1. The iPhone Is Easy. Android Is Homework.
The beauty of Apple design is that you can pick up any of its products and teach yourself how to use it. Without thinking much. Humans love to not think much. The iPhone is intuitive, it’s simple and the design is so tasteful that it sucks you in. An Android phone, on the other hand, is too often like a PC.
2. iOS Software Updates. Android Software Just Dates.
Yes, Apple’s software can sometimes be buggy. But when there’s new software available, everyone can get it with a simple download. Compare this with Android. Its new software, Marshmallow was officially launched last October. Guess how many Android phones now have it? 2.3 percent. This drives many Android users demented. Sometimes, it just drives them to buy an iPhone.
3. iPhone Has No Bloatware.
You get an iPhone. You turn it on. You have a few Apple apps. The rest is up to you. Not so with an Android phone. You get all sorts of nonsense apps that clutter your screen and your life. You even get the carrier’s apps, the ones you so, so desperately crave. And then it’s your job to either try to uninstall them (which, in some cases, isn’t allowed) or find a pot-addled nephew to delete them in some less than optimum (or less than legal) way.
4. iPhone Is More Secure.
The recent battle between Apple and the FBI shows that Apple believes privacy and security are fundamental to the Apple brand. Apple is increasing the depth of its encryption. Android is behind on this. We’ve all become so lax about our security, as we desperately click “I agree” on things we really shouldn’t agree to, that we just hope for the best if we think about it at all. Perhaps we still don’t care enough. But with ever more personal information on our phones than ever, Apple is showing that security matters.
5. The Feeling. Just The Feeling.
Samsung has made great progress, especially with its Galaxy S7 Edge. The attention to detail, however, both in hardware and software is still edged by Apple. Apple’s progress has undoubtedly slowed. Its phones are in danger of seeming same. But the whole Apple ecosystem, once it has you in its grasp, is hard to leave. You’ve had those sort of relationships, haven’t you? They lasted years, didn’t they?