Hey guys, I'm Jake. I've been lurking around the boards for a while, but never signed up for an account until now. Wanted to share my recent experience with using an iPhone as a daily driver. I've been a regular user of Android since late 2010, my first device being a Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate. For years I was used to carrying around two devices - my LG enV and several different Apple iPod models. I decided to give Android a try after numerous issues with three different iPod touches. That, and it was time to ditch my old brick of a phone and upgrade to a smartphone. Now it's been a couple years and I've owned a couple of Android devices. The most recent was a Motorola Droid Razr M, which served me very well for about a year and a half. About a month ago, the device met it's demise when I dropped it into a bucket of water. To replace it, a friend of mine sold me his old iPhone 4 for around $50. At that price, I figured, this'll work for now. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. My last experience with an Apple device was back when iOS was still called "iPhone OS" (We're talking version 3.0). However, the iPhone 4, despite its age, is running the current version of iOS. I must say, as a whole, iOS has come a long way. I used to laugh at my best friend because he has sworn for years that his iPhone is superior to any other device. After owning one myself for a little bit of time now, I'll admit - it's really not that bad. In fact it works pretty well. Even for a 4 year old device, it runs smoothly. Apps do take a long time to load, but I can forgive that due to the old hardware. Transitioning between menus and apps that are already open is almost immediate - faster than my Razr M (crazy, right?). The battery also seems to hold a better charge than my Moto, but I personally believe that's because the iPhone is running on Verizon's 3G network vs. LTE. I have come to like iMessage a lot. I do have my gripes. The notification center is awful. No swiping away notifications, no combined multiple notifications, and no active notifications. Also, not being able to customize my home screen (or anything else) the way I like it still frustrates me to this day. No free custom ringtones or sideloading of apps? No external storage? Get outta here. I'm sorry I talked so much bad about the iPhone and iOS. It's not bad at all. In fact, I kind of like it - it does *almost* everything I need it to do. It's a very functional operating system and I can totally understand why a lot of people use it now. It's just too locked down. I'm just a couple of days away from being able to upgrade, and I've decided that I'm gonna head to my VZW store and pick up a brand new HTC One M8. I can't wait.. lol. So that's my experience with an iPhone 4 after years of using Android and watching it evolve. If anyone else has a similar story, feel free to share it as I'm curious. I look forward to posting here more often.