Survey finds that 38% of recent iPhone owners came from using an Android or BlackBerry

The survey finds that there is still an increasing amount of people who are moving up to the iPhone from either an Android or BlackBerry smartphone beforehand. In a previous survey, it was discovered that 29% of iPhone owners in February switched from using...
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94. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

+1 for you. :)

31. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

after all, each one of us use what he prefers

34. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree.

47. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"after all, each one of us use what he prefers" Yes, I agree. But it is not answer to my question! "... stay with a system full of spyware, malware and bugs..." So you want to say that there is no spyware and malware for iOS also that iOS doesn't have bugs?

67. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

I have an iphone and i don't have issue

69. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I have an android and I don't have those issues. OK, we've dispensed with the anecdotal "evidence."

72. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

You are lucky for not having issues

78. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I guess we could also say you're lucky for not having problems?

80. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

I'm not lucky, i choose an iphone to avoid the issues

98. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

LOL, if there are no issues with the iOS, then why is there anti-virus apps made for the iOS? It's called prevention. Why is it necessary to have prevention? Just in case... No OS is virus/malware proof. I could say you're an good user for knowing what comes in and out of your phone, but that doesn't mean the iOS is malware proof. Others... wouldn't be so lucky.

95. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No luckier than Mac users. You do know that most security experts and hackers have stated that Macs are much more vulnerable to hacking than Windows. Just a little common sense on what you install goes a long way.

75. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But that doesn't mean that there is no malware for iOS.

81. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

No... Ios is well protected ... But if you jailbreakerd it it will be on your own risk

96. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There was an app in the App Store that sent your passwords directly to the developer. Apple didn't catch it until the developer published his results. You may not be as protected as you think.

24. jove39

Posts: 2143; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Sgs3 9mn preorder speak for themself...I don't think its hard to believe if people jump ships on mobile platforms...who had first gen android devices must have done that...after contracts are over...but now its totally diff scenario...since gingerbread and now ICS Android way better.

50. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I used to have an iPod Touch, long before I ever had an Android phone. I got bored with it within three months. I know why people like iOS better. 1. It's popular and all of the "cool" people are using it 2. It's simple enough to use for people who don't want to take 30 seconds to figure out how to put a widget on their homescreen (like my dumbass friend) 3. There is a lower chance of getting malware from Google Play for the idiots who go app-crazy and download everything on the app store within the first five minutes of getting their phone (like me with my first iPod Touch) Yeeaaaahh. Now don't tell me I haven't tried it.

70. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

Are we talking here for some stupied widgets our its about os performance? On thing else, why there is an Android os update for some telephones and not for other??? Thats mean if there is an update for HTC, the other phones NO?? Plus that it's depend on the carrier !!!!! Give me a break cause i can't slow down

84. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm not really sure what you're asking, since English seems to be a second language for you, but I'll answer what I think you're asking. Why do some phones get updated, but not others? It's very simple, Android is open source, and the OEMs and carriers customize it for their phones. Google makes a base Android release, ICS being the most recent. OEMs put their own spin on it, with custom skins and UIs, and once the Google release is out, OEMs need to update all they changed to work with the new version, along with device specific hardware drivers. It's just like apps - you have to wait until the developer updates it for the new OS version. So, pure Android phones can get the the update immediately (unless there are hardware driver issues). Then, you have to wait for the OEMs to update all their customizations. Then the carriers test and approve it. Some phones never get an update, due to either hardware that isn't powerful enough for the newer OS, or just OEM laziness. Apple's situation is simpler - their OS runs on only one phone, and they don't need to optimize for different setups and configurations. They know which hardware they have to have drivers for. Android can't know what configuration any particular OEM might use. If you want to ask about OS performance, there's no longer any difference in smoothness or fluidity between the two. There definitely was back in the Cupcak/Donut/Eclair/Froyo days. Very little with Gingerbread, and none with ICS (except Android does more). Choice comes down to personal preference.

93. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

+1 for you. :)

108. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

thanks for explain it to me, you are right, the English is my second language cause i am French. but let me explain to you something, there is a huge deference in performance and time from iphone 4s and iphone 3 and they still running the same ios. my friend who has samsung g2 and he love to do falsh rom and thing likses that, he installed ICS on it and the phone became so slowly, with all the specific tha the phone has. by the way, i tried samsung g2 but i didn't find it so smooth like iphone 4s. one last thing, i can conclude from you that i should wait for a good android OS and then buy a telephone that has the same OS.

120. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Stick to your iPhone. I use both. I know iPhone is good its just not better for every person. Android phones cover a wide spectrum. There $0 dollar to super high end. There are QWENTY keyboard android phone to phone a size of a tablet. iFan has a need to validate their choices of device over and over again... Talk about android user being brain wash. What ironic!

55. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I went from an iPhone 3g to DHD, now One X. I tried iPhone 4 and got DHD instead. I tried and saw 4s but got One X instead.

68. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I have. I found it boring and limiting, and the screen too small. I also found it externally beautiful, smooth working, with good battery life. But it was just missing too much.

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I love how there is no breakdown of percentages between Blackberry and Android owners. They're just thrown in together. Considering RIM's continued collapse I'd wager its much more Blackberry users than Android users.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

+1 on the BB transition to iPhone than from Android. But that is just a detail lost on the iFanatics.

22. jove39

Posts: 2143; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

_____+1_____

35. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

I'm sure it's a decent number of android users though. You have to remember that a lot of people bought android phones in the very beginning when they were still kind of laggy and crappy. Android phones didn't provide to great of an user experience until the droid x, and original galaxy phones.

56. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Okay, I'll give it to you there. Android wasn't the awesome mobile Linux it is today until Moto and Sammy stepped in.

121. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Agree. Android phone only become usable for me at Froyo. v2.2 I had really bad experience from there early version. I tested 1.5 buttercookie, 1.6 Donuts and immediate went back to my Nokia N series phone. Those early models phone suck!!!! I hope their latest project google glasses don have to go through this sort of growing pain.

5. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I think it's more BB users than Android users, but still, congrats to apple, but still, i would like to see a survey done for the other way round

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