Ditching Apple… I just can’t do it!
As I said in the previous article, try to keep an open mind. Yes, if you’ve bought into the whole Apple eco-system it’s not great news, but it’s not the end of the world. I myself, use an Apple MacBook rather than a Windows laptop or Google Chromebook as it’s far superior, however I use an Android phone over iPhone because I want the freedom to use the apps of my choice. I don’t want anyone other than me to be in control of what I can and can’t install, unfortunately with iOS (iphone/iPad) you simply don’t have this freedom. Think of it as living in a state controlled country such as China compared to living in the pre-lockdown Western world where we used to have the freedom to make our own choices (it seems a lifetime ago I know!)
I’m so used to Apple, I’m not sure I could get on with Android
Nowadays the two are very similar to operate so there’s no need for concern when switching to Android, it shouldn’t be scary. That being said, if you absolutely need the seamless integration with your other Apple devices then you won’t get that with Android. Other than that, you’ll have almost all the same functionality you’re used to, in fact probably much more.
So you’re saying I should ditch Apple and get an Android device?
It’s a choice only you can make, but you’ll find you can buy a brand new Android equivalent to your Apple device for a fraction of the cost. It’s likely you could sell your existing Apple device, buy a brand new Android one and not be out of pocket – Apple devices really do hold their price very well.
Whatever choice you make, you’ll need the ability to install apps which aren’t allowed on the app stores. The rules for what’s allowed on both stores are getting stricter by the month, however Apple really have been cracking down so if you are considering the switch to Android I would highly recommend it. Apple also have the ability to uninstall apps they deem unsuitable from your device so even if you are able to jailbreak it, there’s no guarantee they won’t push an update which breaks or deletes any unofficial apps you’ve installed.
I just can’t do the switch away from Apple!
No problem, we’re here to do everything we can to help you but please be aware if you’re using an iPhone/iPad then you’ll be very limited on what options are available to you. As it stands today, there are still a few apps you can install on Apple devices to bypass big-tech censorship but the list is getting smaller and smaller. Our very own feedit and the excellent telegram app are are both still available on the official App Store, we can’t say for any certainty how long they’ll remain on there but for now they are two great options. Of course, apps are essentially just simplified versions of websites, the content you get in an app is the exact same content you can find by using Safari browser and browsing the apps website. Websites are generally more suited for use on desktop PC’s, laptops and tablets but if you hold your phone sideways when browsing, it’s perfectly possible to have a reasonable experience on your phone.
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