1. Scott7217's Avatar
    Do you believe that Apple inspires Android to do better?

    For example, it used to be that an iPhone would have these qualities (before the introduction of this year's iPhones):

    - Smaller screen
    - No NFC
    - No water resistance
    - No external storage options, like microSD cards
    - Screen resolutions below 1080p
    - No stylus

    However, if you take the reverse of all of the above, you can probably find an Android phone that has one of more of those features. We could probably make the case that by exploring areas not covered by Apple, Android serves a market that Apple does not.

    With the advent of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we are seeing Apple respond to the market pressure put on by Android. I think this is good because it helps push Android to do more. So, while I or anyone else may not want to buy an iPhone, we can still benefit from it.

    What do you think? Does Apple's presence in the mobile market make Android better?
    TomsAndroid likes this.
    09-11-2014 04:24 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I think now it's the other way around... Android's forcing Apple to catch up! But at the same time, to keep ahead from Apple and (small laugh) Microsoft and (outright laughter) BlackBerry, Android does need to keep improving and manufacturers need to come up with far better things every time.
    Aglet, jroc and chezm like this.
    09-11-2014 04:57 PM
  3. dauut's Avatar
    I think Apple will more inspire from android because most of android features is now essential for everyone.
    someguy01234 likes this.
    09-19-2014 08:18 PM
  4. Scott7217's Avatar
    But at the same time, to keep ahead from Apple and (small laugh) Microsoft and (outright laughter) BlackBerry, Android does need to keep improving and manufacturers need to come up with far better things every time.
    I do agree that Android needs to come up with far better things. If Android only matches what Apple brings the table, I have a feeling that people will just stay with whatever they have. If you want to convince people to switch, you really need to have features that are overwhelmingly superior.
    chezm likes this.
    09-24-2014 03:31 AM
  5. jroc's Avatar
    I hope they inspire each other.

    I hope WP and BB inspires others and vice versa. Lets go back in time before the iPhone. If Palm, BB and Win Mo was more like the orig iPhone, what could Apple do that was so radically different vs how it really was in the mobile market when it launched? The orig iPhone being such a bold, risky move was the best thing about the orig iPhone. And that move spurred on others. Never in so many years have I seen such bold moves for phones: 3D, folding screen that can act as one, tablet,/laptop docks, projector built in, etc. Most of those are Android exclusives. (or exclusive currently)

    Cant say enough about Apple doing bigger screen phones and smaller tablets, improved notifications, etc.

    I hope they all inspire each other.
    09-24-2014 09:24 AM
  6. MrDoh's Avatar
    Yes, initially Apple (the first smart phone line with mass acceptance) inspired Android, and then Android surpassed Apple when Apple put out the iPhone 5. At that time, I got a Samsung Galaxy S3 instead of an iPhone 5, in so many ways the S3 was beyond the iPhone 5 functionally. After that, Android inspired Apple to play catch up with display size, keyboards, NFC, etc. So now they're about neck-and-neck again (in my opinion), it'll be interesting to see where things go from here. At this point (again, in my opinion *smile*), picking an Apple phone or Android phone is more a matter of taste. I'm curious where we'll be a couple of years downstream.
    jroc likes this.
    10-02-2014 02:46 PM
  7. iman89's Avatar
    I think Android is ahead of Apple, feature wise. There is also better hardware inside the devices at the current stage. Android has a little more freedom, since so many companies use it that it gives them the power to change the OS in their own unique way to make it different. Apple, you only have 1 choice really. The thing that Apple does have is more external hardware for its Apps when it comes to Music Production. Although that's not that huge since most people make music on their powerhouses laptops or desktops. There is alternatives to that hardware anyways.

    I am an iPhone 5 user and looking to upgrade to one of the latest Android devices.
    10-23-2014 05:49 PM
  8. chezm's Avatar
    The thing that Apple does have is more external hardware for its Apps when it comes to Music Production. Although that's not that huge since most people make music on their powerhouses laptops or desktops. There is alternatives to that hardware anyways.
    Music production is a side hobby I have been doing for over 15 years now, I have been intrigued by the offering that you mention but you speak truth...while hardware for music Apps is available, the true equipment used by live musicians is generally run through real PC/Macbooks. The only market that likely finds a benefit in those external hardware tools serviced by Apple iPhone/iPad apps are inspiring/amateur people trying to LEARN about music recording/production. So i agree with your statement.

    As far as the discussion, I do believe Apple has played catch up now for the last 2 years but believe they will now help Android push even further. If Android gets too comfortable and Apple finds ways to drive new/exciting features not available on Android, people will leave for iOS...and Android cant afford it.
    10-24-2014 02:49 PM
  9. KSAU's Avatar
    Agree
    11-07-2014 04:22 PM
  10. KSAU's Avatar
    I hope they inspire each other.

    I hope WP and BB inspires others and vice versa. Lets go back in time before the iPhone. If Palm, BB and Win Mo was more like the orig iPhone, what could Apple do that was so radically different vs how it really was in the mobile market when it launched? The orig iPhone being such a bold, risky move was the best thing about the orig iPhone. And that move spurred on others. Never in so many years have I seen such bold moves for phones: 3D, folding screen that can act as one, tablet,/laptop docks, projector built in, etc. Most of those are Android exclusives. (or exclusive currently)

    Cant say enough about Apple doing bigger screen phones and smaller tablets, improved notifications, etc.

    I hope they all inspire each other.
    Just look at the evolution of mobile devices in the last 5yrs. Imagine whats in the pipeline
    jroc likes this.
    11-07-2014 04:23 PM
  11. KSAU's Avatar
    I think Apple will more inspire from android because most of android features is now essential for everyone.
    Appealing to the masses now
    11-07-2014 04:23 PM
  12. evertm's Avatar
    Appealing to the masses now
    I have the feeling the are inspired by jailbreaks, even android did this. Everything was already there before even iOS or android used it
    01-15-2015 09:59 AM
  13. Danwantstobeswedish's Avatar
    There is still a large difference between the two.
    03-17-2015 04:06 PM
  14. Helix_App's Avatar
    It's always felt like for me that Apple's initial products are always more polished, and Android's need a lot of more work to be done before they can be compared. IMO, Apple's Watch is far better in terms of design than any Android ones are.
    04-25-2015 06:31 PM
  15. Mollyfx's Avatar
    It may be true.I think Apple will more inspire from android because most of android features is now essential for everyone.
    05-09-2015 04:10 AM
  16. LazarX's Avatar
    Competition is always good for the consumer, even if the companies would rather not have it.

    It works both ways, Apple's original IPhone is the reason Android came to be. For the purposes of this discussion, I'm only referring to the elite Android phone makers who actually push the hardware frontier as opposed to those who are just slapping the OS on generic or even substandard hardware. So we're talkin basically companies in the league of Samsung, Motorola OneToOne.

    So yes, we're in a game of eternal leapfrog. Apple is pretty much the benchmark against all other top contenders are measured against.
    06-11-2015 12:46 PM
  17. andrewsean7830's Avatar
    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be the company's first smartphones to come with near field communication (NFC) - a technology that lets phones talk to each other via a short range radio.
    This means you can exchange data and make payments by simply tapping your iPhone against another compatible device.
    Still, there are a lot of things you can do with Android phones that you still can't do with the iPhone.
    09-22-2015 01:23 AM

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