These are some of the Apple iPhone features that Android users wish they had

What iPhone features would Android users like to have? A recent post on Reddit revealed that iMessage, the mute switch, and compatibility with other Apple products are some of the things that turn Android users green with jealousy.
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21. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

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25. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Android has nothing i wish for. I love my iPhone and it works just fine. The added features are just bonus and not a big deal. The premium design of an iphone is the thing i love most, which I can tell the same to the other apple products especially macs.

92. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is America. You have the right to settle.

26. phljcnth

Posts: 549; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

As a loyal Samsung user, I still find some iPhone features that I wish my Samsung phone had; like the Taptic Engine, seamless transitions/animations, neater-looking icon shape (not sure if Apple patented this), and better app support for tablets and wearables.

32. kennybenny

Posts: 195; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

One thing is the long software update support, wish more manufacturers extended software update support by a year....... Look, I know Apple slows down their phones but I think most flagship Android phones should get at least 3 years support. Like I think the S7 should get Pie...... It's not feasible to spend 100s of dollars every 2 years to chase after the latest version of Android anymore.

68. Leo_MC

Posts: 6410; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Apple DOES NOT slow down the phones; there are numerous independent test that debunked that belief.

80. Vancetastic

Posts: 751; Member since: May 17, 2017

They do if the battery degrades enough. The threat of a lawsuit gave us a toggle, at least.

82. koioz

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

They do and they admitted it. Reducing the max cpu frequency = slowing down the phone. You know it if you have common sense.

84. Leo_MC

Posts: 6410; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

When has Apple reduced the max cpu frequency? I can only see an increase since iPhone 4.

93. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They admitted they do, when the battery starts to degrade.

104. Leo_MC

Posts: 6410; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Put your Android phone in battery saver mode and you'll get the same result; the same thing happens when your laptop's battery dosn't have enough power. Look at a flashlight: what happens with the intensity of the light when the batteries are weak?

116. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Except you weren't putting your iPhone in battery saver mode. You were just seeing it slow down without knowing why. But that's all beside the point. You said Apple didn't slow phones down. They did. They admitted they did. You were wrong.

132. Leo_MC

Posts: 6410; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

No, you weren’t, the chip was (just like Intel processors do for your laptop and snapdragon socs do when the batteries of the devices don’t have enough power). You can also say that Apple is slowing down the phone when you keep it in the sun for a few hours... Apple did nothing but to obey the laws of physics... the only thing that Apple did wrong was to keep its mouth shut about the reasons.

145. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Good lord, you've got your head so deep in the RDF that you can't perceive reality at all. It was coded into iOS to limit the cpu max frequency when the battery charging capacity dropped to a certain level. They admitted it, and gave an option to disable after. Your last name isn't Trump, is it? Because you've got good skill at ignoring the truth.

152. Leo_MC

Posts: 6410; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"when the battery charging capacity dropped to a certain level" You single handed wrote that Apple haven't been slowing down the iPhone. That was (and still is) a safety measure.

157. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They. Admitted. It. It doesn't matter how you try to spin it, Apple said they did it. Not me, Apple. I single handedly proved you have the reading comprehension of a kindergartener.

160. Leo_MC

Posts: 6410; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

“Apple admitted that their products respect the laws of physics”

161. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, Apple admitted they were intentionally slowing down iPhones that had older batteries. Had zero to do with the "laws of physics" you keep quoting but don't understand. They did it so their cheap batteries, which degraded faster than others, would last longer. (Also because a slow phone could drive new sales). Their phones didn't need to run slower, hence the option Apple added to disable it after they were caught. You lost. You were wrong from the first sentence you posted.

163. Leo_MC

Posts: 6410; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"had older batteries" Those iPhones had BAD batteries (the phones performed just as good when they were connected to a power source); when this happens, a chip can do 2 things: draw the same amount of power and deplete the battery faster or decrease the frequency and give the user the same usage time with a bad battery; Apple, just like Intel, did the second. Did Apple kept this info in order for its users to buy new phones? I don't know, probably - and it was a bad thing to do - but everybody should know (or learn) that stupidity and/or ignorance costs money. It's like blaming the sugar industry because your body became fat - "I didn't know that sugar makes me fat, the sugar industry is so bad", "well, tough luck, chubby mofo, you SHOULD have known; that's simple biology: you eat sugar, your ass gets fat!".

164. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Talk to Apple about it. It was their cheap batteries that caused it. They admitted that they coded iOS to slow the cpu down when the battery charging capacity dropped below a certain level. They said themselves they did it. You can retroactively change that fact. You can edit history. If happened, and you are wrong. Period. End of story.

111. Vancetastic

Posts: 751; Member since: May 17, 2017

It’s pointless to try to have a discussion with Leo. Just pat him on the head, and reassure him that iOS is just the bestest!

165. tedkord

Posts: 17099; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tell me about it. It's like arguing with a 4 year old with his fingers in his ears shouting, "I CAN'T HEAR YOU! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!" Or, like arguing with Donald Trump.

33. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

There wasn't one thing listed here that I find myself longing for.

36. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Iisten Alanpple your a biased right, probably paid by Apple, I have iPhones and Notes the difference is in the user. If mass likes one thing we won't go with the Mass. Not sure why people always to fight about their brand like they own them like they pay them. Alanpple has the Rights because he gets paid by Apple

40. htcisthebest

Posts: 433; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

They should totally do another article called 'These are some of the Android features that iPhone users wish they had', and I bet the wish list would be a lot longer.

46. Vokilam

Posts: 1035; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

There are way too many android phones with their own set of features. You’d have to make an article per every fork or modified version of android. Otherwise to make that argument valid - an android user needs to carry at least 5 to 10 android phones

53. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

No doubt.. Like the fact you can customize it how you want.. your not stuck with a GUI from 2004. As someone forced to use a iPhone for work and having a Droid I have used for years, and havivng started on WindowsMobile ( Then Windows Phone ) I find NOTHING on iPhone that is unique.. other than they force you to do it thier way, and thier way sucks..

42. Venom

Posts: 3017; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't really care for anything off the iphone. If I did, I would just get an iPhone. About the only thing I would care about is the seemless back up and restore and the ability to migrate that data to any iDevice but Samsung has something just like that with the Galaxy phones. P. S. Time to get that ball rolling Google.

49. ztkells

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I would say there is only one thing I ALWAYS miss going between the two. Being able to swipe right from the left side to go back to previous screen. Miss that every time when I go back to my android from iPhone as I find myself trying to do that as it’s automatic for me.

51. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

I miss having a button to see all the apps that are open, and a home button thats responsive, and a mail app that is worth a ****, and.. and.. I can't think of a single thing about the iPhone that is good. I don't get why anyone likes them.. At least anyone that was introduced to somethign other than a iPhone first. I swear the only ones that like iPhone never used anything else.

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