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  • This should be a good one....

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  • ITGUYTK wrote:

    This should be a good one....

    Do the options make sense?

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  • ManofValor wrote:

     Do you as an IT professional/Individual prefer Apple or Android devices?

    For the purpose of supporting or just using?

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  • Yes and no, I mean I understand the PRO's and CON's for each item.  But my reasoning for choosing one over the other might not match up with the choices.

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  • ranhalt wrote:

    ManofValor wrote:

     Do you as an IT professional/Individual prefer Apple or Android devices?

    For the purpose of supporting or just using?

    That is the key point, I think I would rather support the Apple device because I feel like they are just going to work.  But I know the Android devices offer a much greater level of customizations.

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  • iPhone master race

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  • ranhalt wrote:

    ManofValor wrote:

     Do you as an IT professional/Individual prefer Apple or Android devices?

    For the purpose of supporting or just using?

    in general, I'm just curious.

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  • ManofValor wrote:

    ITGUYTK wrote:

    This should be a good one....

    Do the options make sense?

    Only the first few make sense to me.  I'm not sure where Windows came into this poll.

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  • ITGUYTK wrote:

    ranhalt wrote:

    ManofValor wrote:

     Do you as an IT professional/Individual prefer Apple or Android devices?

    For the purpose of supporting or just using?

    That is the key point, I think I would rather support the Apple device because I feel like they are just going to work.  But I know the Android devices offer a much greater level of customizations.

    From a support perspective I've had a lot more issues with Apple devices than Android.

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  • I don't use my phone the way most people do, so I prefer iPhone, just because it "just works" for the simple calling/texting I do, and it has the only 2 phone games I play (Fortune Street, and the old version of monopoly, which isn't even on the app store anymore) 

    If I actually used my phone the way I do a PC, I would probably love android, but it just feels too clunky and cumbersome with the way I use it... I have a blackberry that runs android for one of my 3 (yes 3... it's a whole story) EDC phones, and I love 90% of it, mostly for the physical keyboard, but it just gets bogged down by crap I'll never use that I can't uninstall for no obvious reason without rooting. They got me a Samsung for work, though and I absolutely hate it. 

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  • Mike400 wrote:

    ManofValor wrote:

    ITGUYTK wrote:

    This should be a good one....

    Do the options make sense?

    Only the first few make sense to me.  I'm not sure where Windows came into this poll.

    Title changed. In my head I was comparing Android is like Windows.

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  • ManofValor wrote:

    ranhalt wrote:

    ManofValor wrote:

     Do you as an IT professional/Individual prefer Apple or Android devices?

    For the purpose of supporting or just using?

    in general, I'm just curious.

    That's why I'm confused about the "as an IT professional" comes into play. Seems like us being IT professionals is irrelevant to our preference for general use.

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  • iPhone over Android - iPhone's standard interface easier to support. Too many flavors of Android

    Windows over Mac - Windows is probably the top choice home or work. Pricing is a big factor.

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  • ranhalt wrote:

    ManofValor wrote:

    ranhalt wrote:

    ManofValor wrote:

     Do you as an IT professional/Individual prefer Apple or Android devices?

    For the purpose of supporting or just using?

    in general, I'm just curious.

    That's why I'm confused about the "as an IT professional" comes into play. Seems like us being IT professionals is irrelevant to our preference for general use.

    It says IT professional/Individual, hence the general. Basically, if I ask Apple or Android/Windows or Mac, what's your first natural response.

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  • I'm a mixed bag.  I use both Mac OS and Linux equally at home.  Android for mobile as I fired Apple for their mobile OS ages ago.  I got tired of their updates breaking stuff.  It was a near miss for firing Mac OS too but some projects at home don't run on Linux.  I do not own a Windows PC but still had my Mac Mini.

    At work, Windows by default.

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  • I'm definitely an Android over Apple and Windows over Mac person.  Android may have different flavors but when you get into the Settings and what a user is actually going to need to change, they're all the same really.  

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  • TFT11P!

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  • For me the lack of support issues for Android at work is driven by the userbase - those users are generally INCREDIBLY technically competent in general. The exception is when a user gets peer pressured into going to Android, like someone buying a 5 speed Miata without ever learning to drive a stick. It ends in tears.

    The quirks and oddities of iPhone/iPad devices and operating systems get figured out and put into our KB and wind up being manageable. The "on rails" simple-ness of the devices means there are no exceptions across hundreds of users - that works for me! The iPad is simply the best tablet, full stop. I'm horribly disappointed in the experiences with equally expensive Android tablets I've bought as comparative benchmarks over the last eight years. The iPhone, meh, whatever, but the iPad is incredibly well suited to tablet tasks. 

    Have a MacBook Pro to manage iPads, that's a giant pain in the nethers and I don't thank Apple for their bullheaded approach to such things. The previous Mac Mini i7 running Apple Server software was never a good result, so not much has changed in 8 years.

    Give me AD and Windows any day.

    Mike400 wrote:

    ITGUYTK wrote:

    ranhalt wrote:

    ManofValor wrote:

     Do you as an IT professional/Individual prefer Apple or Android devices?

    For the purpose of supporting or just using?

    That is the key point, I think I would rather support the Apple device because I feel like they are just going to work.  But I know the Android devices offer a much greater level of customizations.

    From a support perspective I've had a lot more issues with Apple devices than Android.

