Sunday, October 25

Advantages and Disadvantages of iOS Phones

iPhone Operating System commonly known as iOS is a popular mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the second most popular mobile platform after the android operating system. An iOS device is an electronic device that runs on iOS software. Apart from smartphones, iOS has registered its presence in the iPad, iPod, and iPhone. Historically, Apple releases a new iOS version every year to make it more compatible and user friendly for the consumers.

While looking for smartphones we usually come across two types of mobile phones; android devices and iOS devices. There are chances that you will end up choosing between these two types of operating systems. Thus, before you reach any conclusion or make a purchase, you should be aware of the pros and cons of iOS smartphones.

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Advantages of iOS devices

Easy Interface

IOS devices feel very simple to use and are compatible. The iPhone ensures all apps and functions are performing the way Apple intended them to perform, which allows for very simple user experience. Often, users consider this to be one of the iPhones best features. Also, iOS devices are consistent, unlike android devices. As they are manufactured by the same company, there is no significant change in its Interface or design.

Accessibility

Apple provides its consumers with special features or accessibility options which makes their experience more friendly and better. There are many Low-vision users, as well as users with less accurate motor function. These people tend to love the iPhones wide variety of accessibility features. For example, a blind film critic, Tommy Edison, has created a YouTube video that demonstrates how immensely useful some of the iPhones accessibility features have been for him.

Security

iOS devices are considered more safe and secure. There are hardly any cases of security breaches on this operating system. As the iPhone restricts the use of third party websites or apps to download other apps, there are fewer chances of viruses attacking your devices and corrupting and stealing important information.

Picture Quality

There is no doubt in this fact that no one can beat iPhones when it comes to the quality of the camera. The megapixels of an iPhone camera is just numbers coz the iPhone definitely outdoes your expectation for the specified megapixels. Other phones usually saturate the colors in the name of enhancement while the iPhone presents your image as true as possible.

Ecosystem

This is such an awesome thing. Everything is everywhere on every one of your devices. Did you start a document on your iPhone? Just click on the icon in your dock on your MacBook and BOOM, you’re now on the same document in the same place. Have a tab open on your iPad? Just click on iCloud tabs and it will show you all your tabs on all your devices. Have some photos or an app or a webpage to transfer to another device? Just turn on Bluetooth and click on the icon and bam, all the selecting things are transferred wirelessly and hassle-free. There are many more things you can do too.iOS

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Disadvantages of iOS devices

Price

Apparently one of the biggest disadvantages of iOS that is not letting it outshine the android operating system is its high price. iOS devices are very costly and their purchase can cause a big dent in your pocket. This is the reason, it is not very popular in the economically weaker section of the society.

No customization

I mean there is literally no customization. The only thing you can ever do is change your wallpaper. On Android, you can change everything, and I mean everything. The app logo, the app name, the folder logo, and you get a file system if you ever need that. You can also flash custom ROMs if you’re into that.

Storage

You can’t expand the memory of your iOS devices. You have to live with the memory you got while purchasing the phone. If you have a low storage capacity in your iPhone and you wish to increase it, then the only way available is to change the device. iPhones with higher capacity are expensive and there is no way to increase your iPhones memory.

Battery Backup

iPhones have a very small in-built battery size and we don’t find Apple chargers very often. We usually run out of battery and without a common charger, things become even more difficult to use this phone. The only disadvantage I see in iPhones is their charger, which isn’t universal like more than 83% of the world’s phones have.

At last, we can conclude that in the end, it boils down on what you look for in a Smartphone. If you are looking for a reliable phone which does not let you down in your important day to day activities then iPhone is for you. If you are looking to invest in a smartphone thinking to use for another 3–4 years, yes you better spend that money on an iPhone. However, if you want to do cool stuff with your smartphone like sharing music/films/videos with your friends, or having a customized UI to match your style, then this phone is not for you. Like every other thing, iOS devices have their own merits and drawbacks and you have to make a choice regarding which features are more important for you while using a smartphone.

PROS CONS

Easy Interface

Price

Accessibility

No customization

Security

Storage

Picture Quality

Battery Backup

Ecosystem