That’s the question…?
There is a common misconception when talk about the “battle” of iPhone vs. Android, often it is thought as which one looks better, have better functionalities and so forth. However, the main debate over the two products is not about the products themselves but more to do with the software each of them possesses. This is better known as a close or open system. Therefore the angle has shifted to the preference of comfort or freedom.
Now if you are an Apple user, you’re living in the constructs of a walled garden. Apple’s software works on a closed platform whereby no one is able to copy or reconstruct their operating system, meaning Apple maintains control over the platform, and it’s content and the user.
This is a direct contrast to the Android operating systems as they work on an open platform, whereby the use has the freedom to change and modify its operating system. Google have expanded this open system by introducing Google Play and other unofficial app markets where users can create their own apps and place them on these services. This allows for Google to have virtually no control over the platform, it’s content and the users.
I for one am an Apple user and like the comfort of it’s services, it allows for efficiency and connectivity among my other Apple devices, which makes my life a whole lot easier. Now I’m not disputing Android’s capabilities, perhaps if I knew how to work the system then I would prefer the freedom to create and produce content, but for my purposes this is not needed.
Therefore the questions remains do you prefer the comfort of Apple and it’s walled garden or the freedom on Google Android systems?
Let me know you thoughts below!