I had to write this piece to explain why I think the iPhone does not deserve some of the criticism it gets. Critics of the iPhone easily miss how it has had a 64-bit chip and apps (you know what that means regardless of a 1GB RAM) since last year and HTC etc are still working on one, it has a 256K AES Touch ID that authorises transactions, it was in 2010 that iPhone introduced the PPI craze at 326 and now everyone is talking about it just because other manufacturers have added a 100 more or so to attract the specs crowd. Most embarrassing is when people talk about megapixels, they clearly have no knowledge of photography, sensors, f-stops, a lens gyroscope that compensates for movement!? white balance and post processing etc nor do they know what it takes to capture 240 fps video. Also they forget that iOS is immune to almost all forms of malware out there while Android is not. This article says 97% of Malware is for Android and prone too. Oh, and fragmentation?
People also talk about NFC that was already prevalent in other phones but they fail to see that no retailers locally or globally actually took it up to go mainstream or even made it materialise. With Apple Pay, we can already see that PayPal is concerned and big retailers are willing to give it a shot. History suggests that Apple has always struck deals that the commercial world couldn’t resist and the solutions have always been more efficient than any other competitor this circles back to the reason why Apple will succeed, again.
Apple has always insisted they don’t want to do things first but, do the best. They have always given the best solutions. Any rational user would easily agree that the iPhone/ iOS performs more smoothly than any other phone/ Mobile OS. This is because of the way it is designed, and how the third party apps are authorised and allowed to be installed. The only apps allowed in are the ones that will work well in conjunction with the whole ecosystem and the other apps they allow. How much thought is that? And coming to industrial design, Jony Ive’s frequent or consistent awards speak for themselves.
This piece is not to assert iOS is the best OS or iPhone is the best one out there but why it doesn’t deserve the criticism. This has been a very well misunderstood device too. Android has reached many a hands and if they had all the security features of iOS and no fragmentation, they may be equally complete.