Apple V Android

Megan Casey and Danny Kummer

Megan: Apple was the company that first started off the app store revolution for smartphone devices. As a result of this head start, Apple’s app store is a lot bigger than the Android app store with over 1.2 million apps. While Android’s app store is rapidly growing and catching up to the Apple’s app store, Apple may still have the advantage for it has a lot more of the bigger names.

Danny: Android, a sadly overshadowed brand by the Apple corporate giants, generally has lower prices and much smaller lines on release dates. Android seems to be forgotten in all the hype. Rabid, almost cult-like fans of Apple seem to always be willing to camp out overnight at the Apple Store in order to get the next new release.

Megan: While the more recent builds of Android have become a lot more stable and reliable, they still don’t match iOS 8 or previous iPhone firmwares. It very rarely crashes or freezes up, and it’s just straightforward. When it comes to media, the iPhone OS wins hands down.

Danny: On items such as the Apple Watch, color indicated how much money someone spent on it. Personally, I don’t believe that a color change means you should spend thousands more dollars on the same exact product.

Megan: I cannot think of another company that gets people lining up all over the place for hours and days just to be one of the first to get their hands on the latest release. Android does not seem to have such a large fan base. Android is more for more technological people, while the iPhone caters more to pretty much everyone.

Danny: Most recently, Apple has attempted to keep a terrorist’s phone away from the government because they thought it would be bad for business. The FBI hasn’t asked for a back door to the password system, but simply to disable the self destruct feature on one phone, however Apple still sees this as a way that they will lose money. Android, on the other hand, tends to stay away from these unethical business tactics. Android wants to have customer satisfaction, not just money.