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Show Of Hands October 14th, 2013 2:29am

iOS and Android users: are you certain that your next phone purchase will be the same platform (iOS or Android) as your current phone, or are you considering switching to something different?

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thndrstrike Salinas, California
10/17/13 7:21 pm

Considering I'm buying my next phone tomorrow, I'm pretty certain I'm sticking to Apple (5s)

JenniferNoel Silicon Valley
10/15/13 11:56 pm

Just got my 5s last week :D

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dduncan55330 Elk River
10/15/13 10:22 pm

I changed to an Android and I'll never go back!

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jeffro02
10/15/13 8:17 pm

I already switched from iOS to windows phone and LOVE it!

beast81 Illinois
10/15/13 4:20 pm

Im around 80% sure that i wont change. Had to vote "might" change even though its unlikely

Lazis
10/15/13 3:00 am

I choose might change but actually I have already decided I'm going to get an Android. I'm going to get an iPod as well, though so does that really count?

Klensken phx
10/15/13 12:57 am

Android now, though I have thought about getting a Windows phone.

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Alph4omega
10/14/13 10:37 pm

I changed to a gs4, love this thing a hundred times more than an iPhone

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
10/14/13 9:46 pm

Wow! The comments have made up my mind to stay the iCourse. Thanks! :)

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CallMeSmith The Tardis
10/14/13 9:42 pm

I changed twice. Each time I switched from apple I was so disappointed. I will NEVER switch away from Apple again.

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artfulsf Oakland, CA
10/14/13 8:49 pm

I have both. The iPhone is far superior.

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davidisit Somewhere thats no where
10/14/13 8:22 pm

well I ain't gettin' iJunk that's for sure.

davidisit Somewhere thats no where
10/14/13 8:23 pm

If you never owned an android phone then don't try to compare them.

scalzi04
10/20/13 4:43 pm

I owned an android and hated every minute of it.

lizardlipsohio The TARDIS
10/14/13 8:10 pm

Didn't mean to post that. Meant to hit cancel

lizardlipsohio The TARDIS
10/14/13 8:06 pm

Apple all the way! Never had an android, never will. But never a Mac! No, NEVER a Mac!

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fash10n1sta
10/14/13 6:50 pm

I made the switch to team iPhone - had a samsung galaxy 4. I will NEVER go back to droid - they're garbage. I had countless software issues, went thru 3 phones in 1 year because of defects. I've never had a single problem with my iPhone :)

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fash10n1sta
10/15/13 4:52 pm

the screen froze constantly, my calls were distorted - my friends have all had a call from me in "dearth vader" voice, it would randomly start ringing and nothing could shut it off until it died, calls wouldn't connect although I had good service..

JimRustleMD 90210
10/14/13 4:20 pm

Had the iPhone 4, now have the Galaxy S4. Never going back to iOS.

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lizardlipsohio The TARDIS
10/14/13 8:07 pm

THEN YOU SUCK YOU RETARDED IDIOT!

kut17
10/14/13 9:05 pm

Never argue with an iDiot

cowboy Hosanna
10/14/13 3:44 pm

I miss my iPhone so much. The Droid sucks!

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goodquestion CA
10/14/13 3:32 pm

REALLY not liking iOS 7, so will look around. Missing Steve!!!

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/14/13 12:57 pm

I'm under my sister's plan and she has Verizon. I like this android, so I'll probably stick with it.

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Zingerz Wisconsin
10/14/13 11:21 am

Definitely moving from android to windows mobile phone. From everything I've seen with my friends who have one, its the next step in phone tech. leaving my iPad and android tablet behind too. Surface here I come.

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Zingerz Wisconsin
10/15/13 8:27 pm

I'm not a company cultist. I go with what works best for ME! :-)

Injectable Mojave Mo Problems
10/14/13 11:11 am

Have used Android, Apple, Windows. Surprisingly I miss my windows phone most. Just wish they'd fix the market.

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carebear421dm California Bay Area
10/14/13 10:00 am

I'm not changing, but I know several who are from Apple to Android.

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babyboomer1 The flatulance express
10/14/13 9:37 am

Tried switching to an android tablet. Kept it 3 days and bought an iPad mini.

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babyboomer1 The flatulance express
10/14/13 8:10 pm

I'm too old to learn android OS. Apple was hard enough.

