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Some Random Guy

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San Franpsycho (a.k.a. a token of my extreme)
Jan 28, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
$130 across the board more expensive. just checked out of curiosity
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jan 28, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
A case will help a lot to prevent damage. I have a Speck candyshell on my iPhone but a Griffin Survivor protects better (I got one for my iPad after my kids broke the screen).

Top of the line Android and iOS devices are both great and both similar in cost. Pros and cons for both. I like the open access of Android, my old iPhone was jailbroken (you break into the OS and can add apps not approved by apple) but I haven't needed it so I don't know if I can with my new iPhone).

The biggest advantage of Apple for me is ease of use and time savings (because it's easy to figure out and so many things can happen automatically). I can take photos of a climb and walk in the door to my house and it syncs automatically over wifi, I can turn on my TV with AppleTV and my photos are there ready to be viewed. The photos and other stuff like contacts, calendars, bookmarks, etc. sync through iCloud so my wife's phone and my iPad are also automatically updated. You can probably do all that stuff with Android but I doubt it's as easy and quick to setup.

One thing Android can't do is free instant messages with almost all my friends and families that are on iOS devices with iMessage, I don't pay for a texting plan. And facetime is a great easy to use video conferencing tool. I know Android or even other apps do it, but my folks and my inlaws can use facetime, it's super easy.

Apples customer service is also awesome. I brought my iPad in to an apple store with a cracked screen and even though it was caused by an impact they replaced it on the spot. Of course I sweet talked the girl there and they could have charged me, but a lot of other people I know have been well taken care of by Apple.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 28, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
Griffin Survivor protects better

I have one. They are bomber. ya the phone is a little fat and the edges can be hard to get to and the touchscreen, but once you get used to it, it's bomber. Protects the camera too.

my phone feels naked without it.
Some Random Guy

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San Franpsycho (a.k.a. a token of my extreme)
Jan 28, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
the fet, sounds like you've been assimilated as well!

awwwww snap. i just put the valley super topo book on my iphone and it looks good. all the detail is there. views great with the retina display. crystal clear.

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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 28, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
$130 across the board more expensive. just checked out of curiosity

and what's the combined cost of an iPad and iphone


and is it necessarily $130 more in cost

I don't know, just thinking out loud



OT: Doesn't it frustrate you when you pause a process; forget that you paused it and come back 4 hours later and wonder why it hasn't finished?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 28, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Apples customer service is also awesome. I brought my iPad in to an apple store with a cracked screen and even though it was caused by an impact they replaced it on the spot. Of course I sweet talked the girl there and they could have charged me, but a lot of other people I know have been well taken care of by Apple.

Yep. In this respect Apple is sort of the Patagonia of cellphones.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Jan 29, 2013 - 07:12am PT
BEWARE!

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/the-most-ridiculous-law-of-2013-so-far-it-is-now-a-crime-to-unlock-your-smartphone/272552/

the penalty?

$500,000 for some "first-time offenders"
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:24am PT
Now, who is the beneficiary of such a law. I thought Congress was in a state of permanent gridlock. This one must be very important to have gotten through.
portent

climber
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:29am PT



Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside

Jan 28, 2013 - 11:19am PT
zBrown - an android phone/tablet will easily do anything an Apple product will do, at a fraction of the price.

That's bullshit unless you maybe have a Samsung galaxy, complete bullsh#t.

Fraction of the price maybe but that's about it.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:46am PT
^i have one of those Samsungs. May be time for a mammoth 'phone off slap down'.

Apple iPad jumps to 128GB, starting at $799

It's still the fourth-generation device, but beefier. A cellular-enabled version of the higher-capacity iPad costs $929.

portent

climber
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Ha you made a good choice. I had three different androids and the most they did was make calls and send emails. Couldn't get videos to load to save my life and the cameras for the most part are garbage. You dodged a bullet with the Samsung!! :)
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 29, 2013 - 09:54am PT
zBrown.... consider the source


portent +10
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:22am PT
true, nature, always check the source. in this case the source is the atlantic magazine...are they part of the vast right-wing conspiracy, too?

if that's not good enough, you can click the link in the article to read the initial alert from the geeks at live science http://www.livescience.com/26541-unlocking-cellphones-becomes-illegal.html

if you're still suspicious, try this link that explains how unlocking phones became legal not too long ago http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/jailbreaking-now-legal-under-dmca-for-smartphones-but-not-tablets/

here's another link of how members of congress are trying to prevent unelected bureaucrats from acquiring de facto legislative power: http://cei.org/news-releases/reins-act-introduced-house?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LibertarianBlog+(Libertarian+Blog+Place);

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 29, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
What? And deal with the ethical quagmire surrounding an iFlash vs. an iOnsight vs. an iRedpoint?

No thanks!

Although, if the boobs thread were still around, it could help with training...

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jan 29, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
I will admit that Apple does make a nice product. However I have a problem with the business model of making everything proprietary. iTunes is a great example. Apple screwed the pooch when they sued Franklin in the early 80s. Apple computers lost market share and IBM took over the computer market as a direct result.

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