Does iOS 7 have any features that Android 4.2 doesn't have?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Mr. RPG, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Mr. RPG macrumors 6502a

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  2. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    NFC.

    Iphone 5S maybe?
     
  3. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't know the answer, but I doubt it. Android has always had more features than ios. Each os has an advantage over the other, and it's really more of a matter of personal preference than anything else when you choose one. IMO, this doesn't make ios 7 worse than jelly bean, just not right for some people who require a certain level of functionality in their devices.

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    He's asking if ios 7 has a feature that andorid doesn't. I think you switched that around. NFC is not on ios 7 but has been on android for years now.
     
  4. falconeight Guest

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    Stability, Itunes, iMessage, iphoto, latest os, no bloatware, and a real warranty.:)
     
  5. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    lol itunes and imessage are really nothing to brag about.
     
  6. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

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    I think iTunes is definitely something to brag about. Sorry for being "fan boyish" but iTunes completely changed the music industry. The fact that this service is designed to work with iOS is a pretty great selling point.
     
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    low latency audio. since day 1 actually.

    this is massive for musicians (or mobile musicians for the "purist").
     
  8. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    I definitely agree that it revolutionized the music industry, but I think more people would argue that at this point it's a nuisance as opposed to a feature when it comes to ios devices. It's part of that locked in ecosystem that phandroids love bringing up so much, and in a way they have a point.
     
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    Prettier hardware
    iCloud sync - Reminders, notes, calendar, contacts (between all iDevices, Mac and iCloud.com)
    iCloud backup - Easiest backup ever
    iMessage and Facetime (yes, they are great and easy to use)
    Easy iOS updates years after you bought your device

    **Since a lot of people have iDevices, it is always easy to share photostreams, reminders list, calendar events, contacts...
     
  10. falconeight Guest

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    What!? Thats the reason everything in my house is apple. Apple tv, mac, iPhone, iPad. They all use exactly the same media management system. Its awesome!
     
  11. Speedyparker87 macrumors member

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    I don't have any experience with Android so these are guesses and just off the top of my head. Also, I know you can add apps and mod Android to do some of these things, but Apple has these built in and make it really easy for novice users to utilize these:
    - iTunes Radio
    - Shared Photo and Video streams
    - Airdrop
    - Control center features
    - Social stream in safari, also scroll through ability for articles in Reading List
    - Parallax home screen
    - True live wallpapers which respond to motion of phone

    From previous releases
    - AirPrint
    - Airplay
    - Siri (offers different--sometimes inferior) functionality than Google Now)
    - Multitude of Accessibility features
    - iMessage
     
  12. QuarterSwede, Jul 4, 2013
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    I'd say the ecosystem and not iTunes per say. There is nothing out there like the Apple ecosystem for a complete solution. People who have multiple Apple products generally stick with them for that reason. I know I do.

    Ex. The AppleTV is okay by itself but paired with iTunes Match, an iDevice or two, and a Mac and you've got a great media pc that also shows you your most recently taken photos (something the whole family loves to see) and a second monitor for your Mac (Mavericks) or iDevice.
     
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    iTunes on a Mac is great. On a PC (MY main computer here) it's getting bearable. iMessage is brilliant here, where we don't get any included messages in our plans and any message costs $0.25 to send each, so we can literally send hundreds for nothing, including pictures and video too
     
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    Specifically 7.0, it would be Parallax...because while iOS has it built in now, Android needs to depend on a 3rd party to have the feature. It isn't default...
     
  15. Isamilis macrumors 6502

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    IMO, the real 'feature' of IOS is its integrated & coherence with the hardware and silky smooth user experience. Users are just like being handled by the specialist or doctor or by their mother :)
     
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    I message works on my phone, my iPad, and my mac. So I can communicate with family no matter what I am on. I love seeing my wife's photos in iPhoto share. My son can watch cartoons on his touch. The ecosystem is the the industry standard. I am seeing a lot of people hooking up their laptops using Apple TV for presentations on the big screen. I am sorry but iOS offers way more than whats on the phone. iPhone even works better with a majority of cars. Most accessory makers make iPhone stuff only or first. Even using it as a remote for Apple TV rocks. I can't think of one useful feature android has that my iPhone doesn't.
     
  17. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    There is definitely something to be said for optimization. Android users think Android is perfectly smooth even on stock firmware and a quad core. iOS users, on first use, immediately know it isn't. That's how optimized iOS is even on a dual core.
     
  18. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

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    But my iPhone 4 isn't silky smooth.. :(
     
  19. falconeight Guest

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    iPhone 4 is over 2 years old. One year old android devices don't even get support anymore. Resale value is another feature iPhone has over android. Try to sell a galaxy s3, see what you get, and its as old as the iPhone 5.
     
  20. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It's also years old now. With Apple you always have to assume current gen hardware is what they cater their releases to. I do find it odd that they allow the free subsidized iPhone's still being sold to run the latest iOS releases as they generally can't handle them.
     
  21. viperGTS macrumors 68000

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    Latest OS is a feature of iOS 7? :confused:

    Prettier hardware is a feature of iOS 7? :confused:
     
  22. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone Four is nearly three years old isn't it?

    Technically speaking my Nexus 7 is still getting support and it's over a year old, it depends on the carrier and OEM, otherwise I agree there.

    Resell value, couldn't agree more! Can still get quite a price for my 4 when I go to sell it since it's in great condition, and an Apple product. :)

    My guess is that it caters for the lower end of the market where carriers can't afford to offer a newer iPhone for free/so cheap.

    But when I see Vodafone here offer an iPhone 4 for $99 on a $60 a month contract for 24 months, I cringe.

    Back on topic.. Android definitely doesn't have the ecosystem Apple has. It's far too nice having info on my iPhone, synced to the cloud and also on my Macbook.
     
  23. falconeight Guest

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    If thats the argument then iOS 7 is still in beta so we don't really know what it will or won't have. End of argument.
     
  24. adnbek, Jul 4, 2013
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    No touch input lag, full backup and restore, automatic power saving features, iMessage... but these are just general iOS exclusives.

    I'm guessing iOS7 may introduce some of the new stuff found in Mavericks so maybe it'll be even more power efficient than past iOSes and definitely more power efficient than Android.
     
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    Airplay is better than anything Android can offer.
     

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