Shut up about the freakin' iPhone!!

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  1. AHanks12

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    Is anyone else as sick and tired as I am of hearing about the damn iPhone and how much better it is than the Android OS?! Everytime someone catches a glimpse of my phone it starts off with:

    "Oh, is that an iPhone?"
    To which, I reply..."No, It's the HTC Incredible." (I don't even bother saying Droid Incredible any more b/c everyone thinks it's the Motorola.)
    At which point, the annoying self-opinionated wisenheimer finds it neccessary to question my decision to purchase the Incredible instead of the iPhone because the "iPhone is so much better" and "has so many apps" and blah, blah, blah! All the while never really explaining their basis behind why exactly the iPhone is so much better other the fact that everybody and their mom has one.

    I bought the Incredible because it's a better phone. So S.T.F.U!! Not to mention the fact that Verizon doesn't even carry the iPhone, (yet).

    Okay, I feel better now.
     

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  2. Dream

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    Hey did you hear the new iPhone 4 is coming out soon?
     
  3. necosino

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    Holy cow, is that the verizon iPhone!
     
  4. 150_cav

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    Apple makes phones?!?!?!??!@!?!

    we landed on the moon*!*?*!*!*???!?!!



    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
     
  5. gorenut

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    The viPhone? veriPhone?

    PS: what is a DROID and why do you guys think its incredible?
     
  6. AHanks12

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    HaHaHa!,......Okay, okay, I guess I set myself up for this one. Seriously though it does get pretty annoying. Most of these people have no idea what they're talking about.

    Now let the ball busting continue....
     
  7. NightAngel79

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  8. jbuck1984

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    You can't BLAME the coutnry. They have all been brainwashed into thinking that the Iphone is the greatest thing in the world. If you talk to most tech people they agree that the iphone is nothing to write home about, but for the simple folk out there that can't be bothered let them have it. I try not to pick fights anymore with all my iphone friends cause they just don't understand. Most of these people had brick phones before and know no better.
     
  9. slackfumasta

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    Well, the iPhone was pretty much the best phone going until the rush of Android phones (starting with the Moto Droid) hit the market and started being advertised heavily. It will take Android a long time to adjust that kind of thinking in the public.
     
  10. NightAngel79

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    I agree, Android is still in it's infancy, and it has made huge leaps since the G1.
     
  11. Taylored

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    I am not a fan of the iphone, but I do not think it is fair to make a blanket statement saying the Incredible is better than the iphone, especially the iphone4. I do not believe the iphone is "magical" or "revolutionary," but it is a great device. The iphone is made for the masses and that is why the masses love it. It is powerful and easy to use.
     
  12. yojoe600

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    i dont mind people buying iphones... i just hate fan boys or clueless people who have them saying its god's gift to humanity
     
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  13. MutantCheese

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    The iPhone OS (any version) is antiquated IMO. Springboard is a dinosaur...I love how Android is constantly being improved. BTW, I owned a iphone 3G for over a year, so I have first hand knowledge of it.
     
  14. myth123

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    I love the Incredible but iPhone is still much more polished and will do everything you need it to do out the box.

    Can't say the same for the Incredible, yet.
     
  15. Aremihc

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    I really respect the iPhone. More because of how it changed the industry. It forced carriers to look at allowing 3rd party apps on their phones instead of crappy in-house and carrier specific apps.

    That said, I am sick of screen after screen of apps on people's iPhones. I like widgets. It's a mobile device, the information I really care about should just BE there, not need a click.
     
  16. MutantCheese

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    When you have only ONE phone to develop for it had better be darned near perfect. I wouldn't expect any less. Android on the other hand works on dozens of handsets from several different manufactures. That's more impressive IMO.
     
  17. maybedroid

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    I don't get why people are so sensitive about their phones. It's a phone. Apple makes a great one and set the bar. There are now some fantastic Android phones pushing the envelope. Is Android better? It's a matter of opinion. Not everyone will like the same thing, or for the same reasons.

    It's a phone.
     
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  18. murmur11

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    Does iPhone play music like iPod Touch does?

    No matter how good the iphone is and what others say about their iphones, I love my Incredible. It does everthing I expected for smartphone and that's all I care about. It's been only 2 weeks and I still think I made a right decision. And, Verizon network is a big plus! (Yeah.. came from t-mobile... uhhhh)
     
  19. slackfumasta

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    The iPhone is a fully featured iPod Touch as well, so yes.
     
  20. JE78

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    Well what do you expect, every time Steve Jobs farts they hold a huge press conference to let everyone know how long lasted and what it smelled like. Any time Apple does something they make a huge show out of it. When there is that much hype around something people think its the best, its just how people are.
     
  21. NoShftShck16

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    I am a marketer and I admit I have a huge bias towards Apple, i HATE THEM. I do not own a single Apple product (yes thats right, not even an iPod). Never have, never will. It's my own personal f*ck you to them.

    With that being said, I'm coming back to the marketing thing, Steve Jobs is a marketing god. So much so that he doesn't even believe in it. Jobs believes he has the right to define trends, not consumers. He could literally throw an Apple symbol on just about anything and it would sell.

    Like I said, I hate Apple but I gotta give the king of all dbags my respect for redefining the mp3 industry (would you really buy something other than an iPod if you were looking for a portable music player that wasn't your phone?) and turning the idea of marketing upside down, inside out then sh!itting on it.


    Not sent from an iPhone
    HTC Droid Inredible
     
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  22. AHanks12

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    That's true but many of us who purchased the Incredible did so because it is much more than "just a phone." It is an extension of our lives, we use it to stay connected to others, to remember events, to organize our daily rituals, etc... It's more than a phone. And BTW couldn't you say the same thing about someone who's really into exotic cars or collectors of various items? Isn't a car just a car?? Everything is always a matter of opinion.
     
  23. BabyBlues

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    It's no different than debating the merits of one computer over another or one car vs another. It's an opinion thing. I just laugh because I've watch Iphone users go head to head with a DInc and lose. It's great!
     
  24. Scblacksunshine

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    Yes, absolutely, in fact if you're audiophile you will stay away from the ipod player with a ten foot pole. :D
     
  25. maybedroid

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    I did not mean just as phone as in all an iphone or a droid can do is make calls. I meant, I do not get why people take it personally if people do not like or choose the "phone" they use. You are making my point. People are allowed to have different opinions.
     

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