Columnist examines technological quarrel
My first phone was a super basic Android phone, and since then I have sworn that I would rather die than own an iPhone because the iPhones were horrible and my terrible little Android phone was clearly far superior to anything Apple would do. never.
Eight years later, I own the iPhone 11 Pro Max and, surprisingly, I am not dead. I didn’t have to buy it against my will. I entered my operator’s store and asked for the iPhone and left happy.
So does that mean we hope we can get along with humans who have the opposite phone operating system?
Let’s see why I changed and why it took me so long to change. I liked that my Android is much more customizable. I liked my widgets, the multiple buttons and the Google app store. Most importantly, I hated iTunes and the App Store which never worked and always had to be updated.
At 21, I was jealous of all the games people could play with their friends in iMessage, which I couldn’t do. I liked the super simple operating system and layout (back then, I didn’t even use about 90% of the customization I liked before), and I liked the number of cases available for iPhones. I have had an iPhone since January and I love it.
Pullman resident Morgan Bowe said it well.
“IPhones are for the basic person who likes beautiful photos and selfies with the light selfie case … for people who are not tech geeks,” said Bowe.
Bowe said the typical Android user is a tech enthusiast with strong feelings about debates between different platforms. They like to personalize and dig deeper into the platform than the average mobile phone user.
Blake Peters, senior director of materials science and engineering, said he was a dedicated iPhone user because he had never had a problem with one of the iPhones he owned in the past.
Another student, however, said that she had explicitly left the iPhone train due to problems she had such as poor customer service from Apple.
“My phone was constantly restarting and they told me it was my fault, so I bought a replacement phone and then a little over a year later, the same thing happened produced and they blamed me again, “said Madison, a WSU graduate recently. Said Lévesque. “It just depends on what you prefer.”
Each phone has its own pros and cons that work for different people. I won’t even dive into the rabbit of Apple’s ghost software scandal. I hope we can all agree that the lack of compatibility between the two phones is horrible and fueling this feud.
At the end of the day, everyone has an argument. We can live in peace. Bowe and her husband are living proof that people can coexist with a divided opinion – Bowe swears by Apple products even if her husband will not touch them with a three-meter pole.
Blue or green text messages – we can all coexist.