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
10/14/13 8:55 am

My phone doesn't have a "platform" at all... haha. But if I ever need to replace it, and if for some reason I get a smart phone, it will be Android.

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daveo90 20165
10/14/13 8:42 am

If Apple came out with a larger screen for iPhone, I'd consider keeping it. iPhones are amazing, but hopefully Android treats me well next year.

Who know, I might come crawling back to Apple. It's a solid piece of hardware.

lizardlipsohio The TARDIS
10/14/13 8:09 pm

They are completely UNRELIABLE!!!!!

qwertyuiop
10/14/13 7:53 am

well given that I'd rather shoot myself in the foot than switch to Apple...

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dahawwl Texas
10/14/13 7:53 am

I love my iPhone! But, I am open to change if Android is improved.

Americanguy
10/14/13 7:23 am

My personal phone is an iPhone but for work it's an Android. For me (and three coworkers in the same situation) we love the iPhone and despise the Android.

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artfulsf Oakland, CA
10/14/13 8:56 pm

Agreed. And with the Android, I'm tired of the "help" instructions being totally useless. Ie: "Press Menu, then Settings, then Google Now." Uh, there IS NO GOOGLE NOW OPTION.

*Throws phone against wall.*

ScrewU Gone
10/14/13 6:57 am

I really liked my iPhone til ios7. Now I can't stand how it looks OR works. Why would a company screw up a popular device like that? I probably won't get another one.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/14/13 6:49 am

I have only got my 1st iPhone since the summer. I tend to use expensive things like cell phones until they die, so who knows what will be available by then.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/14/13 6:51 am

My last phone was a Blackberry Curve (9000-something, I think).

dlaw4570
10/14/13 6:49 am

...I may have to buy one or the other...maybe...

RepubIican South east
10/14/13 6:16 am

From a completely unbiased perspective, I would recommend the new Apple iPhone

~sent from my iPhone 5c

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/14/13 12:58 pm

that's weird. everyone I know who has an iPhone, hates it

ProfDG I Want Truth
10/14/13 6:14 am

No tech company comes close to matching Apple's customer service. Never going back.

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catslax
10/14/13 2:32 pm

You mean hipsters who spend too much time on their MacBooks?

dantelebeau
10/14/13 5:43 am

Note 3 and LG G2 have made me want to switch to android, they are innovating use like Apple did 5 years ago.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/14/13 5:34 am

iPhone 6 in fall of 2014. Purported to have a larger screen.

dantelebeau
10/14/13 5:42 am

I sell those guys, there was a bigger screen to be rumored for the iPhone 3GS, take all the rumors with a grain of salt. there was a video floating around that iPhones would have holographic keyboards....

Macmurphy35 Alabama
10/14/13 4:42 am

iphone for life

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revp01
10/14/13 3:59 am

Sticking with apple. iOS7 is not graphically my favorite but is the best in function. In addition, having so many features harmonized with apple's desktop OS helps my workflow greatly. Dependent on that at this point.

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anarchy GET OFF MY LAWN
10/14/13 5:34 am

My big issue with iOS has been function. This release has been excessively glitchy for me. Messages failing to send, Siri is utterly worthless now, reset every day or two. Unless the iPhone 6 blows my mind, I'll be considering other options.

Mana Portland
10/14/13 6:59 am

The way all the Apple devices communicate was a big reason I moved away from android. I am continuously impressed with Apple the more I discover how intuitive their products are. My workflow has improved greatly with them!

jvberg Winter has Come
10/14/13 3:30 am

I'm sticking with android, not getting an Apple unless they actually so something that makes their phone better than the rest

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centexken Republic of Texas
10/14/13 2:37 am

I currently have a jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.2. Why can't Apple have a "do not disturb" feature like the S4 where I can accept text messages from key people? A larger screen would be nice also! The only thing that might keep me with Apple

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centexken Republic of Texas
10/14/13 2:39 am

is I'm grandfathered in on the unlimited data plan with AT&T. I don't know if that will transfer to a Galaxy S4.

jrpacman Pensum iocus est
10/14/13 3:22 am

They do have a "do not disturb" feature...

centexken Republic of Texas
10/14/13 3:25 am

It's called blocking mode on the S4.

