I am now one year switched from Android/Windows to iPhone/Mac – Here are my thoughts

I am scripting this as a result of I want to write one thing at present, and I learn one other thread right here the place somebody was complaining about Siri, and proclaiming that Apple as a complete was “accomplished for” and that “Steve Jobs should be spinning in his grave…”Well, in September of 2020 I switched from a Windows PC to a Mac, and some months later bought an iPad (shifting from a Surface Tablet) and an iPhone (shifting from Android). Now just a few issues to notice:
I at all times had the “greatest” PC/Android stuff, as I am a content material creator for a residing
I am not a median person. I am the individual folks name when their tech acts bizarre or they need assistance.
So right here are some observations I wished to share:MacOS ParticularSwitching to Mac was more durable than I thought it will be. Things labored higher, however I spent the higher a part of a month making an attempt to kind out why issues labored they means they did. I wanted to unlearn Windows 10 to correctly use the OS, which is ok. The minute I stopped arguing with it I discovered to adore it.When it’s steady, it’s SUPER steady. Apps typically work nicely too and the OS is quick as anything.The stability nevertheless ends for those who do what I did, which is set up too many tweaks. I was making an attempt to learn NTFS disks with particular packages and added little tweaks to the purpose the place my pc would grasp, and that’s the place the enjoyable STOPPED.With Windows 10 you possibly can nearly at all times ALT+CTRL+DEL your means out of an issue, however that doesn’t work on a mac.Apple Menu – Force Quit doesn’t work typically, and I discovered myself exhausting resetting far more than I wished to.Adding a second monitor helps, for some cause I can get power stop up utilizing the monitor that the unresponsive app will not be energetic in, however that is actually a spot the place I would miss Windows 10 and the power to handle issues underneath the hood extra to keep away from exhausting resets.Since then although, I have stopped fiddling. I had to embrace APFS for my drives I use for work and now issues are clean.The quantity of safety on the machine can be nice. Windows has used UAC for putting in packages that may modify issues at a stage that may trigger issues for some time, however putting in an app that has a number of particular person safety settings takes getting used to on Mac. It continues to be very nice to see that Apple needs you to see that this program will document keystrokes or have entry to a digicam or can document the display screen. This is one thing that every one OS’s ought to do, and I would love to see Windows do.iPhone SpecificI don’t even know the place to begin. I at all times used the latest Samsung telephones each year, however each year there was SOMETHING about them that was off. Be it the digicam focus difficulty within the S20 Ultra or the truth that the S7 had this unusual fisheye impact. The digicam is vital to I assume everybody, and the iPhone does it proper.Let’s get this straight. The iPhone doesn’t have the most effective digicam available on the market. There are different units with extra megapixels, and even higher computational tips to them. Some of them do 8K video and a few of them like the present Pixel have superb software program tips.What the iPhone digicam does nevertheless is translate GREAT pictures into each app.It is like this – for those who make an app you request digicam entry. If your app wants to be put in on 100s (if not 1000s) of Android fashions, or 4 iPhone fashions, your app can have higher outcomes on iPhone, seeing as you don’t want to account for that a lot fragmentation.Signal messenger on iPhone takes higher trying pictures from contained in the app than the Instagram app on a Samsung cellphone. Explain that to me.I may go on in regards to the digicam and the way nicely it really works, however this is able to be a number of hundred phrases longer. Let me know in a reply if you need me to elaborate.SECURITY.Everything about this machine is locked down. If somebody steals my Samsung cellphone, and I didn’t take the additional step to allow the Samsung account, they will wipe the machine. Even if I did allow that Samsung account, I am fairly positive that booting restoration in Android and reimaging it signifies that the machine is gone perpetually.Apple makes this actually exhausting to get into. From FaceID to the account password after which double authentication even when they obtained each of these by some means.Now the cellphone might be tracked after being turned off? Yea, that makes me be ok with the machine and my knowledge being secure.Not to point out the primary time that iOS pops up and says “The app ______ has used your location 10 instances within the final three days with out you understanding about it.” That second must be extra of a spotlight of their adverts than it has been. They did run adverts final fall round this, however now a days I assume folks care extra about their privateness. That is a real lightbulb second for people.Safari blocking trackers, the shortcoming for fb to monitor you, messages being encrypted when sending to different iPhone customers? It is simply actually one thing that Android and Windows of us have no idea about, and in the event that they did they could critically think about Apple merchandise.What do I miss?Complete entry to my file system. That sucks. I need to have the opportunity to save a big file on the machine after which join it as if it was a flash drive. I do miss a few of the deeper customizations like dialer apps that may learn the cellphone state to eliminate robocalls earlier than they even hit my cellphone.I am not involved in theming my cellphone although. I am an grownup and don’t actually have time for that. For people who theme extensively, I get it. Power to you. I create my artwork as a job, so to me that’s simply the place I focus. MacOS and iPhone IntegrationWhen I was a child I was that annoying buddy that had offer you a “nicely truly…”I did this as soon as when a buddy mentioned “its so STUPID. They ought to put Mario video games on the Genesis!””Well truly,” I chimed in “Nintendo retains these on their platform so that you want to purchase into their ecosystem.”And in a means, that’s one factor that Apple has accomplished nicely with me. They will maintain me of their ecosystem due to how seamless iOS, iPadOS and MacOS combine.Doing work and wish to hand a proof to somebody? Just AirDrop it to your iPad and present them. Need to ship your self a video? AirDrop it to your Mac or put it on iCloud and it is going to be on the Mac if you want it.Yes, Windows has a cloud too. I am positive it really works with Android telephones too, however there is no such thing as a AirDrop, no means to do issues in a matter of seconds, seamlessly.Want to focus? Switch your iPhone right into a mode you designed for that, and your Mac and watch and iPad all share the identical state till you need to change issues off. That form of system is absolutely vital for those who need to get work accomplished, and belief me it helps. Ever try to document a video or do a zoom name and have your cellphone begin to go off? It might be embarrassing, can lead to you restarting your video (which might be my case) or can fully interrupt your work for those who are utilizing your cellphone.To shut this out OBJECTIVELYI am not an entire and whole Apple Fanboy. Right now I am typing this on my iMac which is working Windows 10. This is the final Intel based mostly iMac apple will possibly ever make and I am maintaining it as a result of I like PC gaming and the 16 gigabyte AMD 5700xt in it ought to final at the very least just a few years in most video games.I am at all times for innovation. If Intel or nVidia begin to make higher ARM based mostly silicon which means Apple can have to step their recreation up. That is the way in which issues are supposed to work.I simply really feel that for each annoyance {that a} Windows or Android person has and each concern for privateness they SHOULD have is total addressed for probably the most half in Apple merchandise. If that is still the identical going ahead nice, I will stick to Apple. If somebody comes round and develops a greater system, possibly I go there. For now although, I simply wished to hold forth about what the change from Windows/Android to Mac/iOS has been like for me.Thanks for studying!


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