Iphones are fast becoming a yardstick to measure the social and economic statuses of people in the Nigerian society which has made the ostentatious product so coveted.
IPhone and Android-operated phones have been around for a while and there has been this raging issue about which is better.
Nigerians are not exempted from this debate. Funny enough, you will find that Android users, if given the chance, will ditch their Android for iPhone.
That is the love Nigerians have for the iPhone even if they cannot afford it. But the problem here is that their love is not based on an informed point of view because there are many Android phones that are far better than the iPhone.
Regardless, Naijaloaded shares seven reasons why Nigerians love iPhone.
1. They just like iOS better than Android
Some Nigerians just like the iOS more than Android because of what they have heard over time about iPhone. Thanks to the solid and strong public relations machine of Apple, they have made us believe that there are no other phones that are better than the iPhone. This is wrong. You have Samsung Galaxy S7, Huawei Nexus 6P, LG G5, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and HTC 10.
2. iPhones support all of the apps you want
Almost all the apps you want is available on iPhone. So, whatever app you are using and is important to you, you will definitely find it on iPhone. In addition, there are a variety of helpful apps you will have access to.
3. iPhones are durable
Should we say iPhone is overhyped? True. The reputation that Apple makes quality and stylish phones is in our faces. Granted, iPhone may last longer but it does not mean that Android phones are not durable. iPhone and Android phones can last longer. It only depends on the manufacturer. We can all see how Samsung is competing strongly with the iPhone.
4. iPhones are compatible with other Apple devices
iPhone works perfectly with other Apple devices, including MacBook and iWatch. The connection is seamless. But it is a torrid time if you are attempting to connect your Android phone with a MacBook or an iPhone.
5. iPhone is immune from virus and malware
Many believe that iPhone cannot be infected by virus and malware. This is actually not true. The fact is iOS apps can still be infected with malware and virus, especially when you use unsecured Wi-Fi networks to download apps. Due to this, many Nigerians love and prefer the iPhone.
6. iPhones have better resale value
This is a major reason why Nigerians love iPhone. No matter how poorly used your iPhone appears, it will still sell for a good price than some Android phone.
7. To Show off
Being able to afford an iPhone means you have a deep pocket. The cost price of iPhone is as much as N400,000. Even if you are using a fairly used iPhone, people will still have the same perception.