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Old 07-05-2013, 08:40
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Pretty sure it was mandatory but could be wrong. It has probably calmed with the current itunes version, but did feel like I was updating constantly before.
Doubtful as I know of no Apple updates on any of their devices that is forced, and I'm a long time Mac and iOS user.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:41
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Must say I've just tried the App Store on my iPhone 4 over wifi and its fine, pics take a little time, nut other than that its ok.
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Old 07-05-2013, 13:46
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As a user of both Android and iOS devices, I personally prefer iOS. It is nicer to look at and less complicated than Android. That for me is what matters the most. I'd get an iPhone however they are too damn expensive, therefore I will continue to use Android. I suspect I am not alone in this mindset: Wanting iOS, but having to settle for the cheaper, inferior Android.
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Old 07-05-2013, 13:48
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I don't know what you mean by its only a web page. It is an app
Its HTML5 so just a web page wrapped in app form.

Terribly slow on an iphone 4.
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Old 07-05-2013, 14:07
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I personally prefer iOS. It is nicer to look at
You won't be pleased with the changes then.... Ive is redoing it to something that looks more modern. Quite a polish apparently.
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Old 07-05-2013, 14:09
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I suspect I am not alone in this mindset: Wanting iOS, but having to settle for the cheaper, inferior Android.
the ol' "people buy android because they can't afford iphones" argument. Very out of date.
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Old 07-05-2013, 14:12
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the ol' "people buy android because they can't afford iphones" argument. Very out of date.
*shrugs*

It's true for me.
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Old 07-05-2013, 17:02
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Personally hate ios on kids itouches. My android just feels slicker and fresher. Just personal opinion though. Maybe the phones are better than the touches though. From using thiers and mine id most likely stick with android next time around.
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:35
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I don't know what you mean by its only a web page. It is an app
The interface is nothing more than a webpage, and is probably HTML 5 from apple servers. The fact its an app is even more surprising that it kills the UI responsiveness.
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:37
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As a user of both Android and iOS devices, I personally prefer iOS. It is nicer to look at and less complicated than Android. That for me is what matters the most. I'd get an iPhone however they are too damn expensive, therefore I will continue to use Android. I suspect I am not alone in this mindset: Wanting iOS, but having to settle for the cheaper, inferior Android.
What is this bollox you talk of?

I can afford anything i want, but the fact is iPhones are cheap as chips now a days even chavs on street corners have them.
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Old 07-05-2013, 20:50
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What is this bollox you talk of?

I can afford anything i want, but the fact is iPhones are cheap as chips now a days even chavs on street corners have them.
Not on PAYG they're not.
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:18
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I've used many Andriod tablets from cheap under 100 ones to 200 models, one was an unknown make and the other was Samsung Tab 2, having used them for a couple of days the cheaper unknown model was by far better than the Samsung, browsing the Internet was fine on both but playing big games like Temple Run or Subway Surfer they both struggled massively, slow loading, very laggy during gameplay and just spoilt the game, then my father in law bought me an iPad 4 and wow what a difference, slick, no lag on anything even Fifa 13 or Real Racing 3 play perfectly. I know that there is a massive price difference but what that extra money gives you is so worth it. In my opinion a lot of people think whatever they have is the best and slag off the rest no matter what, I'm very lucky to have been bought an iPad but having used both Android and iPad I will say iOS is just so much better, smoother, slicker and just more grown up. Android seems very messy, clunky, laggy and looks cheaper. If I had not got my iPad I would still be on Android dreaming of the day I could afford to walk into that Apple shop.
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Old 07-05-2013, 23:36
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Temple Run and Temple Run 2 run completely lag free on the Nexus 7. I suggest if you're considering a Samsung Tab 2 as the top end of Android tablets you're missing the point.
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Old 07-05-2013, 23:58
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The interface is nothing more than a webpage, and is probably HTML 5 from apple servers. The fact its an app is even more surprising that it kills the UI responsiveness.
I have no issues with iTunes on my iPad 4. I have no idea why you think that just because an app is connectd to he Internet it is somehow simply a "web page" disguised as an app.
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:00
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*shrugs*

It's true for me.
Hang in there. Much cheaper and different models of iPhones are coming soon.
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:00
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Temple Run and Temple Run 2 run completely lag free on the Nexus 7. I suggest if you're considering a Samsung Tab 2 as the top end of Android tablets you're missing the point.
7 inch screen's are far too small, just as well spend more on a top end phone. Basically I've been totally put off ever getting Android due to having the best tablet on the market, really puts Android to shame. Anyone who argue's differently has never experienced the massive gap between the two.
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:04
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You won't be pleased with the changes then.... Ive is redoing it to something that looks more modern. Quite a polish apparently.
He is simply laying out some interface guidelines. Ive is a not a software developer, graphic designer or computer programmer. Those are the people that will actually be "redoing" it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:05
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7 inch screen's are far too small, just as well spend more on a top end phone. Basically I've been totally put off ever getting Android due to having the best tablet on the market, really puts Android to shame. Anyone who argue's differently has never experienced the massive gap between the two.
Why would I want to spend more on a phone with a smaller screen when I want a bigger screened tablet and not a phone?

I have used both Android and iOS and like both of them - certainly no massive gap though.
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:06
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Why would I want to spend more on a phone with a smaller screen when I want a bigger screened tablet and not a phone?

I have used both Android and iOS and like both of them - certainly no massive gap though.
There most certainly is a "massive gap" between the iPads and Android tablets, and on quite a few levels.
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:10
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Anyone who argue's differently has never experienced the massive gap between the two.
Have you ever used the Nexus 10? I have. Now that's a massive gap... but then anyone daft enough to claim that a single tablet is 'the best' as if its definitive is most likely just trolling anyway.
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:11
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He is simply laying out some interface guidelines. Ive is a not a software developer, graphic designer or computer programmer. Those are the people that will actually be "redoing" it.
and anyone who is a fan of the current look of iOS will be in for an unpleasant surprise. Surely even the most hardened fans like yourself will agree it will benefit from an update though?
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:11
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I have no issues with iTunes on my iPad 4. I have no idea why you think that just because an app is connectd to he Internet it is somehow simply a "web page" disguised as an app.
iPad 4? Did you not read my post?

Are you saying the AppStore is not HTML5 then?
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:13
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There most certainly is a "massive gap" between the iPads and Android tablets, and on quite a few levels.
Not in my experience. Would you care to describe them? How is the multiuser iPad coming on?
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:17
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Have you ever used the Nexus 10? I have. Now that's a massive gap... but then anyone daft enough to claim that a single tablet is 'the best' as if its definitive is most likely just trolling anyway.
Well, on many levels the iPad is obviously the best.
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Old 08-05-2013, 00:18
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Well, on many levels the iPad is obviously the best.
At least describe them otherwise your just trolling. I've already told you one that the Nexus10 has that iPad doesn't.
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