It prevents data injection, for example, by connecting a fingerprint sensor or Face ID to a computer. Sure, that doesn’t happen in two minutes when someone has a quick hand on your phone, but there have been parties in the past who spent $1.3 million to get access to one phone.
Sure, 99% of people don’t need it and it gets in the way of repair, but turning off security for everyone is the same discussion as a crypto disaster. 99% of people do nothing criminal with their banking, but I like that it’s encrypted and the government can’t read.
Apple has already made some choices regarding fixes, customer support, and privacy. Many people are so interested in Apple for these reasons that they discover that there are also drawbacks such as more expensive repairs.
I’ve used Android for years and a MacBook is working for me. I thought my MacBook was a bitch, I had a lot of grumbling about the hardware and it wouldn’t fit me. A few years ago I needed a new tablet and could no longer see wood for trees, then I bought an entry-level Ipad, and a few years later I switched to an iPhone. I also have no objection to a high-end Android phone, but the difference in the purchase price is minimal.
The problem I have with mid-range Android devices is that I don’t go into it every day and you have to read it for every device and brand, it’s quite a mixed bag. Now there are a few brands that have good hardware and have their software support in order, but a device not receiving software updates makes me very nervous. Android does well to pull security updates and the like OEM look and feel for that.
I don’t know yet if I’ll buy an Android or an iPhone next time, if my iPhone lasts long enough, I’ll probably buy another one, just because switching between Android and iPhone is a pain.
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