iPhone Vs Android – Which Mobile OS Is Better?
iPhone Vs Android – the longest standing competition that is still as fresh as it was the day it started.
If you thought this competition will fade away anytime soon, then think again because things have been and probably always will be heated between these two hugely popular operating systems.
With the current technological advancements, it’s safe to say that both platforms are quite advanced and are close to perfection.
We’ve seen both platforms grow and prosper together, regardless of the fierce competition between the two.
Of course, there is a significant difference between iPhone and Android, which explains why the market for both these OS continues to remain highly divided.
So, why do Android users love Android and iPhone users love iOS?
Today, we’ll be discussing the reasons why their respective users can’t stop raving about the specific operating system they use.
I hope that by the end, you’ll understand which OS is better. (Spoiler Alert: I think they both have their own uniqueness to it).
Without further ado, let’s dive right into it.
A Brief History And Introduction Of Apple
Apple Inc. is a highly popular, worldwide manufacturer of smartphones, iPads, iPods, laptops (known as MacBook’s) – basically consumer electronics.
The company was founded as a business partnership by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, first in April 1976.
Did you know? The company’s first product was a computer named Apple I that Wozniak made from scratch with his own hands. Sounds interesting, right?
Later on, Wayne left the company in 1977, and later in 1977, Wozniak designed Apple II.
By the late 1970s, Apple had grown into a large, profitable corporation known for its computers and designs.
The first iPhone was launched in early 2007 when Steve Jobs revealed the first iPhone – and there has been no stopping it since.
We have witnessed the creation, reveal, and launch of an iPhone almost every year since 2007. Each iPhone has been different from its predecessor.
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Evidently, every iPhone has also grown in size too.
Reasons Why People Love Apple
Android users might have reasons why they don’t like Apple, but if you ask an iOS fan, they will give you multiple reasons why they think iPhone compared to Android is better.
Let’s look at some of those reasons:
One Apple Product? Why Not All!
Typically speaking, it’s a known fact that when a buyer invests in one Apple product, they think all the other products should be Apple too.
The reason for that is cause the quality of Apple products is constant as compared to Android devices.
There are numerous Android manufacturers that mean different products with different levels of quality, where Apple is the sole producer of iOS and Mac products.
Besides, if you own an Apple MacBook, your next purchase is most likely to be an iPhone or iPad. Once you get used to iOS, there is no going back – ask any iOS user.
Quality Of The Apps
One more thing Apple users absolutely rave about is the quality of the apps available on the App Store.
Even as an Android user, if you check out the App Store yourself, you will find that there are limited apps with decent downloads and a fanbase. That’s because Apple has strict guidelines.
The guidelines act as a “blueprint” for every iOS apps – and an app is only approved if it follows the strict guidelines, which ensures the quality of each app is optimum and excellent.
In short, iOS users can depend on every app available on the App Store.
Understand the complete iOS guidelines here:
Variety Of Accessories
Imagine walking into a shop to buy a new back cover for your Android smartphone. At times, the store doesn’t have a variety or the exact thing you’re looking for, sucks, right?
That’s not a problem for Apple users (very jealous of that, by the way)! They have access to numerous accessories that come in all shapes, colors, sizes, designs, and whatnot.
They can just walk into a store and buy easily. Now, why is that a problem for Android users? Because there are numerous Android smartphones, which means multiple screen sizes. Shopkeepers tend to keep accessories for the best-selling or most-famous Android smartphones – not all. Such a bummer, right?
The other day I wanted to buy a screen protector for my OnePlus. I checked three different shops but, you guessed it, I couldn’t find it.
One Update Fits All
Now here’s another big reason why Apple users love their Apple gadgets – the universal updates.
As an Android user, I’m not too fond of the fact that I can’t download and enjoy every Android update, which is the opposite of what Apple does.
When an Apple update rolls out, it goes out for every single model, device, and gadget. Cool, right? I can see why Apple users love iOS – I mean, who doesn’t enjoy regular updates to the operating system for a better user experience?
However, there’s a drawback too. If someone owns an iPhone 4, they might fail to leverage the latest iOS version’s full potential because the phone and its mechanisms are outdated. So, you either have to invest in another iPhone or make-do with what you have.
A Brief History And Introduction Of Android
Google’s Android – now who isn’t familiar with this OS?
In 2003, the four founders Rich Miner, Nick Sears, Chris White, and Andy Rubin, founded our very own Android Inc.
As per Rubin, the OS was set to become the world’s most-used platform across multiple devices, and I’d say it’s pretty much achieved that goal.
In 2005, the company’s leadership went under Google, and from there on, the company and founders co-decided to grant access to the operating system to third-party manufacturers.
The world saw its first-ever Android smartphone in 2008, known as HTC Dream (I can’t believe I owned this phone at one point).
Now, there are some famous manufacturers of Android smartphones, some of which are widely used worldwide.
Reasons Why People Love Android
Of course, if Apple users have their reasons, Android users have their own reasons they love using Android smartphones.
Price For Every Buyer
One thing that iPhone users can never leverage is the fact that they can’t buy from anywhere but Apple.
And that’s (obviously) not the case with Android. Android users have multiple options from numerous manufacturers, making it easy to choose any device that fits their budget.
On the other hand, Apple users only have one option, and if they want an upgrade, they only have the choice to rely on Apple.
Even though during the battle of Android Vs Apple, both operating systems have become more advanced – one thing that Android still does better is offering personalization to its users.
The home screen can be changed using widgets, and the app drawer can be customized; users can download a third-party Android launcher and create themes. Once you get your hands on an Android device – the possibilities are endless!
Apart from that, Android users get to enjoy a different set of features with each manufacturer, which is another win for Android.
Learn how to customize your Android device the way you want here:
Easily Compatible With Every Device
When was the last time you tried to connect your iPhone with a Windows laptop? Or tried to share music with your friends? I’m sure that didn’t work out the way you planned.
That’s not a problem for Android users, though! They don’t need any designated music apps to transfer music or have any restrictions on sharing media with friends.
Sometimes, this is a frustrating task for Apple users because they need certain apps and conditions to be fulfilled to carry out a small task like file transfer. Moreover, if they want to use their Bluetooth, they can only do so if the other person owns an Apple device.
More Room For Innovation
More manufacturers equal more room for new and innovative features in Android.
Android is a universally popular OS used by numerous manufacturers who are constantly inventing new models with better and advanced features.
In this regard, iOS can be a tad bit slow because there’s only one manufacturer: Apple.The sole producer needs more time to create and launch new features, while Android manufacturers are on fire!
Even though Android manufacturers have a better chance at innovation, that doesn’t mean Apple is too far behind. The company has successfully launched its own landmark like the “No Earphone Jack” feature that came with the iPhone 7 (or didn’t come).
Which Is Better, Android Or iPhone?
So then, Apple or Android – which should be your pick?
I think it’s safe to say both platforms have their own features and advantages.
Owning an iPhone means less to worry about and more convenience while owning an Android means a wider array of options to choose from.
If you’re all about technological innovation, Android is your best, and if you’re all about device support, then no one is better than Apple.
With that said, I don’t think the battle will reach its end anytime soon; if anything, I’m excited about what’s next!
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