Goodbye Apple. Welcome back BlackBerry

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Goodbye Apple. Welcome back BlackBerry

Post by wsblevins » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:24 pm

Immediately after my lease was over on my Apple iPhone 6s Plus, I decided to cut all ties with Apple products. I believe the catalyst of that decision was the revelation of Apple throttling older iPhones to increase sales of newer, more expensive models. I went ahead and bought out my phone at the end of the lease and sold it.

I’m now awaiting the arrival of my new BlackBerry KEYOne, which seems to be getting positive reviews from those who own one. Do any of you use one?
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Post by Cleon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:56 pm

Never have liked Apple anything, mostly due to the exclusivity of all the stuff. My teen daughters do. I think they like Apple better simply because I use Android.
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Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:10 pm

I'm Apple loyal. I've had several generations of their phones and other products with no decline in performance or reliability. They work when other products I use through my employer don't and I've never had cause to curse them. I really appreciate the cross functionality between my phone, tablet, and laptop, too. It's all worth the extra money to me.

My work phone is a fancy Android and I find it to be a royal PIA. It is unreliable, spontaneously changes its own settings, and has horrible sound quality on the phone. My previous Droids all had similar problems.
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Post by UncleBob » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:13 pm

Cleon wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Never have liked Apple anything, mostly due to the exclusivity of all the stuff. My teen daughters do. I think they like Apple better simply because I use Android.
Ha! The kids have said something to this effect about me before.
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Post by FredS » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:49 pm

This is odd. My iPhone 6S crapped out today. Battery won't charge. Any local shop that actually has batteries (there's been a run on them since Apple fouled their nest and had to offer replacement batteries for old phones at $30) wants the phone for 5-6 days for the 'repair'.
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Went online and bought an Android (some sort of Samsung Galaxy) for less than $160 all-in and will go by the Sprint store to pick it up this evening. The 6S is my second iPhone and I've loved them - I've had to force a re-start exactly three times in six years. They're just so damned expensive it's no longer worth it for me.
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Post by ReverendThom » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:27 pm

I'm a big Android fan, but Mac when it comes to computers. My 6 year old MacBook pro was crazy expensive, but it runs like new still. I do a lot of audio production and graphic/video work and it's better than the new PCs at work. It's also broken 3 times over that 6 years. Apple has fixed it for free every time without Apple Care.

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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:48 pm

Pretty sure we have to wait for mid to late spring for BlackBerry pie. Yeah sure, apple waits until fall. We all know that.
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Post by Jocose » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 am

Ive been an Apple user since the iPhone 3G days. I still have the original 3G phone somewhere.

I'm considering going Android.

EDIT: Jim's reviews on Android kinda has me worried tho......
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Post by Cleon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm

Jocose wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 am
Ive been an Apple user since the iPhone 3G days. I still have the original 3G phone somewhere.

I'm considering going Android.

EDIT: Jim's reviews on Android kinda has me worried tho......
See, that's the thing. With Apple you are talking about one integrated, closed loop. The phone is the software. They have you.

With Android, you have multiple choices for hardware.
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Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:12 pm

I went Samsung several years ago because of price and ease of use (man I miss my flip phone). But my wife wanted what my daughter and son had...I-Phones. They have all had problems with their phones but won't give them up. My wife is on her 3rd battery for her I-Phone 6. She said she is going to switch next rotation but its not till spring...bet she changes her mind and sticks with the I-Phone.
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Post by Skip » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:13 pm

Meh. iCloud, iTunes, iPad, iPhone ... the integration works for me. I'm sticking with Apple.
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Post by Jocose » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:25 pm

Cleon wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Jocose wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 am
Ive been an Apple user since the iPhone 3G days. I still have the original 3G phone somewhere.

I'm considering going Android.

EDIT: Jim's reviews on Android kinda has me worried tho......
See, that's the thing. With Apple you are talking about one integrated, closed loop. The phone is the software. They have you.

With Android, you have multiple choices for hardware.
How's the music on Android? Can I get over and move away from iTunes ok?
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Post by Cleon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:55 pm

Skip wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Meh. iCloud, iTunes, iPad, iPhone ... the integration works for me. I'm sticking with Apple.
What's it like to be rich?

J/K. I'm always looking for value. Android is that. Apple just isn't worth the squeeze to my wallet.
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Post by Cleon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:55 pm

Jocose wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Cleon wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Jocose wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 am
Ive been an Apple user since the iPhone 3G days. I still have the original 3G phone somewhere.

I'm considering going Android.

EDIT: Jim's reviews on Android kinda has me worried tho......
See, that's the thing. With Apple you are talking about one integrated, closed loop. The phone is the software. They have you.

With Android, you have multiple choices for hardware.
How's the music on Android? Can I get over and move away from iTunes ok?
Don't know. I don't care about music that much. Heresy?
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Post by hugodrax » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:00 pm

Cleon wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Jocose wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Cleon wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Jocose wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 am
Ive been an Apple user since the iPhone 3G days. I still have the original 3G phone somewhere.

I'm considering going Android.

EDIT: Jim's reviews on Android kinda has me worried tho......
See, that's the thing. With Apple you are talking about one integrated, closed loop. The phone is the software. They have you.

With Android, you have multiple choices for hardware.
How's the music on Android? Can I get over and move away from iTunes ok?
Don't know. I don't care about music that much. Heresy?
Samsung. Rips your iTunes library right apart.
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Post by FredS » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:13 pm

Cleon wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Skip wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Meh. iCloud, iTunes, iPad, iPhone ... the integration works for me. I'm sticking with Apple.
What's it like to be rich?

J/K. I'm always looking for value. Android is that. Apple just isn't worth the squeeze to my wallet.
Being able to write equipment off has an impact on it's affordability. Also, building your business around technology (not discounting Skips artistry here, but the tech is important) elevates function and reliability over cost.
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Post by infidel » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:18 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Cleon wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Jocose wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Cleon wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 pm
Jocose wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 am
Ive been an Apple user since the iPhone 3G days. I still have the original 3G phone somewhere.

I'm considering going Android.

EDIT: Jim's reviews on Android kinda has me worried tho......
See, that's the thing. With Apple you are talking about one integrated, closed loop. The phone is the software. They have you.

With Android, you have multiple choices for hardware.
How's the music on Android? Can I get over and move away from iTunes ok?
Don't know. I don't care about music that much. Heresy?
Samsung. Rips your iTunes library right apart.
You geezers still download music? :confused:
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Post by GaryInVA » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:25 pm

I'm still waiting for Windows Phone to make a comeback. Right now on Android and wife on iPhone. She wants to go back to Windows phone too.
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Post by Cleon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:27 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Cleon wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Skip wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Meh. iCloud, iTunes, iPad, iPhone ... the integration works for me. I'm sticking with Apple.
What's it like to be rich?

J/K. I'm always looking for value. Android is that. Apple just isn't worth the squeeze to my wallet.
Being able to write equipment off has an impact on it's affordability. Also, building your business around technology (not discounting Skips artistry here, but the tech is important) elevates function and reliability over cost.
I'm just talking about Joe Schmoe. Skips a pro. I see the value in building a premium system and premium cost if it will give you a good return and for him it does. Industry standards play a part too.I just can't justify it as a casual user.

Now, let me get back to my .dwg that is taking FOREVER to regen on a system that was built to handle it. Purge, audit, save-as, and pay fees to Autodesk (cause everyone else that I work with does too). :lol:
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Post by wosbald » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:31 pm

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