We did not expect to be in this position at odds with our own government Tim

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"We did not expect to be in this position, at odds with our own government," Tim Cook said at the launch event a month later. "But we have a responsibility to help you protect your data and protect your privacy. We owe it to our customers and we owe it to our country. We will not shrink from this responsibility." iPhone SE Apple hasn't just talked a good game on protecting privacy. When the chips were down, it demonstrated a real commitment to the principle. Read more on this: How private is your iPhone data, and how to protect your privacy Android is more customisable We often call Apple's software ecosystem a 'walled garden', and this is because Apple fiercely controls what can come in… or leave, for that matter. The company is less controlling than it used to be (they even let you install a third-party system-wide keyboard these days) but it's still much harder to customise the user experience in iOS than in Android. There are lots of handset manufacturers working with Android, and each of these has their own slightly different take on the operating system, and this allows you to pick the software flavour you prefer. But Android is also far more accommodating when it comes to changing the look of the interface, installing widgets in the middle of the home screen (iOS does allow widgets these days, but they're kept in the lock screen and today view), change default apps, delete things you don't like and so on. Apple doesn't exert iron control over its software interfaces because Tim Cook is a control freak (on the contrary, by all accounts the man is a superb delegator!). Rather, the company's motivation comes from a desire to deliver the best possible user experience, and it thinks that a consistent and curated platform is the best way to do that. Often that will be true, but if you're confident, tech-savvy and opinionated about the way you want software to work - and who wouldn't put themselves in that category? - then Android allow you more scope to mould the experience to your tastes. You get more choice with Android phones This applies to both hardware and software. In terms of the handsets, in one case you're choosing between the phones made by one manufacturer, albeit the most successful mobile manufacturer in the world. And in the other you're choosing between the phones made by dozens - maybe hundreds - of companies. Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, Sony,
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29/04/2018 iPhone vs Android: Best smartphone - Macworld UK 4/9 HTC, Google itself (sort of)… the list goes on and on. Microsoft and BlackBerry each have their own mobile OS but they, too, make Android handsets as well. Most of these manufacturers will make more Android handset models than Apple makes iPhones, too.
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