Apparently the difference between Android and Apple’s iOS is hard to recognize. This was demonstrated in a YouTube video in which a man was claiming to have installed the Android OS on an iPhone.
And people took the bait. iPhone dedicated consumers watched with amazement how smooth and fast the new operating system was, accepted it and appraised it. They were even ok with the Android specific features such as the Google search widget, the three button action bar and the miniplayer widget.
But what exactly happened with the iPhone and the operating system? It was a prank. Yes, the Dutch partners Alexander Spoor and Sacha Harland from the YouTube channel Dit is Normal, started roaming the streets trying to convince people that this is the future of the iPhone.
Android was, obviously, never installed on the iPhone. It was the new iOS 9, which is going to be released soon and apparently contains many features that resemble the Android’s.
There is one thing that gives it away though and it is the info bar across the top of the screen: the network connectivity, time and battery status are everything you need to look at so that you know that you are being deceived. But people overlooked it and their appraisal was priceless.
Some people said that it is hard to get accustomed to it. Others said that it looks cool and that they like the smoothness and the speed and one man actually suggested that you got your hands on one as soon as possible. But this reveals something interesting about the iOS and Android: they are practically the same deal.
Let’s think about it: people appreciate the speed and the smoothness. Isn’t that what both operating systems are offering? Indeed, the Android does prove to be slow at times, but it is never so slow that you can’t do anything you want to do. The major difference is the price and we cannot be sure if the extra “no lag” Apple is worth a few hundred dollars.
People were very ok with Android even though they might have felt something familiar in how it looked. Yes, we are talking about the info bar. They probably did not consciously observe it, but the screen’s look seemed familiar. So we could speculate that people are pretty much ok with anything as long as it looks in a certain way.
It is funny how a prank actually revealed the real difference between two operating systems: the phones and prices that come along with them. The phones and the amounts of money we give are different, but the service is just the same.
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