starting it's usual self destruct process that iphones seem to do after a couple of years.  I'm sure Apple intentialy make them so that they develope subtle issues as they get older so that we upgrade.

So today I decided to take the leap and I've bought myslef a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. I did a bit of research to find out if people that had done the same got on with the Samsung, but it seemed to be a bit of a mixed bag, with some people loving their new phone and others wishing they'd stuck with Apple.

Any of you moved away from Apple phones?  If so, what did you get and are you glad you changed to something different? 

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TheCholulaKid posted this 08 October 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 dropped through the letterbox today.  Lovely phone.  Always been Android so not a 'changer'. The Guardian review of the S6 called it 'the Iphone Killer'.  About bloody time.  Apple fanboys are almost as tedious as PS4 fanboys.

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Barry Sanchez posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Samsung Galaxy S6 dropped through the letterbox today.  Lovely phone.  Always been Android so not a 'changer'. The Guardian review of the S6 called it 'the Iphone Killer'.  About bloody time.  Apple fanboys are almost as tedious as PS4 fanboys.

I'm biting to that, ps4 and ps's in general piss all over Microsoft, t gaming rigs no but how much do they cost?

TLOU and Uncharted, do't mention Halo as a comeback as that's was good 5 odd years ago.

Barry Sanchez posted this 08 October 2015

I used to be the first in the queue for a new phone, now I have a battered iphone4, it works and I can get the internet and that's it for me.

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Chertsey Saint posted this 08 October 2015 - Last edited 08 October 2015

Never been an Apple person, anyone that has one is paying much more money for an inferior product, so is frankly a trend following moron. Let's put it this way, you don't get any developers worth their salt running an IPhone.

All imho of course.

 

 

Spudders posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Chertsey Saint

Never been an Apple person, anyone that has one is paying much more money for an inferior product, so is frankly a trend following moron. Let's put it this way, you don't get any developers worth their salt running an IPhone.

All imho of course.

 

 

 Bit harsh!! Whatever you think of Apple, the iphone is a great phone.  Over priced?  Maybe...  But I don't think calling their users trend following morons is particulary fair.

SuperMikey posted this 08 October 2015

Got the S6 a few weeks ago when I renewed my contract, fucking gorgeous phone. Samsung products have always served me well - my S4 mini was only just starting to give up the ghost after 2 years of solid service. Only ever turned that phone off when I was on a plane or at a festival, so it did well!

Bucks posted this 08 October 2015

I switched to HTC about 18 months ago.  Never looked back.  Dropped it a few times but as one of the earlier phones with a metal case, not plastic, it's dented but works perfectly.

Barry Sanchez posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Chertsey Saint

Never been an Apple person, anyone that has one is paying much more money for an inferior product, so is frankly a trend following moron. Let's put it this way, you don't get any developers worth their salt running an IPhone.

All imho of course.

 

 

Apple works, its easy to use, I had an htc windows phone and it was awful, apple is easy, expensive but it works, it still has the apps.

Chertsey Saint posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Spudders

Originally posted by Chertsey Saint

Never been an Apple person, anyone that has one is paying much more money for an inferior product, so is frankly a trend following moron. Let's put it this way, you don't get any developers worth their salt running an IPhone.

All imho of course.

 

 

 Bit harsh!! Whatever you think of Apple, the iphone is a great phone.  Over priced?  Maybe...  But I don't think calling their users trend following morons is particulary fair.

Maybe a bit harsh yeah. It's up to them of course...It's a teenagers phone really, it's simple, inflexible and easy to bling.

Bucks posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

Originally posted by Chertsey Saint

Never been an Apple person, anyone that has one is paying much more money for an inferior product, so is frankly a trend following moron. Let's put it this way, you don't get any developers worth their salt running an IPhone.

All imho of course.

 

 

Apple works, its easy to use, I had an htc windows phone and it was awful, apple is easy, expensive but it works, it still has the apps.

 HTC have come a long way since you had that one 

pap posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Samsung Galaxy S6 dropped through the letterbox today.  Lovely phone.  Always been Android so not a 'changer'. The Guardian review of the S6 called it 'the Iphone Killer'.  About bloody time.

My initial Android phone, a Galaxy S3, was somewhat flaky compared to my iPhone4.   But that's the last iPhone I chose to own, and I haven't really looked back.   When the iPhone5 launched with one of its marketing taglines being "an extra row of icons", I thought "yep, these people aren't making products for me".

For me, it's a similar deal to Macs and PCs.   People that don't mind digging into things will get a lot more out of Droid, imo.   It's tons more customisable.    Downsides are that you have to be careful about vendor bloat, and keep an eye on how quickly various manufacturers tend to push out their updates.

I'm still rocking a HTC One M8, easily the nicest phone I've owned to date.  Big upgrade next year.

Apple fanboys are almost as tedious as PS4 fanboys.

 Just buy a PS4 dude.  You won't be this person anymore :)

pap posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Spudders

 Bit harsh!! Whatever you think of Apple, the iphone is a great phone.  Over priced?  Maybe...  But I don't think calling their users trend following morons is particulary fair.

Muggles is my preferred term.  Please feel free to employ in this context.

If you want to describe the people that camp outside Apple Stores in urban environments entirely unsuitable for camping, they would be Macsturbators.

There are gradations.

Bearsy posted this 08 October 2015

i disagree cos all my Apple things work by pure magic, whereas to keep my Windows laptop even halfway functional i have to have degree in computer science. That makes apple bros harry potters cos we use Magic to make our phone calls, and other bros Muggles cos they use Science.

