Apple to Android users: "Life is easier on iPhone"

Apple to Android users: "Life is easier on iPhone"
Apple recently updated some parts of its official website, which now includes a section dedicated to Android users who may want to switch to iOS. 

On its new Switch web page - accessible via the source link below - Apple is trying to attract Android users by mentioning that "Life is easier on iPhone. And that starts as soon as you turn it on."

By scrolling down the page, you'll discover several reasons why Apple thinks that switching to an iPhone is a good idea - starting with the fact that transferring your data (after downloading the dedicated Move to iOS app from Google Play) is easy as a breeze. To be fair, it's also quite easy to make the switch the other way around, and transfer data from an iPhone to an Android phone, so we can't really say Apple has a huge advantage here.

What Apple can - and does - brag about is the fact that iPhones are very fast (thanks to their custom-designed chipsets), they feature great cameras, offer enhanced privacy and security, and, overall, iOS is intuitive and simple to use.

Apple doesn't say you should switch to a particular iPhone. At the bottom of its Switch page, the company is presenting all iPhone models currently available to buy: iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE. Also included is some information on how you can get up to $260 in credit towards purchasing an iPhone if you're trading in your old handset.

To mark the release of the new Switch web page, Apple uploaded a series of short videos that underline the easiness of ditching your Android handset for an iPhone. You can watch all the videos in the slideshow below. 

So, uhm, is anyone here planning to switch to an iPhone anytime soon?

source: Apple via MacRumors



134. scarecrowsyn

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I was an iPhone user, but I grew to hate Apple (well, Steve Jobs) for withholding new features on older phones and lying to users about what was and was not possible (e.g. multitasking on a 3G worked on a jailbroken phone, but Jobs said the phone "couldn't" do it). I went to Android and found that it was a poor platform at first, but now I'm probably an Android lifer. I still recommend iPhones to people who want exactly what Apple provides. I recommend Android phones to people who want choice in how their phone behaves. There's room for education and discussion here. Almost every post in this thread contains unfounded, extremist claims or gross exaggeration.

126. Skizzo

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Generally speaking, and nothing against Apple specifically, but people that are susceptible to marketing and "trendy" things tend to prefer iPhones. Hence a lot of young people have iPhones because a lot of their friends do, or favorite celebrities do, and so on. The same people that would buy Beats headphones, Coach purses, Yeezy Boost sneakers, UG boots, or whatever the masses dictate as the trendy thing. The same reason that most non techie people only know of Samsung as the "non iPhone" alternative. Marketing. The companies that do it best, tend to have a big share of the market pie, so in that sense, you've gotta hand it to Apple. Also, they ARE simpler than Android, for the most part, which is why most older people and non techies will use an iPhone. That is not to say that an iPhone isn't a capable piece of tech (the A10 is amazing), but Andriod is much more capable and open, which is why I personally choose an Android phone as my daily driver every time.

130. mrochester

Posts: 1048; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Why do you care whether it's open or not? What do you even mean by open?

131. Skizzo

Posts: 453; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Apple is a very closed ecosystem, as in, you can only do things that Apple deems you should do with their pbone. Android on the other hand is much more open in terms of the amount of control that the end user has. Let me put it to you like this. Say i have an MP3 file, or a whole album on my phone that a friend is really enjoying. Now with two android phones, i can just send my friend the file(s) in question directly to his or her phone, via NFC transfer, or blutooth, or any number of ways, right then and there, while I'm doing something else as well. My iPhone friend would be out of luck. What about custom roms that increase the performance of my phone in the way that i need? Or without getting into the more complicated aspect of tweaking the OS, even just a simple custom launcher that changes the entire esthetic of my OS and gives me the tools to customize it to my hearts content with little to no restrictions. Apple won't let you do that. What about data sharing between phone and computer? An Android phone acts essentially like an external HDD when plugged in, letting you drag and drop, plug and play directly, create and delete folders as you wish, put any and every file on your device, like any other computer would. Apple has iTunes as a mediator of what you can and can't do with your phone, and most things have to get synced through it.

125. iank133

Posts: 1; Member since: May 23, 2017

What is wrong with Apple! Everybody knows that nobody buys an iPhone unless they don't care about the specs! The only reason anyone uses an iPhone and not an android is because they haven't ever used one. Sorry Apple, you aren't convincing anybody except the morons!

124. scarecrowsyn

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I used to be an iPhone user. The iPhone is excellent at what it does, but only the way Apple wants it to work. If you don't fit the mold of their ideal user, you have no options. For example, as an Android user I can drag and drop files or download audio files from any online source easily, but with an iPhone you are forced to use iTunes for all that. I switched to Android and am 100% happier for it. Android is only as complicated as you want it to be. Some people are simply overwhelmed by choice, and find that Android is "too complicated" because they have more options re: how to use it.

