Things we like about IPhone4

Discussion in 'Non-Android Smart Phones' started by mikeofmikes83, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. RW-1

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    I think it is a terrific looking phone. Too bad that antenna design flaw will be its undoing.

    Fun part of this is nothing will be out from apple to compete with Gingerbread (3.0) this fall. . . :)
     
  2. Zandar

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    MY buddy has one, and I've played with it; but I just don't get it. It's a very nice screen, and a really slick design; those parts I get. What I will never understand is the UI and fanboism.

    All I hear from iphone owners is, "it's such a polished UI!" The first iphone I've ever used was the iphone4, and I was honestly expecting to be a bit jealous coming from my piddly old Droid. The UI was smooth and the screen was nice, but really? It's just a bunch of apps on the screen! It's not only user unfriendly, but boring to boot; with the added benefit of not being very functional.

    Here's my biggest gripe: the fanboism. It's not that they like their Apple product (brand loyalty is fine if the brand's been good to you, I think), it's that they hate everything that's not Apple to the point of making no sense. All we heard prior to iOS4 was, "who needs to multitask on a phone? why would I want a flash on a phone camera?" and the like. Now that they have multitasking, a flash, and folders, they act like it's the Second Coming. Why couldn't they just admit to wanting those features in the first place?

    Can you imagine if Apple put active widgets on their homescreens, like Android? It would "change everything, again." Apple fanbois would scream the iphone5's praises to the heavens, and act like it's the most revolutionary thing on the planet. But if you show them those features on your Droid, it's, "meh, I don't need those. I like a clean home screen."

    Don't get me wrong, it's great for Apple and their shareholders. I'm all for a company making a buck. But do the people giving them their money have to be such raving fanatics? I have a Droid on VZW; I know it has shortcomings. I wish I could make calls while surfing the net, or it was easier to mate with hidden SSID wifi networks. I can't imagine saying crap like, "Surf the internet and make calls? Why would I want to do that? And who hides their SSID these days? I wouldn't want to connect to a stupid hidden network."

    Apple people drive me nuts sometimes.
     
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    Things I love about iPhone :iphone:
    Easy to use
    App Store + iTunes
    Syncs directly with PC or Mac

    Zandar ,
    I know exactly what you are saying, I see it on both sides.
    I have been contemplating a Droid to see what the big deal is.
    Plenty of Fanboism on this forum as well as the iPhone forums.
    I just ignore those people on both sides.

    Still contemplating my Switch to Droid :motdroidvert:
     
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    The screen. That's it.
     
  5. Droidfish

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    All I want from the iOS/Iphone is the I Am Tpain autotune app. I could clown around with that app for months without it getting old. Anybody feel like emailing the auto tune company an Anroid request?
     
  6. mikeofmikes83

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    I like that "I am TPain" app too :)

    I've played around with an IPhone, and got pretty indepth with the iPhone3's UI. To me, it just sees half assed. I mean, if we want a screen full of apps, we just flick the app drawer open. Easy as pie.

    To add to that, to the people who may say they want everything at their finger tips... I use app manager, so with a few app manager widgets, I have access to every single app that I use on just one home screen. Sure, there may be a little learning curb for some...but to me, nothing is as easy and polished as Android.

    So yeah,

    The screen
    The facebook app
    The fact that its not on our network's bogging down our service
    And the fact we get to belittle the IPhone.

    Is that all we can come up with that we like about the IPhone? Fanboyism aside?
     
  7. EgooEspada

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    The gaming on it is great; graphics and entertaining for a while.
    Course, we're starting to see games like theres for Android. With these phones having better GPUs more and more and running smoother, and Adobe AIR gaming will become greater over the next year,
     
  8. mikeofmikes83

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    OH YEAH! I totally forgot about the gaming! I haven't personally played any IPhone games, and RoboDefence on my Droid I burnt out on in a matter of days. Cant wait to see the type of games we get for our phones, once we get some developers who are ready to start turning out something interesting. Not talking down on the current game, I'm just ready to see something compleely awesome
     
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    Damn it. I just wrote a long ass response but I lost it thanks to my lack of a good internet connection.
     
  10. JCo352

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    The only thing I like about the iPhone4 is the form factor, that thing looks nice. Oh, and the I am TPain app, I wish someone would make one for Android.
     
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    I haven't seen one in person yet but i'm sure the the retina display is delightful.

    I think the OS is underwhelming but I appreciate that they release new versions just maybe once a year. That eliminates the need to update some apps with every revision and/or upgrade phone models because of hardware specifications. While I appreciate that, I believe Google's constant updates are worth it though. Every update brings something new to the table and even though the release dates are messed up because of Verizon's OTA updates, the rooting community compensates for that nicely :)

    Crap...forgot i'm supposed to praise the Iphone here...
     
  12. mikeofmikes83

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    Ya know, at first, I thought the Droid's form factor was a little brickish, but its grown on me. Now I dont even realize it. I used to think it was kindda heavy, now I think other phones feel way to light. Ever seen the movie "Snatch" quote: "Heavy is good, heavy is reliable. If all else fails, you can hit him with it..." Yeah...its like that, except in this case, the Droid always delivers.
     
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