4. All the apps you could ever need
At the start of 2014 Apple announced that a whopping $10bn was spent on its App Store in 2013 as the demand for iOS applications shows no sign of slowing down. Clearly, the place to be for apps is iOS.
Almost all major apps launch on iOS before moving to Android, such as Vine, Instagram and even our very own V3 Tablet App. This is because developers know that the best place to test the success of an app is the iOS platform, where charging some money may also illicit a purchase.
Furthermore, because Apple integrates the hardware and software performance of the iPhone, apps can take full advantage of the capabilities on offer. This is something that some mid-tier Android phones can struggle to provide.
3. Easy integration with other Apple devices
For those already wielding a MacBook or iPad, an iPhone seems the obvious smartphone choice thanks to Apple's deep iCloud integration.
Mac owners, for example, will be able to easily sync content on their laptop - such as documents, photos or music - with their iPhone, without having to manually do so. If they use an Android or Windows Phone device, however, users would likely find themselves having to download an annoying software suite, such as Samsung Kies, before being able to transfer content.
Windows laptop users with iPhones will see the benefits too, as iCloud is also supported on Microsoft's PC operating system.
iPad owners will perhaps see the biggest benefit of using an iPhone. Switching on automatic app downloads sets apps installed on the tablet to be automatically downloaded onto the iPhone, for example. Other content - such as iMessages, and notifications - will be automatically synced across both iDevices.
What's more, iCloud is extremely easy to set up. Simply turn it on, enter your Apple ID, and you are good to go.
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