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  • For me personally I'll almost always choose Android/Windows over Apple, only exception being if I want a tablet (Android tablets are crap compared to an iPad). I enjoy the customization aspect of Android and I don't think I could go back to using something other than a Galaxy Note, having the S-pen and jotting down notes without even having to turn the phone on is just too handy. As far as Windows vs Mac - I'm not a fan of Apple's prices or how difficult it is to repair or upgrade their products (I also mainly use my personal rig for gaming, so there's that too). I've got a media server at home running Linux and if I wasn't using Windows I'd probably just go with that over a Mac as well.

    The only time I ever recommend Apple products is if the user is either A. Creating or B. Is not tech savvy at all (such as my parents and grandparents). Otherwise I don't see any other use case where Apple's products are even remotely worth the ridiculous prices they charge (compared to the alternatives), the difficulty of repairing them, and being locked into their walled garden.

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  • ManofValor wrote:

    Mike400 wrote:

    ManofValor wrote:

    ITGUYTK wrote:

    This should be a good one....

    Do the options make sense?

    Only the first few make sense to me.  I'm not sure where Windows came into this poll.

    Title changed. In my head I was comparing Android is like Windows.

    Since there are no current Windows phones and no current Android PCs they are definitely not the same.  Even Apple doesn't conflate iOS (iPhone, iPad) with MacOS (Macbook, etc.).  Your survey is still not valid due to this issue.

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  • I liked customizing when I was younger, now I just prefer an iphone where I can only change the wallpaper. Macbook for personal, but also got a thinkpad whenever I need a windows environment. For work, I got with iphone and windows.

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  • By Android over Apple I assume you meant Android over Apple iOS

    Windows (and more Linux whenever possible) for work and everything else for home (ChromeOS, macOS, Linux and even Solaris too!)

    Mac over Windows for more than a decade now.

    Windows endpoint and server OSes have become total bloatware garbage in my opinion (along with Office perpetual and O365).

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  • You left Linux out.

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  • In before the flame war starts....

    I prefer Android and Windows Devices mostly. I am coming around to Apple devices, but for personal use only. They are extremely difficult to support in enterprise environments if you don't have some kind of 3rd party MDM to control them. That seems absurd to me. I primarily oppose anything Apple because of their elitist attitude and their very anti right to repair practices.

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  • As far as phones go, my preferred option is "neither" and I am looking to get a phone based on a Linux derivative. (Windows Phone would have been my first choice of the big three when there were three(ish) options.)

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  • Actually in the grand scheme of things I do not care. I have an Macbook, a Windows 10 PC, a Chromebook, and Android Tablet and an Android phone, I have to be able to answer questions across all hardware platforms. In terms of phone, I miss my Windows phone, well miss using it, it is still sitting in my drawer, I do not have the heart to throw it out and sometimes I take it out and start it up for nostalgia sake.

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  • I like deploying/managing iPhones over Android. They're a lot harder to break and they just work. I much prefer to carry an Android myself, though.

    Apart from artists/designers, I really don't know how businesses can run on macs. Even linux is cool and all but it's place is on a rack. Windows is the best option that hits the sweet spot for utility and usability.

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  • For supporting, I get an equal amount of Apple/iOS devices that come into my computer repair shop that I do PCs/Android. So my philosophy is that they both break down just as easily, it's all a matter of what you're most comfortable with. 

    My preference is Apple/iOS because I grew up with the whole ecosystem. PCs kind of grew on me as I got into the field, but since they're so common I always feel cool when I can tell someone I'm an ambidextrous OS user.

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  • Definitely, an android and windows dude, been using it since years and will continue to

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  • I've yet to own an Apple device and no plans to change that.

    At work we have several people with iOS devices that of course are all C level and want email on their phone and are terrible with technology. I really hate supporting them to. The most I've ever had to do with the couple android users that want email on their phone is given then the new guest wifi password when it changes. They are the ones we might actually know how to help to since IT is all android here.

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  • Haven't any reason to use an overpriced Mac, and I've never much liked the IPhone.

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  • Zed wrote:

    I like deploying/managing iPhones over Android. They're a lot harder to break and they just work. I much prefer to carry an Android myself, though.

    Apart from artists/designers, I really don't know how businesses can run on macs. Even linux is cool and all but it's place is on a rack. Windows is the best option that hits the sweet spot for utility and usability.

    Most designers I work with are entirely Windows, and that's about 150 people over 4 companies.

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  • We have a limited number of Macs used in publishing only really I think - brochures etc. Yes they probably could do it all in Windows now doubt, most software is available in windows these days that matters.

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  • I love this topic and even though it's been asked before - It usually generates some great feedback that tends to evolve as time goes on. Plus, there are a ton of factors in play that I think changes the answer, depending on what you're using a mobile device for these days. Beyond just Apple vs. Android comes the differences between software on Android devices.  For example, some Android fans prefer Google's "stock" interpretation of Android, while lots of other users like phone makers' custom software (i.e. Samsung's One UI) because of their extra or exclusive capabilities. 
    I've always preferred Android simply because I prefer the customization options. Others though might prefer Apple for the opposite reason/they prefer simplicity over options. Great food for thought though :) 
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  • Android & Mac for me. I love android phones and Mac computers and both of them are deadly combo. 
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  • Android is better than others because it provides many features.

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  • If it's based on remote working then I prefer Windows as the best to work.

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