By: Sunint B.
Many students, as young people, are into technology and love to have the latest devices. Two of the biggest known systems are Apple and Samsung, and their programs, iOS and Anroid.
I find that iOS is preferred amongst the adult population, above the age of 30. The reason for this is because of its simplicity. While it may not have the capabilities or the ability to do everything that Android can do, it still gets the job done, whether that being texting or calling. The simplistic function of being able to download apps and then just having to tap their icon on the screen makes iOS easy to use. You can also easily transition to iOS if you were previously using a phone with a different operating system. One major downside is that if you want iOS, you have to get an Apple gadget that costs a few hundred dollars, which puts a huge restriction on your options when choosing what phone to get. IPhones are really expensive, and many people don’t see the point in getting a new one each time Apple releases a new model.
Personally, I find Android better, and the primary reason for that is that you can do significantly more with it. In iOS, you are limited to what is available on the App Store, while in Android there are extensively larger possibilities. This also comes with a lot of complexity. Many people, especially those who are older and may not be so familiar with today’s modern technology, feel that the difficulty faced when using Android makes them lean towards iOS (because of its simplicity) and the fact that they don’t need to utilize the majority of the features in iOS. The devices that utilize Android are also built to be able to utilize and take advantage of all the factors and capabilities. Furthermore, since a lot of different types of phones utilize Android, you have a wide variety of options to choose from. This is especially important if you don’t want to spend a few hundred dollars on a phone. Overall while both operating systems are good, Android is better for the tech savvy or a teen, while Apple is better for the consumer wanting simplicity.