Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Top 9 Reasons Why The iPhone Sucks

Reasons Why iPhone Sucks

In today’s mobile market, every company is holding its grip tight to dominate and in actual fact, there is indeed a vivid competition between these mobile companies and their products. It is no mistake seeing Apple on the top list in the mobile market today because the iPhone surfaced with a well built mobile operating system and strong physical build with some other features.

It’s undisputable that Apple changed what we call smartphones today but if you’re new to the iPhone or presently stuck with it, you may probably think there’s nothing better than having an iDevice.

I’m always hearing people talk about how bad Android phones are vs their iPhones. In which case I ask, why are Androids bad? I mean really, what is bad about Android?

If you haven’t had a chance to use a flagship Android phone such as the Galaxy S20 or the Google Pixel 4, you’re missing out. They are two of the best smartphones in 2020.

This post doesn’t talk “about this Vs that”, or saying the iPhone is a rip-off or something, it’s just about reasons why iPhone sucks and I know many users will reluctantly concur with me on the following reasons.

Operating System

First and foremost, I wouldn’t have a list of 10 reasons why an Android is better than iPhone without talking about Android itself!

Android 10, which is the latest operating system (OS) built by Google, has come a very long way since its inception.

Gone are the days where Android would become extremely slow and bogged down, especially with a 2-year-old phone.

I can certainly vouch for the fact that Android phones used to become very slow after they were used for a couple of years.

The Android customization options are mind-blowing. You can change nearly every aspect of the phone to your taste and make the phone your own.

One of my favorite parts of my Samsung Galaxy S10+ running Android is how personalized it feels.

Reasons Why iPhone Sucks

Easily one of the biggest advantages of the Android operating system is the Google Assistant. If you’re comparing the Google Assistant vs Apple Siri, there is no comparison. The Google Assistant is infinitely better than Apple Siri.

Ask the Google Assistant to do anything for you or a question on the web, and she will respond almost instantly with the correct information.

Ask Siri, “Is Android or iOS better?” and she’ll probably respond with “I like turtles.”

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File transfer & mass storage

Other smartphones make file transfer very easy with drag and drop function from the mobile to computer and vice-versa; just connect the phone to a computer and its internal memory will show up as an external disk, but with iPhone the case is different. Every little thing has to be done through iTunes and even at that, using your phone as mass storage is still a pain in the butt.

You may have iTunes installed on your PC but what if the other computer you’re transferring to has no iTunes installed? Another annoying thing is the case of bluetooth transfer. I doubt if Apple would approve any application to be released into App Store to perform that function?

Price & Affordability

If you are looking to buy a brand new iPhone or Android phone, do you want the best bang for your buck?

Of course you do. Who wants to pay significantly more for an iPhone which has less features and is less powerful than a flagship Android phone?

Easily one of the top 10 reasons why an Android phone is better than an iPhone has always been the price and affordability.

Android phones cost less than iPhones across the board, flagship Android phones have significantly better hardware and more features than iPhones for less money.

Reasons Why iPhone Sucks

Apple nickels and dimes you for everything. With the iPhone 12, Apple didn’t include headphones in the box anymore. Seriously, Apple? You can’t throw in a pair of headphones when someone buys a $1200 phone? Nope. They want you to spend another $150 on AirPods.

So, take your $1200 new iPhone, add an additional $150 for AirPods, plus $300 for your AppleCare warranty and you just spent $1650 for a phone and headphones.

External Memory

It’s clear Apple is trying so hard to be different and not to follow the crowd but all what we see is setbacks… or why won’t the iPhone use an external memory? Sony managed to build a water-resistant phone, Samsung did something great with that eye scrolling thing to just mention few and they did all these without neglecting basic things that still make phone usage easy for consumers.

In recent years, Apples lacks the innovation it used to be known for and even if they want to create something different and unique, they should find other ways of doing this without depriving mobile users of what they’ve been enjoying for years.

