He traded in his Android and Windows devices for iPhones and Macs a year ago, and here’s what he thinks about it now.
Switching between Android and iPhone is usually quite common, but the full shift to the Apple ecosystem is a little harder to see. And there is a user of MacRumors who decided to go from the Android and Windows combo to the iPhone and the Mac, and a year later decided to come up with an evaluation of the change that we think is very interesting.
This user, NLLV, reports always had the most powerful devices on Android and Windows, and that he is not an average user, he is an expert in technology and also uses it on a daily basis in his work.
Experience with the switch to iPhone
When switching to iPhone, this user highlights the stability of the device, which has no major flaws. And it also highlights both the cameras and the security Apple offers in terms of privacy.
The iPhone doesn’t have the best camera on the market. There are other devices with more megapixels, with 8K video and some like the Pixel have some amazing software tricks. However, the iPhone’s camera translates BIG images into every app. Signal Messenger on iPhone takes more engaging photos from the app than the Instagram app on a Samsung phone. Explain it to me.
It is a very repeated complaint. No matter how good the photos and videos taken by Android devices are, when uploaded to social networks like Instagram or TikTok, the quality is drastically reduced. In addition to that, it highlights the security transmitted by the iPhone.
If someone steals my Samsung phone, they can erase the device. Even if I blocked it with my Samsung account, I’m pretty sure I could start Android recovery and the device would be gone forever. Apple is making this very difficult. From FaceID to the account password and then to two-factor authentication, even if they have both one way or another.
Of course, Apple offers a lot of security in this regard. Even if they erase your iPhone, they will need your Apple ID password to use it. But that’s not all that stands out.
Now can the phone be tracked after power off? Yes, it makes me feel good that the device and my data are safe. Not to mention the first time iOS pops up and says “The app __ He has used your location 10 times in the past three days without your knowing it. “
The only thing you really miss on Android devices is the file system. Although it is true that the switch to cloud services greatly solves this problem.
I want to be able to save a large file to the device and then connect it as if it were a flash drive.
Experience with the switch to Mac
As for the switch to the Mac, it seems like it took too long to adapt to macOS. It is true that Windows and macOS are not very alike in your usage signature, and there is a period of adaptation to be productive.
Switching to Mac was harder than I thought. Things were working better, but I spent most of the first month trying to figure out why things were working this way. I needed to unlearn Windows 10 to use the OS properly which is good. As soon as I stopped arguing with him, I learned to love him.
Integration and ecosystem
Especially in this section it highlights two options offered by the Apple ecosystem. On the one hand we have AirDrop to quickly transfer files between all platforms. And on the other hand, the synchronization of Do Not Disturb and Focus modes, which are synchronized with all devices.
These are Apple things that made me feel good. They will keep me in their ecosystem thanks to the seamless integration of iOS, iPadOS and MacOS
These are undoubtedly very itinerant opinions which can help anyone who wants to get started in the Apple ecosystem. Once you enter, very few want to come back. It is true that not everything is perfect, but the way Apple devices work with each other is far superior to any other.
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