Wait for Iphone on Verizon?

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  1. Retire36
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    I just got my Verizon Droid. I'm wondering if I should return it and wait for the Verizon Iphone.

    Any thoughts?

    Dave
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    Do whatever you feel the need to do.
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    :welcome: to the Forum. There is nothing definitive that I've seen that says the iPhone is coming to Verizon. These rumors pop up all the time and they never seem to come true.

    I don't believe Verizon has any intentions of getting the iPhone, for that matter I don't think the iPhone is better then the Droid. Ultimately you make the decision.
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    How long do you want to wait? Iphone is reported to be near xmas at the earliest.

    Aaaand do you want multitasking? It all comes down to what you want out of the phone. If you prefer to have 37 fart apps, get an iphone. If you want to be able to have on fart app that you can make fart in time with a song on pandora radio, keep the droid.
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    The Iphone is not for me.

    I like the open source aspect of Android, and I really do not like how closed and limited apple makes everything. Apple does have some nice polish, but you pay for it with limitations.

    Android is like a house you own, you can modify it pretty much however you like, it might take a little more work, but you can set it up exactly as you see fit.

    Iphone is more like a rented furnished apartment, its all pretty much setup and ready for you, but there are more rules and you are limited on what you can change.
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    iPhone, iPod, iTouch, iPad, iSuck
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    No really. Tell us how you really feel.
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    Wecome to the forums chief. I got a buddy who works with iPhones on a daily basis. To sum it up like the add

    Everything "i" don't, DROID does!

    Its much more open. Google basically took the precious safegaurd Apple has for thier device, and turned it against them. With the right know-how, you can do virtually anything with this device. Will an iPhone integrate better with a mac. . . . of course. There are more benefits to the DROID that override the iPhone's sleek design and cool factor.

    FYI, you gotta jailbreak (void your warranty) just to get it to multitask (which is standard for the droid)

    BOOSH!!!!!
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    So you come to a Droid forum and ask if you should get an iPhone or a Droid?

    Go for the iPhone; I think it will meet your needs better. :dry:
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    That's like saying you're trading in a Ferrari for a new Camaro. Why?!
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    The last set of rumors about 6 months ago was that verizon was getting a "lite" version of the iphone. Whatever that is... I'm digging my droid and I dont like the dictorship ways that apple does things.
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    Yes return the Droid.
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    I say keep the droid till the last day possible. Use it as much as possible and try out everything you can. Then when its close to your 30 days see if you like it or not. If you love it I say keep it. If you are still in between, maybe there will be some more details on if iphone is coming to verizon and make a decision from your experience with the droid.
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    No telling when (if) the iPhone will launch on Verizon. Why play the waiting game? Enjoy the Droid.
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    No actually its not. There are major downsides of the droid compared to iPhone as well as major downsides of the iPhone compared to Droid. The iPhone is an awesome device and so is the Droid. Its all about personal preference and style. The iPhone has a lot more app storage and apps. The Droid has other perks. I love my Droid but you also cant knock the iPhone because it is a very nice device. If it weren't for Apple you probably wouldn't have the Droid with Apps and features like that.

    NOTE: The iPhone is not even for sure coming to Verizon but has been written by the Wall Street Journal that it is expected to hit Verizon in Sept of 2010. This is still rumor and speculation at this point.
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    +1 on all points. I like my Droid very much and wouldn't trade it for an iPhone, but criticizing those who prefer the iPod experience is like criticizing those who prefer to eat in a good restaurant rather than learning to be a chef.

    The bottom line is that the two most significant differences between the iPhone and the Droid are that the iPhone doesn't support multitasking by third party applications and the iTunes store is a much more tightly controlled marketplace than Google's Market.

    And while each can be argued to be a plus for the Droid, there is just as strong an argument that preventing multi-tasking for third party apps avoids the multitude of problems demonstrated on this board that tempt users to use "task killers" to deal with unpredictable performance. And though Droid users prefer the "openness" of the Google Market, the iPhone marketplace is not flooded with half-finished not-ready-for-beta "applications" that are so common there.

    Finally, you're correct; there is no guarantee that the iPhone is coming to Verizon. In fact, while I give a lot more credence to the WSJ than to bloggers who repeat rumors from other bloggers, the story in the WSJ didn't say the iPhone would be on Verizon. The story said there would be an "apple phone" available on VZW. And that is very unlikely to happen before next fall at the earliest.
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    It really depends on what you want.

    In my opinion, the iPhone is a better "gadget" than the Droid. The Droid is a better phone than the iPhone.

    My parents are looking to get smartphones, and I think their individual needs suit them to different phones -- I think my mother would be better off with a Droid, my father would probably like the iPhone better. If iPhone comes to Verizon, that would be great, because they could get both.
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    I have an ipod touch and a droid! Best of both worlds!
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    What's this iphone you speak of?
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    Thanks for all the advice. I have decided to keep the Droid. I have a lot of respect for the ability of Google to continue to improve the Android system.

    Dave