How about a heady mix of privacy, security, updates, upgrades, and convenience? Count your blessings, Apple customer. That’s not the way it works on on Android or Windows. I can state categorically that one of Apple’s killer features is product upgrades.
Think of Apple’s updates and upgrades methodology vs. buying a new car, or furniture, or an appliance. What happens when you drive a new car off the lot? It depreciates. On average, new cars can lose as much as 50-percent of their value over the first five years of use. Worse, it needs ongoing maintenance which adds more cost. Appliances and furniture may not have similar ongoing maintenance costs, but depreciation works much the same way.
What about an iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Sure, there’s depreciation but Apple’s products have less depreciation and more resale value than any competing product.
As an added value, Apple has a nearly seamless method to provide updates to applications on macOS and iOS, as well as upgrades to each. At most you need to click once or twice and wait a few minutes. It’s not that easy with Android smartphones, folks.
Even better, those upgrades– especially for iOS and macOS (not to mention watchOS and tvOS) actually make their respective devices work better than they did when new. Think about that. Today’s five year old iPad mini or an iPhone 5s has more capability that it did when it was purchased; all thanks to Apple’s nearly seamless update and upgrade system.
That’s a killer feature.
By this time next year, somewhere near 90-percent of all iPhones and iPads running will be using iOS 12, released just a few weeks ago. Nearly 90-percent were running iOS 11 from a year ago before iOS 12 hit the streets. By contrast, Android Oreo, released about the same time as iOS 11 a year or so ago, commands barely 14-percent of market penetration. For most Android smartphone owners, the best way to get the latest Android OS is to buy a new phone– and most new Android devices do not even run the latest version. Many Android devices never see a security or privacy update that is common on iPhones and iPads.
Apple has many Mac, iPhone, and iPad killer features, but the one you don’t hear much about is the seamless system that updates applications and upgrades the operating system.