moderated Re: android vs ios.
Nowadays both Android and iOS take from each other, there are just so many good ideas these developers have and it's of course normal that if Android developers come up with an awsome idea that iOS may implement something very similar and vice versa.
I think there is very little point to bash one platform over the other just as there is no point in bashing Jaws over NVDA or the other way around or Windows over Mac OS etc.
All of these platforms and systems nowadays are mature, advanced and it's good people have choices. I personally prefer iOS and Apple has given users many options to customize the UI. In iOS 14 they are going a step further by allowing users to change their default mail client and browser so if you wanted you could set Outlook as your default mail program or use Edge or Chrome as your default browser.
Once again, this is just my opinion, but Apple's control over both hardware and software has many good sides as well, their walled garden approach makes iOS somewhat less prone to exploits, a lot fewer devices make it easier for app developers to keep up with changes and one big thing for me is how Apple supports older devices for years and years with the latest software. In the most recent WWDC keynote Apple announced that iOS 14 will still support the iPhone 6S/6S Plus and the original iPhone SE, this means phones which were released in 2015 get the newest OS released in 2020. Not including iOS 9 which came with the iPhone 6S/6S Plus this is 5 major updates and support for 6 versions of iOS if you count the original iOS 9. If somebody bought an iPhone 6S in the fall of 2015 this means by the fall of 2021 when iOS 15 comes out and when, I assume, the iPhone 6S will not be supported any more, you can use your iPhone for 6 years and have the latest OS version. Of course you won't have all the features of the last couple of versions as iPhone 6S hardware may not support some of the newer stuff, but that is still impressive and very different from the more fractured landscape of Android where carriers may not push new updates beyond the first year or two.
I have a friend in Germany who bought an iPhone 5S in 2013 and every time a new phone comes out as recently the new iPhone SE he thinks about upgrading and then he says that for what he does his iPhone 5S works so well and he like sthe smaller form factor so much that he ends up not doing it. He had the battery replaced once in that time and I think even the biggest Android fan must admit that it's impressive that you can still use an almost 7-year old device.
Of course personally I also never recommend people buy a new iPhone now as we are only 3 months and possible a bit less away from the new 2020 phones being released. If you do definitely buy the new SE (if you are looking for a budget phone) or maybe last year's iPhone 11, but given the rumours and even some of what Apple has recently confirmed with respect to the iPhone 12 this fall, I would totally hold off. For one thing if you do plan to keep your phone for years to come, the iPhone 12 series phones will have 5G support which will be rolling out over the next couple of years and it would seem that Apple will actually drop the price by $50 as well as include a 20 Watt fast charger and Lightning to USB-C cable, another $50 value unless the iPhone 12 of course switches from Lightning to USB-C in the frist place.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:33 AM
Subject: Re: android vs ios.
I use both an Android phone with Talkback and an iPhone with voice over! It was just as hard to learn Voiceover as it was to learn Talkback. Also Android 11, which will come out in the fall, will have a lot of the same multi-finger gestures as Voiceover.
Android is better because you can use third party apps instead of using just what Apple will let you use. You can customize your Android phone much more, and what do you know, Ios 14 is adding the app drawer just like android. IOS 14 is taking from Android
and Google. What range of phone are you using? please join the ANATAD list. It standds for Android apps news talk and deals.
On Sat, Jun 27, 2020, 2:23 AM Patrick Murphy <murphy.patrick42@...> wrote: