One thing I’ve noticed over the last five or seven years of being a tech writer is that those on the Android side of the fence tend to be louder when the phones aren’t “right.”
Take the Pixel 6 for example, as the first true “Google phone” it’s been riddled with bugs for months. Some of these were quick fixes, but the laundry list of issues Google had to address left some Pixel fans with no choice but to switch to another OEM entirely.
I’ve also noticed that it’s more unusual for Apple to release a new iPhone is required update to work one day only. The iPhone 14 the series just launched and as soon as I unboxed my iPhone 14 Pro Max I was prompted to install iOS 16.0.1. Adding to the mix is the failure of the eSIM as Apple decided to screw everyone in the US by ditching the physical SIM altogether.
Flip the script
Weird launch errors and Apple’s (probably impossible) conversion to an MVNO aren’t the only problems with its hardware. iPhone 14 is lived. Recently, it appears that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have some kind of combination of software and hardware flaw that causes the main 48MP camera to shake uncontrollably. At first, it was said to be limited to some third-party apps like Snapchat and Instagram. But in one case, the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera failed to focus even when using the iOS Camera app. (Apple has since released iOS 16.0.2 to address this issue.)
But what if Samsung makes similar celebrations? Not just an announcement Phone with eSIM only, we also experience the same negative reaction that we see. There are still some users tweeting about not being able to continue with the carrier or MVNO they have been using for years. All because eSIM support is not as widespread as you might think.
Or Motorola or even imagine nothing Apple released a new phone with an exorbitant price tag only to see the same kind of problems as its latest iPhone. There will be plenty of editorials wondering if this is the end, complete with memes and jokes about how Samsung will gain more market share, while comparing these companies to LG.
Samsung knew this very well and was smart when they launched the $1800 Galaxy Z Fold 3. Samsung initially didn’t support eSIM out of the box on some carriers for the better part of a year. If you were specifically going to use an eSIM, it would have been a bit inconvenient that year, but it didn’t really matter because you still had the physical SIM to rely on as a safety net.
Does Apple really buy tickets?
Like a non-stop beater”ecosystem” drum may help explain why we don’t hear much when it comes to these issues. No, this is not a “you’ve got it wrong” argument. This is because if you have a problem with your iPhone, there are Apple Stores that can diagnose and exchange it. No Apple Store near you? Best Buy also serves as an Apple Authorized Repair Program partner and likely has one near you.
On the Android side of things, it’s nowhere near the same. There are very few brick-and-mortar Samsung stores. There are only two physical Google Store locations. Instead, these companies force you to rely on their support, which can be a mixed bag in itself, or hope that there is an authorized repair shop. UBreakiFix, nearby. But you don’t know you have that choice, and I’m not talking to him you specifically, more public speaking instead.
Yes, I think Apple is getting permission to release a new phone with software and possibly hardware flaws. It’s also completely ridiculous that one of the world’s richest companies can’t seem to deliver on its software promises. This is a little hint of a delayed release iPadOS 16whom Stage manager it’s a jumbled mess that should never have been announced and probably shouldn’t be released until next year.
Rage or sit on the fence?
My line may be for Android Central, but I’m more of a fence sitter than I’ve ever been if there’s anything you’re taking away from my time here. Just because of the ecosystem, I definitely still recommend Apple. It’s not the cameras or iMessage lock. These are just the tools I use to get live work to better serve my needs on iOS and macOS.
Android and iOS serve different roles and different purposes, but they’re still smartphones that do (basically) the same thing. using best android phones It lets me do things I don’t want my iPhone to do. Having a phone folding screen continues to blow my mind, allowing me to have a portable emulation station with me wherever I go. If something happens and I need to help our great news team, but I’m not at my desk, I can open my phone and get to work.
It’s actually a bit surprising to see the general response to the increasing problems with the iPhone 14 series phones. I haven’t had any of the problems others have, but that doesn’t change my position one bit.
Apple is damaging its reputation and it’s only a matter of time before we see Tim Cook announce an impromptu press conference to tell everyone they’ve been using their phones wrong. This probably won’t happen, as this will be a press release that will be edited over 100 times before being published in the Apple Newsroom.
The result is: If this is not appropriate Pixel 6 Why does the iPhone 14 frenzy feel more like a dull rumble than a full-on crusade to face problems for most of the first year after release? Who knows.