My First iPhone
Hey all, I wanted to make a post in light of me purchasing my first iPhone, after having used Android since 2012 (my first smartphone). I’ve been hesitant to switch for years for a bevy or reasons, not the least of which used to be that I had a superiority complex about not using iPhones like “all the mindless consumers.” That attitude cost me years of enjoying a wonderful device.
I started to turn my head a bit when I began working at an Apple Store. I was a Technical Expert, meaning I was either the person giving you bad news on why you’d have to pay a lot of money to fix your device, or I was the little elf in the back room working on your phone. The internal design of these phones are nothing short of beautiful. Incredibly well made and also generally more repair friendly than any Android I’ve personally tried to fix. At the time I had a Google Pixel 2, which I loved and if I hadn’t shattered the screen, I might not have ever switched away. Turns out it was a blessing in disguise.
Looking at getting a new phone, I realized that the ONLY current Android that even looked exciting was the OnePlus 7T. I didn’t want to spend a thousand dollars so Samsung’s were immediately out, and I wanted to get a notable upgrade or at least particularly different device, which meant the Pixel line was no good either (pretty disappointed with Google in regards to the Pixel 4). But for $699, the iPhone 11 felt reasonable, and the more I thought about it the more excited I got. Finally I bit the bullet and while there are some transition pains (goodbye all of the money I sunk into the Play Store), the second I got the phone set up and my apps downloaded I realized I made the right call.
The little things like the incredible haptic feedback and the smooth display, up to the more notable difference with getting to use iMessage and FaceTime, have already made the phone feel like home. Plus I actually am certified to repair it which at least gives me peace of mind even though I’ll certainly be taking it into an Apple Store if that’s ever necessary.
Anyway I just wanted to make this post with the ultimate point being “wow,” and to ask if anyone who’s made the transition from Android had any other tips on how to tweak things in a way I might be more used to? Otherwise I’m excited to be a part of the Apple family and I must apologize to my wallet in advance because an Apple Watch is certainly in my future.