New to Apple iPhone from Android – I’m impressed!
Been a long time Android user. I wrote off Apple many years ago because I *hated* what iTunes did to my massive music collection. Had a first gen color screen iPod, and while I loved the device itself I couldn’t stand iTunes. The device lasted many many years before it finally kicked the bucket.
So I’ve been a Android user since 2010. Used Windows phones for a bit too (which I really liked except for the lack of popular apps). I’ve had phones from Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and 1 off brand that I forgot. Bought tons of stuff off the app store and Googles music service.
To make a longer story short, I don’t like the direction Google has taken in the past few years. I don’t like how quick they are to abandon first-party apps, I don’t like how they curate searches to anything newsworthy, I don’t like how they fired that one engineer for his nuanced (and solid) opinion, and I *really* don’t like how long I have to wait for OS updates because there are manufactures AND carriers that go in between Google and the user.
Since Sprint is offering a killer deal on service to switch ($15/month unlimited talk/text/data), I decided to take the plunge and buy an iPhone to give Apple another try. Got a refurbished iPhone 7. Didn’t want the 7+ or w/e it’s called because it was just too big.
Gotta say, I feel I’ve been missing out on a slick user experience for a mobile device. I love:
* the little quirks in the UI
* the Home button feeling
* the Home button usage
* PRIVACY (no really – Apple is making a stand on privacy and I 100% support that)
* the fit and finish on the device is really really really well done!
I still have much to learn on how to use it, but so far I’m really liking it!
I’ll be floating around here for app suggestions and seeing what all I can do. Just wanted to give a shout out to Apple somewhere on the internet for making such a lovely phone. Initial impressions are 11/10.
EDIT: Thank you all for the tips and app suggestions! What an awesome community to boot! 🙂