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Why don't people like iPhones?

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I currently have a Droid X and am fed up with it and was wondering why are so many people against iPhones? I think it's great how Apple only has one phone out on the market so that they really focus on it. And in my experience all my past Apple products have never had any real problems.

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My main reason for not liking Apple products in general is the way they control everything. Android is a Linux based operating system, the first rule of Linux is that it will always be free and open. This creates a very open and friendly developer market. While I will consent that the build quality of a lot of Apple products are very well done I can't support them because of there app store. Android and Apple have been going trading punches since day one and will continue to do so for a long time. I find it funny that Steve Jobs himself swore to destroy Android.. What was he so afraid of? An open and free community driven development project, I think so. Just my 2 cents.

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My main reason for not liking Apple products in general is the way they control everything. Android is a Linux based operating system, the first rule of Linux is that it will always be free and open. This creates a very open and friendly developer market. While I will consent that the build quality of a lot of Apple products are very well done I can't support them because of there app store. Android and Apple have been going trading punches since day one and will continue to do so for a long time. I find it funny that Steve Jobs himself swore to destroy Android.. What was he so afraid of? An open and free community driven development project, I think so. Just my 2 cents.

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"I currently have a Droid X and am fed up with it and was wondering why are so many people against iPhones? I think it's great how Apple only has one phone out on the market so that they really focus on it. And in my experience all my past Apple products have never had any real problems."

It's not quite accurate to say that "so many people are against iPhones" in the general sense (especially when you look at the iPhones' sales numbers). While I was an Android guy for 2 years, it was not because didn't care for iPhones. It was because Android phones offered things that the single Apple phone didnt (slide-out keyboards, for example) as well as a level of customization not available on iPhones. These days, those things that I preferred about Android now get on my nerves (aside from really bad experiences with the last Android phone I had. The problems had nothing to do with it being an Android phone) and the iPhones suits me very nicely.

I think what you are referring to is a small group of people that live and breathe "I hate Apple" on their sleeve, just as there is a small group with an "I hate Android/Google" mantra. 99% of folks has chosen their phone of choice without harboring feelings one way or the other toward the other phone offerings. Frankly, the arguments I read in the various geek boy sites about the phones they disapprove of simply bores the living cr@p outta me. Choose yer phone and get on with yer life. But for those folks, that just makes too much sense.

Let me also mention that the Droid X I had was the best phone I ever had before I got this iPhone 4S. My daughter still has that phone, almost a year and a half old now. She just got an iPhone, too, but only because I did and her boyfriend did, too, and not because it wasn't doing the job. If you are feeling a need to replace your X, the iPhone is a worthy choice, regardless of what "so many people" think.

Good luck,
Geri O
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"My main reason for not liking Apple products in general is the way they control everything. Android is a Linux based operating system, the first rule of Linux is that it will always be free and open. This creates a very open and friendly developer market. While I will consent that the build quality of a lot of Apple products are very well done I can't support them because of there app store. Android and Apple have been going trading punches since day one and will continue to do so for a long time. I find it funny that Steve Jobs himself swore to destroy Android.. What was he so afraid of? An open and free community driven development project, I think so. Just my 2 cents."

I rest my case, Yer Honor.

Geri O
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My job requires me to use both, and well my wife as well.  Each has their pros and cons.  I personally like Android for various reasons related to programming.  It allows me to do what I want when I want, and I get the source code to do it.
I do like certain aspects of the iPhone which Android is lacking and probably still lacking with their new OS.  My wife enjoys it more than I do.  So she been using my development device as a daily driver(in which I have to move back to the iPod Touch until she comes home).
Honestly that's not what Jobs was afraid of.  HTML5 is open source, and so is H.264 and if he was afraid of that those wouldn't be open source.  I think honestly jobs didn't care at all about Android.  This "competition" is what sells Android and iOS, and making it a war like enviroment will help their sales.  If you were looking for a device you will probably get one or the other, and at some point of time you'll switch between the two just like you did Gerio :smileyhappy:  I really feel it's just marketing between Google and Apple from the start of their partnership when Google had a chair in Apple.

 

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Yeah I've noticed Apple is super picky about things going their way but I mean their products do back it up in a sense. I don't mind that at all considering what I'm getting. I agree with you, it just all depends on what someone likes. But it does bother me how Google does not check their app market (if I'm not mistaken) because a lot of the time corrupt apps can mess up your whole phone.

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Yeah I've noticed Apple is super picky about things going their way but I mean their products do back it up in a sense. I don't mind that at all considering what I'm getting. I agree with you, it just all depends on what someone likes. But it does bother me how Google does not check their app market (if I'm not mistaken) because a lot of the time corrupt apps can mess up your whole phone.



That was one of the major complaints about iTunes.  People wanted everything and anything on the market and it should be up to them to pick and chose what they want.  A lot of iOS/Apple activist said "What about Virus' and Malware?", and many people often replied "That's up to us to decide to install what we want, and when we want it."  So Google listened, and now some people bring up "Carriers should pay or knock down charges because of ..... virus I got on my phone."  Also poor coding causes it's own set of problems as you have mentioned.  Apple goes through the code and if it's too buggy or causes problems before they release it they send it back.  A lot of people complained about the approval process and that it takes "too long."

 

The closed ecosystem is a semi-good thing, but at the same time it's a bad thing as you can see.  People tend to want their cake and eat it too.  There has to be a little give and take for both sides, but the hardcore people tend to completely one sided just to justify what they buy.

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I just got an iPhone 4 and loved the phone, unfortunately I could not use it.  I had problems with the phone reception for making and receiving calls, so I had to go back to my android phone. It was NOT the phone but VZW service.  I have found things that I liked about both phones.  I would have liked to see the iphone 4 be lighter in weight and not have the glass cover on the back!  The battery life was so much BETTER than any phone I have had for years.  

 

 

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So it appears that the Verizon network doesn't like your iPhone, but likes your Android phone just fine..

That sounds kinda odd, ya know...

Just sayin'

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Maybe I'm just lucky but the Verizon network seems to like my iPhone just fine. Actually....it likes it a lot more than it liked my last 2 BB's. Go figure...

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