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  1.    24 May 2017 #11
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    Great news. It's infuriating that you had to go through so much to get it working again. I do find apple products test my patience. I love and loathe their iOS devices and iTunes, lots of good stuff but plenty of bugs. Not that MS is much better in that respect!
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  2.    25 May 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
    Great news. It's infuriating that you had to go through so much to get it working again. I do find apple products test my patience. I love and loathe their iOS devices and iTunes, lots of good stuff but plenty of bugs. Not that MS is much better in that respect!

    I have had an Apple laptop (PowerBook, MacBook,MacBook Pro) since 2002... about a year ago I looked at my 2012 MacBook Pro and thought maybe I would look into a new machine. I was underwhelmed by the new MacBooks and new MacBook Pros. So I sat on it until this spring when a Microsoft rep came to work and demoed the new Surface products for us (Surface Pro 4, Surface Book and Surface Studio). I bought a Surface Book the next day -- it is the best laptop I have ever owned. Hands down... and with my education discount (I work at a college) the model I bought was still expensive, but just within the topside of my budget. My complaints about it are minor -- but it is at least a little innovative, stable, fast and does everything I need and more.

    I have also had an iPhone since 2008 (and an iPad since like 2010ish). This issue was spurred by me upgrading from a 6 to a 6s Plus (getting old). But I have been underwhelmed by the iPhones of late, too. iOS does not innovate, it follows everyone... we get bigger and faster, but no longer get better and more from Apple. Right now the only thing that tethers me to my iPhone (that I like just fine, but don't love anymore) is that I have an Apple Watch (which is a yawnfest but is OK) that will work only with an iPhone... and there is no watch that works with a Microsoft phone. I love Samsung hardware, but detest Android OS.... I just bought my son a Samsung Gear S2 watch for his birthday, and it is pretty awesome... better than my Apple Watch, for sure.

    Anyway... sorry for rambling so much, but I feel the need to preach about how Apple has lost its mojo, and Microsoft is simply making better hardware... including phone hardware... too bad Windows Phone just never got traction to have peripherals and apps made to make it a real viable platform.
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  3.    25 May 2017 #13
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    Don't apologise for rambling, It's interesting to read. I got the apple watch too shortly after it came out. Cost a small fortune and then good old Apple releases a newer faster model in a matter of months. Grrrrr! I find it underwhelming too. It's good to have a notification of email or message at a glance but to be honest I only use it to tell the time now. Trouble is I am heavily invested in apple eco system, watch, apple TV, carplay etc so it's tough to break away. At the moment I just tell myself, Microsoft is for computers and Apple is for mobile devices. I never considered a Gear Watch, my wife has a Samsung galaxy so we will have to take a look at it!

    Cheers
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  4.    25 May 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy99 View Post
    Don't apologise for rambling, It's interesting to read. I got the apple watch too shortly after it came out. Cost a small fortune and then good old Apple releases a newer faster model in a matter of months. Grrrrr! I find it underwhelming too. It's good to have a notification of email or message at a glance but to be honest I only use it to tell the time now. Trouble is I am heavily invested in apple eco system, watch, apple TV, carplay etc so it's tough to break away. At the moment I just tell myself, Microsoft is for computers and Apple is for mobile devices. I never considered a Gear Watch, my wife has a Samsung galaxy so we will have to take a look at it!

    Cheers
    Oh yes, we are FIRMLY embedded in Apple's ecosystem -- which was Jobs goal all along. I don't know how much music we have from iTunes (there are certainly ways to play it on other devices, though) -- we have 2 AppleTVs (and 3 Rokus) and all that... definitely an Apple family, but we are edging away... slowly but surely... We used to be 100% iPhone, but my oldest son is a geek like me and decided he wants to be able to mess with his phone, so he has a Samsung Note Edge.. he loves it...

    The Gear S2 I bought for my son I got refurbed from Amazon -- don't remember the exact cost but it was under $150... not bad really.

    I had originally bought a Microsoft Band 2 before the Apple Watch... I REALLY liked the Band... really, I did. But the rubber cracked and it stopped charging properly. I returned it, they gave me a new one, and two months later it did the same thing!! But now they don't make them anymore... so I succumbed and bought an Apple Watch from eBay... I like it, don't love it. It does do more than the Band did, but not much really for the extra cash... I wish they had made the Band a real player in the market instead of giving it a go and giving up... if I still had a working Band, I'd buy a Microsoft Windows 10 phone... I totally would...

    For the foreseeable future it is Apple for mobile.. *shrug* it is OK, just not awesome...
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