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Android users aren't convinced to switch to the iPhone by iOS 16

iOS 16 added a number of features that Android users are already familiar with.

Apple's iOS and Google's Android ecosystems have long been at odds over which platform is better at it.

Both OSes have their advantages and disadvantages, with one emphasising variety with a plethora of devices and UI experiences among the best Android phones, while the other concentrates on providing a consistent experience to all users.

However, many users point out that with iOS 16, Apple is providing functionality that have been available on Android for some time, so we wondered if these upgrades would be enough to persuade our readers to switch to the iPhone.

In the poll, 62 percent of respondents said they'd prefer to continue with Android, while 23 percent said they're interested in seeing what iOS 16 has to offer. Meanwhile, 13% claim they already have an iPhone.

Even if Apple frequently replicates Android, one reader, Jon Parkins, argues that they'll stick with Android.

'In any case, Apple appears to replicate everything from Android. Apple generally claims to have released something Android released a few years before. Sure, the feature isn't always perfect when Google first introduces it, but it improves after a few months of use and f ''Edback,' he says.

Another reader, Martin Smith, seems to agree and poses a key question: 'Where would Apple get its ideas in three years if we didn't have Android phones?'

Not everyone feels that Android's habit of launching features first is a good thing, and one reader, John Wentworth, would prefer a cleaner experience to half-baked debuts.

'I moved to iPhone yesterday because I'm sick of beta Pixel phones and promises of fresh 'revolutions' in the way we do things that wind up being scrapped in the next iteration since they were half-baked to begin with.'

It only goes to show that, while the majority of consumers are content with their existing ecosystems, some may be enticed to try something new, especially with each new generation of iOS and Android.

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