One of the most common questions of our time, “What phone do you use?”, or “What computer do you use?”, the main comparison largely comes down to Team Apple or Team Android. In this weeks lecture we were introduced to the system of locked applications and generative platforms, which all comes down to whether or not we have as much control over our devices as we think.
Apple is a closed device, users are only able to Sync with other Apple devices, any app downloaded to the App Store has to be approved beforehand and when trying to fix a small problem you have to buy a new device in order to make sure it functions how it is intended to function. Obviously Apple has complete control, but with such closure comes security. Androids on the other hand, are open devices, it is not limited to one device, you can modify the code and anyone can download an app to the Google Play Store. As follows, Android users have more freedom. An easy way to remember the difference between closed and open devices is as such:
Closed = Only one particular colour, blue.
Open = All colours, purple, orange, pink, yellow, green, you name it.
Both Apple and Android are high quality reliable products, it depends on your own values and who is measuring the comparison when it comes to the crucial moment of choosing a device for yourself, I chose Apple. I purely chose it because I already had the iPhone and needed a new computer, what goes with an iPhone? A mac! I wanted my computer to run fast, I didn’t like the concept of Windows 8 at the time and it makes you look classy and intelligent. Yes apple is restrictive but blue is my favourite colour.
Because YouTube is my media platform here is a video for all you Apple fanatics! Don’t watch all of it because it’s really long.
- Shit Apple Fanatics Say (Part 2). US: Scotty321, 2013. Video
- University Of Wollongong, BCM112 Lecture slides. 2015.