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- iPhones are User Friendly
- Apple gets new applications first
- iOS devices are in sync with each other
- Built-in features like iMessage and FaceTime
- iOS and Android Updates
- Apple’s Trade-in policy
- Apple has strict privacy and security policies in place
- iOS doesn’t come with extra baggage
- iOS has its own unique interface
- iPhones are in a class of their own
Being among the top giants in the field of smart devices, Apple and Samsung have made their mark on the world with their innovative gadgets and new technology. Apple has cultivated a culture surrounding its product releases as fanatics have come to anticipate annual announcements. It is no surprise to see that they have a large market dedicated to purchasing their products and updating them along the way.
When top corporations like Apple, Google, and Samsung go head to head and bring out various models with cheaper prices or pro features – splitting up users between iOS and Android operating systems – one begins to wonder which of the two is the best choice. Considering Apple’s 56% market share in US smartphone sales, it does not come as a surprise that Apple’s iOS is a huge reason customers keep coming back.
iPhones are User Friendly
Despite the popular belief that Androids are easy to use, iPhones are far better when it comes to retaining and attracting customers since the look and feel of iOS has hardly changed over the years. Whether it’s an old user coming back to iPhone or a new user looking to switch, they can easily navigate through, with the Tips app helping direct users through new features along the way.
Apple gets new applications first
Since Apple has a large market share and is known for its versatile and fast operating system, developers prefer to launch their apps and high-end games first on iOS and then on Android. Further, iOS runs on consistent hardware, while Android comes in different iterations and versions depending on the phone. This can pose an obstacle for developers looking to publish apps on Android.
Consumers are aware that Apple is known for their secure and thorough screening process. Despite criticism about Apple’s stringent App Store policies, the “walled garden” ensures consumers that the apps they’re downloading are trustworthy.
iOS devices are in sync with each other
One of Apple’s selling points is that all of its products are in sync with each other. This means that whether you have an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or Apple Watch, your data and contacts will always be with you while connected through the iCloud, and any changes will instantly sync across devices. You can even send messages on one device and pick up where you left off on another.
Built-in features like iMessage and FaceTime
The fact that iOS users don’t need a third-party application to send messages or conduct an audio/video call over the internet is what makes them stand out. Applications and features like iMessage and FaceTime give an opportunity for users to stay connected with friends and family who are also on iOS devices. The more of your network has an Apple device, the better your communication experience becomes.
On the flip side, however, third-party companies are working to bring iMessage to Android. Nothing has partnered with Sunbird to bring a Nothing Phone-exclusive app called Nothing Chats to market. We got our hands on the alpha version of the Sunbird app to see how the tech works.
iOS and Android Updates
The likelihood of having a Samsung device run for a few years without any hiccups is low. This is mainly because an Android system update targets a limited number of devices ranging from flagship Samsung devices to mid-range models leaving a lot of old model users hanging – especially when a lot of apps depend on current system updates to run. On the other hand, iOS updates target Apple device models back several years which increases their usability and app compatibility.
Apple’s Trade-in policy
Apple’s policy for trade-in and recycling enables users to hand over their devices at their physical stores or in the mail to receive credit toward new products. This means that if you have any old iOS device, you can easily give that in and get a new one by paying the difference. This makes it a lot easier for many Apple users to update their devices without feeling as much pain about Apple’s premium pricing. Once you buy in the first time, it’s easy to stay within the Apple ecosystem.
Apple has strict privacy and security policies in place
With over ten connected devices in the average American household, privacy and security is a big concern. Apple’s refusal to cooperate with the FBI’s request for a backdoor is some of the best evidence backing Apple’s commitment to a secure operating system. Additionally, the built-in password manager, biometric security like Face ID and Touch ID, as well as encryption for iMessage make iOS incredibly secure and safe.
iOS doesn’t come with extra baggage
When activating a new device, it is not unusual to see iPhones and iPads having fewer built-in apps than Android devices, whose stock applications may fill up to three menu pages. Known as bloatware, these extra apps wind up taking up several gigabytes of internal space, which is already limited. Apple devices come with just a handful of apps, but leave it up to the user to delete, rearrange, and add new ones with ease.
iOS has its own unique interface
Contrary to the popular involvement of Google with Android running most Samsung devices through an acquisition and partnership, Apple has its unique user interface in the form of iTunes, Apple ID, App Store, Apple TV, iCloud, and many more. They do not need to partner with any other company to make their product better.
iPhones are in a class of their own
Apple’s marketing is top-tier, so owning an Apple device gives you a feeling of pure class and elegance. The sleek design, premium materials, and fun colors give it a feeling of its own that is unmatchable from a Samsung device.
There is no right or wrong answer as to which company of the two is better suited for any individual. However, if you are looking for a clear answer then Apple is the best choice and the way to go!