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    QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    Seems everyone else does, so what's stopping you?
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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    They're hilariously expensive, and I don't actually *like* the UI. Personally, I get on very well with Windows Phone 8.1 for a fraction of the cost.

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    I refuse to pay more for less!
    Hate the lack of a physical back button
    Don't like the UI
    Price is outrageous.
    Hate the restrictions
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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    iPhones are for technically dumb housewives who believe everything they hear from their friends and want to keep up appearances. The tech savvy know that you can get better hardware for cheaper. Also I can't stand apple's business practises, they make me want to frakkin puke !

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    Here were my major complaints when I was using a 4S couple years ago:

    Overly Expensive (but can get over that)
    Unable to remove unwanted apps - Every iPhone owner I know has a "CRAP" or "DO NO WANT" folder on their homescreen
    Forced to open links in Safari / Apple Maps even with other applications installed (I like chrome / gapps thank you very much!)
    Having to use iTunes to put stuff on the device
    Limited formats supported for said media
    NO WIDGETS! I love widgets!

    Thats what comes to mind at the moment but its enough. Why would I pay OVER what I would for another device AND have to live with things that piss me off.

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    If you have the technical know how you can get alot more out of an android phone with the options of the ROMs etc.

    Also they seem alot more brittle than android alternatives.

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    All of the above.

    And it's too trendy for me.

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    I've been put off Apple devices by Apple. First they tried to outlaw Jail breaking their devices and then set to stealing all of their update ideas from the jail break community.

    With Apple you can buy their devices but never truly own them.

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    Far to expansive for what they are.
    £100 cheaper and I would probably have one, as it stands you can get a comparable / higher spec Android / Windows phone for a lot less.
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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    my cheapo Samsung pay an go which I bought in jan 2011 still works. why do I need to upgrade it?
    got a Asus memo HD7 for apps and photo/video why do I need a phone that does the same.
    I like only having to charge my phone once a month, not once every day or 2.

    I got my phone with £11 on it (£10 credit + 10% bonus) in jan 2011, just checked and im down to £2.20 in 4 years use. haven't topped up once.
    what would I do with an iphone that will just sit there and not be used to talk to people. if I want to talk to people whats wrong with face-2-face or is that old fashiond now?

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    1. iTunes
    2. For a long time there were many features on Android that simply were not available on iOS (switching between apps quickly, inter-app integration, quick settings adjustment, notification viewer, homescreen widgets etc etc) and for that reason I preferred Android. In many of these areas Apple has somewhat caught up, however I have invested into apps from the Google play store and do not wish to have to invest again.
    3. iTunes
    4. The price of the handsets is very high, for build quality that often does not meet expectations that would be demanded by such a price tag.
    5. iTunes
    6. Their devices are often more fragile than cheaper, better featured Android/Windows phones.
    7. iTunes
    8. Apple has a limited hardware portfolio, there are many more options available supporting Android and I like to have choice when it comes to an Upgrade.
    9. iTunes
    10. Community support. Once a handsets official support has ended on Android (or even before, if you so desire), there is often pretty decent community support to allow you to continue adding updates.
    11. iTunes

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    I don't at the moment as my 6 yr old Blackberry is still just surviving - but I will be later in the year.

    I will expect to keep it for 5 years, and I really don't want a phone that I need to jail break to get the best out of it. It fits in with the Apple infrastructure I am adopting, and I distrust Apple's infrastructure less than I distrust Googles.

    There is nothing wrong with an Android device, I have a tablet with android on it, butat the end of the day a phone is just a communication tool, not something I want to faff around with, or spend ages choosing which of many JAAPs (Just another Android Phone) to choose from. Life is too short.

    But for those that do, crack on, you have the choice.

    But it does make me smile seeing the vitriol the fanboys in whatever camp pour upon the others, with the sheep 'joke' (ignoring the 'sheep' that slavishly follow windows, or whatever.)

    But 'twas ever thus, I still see M$ and Windoze and micro$oft comments from time to time.
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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    I refuse to join the Apple Cult. Why pay a premium price just to brag about owning an Apple?

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    I love iphone
    Its in ma wishlist
    ma new year resolution was iPhone or no phone.
    Wating for hexus compition result.

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    All the above and this...

    http://www.theguardian.com/money/201...itunes-version

    I remember reading about people doing OTA updates on their phone then finding that iTunes would no longer talk to it without an update. The iTunes update would only install on a newer version of OSX and their Mac was not compatible, leaving them stranded.
    Last edited by tumbledragon; 30-01-2015 at 06:28 PM.

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    Re: QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

    I refuse to give a single penny of my money to Apple for their grossly overpriced tech.

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