3 reasons why I have an iPhone, and will never switch

Apple has trapped me, I’ll admit.

Brad LaPlante
5 min readSep 26, 2022


Four iPhones.

For the most part, the iPhone vs. Android debate is user-preference. Apple’s phones are easier to use. At the same time, those who prefer phones manufactured by Samsung or Google don’t want to be entrapped inside Apple’s garden. Unfortunately for me, I am well past that.

There is some merit to each sides’ argument, but it’s far harder for me to appreciate Android’s operating system than it is for me to appreciate Windows.

While Windows is functional, I find Android to be clunky and lacking in design. Most choose between macOS and Windows because either they play video games or use software not meant for either. One of the main reasons I have a Mac to begin with is due to Apple’s Final Cut Pro video editing software.

Some softwares, such as CATIA and other product design software, are not available for macOS. Besides, have you ever seen an engineer use a Mac? Of course not.

On the flip side, macOS is the industry-standard for creatives, such as graphic designers, filmmakers, and podcast producers. Even many musicians choose macOS over PC.

The reasons for choosing iPhone vs. Android is not really a cut-and-dry debate. Most of it is just preference. But why has Android failed to attract so many users in countries like the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom?


The easiest place to start is by exploring Android’s creator: Google.

Many arguments for Android circle around this idea that Apple is a huge monopoly that controls the entire industry and giving them money is some sort of heinous crime. While, yes, Apple is relatively big, let’s not pretend like Google, Samsung, and other makers of these phones are small, local companies who actually care about you.

Several years ago, Apple discovered a gold mine: consumers love feeling like their information is private. This public relations tactic has worked so well for them that Samsung and Google are both advertising their own protection of consumers’ privacy.

This is going to sound weird, but I trust Apple more than I trust Google.