For the past 15 years, since the day Steve Jobs stood on a stage and introduced the world to the iPhone, it has had one major advantage over the competition: Seamless integration with the overall Apple ecosystem. The iPhone, along with everything else Apple makes. just works together in a way that Android (or Windows, for that matter) devices never really do.
For example, you can copy and paste from your iPhone to your Mac, or vice versa. Or, you can start reading an article on a website on your iPhone, and a little icon will appear in the dock on your Mac that allows you to pick up right where you left off on your
You can even start typing an email on one device and finish on another using Handoff. Then, there’s AirDrop, which is by far the easiest and fastest way to transfer files and information between two devices.
Of, if I pair a set of AirPods with my iPhone, they automatically connect to any of the devices I’ve signed into my Apple ID on. Or, if I’m wearing my Apple Watch, it can unlock my MacBook Air, or my iPhone (if I’m wearing a mask).
All of those things “just work.” That’s what makes using an iPhone so great, and it’s one of the biggest reasons people love using Apple’s devices. It’s also one of the biggest drawbacks of using anything else.
If you’re an Android user, almost none of those things are easy. That’s because there’s a pretty good chance your smartphone and laptop weren’t made by the same company. Neither was the software that powers both…