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SwedishRider
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reply to Majestik

Re: [iPhone] Next iPhone revision?

I'm not upset about anything. Both are capable phones and I'm glad to hear opinions and reviews from folks who are using these devices everyday.

This decision is a relatively big one. Instead of buying just a phone, one is buying into an ecosystem that makes jumping from platform to platform unattractive if large app investments are made. The same goes for e-readers. You are buying into an ecosystem that supports that device with content that is typically locked to that ecosystem.

As The Eagles would say," You can check out anytime you like, but you may never leave."


Darkfairy
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Most apps are only a few dollars, if not 99 cents or free. Most people can switch ecosystems for well under $100 and compared to what we pay for these devices, that is pocket change. I still have my iPad and use those apps I bought on it.
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Majestik
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Tulsa, OK
reply to SwedishRider
You know how emotional some can get over this subject.

Since I've owned an apple product I haven't spent over $100 on apps. The most important apps like finance and company jetnet was free.
Most expensive apps were Slingplayer and a GPS app.
Always bought mp3 songs on Amazon but I hear you can play songs from iTunes on any device now.
I don't buy movies and tv shows but I rent.
Don't have any real ties to the ecosystem.

The only thing I can think of is that I don't want to learn another device.
Especially if I have no issues with what I have.

Now if you have a large family in this ecosystem it can be messy i guess.
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Irish Shark
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Las Vegas, NV
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reply to SwedishRider
said by SwedishRider:

As The Eagles would say," You can check out anytime you like, but you may never leave."

Actually "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
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djrobx
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reply to SwedishRider
said by SwedishRider:

I'm not upset about anything. Both are capable phones and I'm glad to hear opinions and reviews from folks who are using these devices everyday.

This decision is a relatively big one. Instead of buying just a phone, one is buying into an ecosystem that makes jumping from platform to platform unattractive if large app investments are made. The same goes for e-readers. You are buying into an ecosystem that supports that device with content that is typically locked to that ecosystem.

Right - My existing apps purchases are the biggest barrier for me going with an Android phone. I have a lot invested into my iTunes music organization as well. Losing support of iTunes gapless playback tags (which unfortunately are not the same as LAME gapless tags) would be quite disastrous for me.
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ptrowski
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Putnam, CT
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Keep the iPhone as an iPod and get a new phone. That's what I plan on doing when the Galaxy S4 is released.


SwedishRider
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reply to djrobx
said by djrobx:

Right - My existing apps purchases are the biggest barrier for me going with an Android phone. I have a lot invested into my iTunes music organization as well. Losing support of iTunes gapless playback tags (which unfortunately are not the same as LAME gapless tags) would be quite disastrous for me.

Apps and content investments are a huge consideration here. Yes, if you've got a hundred bucks of apps, that won't stop you from jumping ship to another platform. But if larger investments in apps and/or content (movies, shows, etc) have been made, it's more difficult to make the case for abandoning ship with Apple (or Android).

I still have yet to make my decision- but you all have offered some great food for thought. Thanks!