8 things Apple’s iOS does better than Android

iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max feature the toughest glass ever in a smartphone and are rated IP68 for water resistance up to 4 meters for up to 30 minutes, and are protected against everyday spills including coffee and soda.
Apple’s current generation iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max feature the toughest glass ever in a smartphone and are rated IP68 for water resistance up to 4 meters for up to 30 minutes, and are protected against everyday spills including coffee and soda.

“We are tech lovers before anything else, and have to accept there are certain things iOS does better than Android,” Edgar Cervantes writes for Android Authority:

• iOS is generally faster and smoother: Having used both platforms daily for years, I can say I have encountered way fewer hiccups and slow-downs using iOS. Performance is one of the things iOS does better than Android most of the time… In fact, it has been proven Apple processors are better than Qualcomm’s… [Plus, there’s] the optimization between hardware and software. Since Apple controls production from beginning to end, they can make sure resources are used more efficiently.

• iOS is super simple to use

• Timely updates: Updating software is definitely one of the things iOS does better than Android. If your iOS device qualifies to get the latest update, it will get it as soon as it launches.

• The Apple ecosystem: Apple products like iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, Apple Watches, and Mac computers are tightly integrated with iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and other in-house services.

• Security: iOS has more consistent updates for all devices, a closed ecosystem that is harder to penetrate, and a stricter app store. All of these factors combined make it harder for attackers to target iOS users.

• Apple CarPlay: No matter how many times I give Android Auto a chance, I keep going back to Apple CarPlay. Sometimes I carry an iPhone just to use CarPlay in my car! There is no muscle memory with Android Auto, which I believe makes it more distracting while driving.

• Superior support: Having an iOS phone or tablet sure beats the competition if you ever have a problem with it.

• Resale value: iPhones, iPads, and other Apple products typically hold their value much better than Android products. This means you can sell them for more when it’s time to switch devices. And because Apple products are so popular, they usually sell much faster too.

MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, but if you get an iPhone, an iPad, or an Apple Watch, you don’t get to delude yourself that you “got a great deal” on something’s that’s “just as good,” when even Android Authority knows it isn’t.

If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.

10 Comments

  1. The #1 reason iOS is better than Android is… It isn’t Android 😜 In other words, an Android device, no matter how fancy and expensive, still runs Android, the software of choice for the cheapest low-quality devices.

  2. To get right to the point, what makes the iPhone SE so desirable is it’s iconic design, Steve Jobs was correct when the design was initially release with iPhone 4 and he stated it was the most elegant product design they ever created (paraphase). Anything less then that ‘Leica camera’ design will be putting lipstick on a pig to the majority of current iPhone SE owners, of which I am one. As for the name, this design should be set apart from the others and called iPhone Classic.

    Unwittingly Apple created something special when they made this design, we can only hope that someone at Apple recognizes this and can market it accordingly. If the iPhone 11/Pro had adopted the current SE design, like the iPad Pro did, we wouldn’t be having this discussion and it would have been an even bigger hit that it was, taking all of those who ended up purchasing it plus all the SE holdouts.

    1. I agree. When I bought an iPhone 6s I purchase a squared off case to simulate the I phone 4/5s outline so it does not slip out of my hands. Still love the shape vs the thin rounded form factors.

  3. Updates… I wonder, does Android download multi-GB sized updates without freaking asking, like iOS does ?? That pissed me off more than once when I was already close to my monthly ISP cap.

  4. I fixed the list – 8 things iOS does better than Android:
    1-everything
    2-everything
    3-everything
    4-everything
    5-everything
    6-everything
    7-everything
    8-everything

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