Why I Don't Regret Ditching My Android for an iPhone
Why I Don't Regret Ditching My Android for an iPhone
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Why I Don't Regret Ditching My Android for an iPhone

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Speaker 1: One year later, look at us. Who would've thought and to think, I used to say I would never go for someone like you, but now I can't imagine being with anyone else. Here's to one year and many more to come. Cheers. It has been one year since I made the switch from my beloved Samsung Galaxy S 10 Plus to the iPhone [00:00:30] 14 Pro. And this was a big deal because I had been using an Android phone for over a decade before deciding that I was a eager to try Apple's hardware and software, and B, tired of getting bullied for green text. So let's dive into why I'm grateful I switched over to the dark side. Speaker 1: The iPhone feature that has honestly made the biggest difference in my life is iMessage. Yes, I expected texting to get better with iMessage, but I had no idea just how much better it would get. People actually text me [00:01:00] back sooner and include me in group chats without giving me crap about turning the text green, which sounds bizarre, like why would it make that much of a difference? But I hate to admit that I kind of get it now. I'm not saying we should bully people if we're having green texts, but there's just this visceral, involuntary reaction whenever you get a green message where you just know the experience is going to be subpar. So I kind of understand it now. For more on that, check out my video on RCS messaging on Android and how Apple refuses to adopt it, which is why iPhone users still [00:01:30] see green texts. Speaker 1: Hi bar from the past. This is a bar from the present and I'm here to tell you some crazy news. Apple is reportedly going to finally support RCS. I know we never thought we'd see the day, but they finally caved. So even if you kept your Android, people may finally have stopped bullying you for ruining texting. Alright, back to you. Another feature I can't live without is airdrop. Because I have a MacBook, it's felt like magic to instantly send photos, videos, and links across my phone and computers and [00:02:00] sharing pictures and videos after a hangout takes seconds, which continues to blow my mind. Yes, WhatsApp and Google Drive exists, but WhatsApp still reduces the quality of a video and sending anything on Google Drive feels like actual work. So it's been a lot nicer to just have a seamless way to just airdrop anything you need. Speaker 1: I obviously take a lot of videos both for work but also for my social media accounts, including my T account. Follow L Heti if you don't already. So I have really appreciated the noticeable bump in video quality on my [00:02:30] iPhone and especially how different apps preserve the iPhone's video quality much more than they did with my Android. So here's an example of a TikTok video I uploaded from my Samsung Galaxy S 10 plus, and here's another I uploaded from my iPhone 14 pro. Now I have to note that the issue here extends beyond just the hardware. It's usually more difficult for app developers to optimize for the wide range of Android phones on the market, so you get those variations in quality. On the other hand, there's only one [00:03:00] phone brand running iOS, which makes everything more streamlined. But back to the phones themselves, I have really appreciated the color and the crispness on the iPhone, and I've also been a very avid user of cinematic mode to get those more dramatic professional looking shots. Speaker 1: So it's really something I can't imagine living without. But not everything on the iPhone is better. There is one feature that I really miss on my Galaxy phone and that is Object Eraser. What this does is it lets you remove anything from the background that you don't want. So I would use [00:03:30] this a lot when I was on vacation and there was somebody who was photo bombing my shot. I could just draw a line around them, tap and they are gone. It's a little merciless, but you do what you got to do. It's a shame that iPhones don't have a similar feature built into their photos and galleries. So I'm going to need Apple to catch on because if I wanted to remove something, I would have to go into Photoshop, and Lord knows I'm not doing that. It took a bit of an adjustment, but I have gotten used to the darker shadows that tend to make an appearance in some iPhone photos, like indoor images in lower light and [00:04:00] selfies. I'll always admire the Galaxy's camera quality because images do tend to be a little bit more vibrant, but the longer I use my iPhone, the more oversaturated Galaxy images look to me. So I'm happy to have switched. I have also just accepted the horrific, massive camera bumps for what they are because they do provide me with high quality photos and videos. So I guess the trade-off is worth it. Speaker 1: I'm a bit obsessed with Dynamic Island, which I know a lot [00:04:30] of people have dismissed as a gimmick, but I actually use it pretty regularly. I use it to quickly tap into apps like YouTube music or Uber, and I especially love that it shows me a countdown of my departure time and gate number when I'm flying. The Always On Display also shows real-time updates on my flight or Uber ride, which is a super handy way to follow the progress of my trip. My Galaxy phone had an always on display two years before the iPhone actually, but Apple has really found a way to make it even more practical than just showing the time and notification icons. [00:05:00] Surprisingly. The iPhone feature that I actually think is my favorite is MagSafe. And to be honest, I didn't really get the hype from MagSafe in the beginning because I didn't understand why you would choose to charge that way when you could just take two seconds to plug it into a cable. Speaker 1: But what I didn't realize is that MagSafe accessories are really the game changer here because I use this portable charger all the time and it makes my life so much easier, and it's also a lot less bulky than my giant power brick. I have also been using this Belkin MagSafe charging stance [00:05:30] since Apple rolled out standby mode with iOS 17, and it essentially turns my phone into a mini smart display that shows the time weather and pulls pictures from my camera roll. This has actually become the default way for me to charge my phone every night. So it's safe to say that MagSafe, see what I did there has really grown on me. So with all those things in mind, how do I feel one year after abandoning my beloved Android phone? Well, I will always think fondly of that time, but I'm also really happy with this new chapter and everything [00:06:00] my iPhone has given me from having a more seamless way to connect with people and devices, to introducing me to features like MagSafe that I now can't live without. So to quote the great Taylor Swift, I never saw you coming, and I'll never be the same. Thanks so much for watching and following along on my iPhone journey. Don't forget to give this video a thumbs up and hit subscribe. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a dinner to get back to.

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