Which do you prefer: iPhones or Androids, and why?
Feb. 20, 2020
I have been using macOS since the early ’90s for its superior colour and font management, and the reverse-engineered PDF support built into Quartz. I produced a lot of graphics for printing for clients in that era (I had begun my photographic business over 20 years before), and later I bought a Polaroid SprintScan to digitise 35mm slides and negs.
When I went digital in photography, I kept using the Mac for its continued advantages, first using the late lamented Aperture (Mac-only) and more recently Capture One, to process my digital RAW files from Pentax, Fuji, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and DXO.
So going to the iPhone was a no-brainer; I have looked at friends’ Android phones and found the iconography and colour reproduction to be harsh and ugly, perhaps due to the many excessively oversaturated OLED panels. I will be staying with LCD panels.
And the iPhone interacts very well with macOS, and doesn’t suffer from the problem of fragmentation so evident in Android.