We don’t want to cause the internet to explode, but there are some good reasons to consider switching your allegiance.With the release of the iPhone 14, 14 Pro and the rest of the lineup, Apple has once again raised the bar in terms of what its handsets offer.
Everyone seems to have a favourite rivalry: the Beatles versus the Stones, Xbox versus PlayStation, red sports team versus blue sports team, and the competition between Android users and iOS devotees can be just as ferocious. With the release of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch 8, and AirPods Pro 2, perhaps now is a good time to (quietly) contemplate moving from your Android handset to iOS? Both OSes have their advantages and disadvantages.
There are also updated screens and improved cameras, and the Pro and Pro Max phones get the new A16 Bionic processor. There’s also satellite-enabled communications, which at the moment only the Huawei Mate 50 offers amongst Android devices (that’s without getting into the restricted services Huawei devices offer). These are flagship devices that have been enhanced significantly, and certainly offer some compelling reasons for switching from Android.
On the Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple has finally done away with the notch. This has been replaced by the Dynamic Island, with the punch-hole camera aperture now changing size and shape depending on what notifications you receive. It’s a brilliant idea that no Android device currently offers.
One of the reason’s why Apple’s system works so well is because Apple has designed everything to be that way. With the vast array of Android devices, it just isn’t as easy to make everything play nicely together. Which brings us neatly to point number two.Two other major announcements at Apple’s latest event were the newest versions of the Apple Watch – the Apple Watch 8 and the Apple Watch Ultra – and the AirPods Pro 2.
If you already own other Apple devices, such as a Mac or an iPad, it’s much easier to intergrate an iPhone with those devices than trying to get an Android device to communicate with them.With tools and services such as iMessage, AirDrop, FaceTime and iCloud, you can switch from one device to the other and have more or less instant access to whatever you were doing on the other device. It just works, in a way that Android’s ecosystem really to match.
The Apple Watch has made a big impact on the smartwatch market over the last few years, with an estimated 30% market share in 2021(opens in new tab). It’s widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, smartwatches on the market – but the Apple Watch will only work with an iPhone, so if you want an Apple Watch, you’ll need an iPhone to go with it.
The Apple Watch Series 8 brings some new features to Apple Watch such as temperature sensing – which can be particularly beneficial for tracking women’s menstrual cycles – crash detection, and new fitness features.The Apple Watch Ultra brings even more to the party: it’s designed for extreme sports, including scuba diving, and it even includes an 86-decibel siren, if you’re alone on the trail and need to attract help.
Apple’s AirPods are compatible with Android devices, but they don’t have the same seamless integration as they do with iPhone. With an iPhone, you simply open the case, and it will automatically pair your AirPods or Beats headphones to your phone. And once you’ve connected them to one device, they’ll automatically pair to other devices that share your Apple ID.If you pair AirPods with an Android device, you also miss out on other nifty features such as ear detection, battery checking and Siri functionality.