The Pros and Cons of iOS and the Apple iPhone
Written by Brandon Rodrigues
May 31, 2019

iPhone Beginnings

The iPhone was introduced on June 29, 2007 by Apple Inc. Keeping in view other tech gadgets at that time, it was a radical, comprehensive and unique product. From the past few years, the Apple iPhone has become one of the most reliable and popular gadgets. Unlike the majority of other key players in cellular/mobile phones sector, Apple uses its own operating system known as “iOS”.Since 2007, Apple comes every year with some new exciting features for their products. In this race of innovation and quality, some phones with different technological background (Android, windows phone, etc.) have been introduced by other competitors. The technologies have structural differences, but we are lucky as we have the opportunity to play with all these gadgets and their operating systems.Some of them failed to be successful while few have surpassed the iPhone technology. The iPhone has certain advantages and takes the upper hand in a few areas as compared to other smartphones but it also has certain disadvantages.

Things That Make Apple’s iPhone Successful

Face Time

One of the most remarkable features of iOS is face time, which enables the users to make video calls from one iOS gadget to another iOS gadget. Previously it was only available through the Wi-Fi connection, but now you can make video calls through cellular data as well. This is great for keeping in touch with family and friends that you don’t get to see everyday.


Apple’s iPhone is considered as the most desirous phone, if you have other Apple products such as iPod, MacBook, and/or iPads. Apple offers free iCloud services to its customers, enabling them to share data with other Apple products. They also offer increased iCloud storage space for only $1 a month (prices may vary by location). Totally worth it if you ask me! You can check out Apple’s iCloud storage plans Here.


The recurrence and instantaneousness of updates are incredible for security. Apple also provides the user with a curated app store, in order to protect the user from any malicious activity. It additionally scrambles or encrypts your iPhone, making hackers unable to nab your information. The best part is, you don’t have to do anything yourself. You just continue using your phone like you do everyday and you’ll always be protected.

Other advantages

  • Apple offers more than one million apps to its customers and the majority of them are free. Who doesn’t love free apps?
  • Apple also offers voice-activated virtual assistant, known as Siri. Great for when you’re hands are tied!
  • Apple is the only smart phone manufacturing company that makes hardware as well as software, for its mobile phones. Custom hardware for your custom phone. How neat is that!?

Limitations and Disadvantages of iOS Products


iOS gadgets are one of the most expensive gadgets, and they are considered luxurious devices. The high cost of their phones make it very difficult for most people to get their hands on one. This is why Apple came out with cheaper versions of iPhones such as the iPhone 5c. This helped to drive sales especially in third world countries.

Limited Functionality and Choice

As compared to the other phones available in the market, iOS products have very few options in terms of color and design. Apple doesn’t give their consumers much of a choice when it comes to customization either, but sometimes keeping it simple is the way to go. If you don’t like the phone design and color, then ultimately you are stuck with whatever Apple has to offer. It’s not a complete deal breaker though, as most consumers immediately buy a case for their phone anyway.

Support and Repair Cost

Repair and support cost for iOS products are higher than any of its competitors. Remember when we said that Apple produces its own hardware? That means that not just anyone can repair an iPhone. The ratio of qualified Apple technicians is relatively lower as compared to the technicians of other smartphones. Training is not easily available to service Apple products and due to this reason, it is not easy to find a qualified person. This, in turn, results in huge servicing charges.

Other Disadvantages

  • Application data is relatively larger than other smartphones.
  • On cellular data battery, performance is sub-optimal.
  • Limited opportunity for personalization and customization.

My iPhone X Tech1e Rating

I’ve had a lot of smart phones over the years and my wants and needs have certainly changed from year to year. The iPhone was the first smart phone I owned and I loved it. I moved over to the Samsung Galaxy series and loved the customization options. Now that I’m in my 30’s I just want something that is reliable, easy to use, and has a few new and cool features that I can use when I’m bored. I’ve had the iPhone X since it came out and its been an exceptional experience so far.
  • Usability
  • Durability
  • Operating System
  • Speed
  • Ease of Use
  • Design

What I Love

  • Sleek Design and Smooth Curves
  • Swiftness of Operation
  • iCloud Storage
  • Ring/Vibrate Side Switch

What I Hate

  • Having to buy new adapters
  • Anxiety when someone else is holding my phone
  • High Price Tag
  • Connecting to Wi-Fi for the first time

Useful Information

Amazon Basics offers cheap adapters for your Apple products! Check them out here: Amazon Basics

Wrapping it up

All in all, Apple has been an innovator in the cell phone market for years. Their products are top notch and rarely disappoint. Smart phones these days are just that, smart. No matter what you choose, you’re going to have a good time. Without smart phones, what would we even do? Leave a comment below and let me know how you feel about Apples iOS and products.

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