We just recently did a post on Pros and Cons of Android OS, and today we look into the same pros and cons as it pertains to any smartphone based on the Apple iOS.
No doubt the iPhone is a smartphone with a devoted following, and it’s been a huge success for Apple since it’s introduction in 2007. It remains to this day critical to the company’s success, regularly generating up to 50% or more of their overall net profits quarter-by-quarter.
The iPhone world is one of dedication, with prior users having to be pried away from their smartphones, and often-times not even willing to listen or learn about features on the Android smartphone platform that are often more state-of-the-art, and usually cost less.
Accessories for iPhones will normally cost a little more than on the Android side, and iPhones themselves will usually be priced in the $675-800 range, again on the high side for smartphones, unless you are comparing them to the best in the Android world such as the Samsung Galaxy line of smart phones.
Here is a fantastic video on 75 new features of iOS, it’s a little long, but for you iOS junkies out there, you will surely learn a few tricks and features of the latest Apple smartphone operating system.
Battery life can be a drag sometimes for iPhone users and normally an iPhone will need to be fully charged overnight to hold it’s battery life through the next day, but often will phase out in the nighttime, as compared with some Android which have larger batteries and can therefore hold a charge throughout the day more easily.
The new iPhone 7 came in last in a recent contest against the Samsung Galaxy S7, the HTC 10 and the LG G5. The research was done by Which?, which is a United Kingdom organization. According to Which?, they stated “We compared the iPhone 7’s battery life and the results were staggering,”. The results of their testing indicated that the iPhone 7 lasted about 12 hours between charges, far less than the Galaxy S7 which lasted about 24 hours, and the HTC 10 lasted about 31 hours, or 2.5 times the battery charge of the iPhone 7.
The iPhone OS is excellent when it comes to updating their operating systems and phones, a cut above what you would get with an Android based smartphone, unless you are using the Google Nexus Android smartphone.
When it comes to apps availability, you will be happy with iOS, as they do a great job with a clean and crisp look to their apps. You may find that Android apps are not quite as consistent or flow as smoothly perhaps as iOS apps. Two examples of iOS applications that flow smoothly are Dark Sky (weather) and Facebook Paper.
When it comes to backing up data, iOS does a great job with their iCloud service which basically can do a 100% backup of whatever iOS device that you are using. Android will back up your info to Google, but not exactly your application data!
Overall there are pros and cons to both iOS and Android operating systems, but in 2016 they both stand out as outstanding technological systems that surely make our lives a LOT easier than just 5-6-7 years ago. With both changing for the better, it will only improve in the coming years for all of us.