Torn between Apple and Google

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by m3kilpat, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. m3kilpat
    Offline

    m3kilpat Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I feel like I'm in an odd type of limbo place and wanted to know if anyone else feels the same way. The issue is that most people seem to either be Apple fanboys or die hard droid/pc users. I am neither. Before the Droid came out I wanted an iphone but didn't want to switch to ATT. Had the iphone come out for Verizon earlier I would have bought it without question. Then the Droid came out and it looked and is amazing. The hard part is that I'm a recent Mac convert. Just bought my first Macbook Pro last summer and I absolutely love it. I love what Apple is doing. So now I am a Mac user with a Droid. I know there are others out there, but do any of you feel like your in this weird sort of place? I mean, yes, I like customization, but I also like Apple's stability and design. Am I an Apply fanboy who happens to have a Droid or am I a Droid fan who happens to have a Mac? Maybe neither, maybe both.
  2. mach330
    Offline

    mach330 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    The OC
    i might be in the minority here. i love apple products, but i dont hate everything else. the only reason why i hate iphone is at&t. android offered me what i needed in the cell phone world. i just love great products.
  3. iPirate
    Offline

    iPirate New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I hate Apple products. The people that I have seen pick Apple products are ignorant about technology and simply buy the product to fit in.

    This probably doesn't go for everyone, but fits 100% for the people I have seen with an iPhone, don't complain about my observation please. :)
  4. m3kilpat
    Offline

    m3kilpat Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    That's pretty much how I feel in less words.
  5. zakany
    Offline

    zakany New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    emotions

    Where was the selection, "I don't use emotions when making technical decisions?"
  6. Big Lou
    Offline

    Big Lou New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    739
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I didn't see a Google Fanboy option... I don't hate Apple, though I hate many of its consumers.
  7. soyboy
    Offline

    soyboy New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Frederick, MD
    I am an apple user that doesn't want to be on AT&T. I waited for VZW to come up with a phone like the Droid instead of switching. Glad I waited. To me it's no big deal. As I also use Google email, Cal, Docs etc. etc., so other than itunes, the Droid works out great. As to music, I use Doubletwist to move my music from my mac to the Droid, works great. I am very happy with my Droid, but I also like the iphone. I think a lot of folks get WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY to hung up about this stuff.
  8. dezymond
    Offline

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,879
    Likes Received:
    624
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    agreed.

    Apple fanboys have a certain smugness about them. Really gives a bad image to Apple owners. Of course Android fanboys aren't making things look any better either.
  9. trickhog
    Offline

    trickhog New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I think you can exist in both worlds. I work on Macs, and at home I own 3 Macs, plus my wife has a Mac laptop and uses an iPod touch as her PDA. They do the things I need them to do really well and I have no desire to switch back to PCs because Apple meets my needs.

    However, AT&T does not. I used to have AT&T wireless service and it was a constant problem. And everything I've read tells me it hasn't changed in the years since I left them for Verizon. So yes, I'm also one of those people who would have bought an iPhone if it was on Verizon.

    But I did get a Motorola Droid, and so far I really, really like it. And I've managed to find ways to make my Droid and Google synchronize and work perfectly with my Apple Mac world. In face, I think when I have the time, I'll create a Droid and Apple in Harmony thread where I detail how to achieve sync bliss between the two.

    But back to the original question - I think you use what works for you. And if that means Apple/Macintosh computer products and Google/Android phone products, then that's perfectly fine....
  10. voodoodaddy
    Offline

    voodoodaddy New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    DFW
    Mac user here, using Droid because iPhone is not available on VZW. I had ATT and 2 iPhones on family plan. Because of personal reasons I had to switch to VZW. I like the Droid but am afraid if/when iPhone comes I will be getting that.
  11. ggpike
    Offline

    ggpike New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm in the same boat. To me computers / phones are simply tools to get a job done. I'm a co-owner of a design firm, and we use mac's because that is what most of the industry uses and what is necessary . . . I love their products and have not had many issues with them, but then again I never had many issues with machines running windows either.

    I enjoy Apple's products but stop short of calling myself an Apple fan because of how many of them act. I love the Droid and the Android OS and am completely happy with my experience. The iphone to me embodies the worst of a brand obsession. It's a great phone, but it has its shortcomings just like every other piece of technology. When people start getting mad when what they're obsessed with comes under any kind of scrutiny, it really shows their unwillingness to be objective or open to new ideas or ways of thinking. Unfortunately this smugness / superiority complex becomes the generalization, and in turn eventually erodes the brand. That's why I get what works for me or what is necessary, and don't base my choices on trends.

    If the iphone were on Verizon I might consider it based on the fact that Verizon (in my area) is the superior network and I've been with them for years. But I would only consider it if it fit into my needs. My business uses Google Apps for our email, so the Droid / Android OS fits our needs of Google integration. We've had such a great experience with this that we will probably stick with the Google and Android OS partnership.
  12. DroidFan
    Offline

    DroidFan New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've been a Mac owner for YEARS... have the MacBook Pro currently. Would've loved to have gotten the iPhone, but ATT service in my area stinks and VZW's is consistently strong. I love having the Droid and for all intensive purposes, it works smoothly with my MBP.

    Coming from a BlackBerry (Pearl) where I had to wait until this past Fall to finally get a (poor) semblance of a desktop manager for my BB???? The Droid is superior hands down!
  13. hookbill
    Offline

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,545
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    I have an iMac running Snow Leopard. I don't like AT&T and I have a Droid. They do work well together, you just got to learn how to make them work and it's not that hard. I also have Windows installed on my Mac for those areas that don't want to deal with Mac.
  14. Guurzak
    Offline

    Guurzak New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I like whatever company makes the products that do what I need them to do.

    If VZW had the iPhone, I'd probably have gotten one. But they didn't, I didn't, the Droid came out and I'm very happy with it.

    I suspect that over the years to come I'm going to be pleased that that's the way things turned out. I think it's likely that iPhone vs Android will be a replay of the Mac vs PC wars: Apple's elegant but closed environment versus the energy and creativity of the open market. I would not at all be surprised to see iPhone purchases down to 10% of the new smartphone market in five years.
  15. m3kilpat
    Offline

    m3kilpat Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I'm glad to see many of the posters in this thread are realistic about things. I 100% agree that people should use what works for them and that people need to be more open.

    Thanks for the replies everyone.
  16. TimChgo9
    Offline

    TimChgo9 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NE Illinois
    Never really have like Apple products.

    Always have been a Windows PC owner, and when I built them a few years ago, I used only AMD processors (better value, overall, compared to Intel..) Anyway, back on topic. I have used Apple products, and didn't really like them much.

    Never wanted an iPod, or an iPhone, always hoped some other smart phone would come out... and I am glad I waited. I guess I am like everyone else, I tend to stick with the products that I know will do what I want them to do....
  17. mntbikejack
    Offline

    mntbikejack New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Singletrack
    I love Macs but not the iPhone. I am sticking with Droid even if iPhone comes to Verizon.