Earlier this week, we told you about an Android fan who went running back to Google after spending just two weeks with an iPhone. Both platforms are very mature and capable at this point, but sometimes it’s hard to give up an operating system you’ve grown accustomed to in favor of something new and different.
Of course, there are also plenty of times when a user jumps from one platform to the other and loves the new software so much, he wonders how he ever went so long without switching.
While pundits continued to argue over whether or not Apple was too late in launching the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with larger displays, Apple was busy smashing its iPhone sales record in the holiday quarter last year. In fact, Apple would go on to record the most profitable quarter any company has ever managed.
Clearly, Apple wasn’t too late.
A large portion of Apple’s iPhone sales over the past eight months have been made to former Android users. Now that there are finally iPhones with larger displays — and even a phablet-sized iPhone — people who had previously jumped ship could move back to iOS, and people who never tried an iPhone because of the display size limitation no longer had that barrier standing in the way.
But a larger display is hardly the iPhone 6’s only attraction.
Reddit user Sheehan7 recently took to the site with a brief post regarding his switch from Android phones to the iPhone 6. He describes himself as an “Android-only” user in the past, but he has now been using an iPhone for two months after his last Android phone malfunctioned.
How does he describe the move? It’s the “best decision I have ever made,” he wrote.
“I went with the 16GB iPhone 6 and over the past 2 months I have fallen in love,” Sheehan7 said in his post. “The operating system is just so [fluid] and reliable and the designs are sleek (I REALLY love the menu when in a call, the cool transparent background with the circular buttons really gives it a modern tech look). I never even thought I would use Siri but I haven’t actually dialed a number in a month I just tell her who I want to call or even sometimes text it’s so cool!”
As far as Android has come in recent years, the platform still can’t match the fluidity afforded by iOS on Apple’s iPhones. And while Material Design is a huge improvement for Google’s mobile OS, the varying experiences afforded by third-party developers and even Google’s Android vendor partners leaves the platform trailing Apple in terms of simplicity and design. In fact, this particular Redditor says he has “literally no complaints at all,” even after testing his parents’ new Galaxy S6.
The full post is an interesting read, and it’s linked below in our source section.