Take a tour of the internet, especially tech blogs and YouTube channels. One common feature I have noticed : Hate for Apple runs high. And I fail to understand why? Is it so big an issue as to what device others buy and use?Mostly, people criticise Apple for being overpriced. To justify their argument, they state what all features Androids have. However, all such arguments have a gaping loophole, and that’s what I want to bring out today.
iOS devices are made by only one company in the world : Apple. On the other hand, Android devices are manufactured by so many hardware manufacturers. As such, does it seem fair to compare the features of one iPhone to the collective features of a number of Android devices?
Sure, one Droid has waterproof capabilities. Sure, a few have inductive charging. Sure, a few have this cool feature or the other. But does it mean that the iPhone sucks if it lacks one feature? Does it mean that Apple is lagging behind the competition when it can’t implement all the hundreds of features introduced in Droids? I don’t think so.
Anyone with a cool, analytic mind and a bit of knowledge can tell you that Apple doesn’t work on this philosophy. iPhone wasn’t the first touch device, iPod wasn’t the first of it’s kind and neither was the iPad the first tablet. However, these were the first of their kind to create each of their respective markets. These were the first devices to come with features tuned to perfection. And that’s what Apple’s philosophy has been : To either do it perfect or to not do it at all. Unlike Android phones (who just want something to brag about) and, on an unrelated note, Microsoft (laptops and Windows OS and stuff).
Android is a great OS, agreed. It’s just not perfect. It lacks the polish of iOS, the security of iOS and the durability of iOS. Not to mention the software updates and tremendous backward compatibility of iOS. Android has it’s own bag of tricks that iOS doesn’t, and I appreciate it for that.
If Google and Apple can stay in peace and respect each other as equals, then why can’t we, the users of their products, do the same? After all, does it really matter what you think of someone else’s phone? If it does to you, all I’d say is… Get a life !