The True Difference Between iOS and Android
When you’re using your iPhone, what are you doing? You’re messaging, surfing, checking Facebook, tweeting, or playing a game. It’s often been said that in this way, your iPhone becomes the app.
When you’re using your Android phone, what are you doing? You’re messaging, surfing, checking Facebook, tweeting, or playing a game. But it’s different. The phone feels more like a computer, in that it doesn’t take the form of the app. The user has more interaction with the OS itself.
When people say that iOS feels stale, they aren’t wrong. Really, they’re right. But iOS apps are still fresh, and that’s what matters, because that’s what iOS devices are. They are apps, not iOS itself.
Apple doesn’t need to overhaul iOS, because no one is really using iOS. They’re using third party apps.