120. Valdomero

Posts: 707; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I've had several non Apple branded phones over the years, if you see my profile, I've had a Nokia, a couple Blackberry phones, and several Android phones. I have an iPad 2 as a gift, but I rarely use that thing. My current phone is an iPhone 6 because my beloved Nexus 5x died on me. I was spoiled with my Nexus, I was able to use swipe commands with Nova Launcher, get all the info I needed right in the homescreen with Zooper Widget and Automated tasks like muting the phone in workdays thanks to MacroDroid. It really hurt when the phone suddenly stopped working. Since I bought it online from ebay, there's nothing I could do... Then my gf asked me to see if I would like to buy an iPhone, I thought about it very badly. Buy in the end I said "Why not?" and I got the cheapest iPhone I could get from my carrier, I didn't wanted to spend a lot of cash on a phone I'm not used to. It's been a week since I've had the phone I have to say that it's a pretty decent phone, sure I miss the lots of stuff my Nexus did. But to be honest, ios is not that bad, very limited and plain but it does the job.

117. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I was at a party last month and there was this speaker set, someone shouted out "Any one have an audio adaptor" Life is easier with no music LMAO

116. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

I would say that iPhones are simple to use because it usually does not have experimental or a ton of features. It just works. While Android phones usually have tons of features, and some questionable ones (like Air View).

114. whatev

Posts: 2459; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

These videos are so accurate :)

110. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

WTH ! The people who prefers iOS over Android are similar to those who prefers monkeys over gazelles ..

119. jellmoo

Posts: 2697; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I... That is... What? What kind of bizarre analogy is that?!?

109. Dexter69

Posts: 1; Member since: May 23, 2017

iPhone has been outdated for a long time. Android phones has been always been first at new features and technology. Sony started the water and dust proof phone. Samsung started the edged screen. All Android phones can be expanded to a much more bigger storage with the use of memory cards. Samsung used OLED screen which iPhone is now using. Sony started the phone that lasted for 2 days. LG came up with smartphones that has interchangeable accessories. Samsung also started the fingerprint scanner. There's a lot of things iPhone can't do, so, maybe it ls simple but not easier. It may be fast because it lacks features that Android has. And it's expensive, and it's not easy to pay an expensive phone that has less of what you should pay for.

122. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Htc the first with dual cameras and metal unibody. The only inovation that apple had come with is the 3d touch

129. mrochester

Posts: 1048; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

When I am buying a phone and paying a lot of money for it, I expect a product that: A - meets all of my needs (iPhone, check) B - Is a pleasure to use because it is well thought out, and links in with my other devices like my laptop and tablet (iPhone, check) C - I can afford (iPhone, check) D - Has excellent support and service from the manufacturer (iPhone, check) E - Has an operating system from a company that doesn't engage in predatory, anti-competitive practices (iPhone, check) F - Has an operating system from a company who doesn't have a vested interest in selling advertising and aggregated user data (iPhone, check). Android based devices fail those requirements.

104. mrochester

Posts: 1048; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I agree that life is easier on the iPhone. Android always feels like a half baked experience to me. And the fact that using Android supports an anti-competitive company like Google, it's very easy decision to avoid supporting them.

107. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"And the fact that using Android supports an anti-competitive company like Google,it's very easy decision to avoid supporting them." That's funny, as Apple is notorious of anti-competitive practices... The latest saga being with Qualcomm. So, by your logic, using iOS is also an supporting anti-competitive company which Apple is.

128. mrochester

Posts: 1048; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

How is Qualcomm being anti-competitive demonstrative of Apple being anti-competitive?

98. cocoy

Posts: 467; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Life is complicated with Iphone. That's what i can say.

93. Izzat

Posts: 12; Member since: May 16, 2012

what about game achievements.. can i port my game trophy from android to iphone...

89. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ha ha ha apple is now trying to patent comedy....

88. Raito

Posts: 82; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

A new battleground for Androidiots vs Sheeple,nice! #grabpopcorn

87. Raito

Posts: 82; Member since: Aug 15, 2014


86. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Apple was triggered when they saw "2 Billions" in google i/o

73. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

As a user who switched from over half a decade of iOS to Android, I can safely say life is stupidly frustrating on iPhone without jailbreak. With jailbreak, well, might as well go Android instead of worrying about that cat and mouse game...

68. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Damage control for an iPhone 7s instead of an iPhone 8 probably. I can't wait until September.

67. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Your brain is also dumber as an iOS user

72. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

It's ironic that you're calling me dumb as reading your sentence suggests that you're not too switched on either ;)

63. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

My personal experience is that Android is easier to use as that's what I'm used to. iOS is frustrating as. And the lack of a back button on the iPhone is annoying as hell.

57. rsiders

Posts: 2066; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Life is more boring on iOS. If that's what they're going for then yes. Not one mobile iOS device has expandable storage. Apple can keep that.

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