82% of Android users not interested in iPhone 13, chiefly because of no Touch ID and iOS restrictions
Apple is reportedly all set to announce the iPhone 13 series on September 14 and is clearly anticipating the upgrade supercycle to continue. Online smartphone marketplace and comparison site SellCell conducted a survey to gauge Android users’ interest in the upcoming range.
The e-tailer surveyed more than 5000 US-based Android users aged 18 and older. Around 82 percent of the respondents are not interested in switching to the iPhone 13. Only 18 percent said they might consider getting the new iPhone.
The new range isn’t expected to be a significant upgrade over the current collection and will likely offer a new chipset, bigger camera sensors, new video shooting features, beefier batters, and up to 1TB of storage and 120Hz refresh rate for the Pro models.
Android users’ top reasons for not buying iPhone 13
Android users don’t like iOS’ limited customizability and restrictions on sideloading
The next major reasons for sticking with Android phones are iOS’ limited customization options (16.7 percent) and restrictions on downloading apps (12.8 percent) from unofficial sources. 12 percent of the survey participants think Android handsets offer better hardware.
These iPhone 13 features could make some Android users switch
Out of those who are considering switching, the majority (51 percent) are being swayed by longer software support. Although Samsung and OnePlus now promise three operating system upgrades for newer phones, most Android manufacturers offer two updates and they are often not timely. Apple, on the other hand, supports phones for five to six years.
Around 24 percent of Android users like the ecosystem integration and 11.4 percent think Apple provides better privacy protection.