6 December 2015
Apple or Android?
The rivalry between Apple and Android products in the past few years has skyrocketed. With any Oligopoly there will always be a side as to which each person leans towards; Coke or Pepsi, Google or Microsoft, Apple or Android. Even though facts can say that one is better than the other, people can always fight for a reason there opinion is better. This is the way that Android and Apple consumers have been for quite a few years now.
Although Apple may have 90% of the profits in all smartphone sales, Android has sold more products than Apple by 913 million phones this year (Zeman). But many people choose to select Android over Apple solely because of price per unit. The iPhone can range from $650 to $950 per unit whereas you can find some Androids for around $200. Androids have almost all of the same capabilities that iPhones do but they are cheaper. Therefore people choose Android just due to price per unit.
Another factor on choosing Android over Apple is the overall look. For a long period of time Apple kept their screens at 4 inches or less while Android had screens at least 5 inches. This caused the consumers to choose Android over Apple. As soon as Apple started to increase the size of their screen the demand started to raise for Apple products. Many people that used Android did convert but still not enough to make Apple dominant in sales. Another feature that caused the demand for Apple products to increase was the fingerprint sensor. No Android product can ever have a fingerprint sensor due to copyrights. (Kovach) Android soon got around this by substituting a fingerprint sensor with facial recognition and that increases the competition between companies.
Overall, people say Apple is easier to use with the ability to get apps first but Android is more cost friendly and has more gadgets. It may never be settled as to which company is better than the other but for now, consumers will just wait for the new technology to make the next smartphone better than the last.