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Five facts about iOS that are not exactly true

Nowadays, iPhones and the Apple’s software, iOS, have taken over so much so that every other person is an iPhone user, all thanks to Apple. However, this is no way justification to the point that you can believe on word of mouth and what info you are getting from everyone is correct. There exist a range of different misconceptions about iOS that are apparently distorting the truth and the real working and clear understanding of iOS. Following are the five myths and misconceptions along with their clarifications:

1.     iOS is immune to malware

Most of the iPhone users have this perception that due to the strict security provided by Apple combined with the closed system of iOS, it is absurd that an iOS device can be threatened by a malware. Sadly enough, that is not true. Although Apple reviews most of the apps located in the app store, there are still chances of corrupt apps entering into the App store.

Furthermore, iOS devices are even exposed to network attacks, which can take place in areas that offer open Wi-Fi networks such as in coffee shops. There are also possibilities of a hacker, hacking into networks used before, and thus getting access to your passwords, and other personal information.

2. Touch ID isn’t secure


Many people are now afraid of the fact that Touch ID is hackable, because this type of biometric authentication is solely dependent on your fingerprints, which implies that your finger prints can easily be lifted from somewhere else and used later to unlock your device. However, this scenario gives the feel of a movie scene and isn’t likely to happen in reality.

Given these cons of Touch ID it must be made clear that it is highly unlikely that someone would do that in reality. No one has got the access time or money to get them involved into all of these technicalities just to gain access to your iOS.

Although it is an accepted fact and valid argument to say that it is not secure, none of the other types of biometric authentication is. Having said that, iOS does have its weak points in terms of security but in this, we are talking about users and for them it is advisable to keep their phones in sight and be careful of them rather than worrying about something that is most unlikely to happen. So, help yourself and avoid getting into troubles.

3. You can change everything on iOS that you can on Android


Many people are under the wrong impression that the current updates of iOS have made iPhone easy to personalize and control according to user’s wishes. Truth is, Apple has a strict control over it device and iOS and their collective functionality. It does not allow the user to completely change its exterior or layout of the iOS. If that’s what you are planning on doing than it is advisable for you to buy an Android phone as it can be easily personalized.

However, Apple has taken a major step forward by allowing its operating system, iOS, to be comparatively more controllable and easily customizable in its most recent update. This step was taken probably because of the users complaints. Whatsoever, the complaints had an effect on Apple and even forced or made Apple enable the use of third-party keyboards with the launch of iOS 8. This brings it one step closer to an Android as you can now select the keyboard of your choice all over the system.

4. Apple invented apps, so all the goods apps go to iOS first


Firstly, it is a delusion that Apple introduced the App Store later and the apps beforehand. With the introduction of iPod Touch in 2007, with calling functionality there was no mention of the launch of an App Store. Apps such as, calendar apps, ringtone editors, and basic mobile games were popular and out there even before Apple built its first iPhone. So, we can see that apps were there even before the app store was created.

Secondly, saying that all good apps go to iOS first is also a fallacy. It is accepted that iOS App Store is better than Google Play Store and that many developers launch their apps first on iOS but that is mostly the case with paid apps or apps with in-app purchases. However, developers who wish for far-reaching circulation of their apps, consider both iOS and Android.

There is not much difference between the amounts of apps on both, Android and iOS app stores. However, it is true that many startup apps in the United States are run by iOS users, where the iPhone dominates. That is why iPhone might win by some amount.

5. Bigger specs are better, and iPhones often lose


While contrasting an Android and iOS phones it is a possibility that just a couple of points where the android appears to be a better option.

However, a phone is not just about specifications. There is a bigger picture to all of it. For example, while comparing the cameras of two phones, the megapixels are the smallest things to start with there is so much more to a camera than that such as, it’s performance in low light, with moving subjects, or in tricky backlit situations and how good any enhancements, like optical image stabilization, actually function in the field.

Phone’s processor is also a primary area for comparison. Comparing it just on the basis of being octa-core processors, used by androids, and dual-core A9 processor used in Apple’s latest iPhone 6s, is also a very slight thing to start with. The larger and more colorful picture will be to compare and focus at the core architecture, which influences the chip’s power efficiency, heat dissipation, size, and performance. So, the gist of it all is that you should thoroughly research the performance of the phone not only by looking at the specs of them but also by reviewing the overall functionality.


Source: CheatSheet