Technology Five reasons why Android is better than iPhone
iPhone 12 mini sales figures might convince Apple to stop making the phone
Apple might stop producing iPhone 12 mini models as soon as the second quarter of 2021, according to a JPMorgan Chase analyst that recently lowered his projections for the phone. Multiple reports have suggested that the iPhone 12 mini has been the least popular of the new models by a wide margin, despite the phone's relatively low cost. Apple is still expected to launch four iPhone models in 2021 despite the 12 mini's struggles. It wasn't longThere is certainly a contingent of Apple fans that prefer smaller, cheaper phones, but it might end up being a smaller group than the company anticipated, as recent reports suggest that the early returns on the iPhone 12 mini have been disappointing.
The iPod touch was the gateway device that got me into the Apple ecosystem.
Before that, I'd dabbled with things like the iPod nano, but it was very much a "take-it-or-leave-it" situation. The iPod touch, with its huge -- for the time -- display, a web browser and apps suddenly made it the convergence device I'd been waiting for.
Now the iPhone has become my daily driver, but it's odd that I always seem to have an Android handset nearby.
The iPhone 12 Mini May Not Be Long for This World
Folks with tiny hands have been clamoring for a smaller smartphone for years, and in 2020, Apple finally delivered with the iPhone 12 Mini. Except it looks like Apple might stop manufacturing its littlest phone due to less-than-stellar sales. © Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Supply chain analyst William Yang of JP Morgan has reportedly cut production expectations for the iPhone 12 Mini by 11 million units, AppleInsider reported. Yang went on to say that Apple might even stop production entirely by the second quarter of this year.
Over the past few months I've been noticing when I've been turning to my Android handsets, and there's a pattern -- there are some things that Android is just better at doing.
#1: Battery life
I'm continually amazed by how much battery life I get out of Android handsets. While I generally roll with quite large handsets -- such as the-- I've noticed that even smaller handsets -- such as the -- have incredible battery life.
My iPhone -- which is the giantversion -- is lucky if it makes it a day without needing to be recharged, but Android handsets seem to have much better stamina when it comes to battery life.
#2: Better value
I paid a lot for money for my iPhone. I'm amazed how much cheaper Android handsets are.
iPhone 13 release date: When can we expect to see the new phones?
It may seem like the iPhone 12 just came out, but Apple is already looking towards the iPhone 13. Here's what we know about a potential release date.Apple has yet to hint at any iPhone 13 event date. Based on Apple's history, however, we can typically predict when the company's iPhone events will happen, and make an educated guess on a release date based on that. While the pandemic changed the usual course for 2020, marking the first September Apple event in eight years without an iPhone due to production delays, Kuo predicts that 2021 will see a return to the company's typical cadence.
The cheapest iPhone I can pick up is the. I've used that offered acceptable results. Certainly, it's hard to say that the iPhone SE is six times better than something like the handset.
Apple has conditioned us to think that handsets have to be expensive to be good.
#3: More features
I have Android handsets with all sorts of features, fromto . Seems niche, and it is, but adding those sorts of features to an iPhone handset would involve lots of expensive dongles.
For engineers and those in mechanical trades, there are some truly awesome handsets out there, and for far less than you'd pay for an iPhone.
#4: Fewer bugs
It's weird how I rarely come across bugs on an Android handset.
I sometimes get an app that misbehaves or some no-name accessory that doesn't want to play nicely, but I can't remember the last time I was affected by a bug that got in my way.
Apple seeds iOS 14.5 beta 3 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 3 to developers
It came much later in the day than usual, but Apple rolled out the latest iOS and iPadOS developer betas on Tuesday, exactly two weeks after the last betas were released. We're still waiting to find out what exactly iOS 14.5 beta 3 brings to the table, but we know that iOS 14.5 is primed to be one of the bigger releases of this cycle. Previous betas have revealed that iOS 14.5 will include an "Unlock with Apple Watch" feature that allows ApplePrevious betas have revealed that iOS 14.
If I want solid connectivity for things like a hotspot, I'll always choose an Android. It's just more reliable.
iPhone, on the other hand, seems riddled with weird, random bugs that seem to routinely affect battery life and connectivity.
#5: Easier to use user interface
As much as I like the iPhone's Control Center, it's clumsy, awkward, and there's just not enough customization. By comparison, Android's Quick Settings panel offers a greater level of customization, and well as offering me a one-tap button to get straight into the Settings app.
I think the difference is fundamental. Apple doesn't want users to be playing in the settings (a sort of "if it works, don't fix it" mentality), while Android is built with the idea that people are going to need to get into the settings.
I also enjoy the fact that Android allows me to use a custom launcher, as opposed to the one-size-fits-all approach of iOS.
Will the last teen to get an Android phone please turn out the lights? .
A survey, conducted regularly by an investment bank, claims that teens are turning their backs on Android phones in unprecedented numbers. Mind you, the survey says that every six months. The best Android phones