Isn’t that a bit like saying “What can Windows do that a Mac can’t?” vboelema
A simple comment in response to this article which discussed the fact that, in my opinion, iOS can literally do everything that Android can. Everything that is important that is.
Perhaps the more important question should ‘how’ computing platforms do things and not ‘what’.
I would not use a Mac or an iPhone if it came down to what they did because Windows and Mac can do the same things and so can Android phones and iPhones. There is a difference in the customisation of non-Apple platform and in particular on Windows where you can do whatever you want, but the reality is that 98% of people just want to use computers, big and small, to do stuff that does not need advanced functionality.
If, for example, I want to keep a task list on my phone, I can do that easily, but there is a consistency to iOS that makes every single interaction feel natural and without the need to think about what I am doing. It has been this was from the start of iOS and in macOS for many years. The ‘how’ ironically means a huge amount because I never think about how it works.
Truth be told, I don’t see this on Android or Windows. There is always an element of the computer behind the pixels and the interactions and interfaces often lack the immediacy that I have become so accustomed to.
It is hard to explain, but the fact I rarely feel like I am using a computer is what does it for me, and it is the main reason I won’t be changing any time soon.