The Never Ending Debate


The battle between Apple and Android seems like an age-old debate in today’s society. Many people cannot remember a time when they weren’t rivals. While many people have already made their minds up on whether they are an iOS or Android users, but there are many more factors that people may need to start considering when they are faced with the choice. There is one stark difference between the two communications devices and that is one device is a closed network and the other is open. You can probably take the guess for yourselves on which is which.

For those who couldn’t work it out, Apple and its operating system iOS is a closed network. A walled garden of apps completely controlled by Apple. However, Google/Android have an open network. It is a free network where you have numerous choices in applications and how the mobile phone works for you. It is up to you to decide which network type works best for you, and yes, closed networks can indeed be good. So maybe instead of looking purely at aesthetics or just choosing the phone, you grew up with all your life, maybe look further into the system and diagnostics on which they run.

2 thoughts on “The Never Ending Debate

  1. Personally, I don’t believe this should even be a debate at all. When it comes down to it, Apple and Android are both providing servers which allows everyone to connect to the internet and related networks in a mobile fashion. Mobile internet is the future; as long as both companies continue to change with the times and provide for the everchanging needs of society when it comes to the internet, there will be a market for both.
    Obviously, this doesn’t change the fact that it is still a debate and I think the point you make about looking further into the inner systems and diagnostics before making a choice is very important. WAY too many people simply make a choice based on aesthetic or what is popular (ngl I am guilty of this).
    You have definitely made some good points though, well done.


  2. Hey Taylah I find this post easy to relate to and I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing but I’ve always been an Apple kinda person. It’s never really bothered me that it’s a close source platform. Just a note on the post though I felt as though it ended on a cliff hanger perhaps you could expand on the Impact it’s had on the online environment and the public sphere? Just a thought.


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