Quick! Tell me which one you think is better? Apple or Android? You have to pick one right now!
Got an answer? Good, so ask yourself this: Why do you prefer Apple over Android? Or why do you prefer Android over Apple? What is it exactly that makes you choose this specific phone?
As for me, I honestly do not care which is better- they both serve a purpose as a platform for the public, and the choice of preference (in the end) is all up to the user’s desires.
This meme I created is a take on the famous LOTR meme, expressing the opinions, that many of the public have, over how they prefer Apple over Android and how (for lack of a better term) aggressive these arguments can get over the simple question of ‘which is better’. Many of the public agree that Apple is better, because it’s ‘innovative’ or ‘looks better’. But this is not the case- it doesn’t matter which platform is the ‘good guy’ or the ‘bad guy’, nor is it about the features of the platform either. In the end, what we should focus on is the accessibility of these products and the individual preferences of the users.
The first thing everyone notices about Apple products, is the appearance of the device- anybody talking about Apple will first mention the apps that can be downloaded or the way the device looks. In reality, not many people who possess an iPhone will be aware of the IOS operating systems and the devices limitations. Apple’s IOS system is a closed source: this means that the Apple company have complete control over the platform and content, and have a very strict set of guidelines- customisation within the public is very limited. The Apple IOS system, is also only compatible with Apple devices, unlike the Android where the flow of content spans across multiple platforms. Other limitations that Apple device itself possesses, is the limited memory space on the device and the situation of the enclosed battery.
Android, on the other hand, was created in response to this as an open platform; meaning, that the system is generative- customisation is free for control by the public! Google has no complete control over the platform, content and user, nor does it have any control over the kind of apps that can be run; unlike the IOS system, where the apps have to first be approved. Despite Apple being the more ‘user-friendly’ device and its popularity and sales being based on the look of the device, Android marketing is significantly higher than that of Apple’s due to Android’s free access and easy manipulation of its system. It is also highly popular, because of its PC-like characteristics, it’s free flow of content across multiple products (not just Android-based) and there are no restrictions (unlike iTunes) to put music onto the device.
Regardless, whether you prefer IOS or Android is strictly up to you- everything about these systems still all comes down to the user’s preference. That is all I have to say for this topic- and I’m going to end it with the age-old question that started all of this.
Which do you prefer? Apple or Android?