Monday, February 9, 2015

Team Android vs Team Apple: The war dividing my family

Remember the good old days when everyone had a Nokia 5110 and there was no debating over what brand was the best, because they were the-bomb-dot-com? Seriously, they were the best phone around and completely unbreakable! I had mine for about eight years. Ah the good old days...

Before smart phones.

Before arguments over how many mega-pixels the camera has, whether it has internet connectivity, how big and then how small it is, how thick or thin it is, etc etc...

Now its all about this....




The Android vs Apple debate is dividing people all over the country. In our house we are firmly split down the middle with T being on team apple and me being strongly on team android. We're both as stubborn as each other and neither of us will budge.

When I met T he already had an i-phone. I can only assume his obsession started because he wanted to be one of the "cool people" who had an i-phone. I base this on the fact that every time a new version of the i-phone has come out he's gone out with all the other crazies and upgraded to it regardless of whether he needed a new phone or not. Because god only knows how horrendous it would be if everyone else had the new i-phone (4, then 5, then 6) and he didn't. In his defence though he wasn't one of the completely crazy people who camped out or lined up for hours to get one.

Me, on the other-hand, I don't feel the need to adapt the latest cool craze. I'm definitely not an early adapter when it comes to new technology. I prefer to sit back and wait and see what others think rather than rushing out and buying something based on hype. It also helps that everything electronic gets cheaper the longer its been on the market, woohoo to that. I didn't get a smart phone until 2011 and I got the Samsung Galaxy 1, yes the 2 was about to come out, but that didn't really bother me. I kept that phone until my contract was coming up for renewal and then upgraded to the Galaxy 3, despite T's best effort to turn me over to the dark side {I mean team apple}. My galaxy 3 is still going strong and I don't see any need to upgrade. The only thing I miss with an android phone compared to an i-phone is that some apps aren't available for android, like Fat Mum Slim's Little Moments App. Although I'm not about to change phones just for an app.

I think T has finally realised that the battle to convert me to team apple is futile. He is however trying to use our daughter to gang up against me. He's trying to lure her to team apple with the i-pad and various kid friendly apps. So far she's been helpless against his temptations, but I can hardly blame her, she is only 1 after all. I'm sure if we had a Samsung tablet and I filled it with kid apps she'd love it just as much. Especially if I put in the night garden on there.

So tell me, is your house divided like mine?


Toni x


Linking with Kirsty, Alicia and Eva.


31 comments:

  1. It's a matter of what you can afford in our house with three teens. I've just sold my old iPhone to my eldest who was on a Samsung before that.

    I'm somewhere down the middle. I was against the Apple hype for a long time but then most of the apps I use are iPhone exclusive. Having said that, I've been road testing a Sony Xperia and the 20.7 mp camera almost has me convinced I will be selling my latest iPhone to another daughter.

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    1. Your photos have almost convinced me I might need the Sony Xperia too!

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  2. No division here, husband used to work for apple, he converted me and now I carry the flame

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    1. I guess you didn't really have a choice in that situation.

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  3. I have a cheap lg phone, the other half has iphone and ipad for work. I couldn't give a toss either way!! The only reason I have a phone is because I drive a fair distance on freeways etc and need it for emergencies!! I am considering going back to a basic phone!! Love the topic this week!!

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    1. I had an lg flip phone at one stage when flip phones first came out. I thought I was so cool lol not that people used to call me on it much for me to even look cool talking on it!

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  4. Apple all the way here at my place and as I am getting older I want the latest and greatest. We use everything here - iPhones, iPods, iPads, desktop mac, macbook air.. love it love it love it... give me more I say

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    1. We have an iPhone, iPad and iPod, ugh its like the plague is trying to take over my house, haha.

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  5. I have the iPhone and Dave has an S4. I was originally Team Blackberry as that is what I used for work, and I loved it, but when I left work, and then got an iPad, it made sense to get an iPhone so they worked together. Now I have an iMac as well and I love that they all connect seamlessly and I can access everything on one or the other. I tend to hang back getting new phones though and wait until the next one is due out before I upgrade to the one before (I got my 5s just before the 6 came out when the price went down. And by the time my contract is up the 7 will probably be close to coming out so I can then upgrade to a 6plus.