Media Support

With the audio output of the iPhone acceptable to a reasonable degree, media support for different video formats is impossible. With the default video player, you’re only allowed to play MP4 videos and nothing more. You can’t just download a video from the internet and watch on your device without going through the pain of converting to MP4 on PC and synchronizing through iTunes. I know there are certain apps that play other video formats but this should be possible be default without any third party application.


Android phones manufactured by many different companies have always been on top of innovation.

There are new innovative features pushed out almost every time a major company releases a new Android phone. From in-screen fingerprint sensors to modular phones, mobile devices that run Android always seem to have a leg up on the competition.

I think most people would agree that ever since Tim Cook took over Apple after Steve Jobs passed, Apple has had next to no innovation with each new iPhone release.

Every single event that Apple holds where they announce new iPhones or an update to iOS, I always get excited hoping for something new and innovative.

Reasons Why iPhone Sucks

However, the last several years of Apple WWDC and Apple Special Events have pretty much been yawn fests.

Apple’s strategy has usually been to take new interesting features that were released, “perfect” them, and then release them two years later.

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All iDevices run on Apple mobile OS which is iOS; this is clean, simple but very restricted. It’s almost impossible to modify or customize in anyway unless you jailbreak it. This jailbreak process still give some users a bit of freedom but I must tell you, Apple is doing everything possible to make jailbreaking process impossible for everyone.

Widgets have long been a huge advantage of Android over iOS. Apple opted not to have widgets available on any of your main home screens to “avoid clutter.” Why? Having widgets on my Android home screens is one of my favorite things about Android.

Funny enough, Apple finally decided that having widgets on your home screen was more beneficial than they thought and announced the feature with iOS 14 in 2020.

Android offers all sorts of widgets that you can put onto your home screens. These widgets might be anything from a custom clock, weather, alarms, direct calls to contacts in your phone, flashlight, email, messages, and so much more. You can arrange these any which way on your home screens and have your home screens be exactly the way you want them.

Limited devices

It’s the iPhone so, you have no choice but to either go for iPhone 5, 4S, 4 or 3GS. Variety, the say, is the spice of life but this is not the case with Apple products. There are limited devices to choose from and even worse, iOS is getting old… it’s the same old boring look since 2007 that’s just being re-polished. There are many types of Samsung galaxy, Nokia Lumia, Sony Xperia and others to choose from ranging from low-end smart phones to high end devices. Apple leaves you no choice.

Universal Chargers

All hail USB chargers! They are the standard charger for countless devices out there including Android phones. Nearly all Android phones use either micro USB or USB-C chargers.

What does Apple have? Well, they decided to make their own chargers called lightning cables. Not only are these different and only usable for Apple devices, but they tend to be extremely low quality.

Why would Apple do this, you ask? Because it makes them more money. If Apple switched all of its iPhones to use USB-C chargers, they would lose money.

Reasons Why iPhone Sucks

This is because you can buy USB-C chargers for much cheaper on Amazon than what a lightning cable costs on Apple’s website.

Plus, when your Apple charger goes bad, you have to fork over even more of your hard-earned money to buy a new one.

Who in the world should have to pay over $300 to replace extra chargers over the lifetime of their Apple products? Coming from a company who preaches night and day about the quality of their products, Apple easily has some of the worst quality accessories and chargers I’ve ever used.


It can’t be denied that Apple is a major player in the mobile market and their past innovations was very commendable but the tight competition they’re facing now should make them step up their game and give consumers what the consumers really want, not what Apple thinks they want. I’m sure a survey should actually help the company but I doubt if they actually listen to their customers at all.

With all the reasons above, I am not implying that one phone is better than the iPhone or trying to be a fan of a particular company, I’m just stating facts here. I like the iPhone but I can see it’s numerous flaws. What do you think?

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Diekola Yusuf
Diekola Yusufhttps://www.novabach.com
Founder & CEO of Novabach - Yusuf is a Tech enthusiast. Fascinated by Computers and all sorts of Technology. He writes news, updates, walkthroughs, guides, troubleshooting tips, and how-to tutorials on gadgets and consumer electronics.

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