Battle of the Year: Google Android vs Apple iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus


The battle between Google and Apple has intensified thanks to the release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. One online electronic reseller divulged that its trade-ins of Samsung phones tripled, and one third of those Android users polled by the company planned on upgrading to the new iPhone. 39% of users cited the increase in screen size as their reason for making the switch.

An Ongoing Struggle

Prior to the release of the new generation iPhones, Android had served as the go to for mobile phones with exceptionally large screen sizes. Currently the Galaxy S5 is at 5.1 inches diagonally and the Galaxy Note 4 is a staggering 5.7 inches diagonally. Considering the Apple iPad Mini tablet has a 7.85 inch screen, it’s easy to understand why this latest generation of smartphones are known as “phablets,” a portmanteau of the words phone and tablet.

How big exactly are the new iPhones? The iPhone 6 screen is 4.7 inches and the iPhone 6 Plus is at 5.5 inches. Now that the playing field between screen size is essentially leveled, what else then might be the driving force behind customers abandoning Android en masse for Apple?

It’s All About Applications

The answer may be attributed to the difference between the number of apps offered by the competitors. Historically, Apple’s advantage has been the quality and quantity of available apps. If you’ve wanted the best apps the instant they became available, you had to have an iPhone. Android has had trouble convincing developers to create software for their handsets since Apple users spend more on apps, which means bigger profits for developers. After subtracting its share, Apple pays about twice as much money to developers from consumer spending on apps than Android does, and doing this with half the total number of users.

Mail, contacts, calendars, photos, videos, music, books, PDFs, and documents can all be moved via a combination of adding an email account, using an app, signing into social media, transferring via iTunes, or iCloud. For a complete description as to how to accomplish these tasks, follow this link to Apple’s official support page for moving content from an Android device to the iPhone.

Profit From the Battle

From the standpoint of those of us here at Sourcely, the key benefit to the ongoing war to establishing market brand supremacy is how something like the launch of a new iPhone can generate such large volume of products in the form of Samsung phones to flow into the arena of recommerce. Innovation continues to spark the renovation of electronics, saving them from waste disposal facilities around the globe and preventing unnecessary harm to human health and the environment. For further ideas on how you can profit from a buyback program, contact us.



Justin Finkelstein

Co-Founder & CTO at Sourcely; server swiss army knife; flavor architect; the wildcard.