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If you read the article you will see that it only transfers the non-DRMed content.
You can transfer that stuff any old time using any one of a hundred different methods/applications.
Same here. Heck, my wife's "feature" phone is a Samsung. Also her last. I think I finally got her willing to pay for data!
Yup. I know that the stereotype (only held by Android fans) is that all iPhone users are stupid sheep, but the fact is? We are mostly people who are too busy living life to waste time on managing our phone/computers. Apple products suit me perfectly. I work all day, I don't want to go home and fiddle with this, check the compatibility of that.
I want to know that the video I took on my iPhone can easily appear on my iPad or iMac. The pictures I took on my iPhone? Once I am on WiFi, my wife at home can pull out the iPad or iMac or Apple TV and see them. No configuration necessary. No "I wonder if this will work"
These items are meant to make the important things easier. Do their job, and GET OUT OF THE WAY.
And, for the most part? That is what Apple products do.
Great point. I, The Eternal Emperor, for example an a professional software developer of over 17yrs. I have expertise primarily in Java, but also have worked in C/C++, C#, a several scripting languages, several RDBMS(Oracle, DB2,SQL Server, Postgress, Hypersonic), several frameworks, multiple OS(primarily Windows and several Unix flavors(SunOS,Solaris,HPUX,Aix,Linux(keeps going...))
My main bread and butter uses open source like Spring, Hibernate, tomcate, Quartz, etc. Why iOS? My time is too valuable to futz around with my phone. I get enough of that with my window 7 dev box. I want something that works well, painlessly for my wife, my kids and me. I don't want to worry that my banking app is a trojan and have a need to run AV on my one.
Apple just works. My only real complain is my AppleTV doesn't work as well because I have two wi-fi networks(long story). But it does work. I simply don't see Samsung as compelling. As a developer, I find their copying blatant and distasteful.
I'm not married to Apple and would leave in the fact of something better. But what's better. What integrates better than an iPhone, iPad and Apple TV? And it works well enough on Windows that I can keep my main work and home machine as the same machine. Heck, OSX is even Unix!!
I find that people who talk about rooting don't value their time. What's difference between a guy who can root a phone and the guy who mows my lawn? I pay the guy who mows. No one values the skill of rooting. It is a near useless skill mentioned by braggarts, IMO, who are insecure about their own talents.
Looks like you're on-board for an iPhone 5. In light of iPhone release history, it's usually the full-numbered,
non-S versions that are the big platform upgrades, or at least the "next gen" of the device.
I've avoided the "S" variants, great as they were. I happily hung on to my device for an extra year,
all the while getting great updates for it, essentially rendering it a new phone each time.
It looks like my iPhone 4 will never see iOS 6, because by that time I'll have sprung for the new iPhone.
iPhone 5 64GB, iPhone 4S 16GB, mid-2011 iMac, Apple TV 2nd Gen, iPod Nano
iPhone 5 64GB, iPhone 4S 16GB, mid-2011 iMac, Apple TV 2nd Gen, iPod Nano
Congratulations to Samsung on watching the 2002 Apple WWDC and 'innovating' iSync, a piece of software created by Apple ten entire years ago for mobile phones in general.
It doesn't matter whether you do hardware or software: You guys rock!
(Does the Samsung transfer tool include a gun so I can shoot myself in the head for being so stupid to swap to them?)
Ah, I see you are enjoying the latest "whine de jour" complaint of the Android spivs.
First it was the keyboard.
The lack of MMS.
The screen is too big.
And many other whining, ineffective complaints over the years.
The annoyance with the SG III's excessive screen size starts during one handed set up when one of the steps may involve stretching one's thumb to the top left corner of the screen, this involves a sort of juggling, sliding movement to get your thumb close enough.
I believe the technical term for this is 'jacking off'.