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Chertsey Saint posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Bearsy

i disagree cos all my Apple things work by pure magic, whereas to keep my Windows laptop even halfway functional i have to have degree in computer science. That makes apple bros harry potters cos we use Magic to make our phone calls, and other bros Muggles cos they use Science.

Difficult to argue with that logic...

Barry Sanchez posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Bucks

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

Originally posted by Chertsey Saint

Never been an Apple person, anyone that has one is paying much more money for an inferior product, so is frankly a trend following moron. Let's put it this way, you don't get any developers worth their salt running an IPhone.

All imho of course.

 

 

Apple works, its easy to use, I had an htc windows phone and it was awful, apple is easy, expensive but it works, it still has the apps.

 HTC have come a long way since you had that one 

You're missing the point, apple does what I need, my phone is 4 odd years old and I am still happy with it, for me that speaks volumes.

Goatboy posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Bearsy

i disagree cos all my Apple things work by pure magic, whereas to keep my Windows laptop even halfway functional i have to have degree in computer science. That makes apple bros harry potters cos we use Magic to make our phone calls, and other bros Muggles cos they use Science.

 Upvoted from my macbook airwink

Barry Sanchez posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Samsung Galaxy S6 dropped through the letterbox today.  Lovely phone.  Always been Android so not a 'changer'. The Guardian review of the S6 called it 'the Iphone Killer'.  About bloody time.

My initial Android phone, a Galaxy S3, was somewhat flaky compared to my iPhone4.   But that's the last iPhone I chose to own, and I haven't really looked back.   When the iPhone5 launched with one of its marketing taglines being "an extra row of icons", I thought "yep, these people aren't making products for me".

For me, it's a similar deal to Macs and PCs.   People that don't mind digging into things will get a lot more out of Droid, imo.   It's tons more customisable.    Downsides are that you have to be careful about vendor bloat, and keep an eye on how quickly various manufacturers tend to push out their updates.

I'm still rocking a HTC One M8, easily the nicest phone I've owned to date.  Big upgrade next year.

Apple fanboys are almost as tedious as PS4 fanboys.

 Just buy a PS4 dude.  You won't be this person anymore :)

People don't want to customise, they want things to be easy and work. That's the beauty of apple, windows and Microsoft and all that wankdom is that wankdom. Most people want simplicity and a functional laptop etc not a tardis or something that requires 74 updates every lunar moon cycle to post on a forum.

Chertsey Saint posted this 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Samsung Galaxy S6 dropped through the letterbox today.  Lovely phone.  Always been Android so not a 'changer'. The Guardian review of the S6 called it 'the Iphone Killer'.  About bloody time.

My initial Android phone, a Galaxy S3, was somewhat flaky compared to my iPhone4.   But that's the last iPhone I chose to own, and I haven't really looked back.   When the iPhone5 launched with one of its marketing taglines being "an extra row of icons", I thought "yep, these people aren't making products for me".

For me, it's a similar deal to Macs and PCs.   People that don't mind digging into things will get a lot more out of Droid, imo.   It's tons more customisable.    Downsides are that you have to be careful about vendor bloat, and keep an eye on how quickly various manufacturers tend to push out their updates.

I'm still rocking a HTC One M8, easily the nicest phone I've owned to date.  Big upgrade next year.

Apple fanboys are almost as tedious as PS4 fanboys.

 Just buy a PS4 dude.  You won't be this person anymore :)

People don't want to customise, they want things to be easy and work. That's the beauty of apple, windows and Microsoft and all that wankdom is that wankdom. Most people want simplicity and a functional laptop etc not a tardis or something that requires 74 updates every lunar moon cycle to post on a forum.

To be fair, Apple are appalling for updates...and the point is, some people want simple, but a lot don't.

Barry Sanchez posted this 08 October 2015 - Last edited 08 October 2015

Originally posted by Chertsey Saint

Originally posted by Barry Sanchez

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by TheCholulaKid

Samsung Galaxy S6 dropped through the letterbox today.  Lovely phone.  Always been Android so not a 'changer'. The Guardian review of the S6 called it 'the Iphone Killer'.  About bloody time.

My initial Android phone, a Galaxy S3, was somewhat flaky compared to my iPhone4.   But that's the last iPhone I chose to own, and I haven't really looked back.   When the iPhone5 launched with one of its marketing taglines being "an extra row of icons", I thought "yep, these people aren't making products for me".

For me, it's a similar deal to Macs and PCs.   People that don't mind digging into things will get a lot more out of Droid, imo.   It's tons more customisable.    Downsides are that you have to be careful about vendor bloat, and keep an eye on how quickly various manufacturers tend to push out their updates.

I'm still rocking a HTC One M8, easily the nicest phone I've owned to date.  Big upgrade next year.

Apple fanboys are almost as tedious as PS4 fanboys.

 Just buy a PS4 dude.  You won't be this person anymore :)

People don't want to customise, they want things to be easy and work. That's the beauty of apple, windows and Microsoft and all that wankdom is that wankdom. Most people want simplicity and a functional laptop etc not a tardis or something that requires 74 updates every lunar moon cycle to post on a forum.

To be fair, Apple are appalling for updates...and the point is, some people want simple, but a lot don't.

A lot of people don't want simple? What can you do on your phone that an iphone can't do? And what do you do on your phone that an iphone can't do?

CB Saint posted this 08 October 2015

I'm a bit fucked having bought Tom tom apps for half the world. Id like to leave apple but can't face having to repurchase all that lot.