<SCRATCHES HEAD> Not really. Not at all, actually - as I'm able to think about more than one thing at a time, I simultaneously chose to purchase a non-Apple product that ran a customized version of Android that has parts of - but isn't - CyanogenMod in it. And just to be clear, I couldn't have cared less if it had been a Motorola phone running a version of Android, an Apple phone running iOS, or a heavily modified 1976 Lost In Space flavored Walkie Talkie that ran a hacked together OS written in its entirety by some guy named Fred - I bought the thing because the carrier was willing to offer me unlimited talk, text, and data for $19.95 per month, with NO contract, for life; technically I suppose it's not truly unlimited data, as I've heard that if I go over five gigs per month regularly (such as in two consecutive months plus another month in less than a year), they'll send you a Sternly Worded Email asking you to stop. But I'm not really positive about that because it's set up to do everything (including voice calls) via WiFi when there is a good pipe available. It's getting older and I could upgrade to a much newer version (2nd generation Moto X, 2nd generation Moto E, whatever else they start selling) with more features, but then I'd have to change my plan, and I like the one I have now - and I also like the fact that if I drop my phone in three feet of water and it takes me ½-hour to find it, it'll be fine (or in more practical terms, I can and do wash it regularly in my kitchen sink ). Admittedly, the fact that I'd then be able to switch in the middle of the billing period to their $10/month unlimited talk and text, other data via WiFi only, and then switch back again when work picked up might allow me to eat better in the Winter. And the slightly more expensive cellular data plan on the newer phones comes with a "rebate" deal where if you don't use all your data allowance, they refund some of what you paid. But I'm pretty happy with what I have. I knocked it off the kitchen counter, it hit the floor, (I think) one step, and the concrete basement floor and still works. I had it sitting on the dash of my buddy's F250 pickup that I was borrowing and managed to forget that he'd just done a bunch of mods that added 254 horsepower (and far more than that in terms of foot/pounds of torque ) to an already screaming turbo-diesel engine whilst I was on a moderate(ha!)-speed Interstate onramp and was too busy trying not to total his truck when I inadvertently exceeded both that Interstate's 70 mile per hour speed limit and the road-holding ability of both the 8,000 pound truck and its tires before I'd even left the onramp... so I didn't notice that the phone had slid right off the dash and out the open window at some point (I assume when I was sailing back in the other direction after (sort of) correcting, because it was the passenger window). It wasn't until I reached my destination and was about to call him and let him know that, yeah, the truck accelerates much faster now and probably did meet his goal of being able to attain 12.25 in the ¼-mile when I saw that my phone was gone. I figured it was around the onramp, went back, parked just off of it, and found it - and it was still working fine (I managed to ruin an Otterbox Defender case, though, which I would have thought to be impossible without destroying the phone).BigEasy wrote:False! You would be right if you said: "I choose IOS, so I must to buy IPhone". Do you feel the difference in thinking order?MtnDewManiac wrote:Absolutely! Unless it's an Apple product, and then - obviously - I will have chosen iOS.BigEasy wrote:Tell me, when you buy smartphone, does this mean you choose Android?
All that being said, even though I made my phone choice based on what I'd be paying per month for the service... I still CHOSE the OS that it has. It was a package deal.
Oh: A friend of mine actually likes Microsoft's Windows 8.x OS . It's not his favorite - when I asked him if he'll be upgrading to MW10, he asked me if it'd look more like "that Mint Xfce thing you put on my last one for me," lol, and when I said I doubted it, he said that he'd just stick with MW8.x, then, because "it's kind of goofy-looking and my girlfriend won't even try to use my laptop, so it's great."