I’m an Android fanboy, and after using iOS for a few months, here’s what I feel!
My background –
I’ve been using Android devices for a while now. I love the customisation that comes with it. I rooting, installing custom ROM’s and playing around with my devices (Rooting is like Jailbreaking, but for Android and Custom ROM’s are clean, stock versions of Android that you can install onto your phone to make it faster and get rid of bloat and crappy manufacturer Ui’s.)
I kinda got board of Android and adventurous me gave in to constant pushing from family and friends. Before I shelled out $$$ on an iPhone, I thought I’d buy a cheap 6th Gen iPad to try iOS out. At first, I thought I’d miss out on a lot of customisation, but boy, am I impressed!
First, I’m going to start off with what I love about iOS. I honesty thought it was going to be a bit slow as the 6th Gen has just 2 Gigs of Ram and a 3 year old A10. Surprisingly enough, it was BLAZING fast! iOS was running like a clockwork on this (comparatively) cheap and older device!
As for the interface while I like Google’s material design, this was like a fresh coat of paint. I love iOS ‘s beautiful blur effects. Best of all- the animations. iOS is so freaking fluid! I kept opening and closing settings for like 5 mins! That app closing effect looks really cool. I also love the swipe right for back gesture. Speaking of gestures, this imo is the best thing about iOS. Every thing is so fluid and into intuitive! Apples attention to detail is just amazing. Overall, I’m pretty darn impressed by ?’s awesome optimism and fluidity. Most of my apps worked the same, too.
As for the cons, there are a few major ones that were pretty irritating.
Firstly, WHY THE F*** can’t apps download stuff in the background? If I need to download some YouTube videos, the app needs to be open?
Also, while I like the default keyboards swipe down for numbers, it has no swipe support and the predictive text just SUCKS. I know, there’s Gboard and Swiftkey, but…
Don’t get me started on that f*ing volume hud!
I’m writing this from my iPad. Honestly, I think I’ll buy an iPhone! Except for those few idiotic cons (They can be fixed in an update), iOS is just amazing. Anything I’m missing out on? Any tips for me?