Can I just rant about all the Apple vs. all the other companies crap here? (+ a few words for Apple)
Over the past few years, I’ve been hearing this whole Apple vs Epic, Apple vs Fortnite, Apple vs Facebook things that only proves Apple’s superiority over Android. And I just wanted to write down some thoughts since nobody really cares unless they’re tech enthusiasts.
Starting with Android. Choosing an Android device or an Apple device comes down to what the users want. Android manufacturers like being experimental and creative, which has the downside of complete chaos and lack of uniformity, with no ecosystem. Apple, as Craig Federighi puts it in his interview with MKBHD when talking about a Weather and Calculator app on iPads, likes to do it “when (Apple) is really really good at it.”
Apple likes making things stable and make their whole products more of a seamless experience. And I just happen to prefer a reliable, stable, safe experience without any privacy concerns over:
“Hey look what we can do! We can fold our screen!”
-> Durability issues and a crease on a phone worth $2000? No thanks Samsung.
“We have a 100X zoom camera!”
-> Yea. A huge camera that literally shatters sometimes eh Samsung? If anyone needs a 100X zoom, they should probably invest in a proper camera that can do so.
“We have a phone that can last days!”
-> Energizer just trying to gather some attention here.
“We have a phone with a pop-up camera!”
-> And how long do you think that can really last, with the motors and stuff?
“120hz screen with OLED display on our Galaxy Tab S7+!”
-> Samsung, your tablet has color calibration issues. The colors aren’t even uniform across the same devices. Why did you even downgrade the smaller Tab S7 to an LCD panel?
I prefer the 5, 6 year free software updates my device has over some cool feature that either disintegrates or people just don’t use after a year or two. I want to rely on my devices, and I just want to make stuff work and happen. I want to share files seamlessly (Airdrop), check my notes and photos across all devices, receive calls and texts from whichever device I’m using, and all those features focused on User Experience that Apple users just take for granted.
As a sidenote, about Apple copying stuff from Android: Apple simply waits till the feature is ready and stable, and is proven to be useful. Shoutout to certain Android fans (Looking at you Samsung) for copying the ads, camera systems, file sharing mechanisms, removing the USB charging brick, and the list goes on and on.
But I also recognize the importance of being experimental and exploring the unknown. That’s how our devices really go to the next level, and that’s how the iPhone really started after all.
For the past few years though, it has been proven that Google really doesn’t have it under control with the whole experiment thing. Just look at apps like Snapchat or Instagram. When you post stories, you just can’t get the same quality of picture as an iPhone does, because there are just so many devices out there in the Android world. The user experience is just bad. Horrible.
And most devices are behind from all the updates from Android because the companies don’t support it. For example, Samsung’s devices update their software for up to 2 years. And they’re ONE UI takes up more than 3GB of RAM. 3GB? No wonder they need more ram on their devices.
(Also Samsung, what’s up with the Exynos bs that Korea and international phones are getting, unlike the US models that have Qualcomm’s chips? The performance is noticeably slower.)
And then there’s the thing about security.
Expandable storage? Who knows what you can plug into your phone.
For what? To blame Apple, the gold standard of mobile devices, for the phone becoming slow and unreliable within 2 years of usage?
Downloading apps from other sources?
Look man. I’d prefer to download an app from the App Store when it’s cleared by Apple.
Actually yeah. I wish USB-C on iPhones was a thing, but they’re rumored to go completely wireless within the next two years so it’ll be a dumb decision to do that. Plus there are some expensive devices that use lightning cables out there that users will not want to get rid of.
Anyways. The benefits far, by FAR, outweighs the costs of using an iPhone, and I think the whole experience makes them worth over Android.
(Unless you’re an avid, hardcore gamer)
Thanks for hearing me out. Again, it’s just a matter of preference, but sometimes it just triggers me when people blatantly say “Apple products are not worth the price.”
But Apple. Do please bring the prices of RAM upgrades on Macs down. That’s quite triggering.
Also Apple, please get rid of the butterfly keys. It sucks. It just does man. Don’t do it.
And please, PLEASE, bring force touch back to the Series 4 and 5. Bring a software update or whatever. I get you don’t want people who get the Series 6 feel left out with a newer device, but it’s a pain in the ass for people who were so used to the gestures.