    The only reason why Dave went Android when he got his first smartphone in 2012 was because he wanted the bigger screen. Now that they have the 6 plus he is seriously considering swapping to that when his contract is up as we can get one on a super cheap plan from iiNet. He basically only uses his phone for games and YouTube and he has quite a wishlist of games he wants that are only available on the apple (and which he plays on my ipad) so there is a high chance that he will make the switch, but we'll see what happens. Plus, he is just fed-up with the memory issues on the Androids, something which iPhone's don't really have to deal with, so we'll see.

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    1. The only thing I'm really envious about with the iPhone is the apps you guys can get that I can't. Although I figure if I hold out long enough they'll create an android version of everything I want.

      How did you survive with a Blackberry - they don't have Instagram?!

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  6. I have an Android - Samsung Galaxy S4 - got it through a plan and much cheaper than an iPhone. Hubby has an iPhone through work. I used to have Nokia's before the smart phones came in. I could not live without my phone now. How times have changed! lol

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    1. It's so different now isn't it. I used to only use my phone for text messages and now I can pretty much do everything from my phone.

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  7. Our house is divided but more along the lines of 'as long as the phone makes phone calls that's all that matters vs I need it to be more than a phone. Paul is so anti technology, which is great sometimes but then others I just wish he'd step into the new century with the rest of us!

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    1. Haha, I have to say I'm not a fan of how much screen time bub has with the ipad, but it was always inevitable when she sees daddy on it all the time.

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  8. We are firmly team Apple here, although we recently bought an android tablet for Gilbert as one of our original iPads finally bit the dust. He's not a fan (team Apple like us!) but his sisters have no such qualms...!

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    1. Bub knows how to do more on the ipad than I do, mind you I haven't really put much effort into learning how to work it.

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  9. I started on team Android but have had an iPhone since I started my business just over 2 years ago. Probably prefer the iPhone now but that's probably only because I'm used to it.

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    1. What's that? La, la, la, la, la.... I'm sorry I couldn't hear anything after I started on team Android because I closed my eyes and put my fingers in my ears lol.

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  10. I was anti-Apple and team Android for a long time. All my smart phones have been Android and I was even considering getting a chromebook. But then, I bought a Macbook Air for my birthday last month and I must admit, I do like the Mac. I haven't yet succumbed to an iPhone but I can't deny I have been looking at them! I know...I feel so guilty!!! Like I'm cheating on Google! :P

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    1. You are totally cheating!!!! Mac is another dirty word, even Trent who is Apple crazy won't consider getting a Mac. I've never even heard of a chromebook?! I do have a Samsung laptop though :)

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  11. Yes we are divided I have a hubby who is on your team and can't stand Apple which sucks as I need his computer geek help at times and he gets annoyed.

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  12. I am an Apple lover. Have been since I was a teen and had an AppleIIE. Hubby prefers Apple but uses PCs at work and has a Blackberry (vomit). I think I prefer Apple because from a teacher's perspective, their interfaces are so much more use friendly. Love all of my Apple products (we have multitudes)!

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    1. You think Apple is easy to use? It's like a foreign language to me... although I admit I haven't really put any effort into learning how to use them.

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  13. We team apple but certainly not the camping out types! We both have a iPhone 4 and these days this is nearly relics! Haven't really had the notion to change it until it breaks so not sure what we would choose next!

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    1. You're my kind of Apple user! If I had one I'd totally still be using the 4 instead having the 6 like everyone else.

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  14. We have nothing 'i' in our house. My son did have an iTunes account years ago for his ipod, but that's about it. I was a late comer to mobile phones, I don't know what I would do without it now. I love instagram too much :)

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    1. Me too! Seriously what did we do with our time before smart phones? {Pretty sure I must've spent a lot of time playing snake on my Nokia 5110}

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  15. You sound very much the same as me, Toni. I am an avid android user however I did convert a year ago from iPhone. At the point of me swapping to my Galaxy Note 3, Apple had not yet brought out their iPhone 6 (I think it was 6) and my camera was kick arse as well as the size of the screen. Now the 6 has caught up but I just can't go back, I love being able to integrate all of my Google apps with Android too. My husband doesn't really have a choice in what he uses as his is a work phone so he has an old iPhone. I really don't think people can have a solid opinion until they've properly tried both.

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    1. This is my main point in the argument with Trent, android always have the technology first but because they're not the "popular" choice not as many people get them. Most of the features available on the iphone 6, which only just came out last year, were already on my Galaxy 3 which I've had for 2 years already. But of course Trent still argues that the iphone is better o.O

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