Prank victims were told this iPhone was running iOS 9, but it was actually running an approximation of Android. Photo: YouTube
Could you tell the difference between Android and Apple’s iOS if someone handed you a phone?
Some apparently can’t, as this YouTube video shows iPhone loyalists (and even some Android fans) ready to accept and praise software presented to them as the future of iOS, despite the fact it features notable Android features like the Google search widget, three-button action bar and a moveable miniplayer widget.
After claiming to have installed Android on an iPhone 6, Dutch pair Alexander Spoor and Sacha Harland from the YouTube channel Dit Is Normal took to the streets to try to convince people it was the soon-to-be-released iOS 9. Many of their targets appeared to take the bait.
Last month, Jon gave us an in-depth look at what he’s running on his Android device, and now he’s back with a look at his iPhone.
He’s invited us to look at his iPhone before, but his usage is always evolving, as is his home screen, so it’s time to revisit the topic. Many of the apps Jon relies on on a daily basis are integral to running a business and keeping abreast of the latest trends. Some are for play, too—you need to have fun every once and a while.
FOR years, Android devices were the phones that were never as polished or easy to use as their Apple counterparts. But since the latest versions of Android and the newest devices from the likes of Samsung and LG, all that has changed.
So, for those who have long been iPhone users, does this mean you should jump ship to the dark side or continue on your Apple ways?
If you’re ensconced in the Apple ecosystem, it might be hard for you to run away. If you have an iPhone, a Mac and an iPad that all synchronise and work together, if you use iMessage, if you have bought many apps and if you rely on iCloud, you’re probably better off staying with what you have. And that’s not a problem. Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are two of the best devices on the market.