It depends on what you consider conservative. The iPhone 4S has 2-3 times the CPU power and 7x the GPU power of the iPhone 4 which is a massive increase in performance in one generation. The performance difference between the Galaxy S2 and S3 for example is no where near as much. The iPhone 4S was missing an external redesign which is what people ended up focusing on. With Apple seeming to do major internal redesigns and major external redesigns on alternating years, the iPhone 5 may get a new form factor but only a marginal increase in performance which will no doubt be the new complaint. Admittedly I don't know whether a combined iterative improvement on both the internals and externals each year or an alternating major revamp of the internals and externals is a better strategy.
In the case of iPhone 4 owners switching, part of the issue is that Apple changed the regular launch schedule of the new iPhone from June/July to September/October. This means initial June 2010 iPhone 4 buyers are now coming off their 2 year contracts and to stay with iOS either have to wait 3 more months for the iPhone 5 or buy the nearing-replacement iPhone 4S, neither of which are ideal if you are looking for a timely upgrade, which makes switching away from iOS a more viable option.
"Conservative" meaning it doesn't come in hot pink.
To get Apple users to switch to Galaxy, Sam-Sux must:
1. Get rid of the cheap plastic material and make the body of the phone look and feel expensive, like Apple.
2. Make phone's user interface look more gorgeous, like Apple.
3. Let users re-download previously purchased apps on any device, like Apple.
However, Sam-Sux only cares about bringing manufacturing costs down to increase their margin, the above three things will never happen. You can expect their upcoming Windows 8 phones to feel the same or worse than the current android devices because Sam-Sux will have to pay for the OS, driving their manufacturing costs even higher.
Where did you read it had poor visibility in direct light? Anandtech has a few words on the display here:
How would Android users be "smarter"?
You mean "smarter" in general (i.e., Professionals with advanced degrees, scholars, lawyers, doctors) or "tech nerds" that like to f*ck with the settings morning noon and night?
(Seems it's usually the latter.)
God bless 'em, some of the smartest people in communities around the world aren't "computer savvy." They'd prefer their tech to actually do most of the work for them, so they can get on with doing REAL work, like litigating cases, performing surgeries, writing books, making music, or any of the other things that require tech to be the TOOL, not the end unto itself.
We can play this game all day.
and so on . . .
It's probably time for a little David Pogue interlude...
He makes some good observations.
That's what I was going to say. That UI is hideous. If Google and Android OEMs want to take users from iOS then they urgently need to raise their designer:developer ratios. Whenever I see a piece of Android UI, it looks like it was designed carelessly and just not thought through.
My parents got iphones and then switched to android a while back so they could get back on the verizon network. They hate their phones and are counting down the months to be able to get iphones again.
So true. Just for kicks, I occasionally play with the latest Android smartphones and tablets at a local Best Buy and Staples. Even if the hardware show some promise, the software implementation simply kills it. Bloatware, nonsensical placement of UI and overall crap pretty much guarantees a puke session.
There is a saying that taste is acquired. Apparently, Android never acquired it. But what am I saying! These devices are produced by the same soulless PC vendors that hope you hate your current device so much that you will gladly upgrade to the new version of the same crap. Only to find out a month later that it still crap and a newer, shinier version that just came out. With that mindset, the consumer will always be screwed.
nothing to add.
I'm an iPhone user (since the 3) that is switching to the Galaxy III next week. I'm getting it for the 4G - something the iPhone should have had already. Perhaps I'll come back to the iPhone 5 or 6 if they've significantly improved their specs. Sure I like the Apple ecosystem - everyone in our house has iPads (all versions, 4 people), I use Macbooks and also an iMac, and am waiting for a refreshed Mac Pro. But, for some of us who use data a lot on the go, 4G has become a minimum standard. My iPhone 4 is a total dog on 3G. In summary, here's a long-time iPhone user that is ditching to get the Galaxy simply to get network speed. I don't leave without knowing that the Android experience is junky even without iOS as a foil.
This syncs contacts but not calendar? Have I missed the calendar part? How could it access one but not the other?
I have and like to use multiple devices, on different platforms. If there were a way to sync iCloud data to these instead of Google contacts and calendar I would be a happy man, as it is I have to use Google services as it's the only cross platform solution.
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