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QOTW: Why don't you own an iPhone?

by Parm Mann on 30 January 2015, 16:30

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The Apple iPhone is, without a doubt, one of the most remarkable tech success stories of all time. The biggest names in the industry scoffed at the handset when it was first unveiled in 2007, but there's been no stopping the Apple juggernaut since then.

Over half a billion iPhones have now been sold, with a record 74.5 million sales taking place in the last quarter of 2014. As CEO Tim Cook proudly declared, that's "34,000 iPhones sold per hour, 24 hours a day, every day of the quarter."

The numbers are simply mind-boggling, but they paint an accurate picture, as no matter where you go, you can't help but notice that almost everyone seems to be using an iPhone. Young, old, rich, poor... it doesn't seem to matter, iPhones are everywhere.

However, there are still millions of consumers left for Apple to conquer, so for those of you who haven't yet bought into the craze, we want to know: why don't you own an iPhone? Let us know in the comments section below.

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They're hilariously expensive, and I don't actually *like* the UI. Personally, I get on very well with Windows Phone 8.1 for a fraction of the cost.
I refuse to pay more for less!
Hate the lack of a physical back button
Don't like the UI
Price is outrageous.
Hate the restrictions
iPhones are for technically dumb housewives who believe everything they hear from their friends and want to keep up appearances. The tech savvy know that you can get better hardware for cheaper. Also I can't stand apple's business practises, they make me want to frakkin puke !
Here were my major complaints when I was using a 4S couple years ago:

Overly Expensive (but can get over that)
Unable to remove unwanted apps - Every iPhone owner I know has a “CRAP” or “DO NO WANT” folder on their homescreen
Forced to open links in Safari / Apple Maps even with other applications installed (I like chrome / gapps thank you very much!)
Having to use iTunes to put stuff on the device
Limited formats supported for said media
NO WIDGETS! I love widgets!

Thats what comes to mind at the moment but its enough. Why would I pay OVER what I would for another device AND have to live with things that piss me off.
If you have the technical know how you can get alot more out of an android phone with the options of the ROMs etc.

Also they seem alot more brittle than android alternatives.