8 Strongest Reasons Why iOS Still Outshines Android
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Diversity is the spice of life. To each his own. Different folks, different strokes. Adages and truisms aside, our beliefs and preferences define who we are. And if you’re reading this blog, you probably believe that iOS is your flavor of choice when it comes to mobile devices. Well, so do we!
Since we’re passionate about our iPhones and iPads, we find it very easy to lay out all the good reasons why iOS remains king, even as Android devices get ubiquitous and ever expansive. In case you’re wondering, here are the strongest reasons to go Apple in spite of Android.
If there’s something Apple does really well that always blows the competition out of the water, it’s design. Their products just look more refined, classier and clearer no matter how you look at it. They always seem to have an edge over the competition in this area, and they clearly invest a lot of time and effort into ensuring every little pixel is nicely polished and pleasant to gawk at.
Since iOS was devised from the grounds up as highly controlled ecosystem, this naturally translates in extremely high security levels. You don’t get as much freedom out of the box to do things your own way and tweak your device… but then again, such freedom invariably comes at a cost: competing devices consistently demonstrate lower security levels and increased odds of system errors and security breaches.
Another striking aspect of iOS devices is how they get so much done with so little, as far as hardware specifications go. An iPhone or iPad will always outperform a competing device with the exact same memory capacity and processor speed. This is another natural consequence of Apple’s unified, tight-knit approach to design and development. Their software is conceived to work on a limited range of devices, so every little detail is polished to perfection – whereas competing Android devices (for example), use the same Operating System over a monstrous range of devices of different specifications, making it impossible to really fine tune the dynamics between hardware and software as precisely.
These devices just work. They offer virtually no hassles. The previous sentences very much define the spirit behind all iOS devices, as well as Apple’s quintessential approach to business. If you’re a casual user who has little time or inclination to put up with erratic or moody phones and tablets… then you are the kind of person who will be happiest using an iPhone or iPad.
Simplicity of Use
Do you know why so few users bother reading though the instruction manual in their iOS gadgets? Not just because they’re lazy. These devices are devised from the ground up to be extremely intuitive and simple to use. You may sometimes get fewer options on the surface level, but that only means there is less room for confusion and error.
Again due to Apple’s unified approach of building an Operating System to be used specifically on a small range of devices, iOS firmware upgrades are invariably smoother and swifter. When a new version is released, it’s immediately available for all devices. With Android not as much, since there will be countless layers of revision and fine tuning needed to bridge the gap between the Operating System and the countless models and manufacturers that use it.
If you just glimpse the numbers, it may seem the App Store and Google Play are currently running toe-to-toe with around 1.2 million available apps each. But reality is not as straightforward. Since there is higher compatibility across models in the iOS line than the Android range, you effectively get a bigger number of available supported apps in the former.
More than a line of products, Apple and iOS are strong brands that people hold in high regard. Owning a gadget with the Apple logo is a sign of prestige and class, and for some users this is a good feeling – comparable to being part of a restrictive elite club. Can you relate with this position? Write in your thoughts in the comments section below!