jrpacman Pensum iocus est
10/14/13 3:27 am

Whatever it's called, apple does have it

centexken Republic of Texas
10/14/13 3:34 am

Only for phone calls, not text messages.

centexken Republic of Texas
10/14/13 3:37 am

You have to jailbreak the iPhone and install iblacklist if you want text messages from the important people in your life when you wish to not be disturbed by others.

jrpacman Pensum iocus est
10/14/13 3:40 am

That's not true. I have an iPhone and I've used do not disturb before. It only allows calls and texts to come through from people marked as "favorite" in your contacts

centexken Republic of Texas
10/14/13 3:44 am

It only works on phone calls in iOS 6. I know as I tried it and had people call me when I didn't reply to their text message.

jrpacman Pensum iocus est
10/14/13 3:47 am

Ok. Well I'm sorry it doesn't work for you. Doesn't really matter though, doesn't affect me. You do your thing and I'll do my thing. Have a nice day :)

Komm No. I am your father
10/14/13 5:10 am

The jailbroken iphone is the best phone available. Period.

centexken Republic of Texas
10/14/13 5:59 am

Jrpacman, are you using iOS 6 or 7?

centexken Republic of Texas
10/14/13 6:01 am

Komm, can't argue with that. If Apple ever makes a jailbreak proof phone it's time to switch.

Komm No. I am your father
10/14/13 6:08 am

I think I agree. I read up the ios 7 jailbreak and so far there is nothing. It's taking longer and longer each time. I had to wait 6 months when I got my 4s to jailbreak it 2 years ago.

kut17
10/14/13 1:09 am

I've had several iPhones, a Galaxy, and am now on a Nexus 4. The Nexus is by far the best phone I've owned.

Mana Portland
10/14/13 6:54 am

I always found that when on android it is best to go with the Nexus line too. The pure google phones are what android is made for.

Bekka Just relaxing...
10/14/13 12:51 am

I had an iPhone and switched to Galaxy S4. I'm pretty sure I'll be sticking with Android from now on.

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Mana Portland
10/14/13 6:52 am

My mom just got a galaxy S4. That is a really nice phone.

monkees19 New Jersey
10/14/13 12:27 am

The OS is irrelevant to me. I just want a good phone. So I'm not actively considering change but it will have no factor on my next phone.

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
10/13/13 11:37 pm

The S4 Active made me consider Android, after I said I would only give up my iOS device when it was pried out of my cold, dead hands. If Apple comes out with a larger screen and water-resistant design then I'll stay for sure. Otherwise, maybe an S5.

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
10/13/13 11:20 pm

I don't plan on switching soon but if apple continues on the same trajectory that produced iOS 7 then I'll switch. Currently have to iPhone 5 and it should last me for a while before I need to to upgrade.

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Hellfire77 Colorado
10/13/13 10:07 pm

I just have a passion for technology. I currently use my iPad for this app and have a HTC One. I'm looking to get an Android tablet and switching to an iPhone next year. I flip back and forth.

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bnnt Los Angeles
10/13/13 9:59 pm

As a developer, I'm sticking to iPhone. Android has major issues with hardware, software, and security.

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alval California
10/13/13 11:51 pm

What kind of specific issues? I might have switch to the iPhone.

kut17
10/14/13 1:06 am

I would disagree. What problems does it have with software? iOS 7 is as fragmented as it comes. Hardware? Plastic lasts the duration of a two year contract with no problems. And security? Again, iOS 7 has major flaws with bypassing the lock screen. And less than 1% of Android users reported malware.

daveo90 20165
10/14/13 8:44 am

@kut17 — the unlock issue was fixed with a quick update to iOS 7. This is no longer a concern.

kut17
10/14/13 11:08 am

They discovered a new one after Apple supposedly fixed the last one. I think there have been three security flaws discovered in the last month.

bnnt Los Angeles
10/14/13 12:58 pm

@kut please do more research. Google the FBI's IC3, nearly 100% of all smartphone malware and security breaches are on Android. You have hundreds of different hardware devices and rarely updated OS as the providers don't update. That's just the start

kut17
10/14/13 1:52 pm

You're right. After research, I found out that the actual number of malware on Android is less than 0.001%. Silly me.

TRJake Pendragon
10/13/13 9:53 pm

I love android, there is no reason to switch to ios. Android has more power behind it, which I like. Ios is way too limiting when it comes to features and customization.

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