On 2007 Steve Jobs created history by launching the first generation iPhone. It was the first of its kind. As no one has ever seen a functional smartphone. For this reason, it sold like hot cakes. Today also their legacy is still intact with massive sales figures. In the high end, smartphone department iPhones are still dominating with Galaxy series next to them. In fact, iPhone is the most popular Apple product ever. However, in the recent years, Android has given a real tough competition to the iOS devices. But Apple time to time has managed to introduce some innovation in their devices. So why iOS is still better than Android?
Here are some points that why iOS is superior to Android:
Easy to use nature:
This is the main factor that makes iOS better than Android. Like really even a granny could easily learn to use iOS. On the other hand, Android is more complex and hard to use. The user interface is the crucial part in this department. With Android, there are numerous aspects of the system UI like transition effects, folders, live wallpapers etc. But with iOS things are pretty minimalist and basis. The UI in iOS is very simple and intuitive as Apple has given only the necessary items in their UI without making it any complex. Plus, most of the Apps are also designed for easy to use experience in iOS. The entire user experience has been tailored for simplicity which further eliminates any kind of performance hiccups.
Better software support:
Okay, Google may have their Nexus and Pixel series. But I would say most of the Android phones don’t provide software updates after a certain time. For example, if you bought a Samsung device in 2015 then it would only get updates for two years. On the other hand, Apple always provides software updates even to its oldest devices. This is due to the fact that Apple manufactures both its hardware and software. But in the case of Android, the story is different. Android is an open source software so the manufacturers just push the software into their devices. But working for updates in Android is harder. As the manufacturer has to specifically tailor the operating system according to their specific device. Only a few devices receive the latest offering by Google. Whereas most (90 percent) of the Apple devices receive the latest item.
Better support for a desktop environment:
iOS devices work seamlessly with Mac. Apple has successfully managed to bond the two operating system together. You can easily send texts, manage all sorts of things. But Android still doesn’t have this facility inbuilt in its ecosystem. You will need to install third party apps to connect your Android device to your PC. I would say that this is due to the fact that Google doesn’t have any proper desktop operating system. Apple very cleverly managed to combine both the operating system together. This further encourages the user to buy both of their devices (iPhone and Macbook).
iPhone has no bloatware:
Okay, you might say that Apple devices come with some useless pre-installed apps. But those apps are made by Apple. So they hold some value on your smartphone. On the other hand, most of the Android devices come preinstalled with completely useless apps and even adware. The Android device manufacturers often get paid by app developers to preinstall their app on their smartphone. Apple, on the other hand, maintains a clean policy to ensure a seamless user experience in their devices. They never add useless features or apps into their devices. Adding bloatware to the devices only reduces its performance and memory. In the past, Samsung has been the major culprit for adding useless bloatware into their Galaxy series. But in the recent times, they have learned their lesson and stopped adding unnecessary apps into their phone. Only the latest Pixel devices have implemented Apple’s strategy into their devices.
Developers are more interested in iOS:
iPhone came first in the smartphone market. So most of the app came first in iOS then got ported to other operating systems. Today also there are more apps in iOS than any other competitor. Developers are more interested to build an app for the more established market. Plus, the premium nature of the iPhone creates more opportunity to generate revenue from App purchases. In addition to that, apps in iOS have better user experience and more features than their Android counterparts.
No learning curve:
Everything remains the same with every iPhone. Well, don’t take this in a negative sense. Android devices are so different from each other. For example, the user interface in Samsung devices is completely different Sony devices. This creates a huge learning curve as the new user has to learn every single aspect of the new UI. But Apple devices makes the user interface same throughout every single iOS device.
Apple devices are more secure:
Due to Android’s openness, it is more prone to security issues. Whereas Apple has strict security policies. If fact, the process of uploading an app by developers more security checks than Android. For example; a flashlight app in Android was snooping through the contact list of their user. And recently a Chinese selfie app was trying to upload the pic to their servers without user’s permission. Apple rarely encounters such problems in its iOS devices. Moreover, sometimes some Android web browsers try to download content without user’s consent.
The superior feeling:
Alright, this point may be totally gimmicky and has nothing to do with functionality. But owning an Apple device gives you the feeling of superiority over other devices. As iPhone comes with a premium price tag and offers cutting edge technology. However, Samsung is also catching up Apple. It has become the biggest competitor to Apple’s legacy. It is widely believed that in the upcoming days Samsung might overtake Apple. The Galaxy S8 is the best competitor.