Why a huge and growing number of Android users want to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone

“At Creative Strategies, we recently conducted a survey that showed about 30 percent of Android users are thinking of switching to an iPhone,” Tim Bajarin writes for PC Magazine. “Our research suggests there are three main reasons for Android users to seriously consider moving to iPhone.”

“There is still the sense that Android is less secure than iOS,” Bajarin writes. “When we look at switchers, they say Apple appears to have tighter control over its apps and ecosystem than Google does with Android. To them, Apple provides a digital ‘safe harbor’ for their most sensitive information.”

“Switchers also like Apple’s continuity system, which syncs your Apple passwords, settings, pictures, and video across Apple devices,” Bajarin writes. “Another big differentiator is Apple’s customer service and support… As we go into this holiday season, our research suggests Apple will continue to draw strong interest from Android users.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The Great Awakening.

The entire world of Android, replete with its vast “choice,” is hopelessly outmatched and cannot even begin to compete with Apple’s iPhone X.

Carrying around a dog-slow iPhone knockoff from a South Korean dishwasher maker is a violently failed IQ test.

With each passing year, and especially with iPhone X, it becomes increasingly clear – even to the Android settlers – that the competition has no chance of even remotely keeping up against Apple’s unmatched vertically integrated one-two punch of custom software and custom hardware. The Android to iPhone upgrade train just turned onto a long straightaway, engines stoked, primed to barrel away! — MacDailyNews, September 13, 2017

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    1. I am so grateful that I am not forced to use Windows in my work. When I do have to have it (only to test compatibility or to print to a non-mac printer), it just reinforces my gratitude.

    2. Whenever I have to use a Windows machine the first thing I notice is that there’s an odd lag between when I move the mouse and when the arrow moves. It’s subtle, but it reminds me of how slick Macs are.

      Another thing is how “bare bones” Macs are when you get down to it. It still largely functions as an actual “desktop” that’s a blank slate.

      Windows shit is all over the place.

  1. iPhones (Macs) and Android (PCs) generally meet the needs of two different kinds of users. iPhone and Mac users like ease-of-use, simplicity, and something that just works. In contrast, Android and PC users like to be able to customize everything. Android users potentially moving over to iPhones will be disappointed at the inability to customize.

      1. The most visual would probably be the homescreen. Aside from the obvious wallpaper (static, interactive or Live), ordering icons in any grid position, adding widgits to the homescreen and choosing a completely different launcher come to mind. There is also a ‘simple’ mode in Samsung devices that really simplifies (limits) the interface for beginners/elderly that can be toggled in settings.

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