11 Things iPhone Can’t Do
Apple recently launched iPhone 6 and iOS 8 much similar to Android phones in terms of physical appearance, some features have been available for Android users for long already. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be the company's first smartphones to come with near field communication (NFC) — a technology that lets phones talk to one another via a short-range radio.
Still, there are some things iPhone can't do, compared to its closest rival, Android.
1. The iPhone's back isn't removable.
Most, if not all, Android phones' back are removable. It means you can take out the battery if your phone is dead and quickly replace it with another one. You cannot do this with an iPhone. It has a single rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which can be removed or replaced only by Apple technicians.
2. It can't open multiple apps at once.
Multiple app browsing can't be done on Iphone, unlike Android (Samsung and LG) phones, which allows user to open multiple apps at a time.
3. You can only charge it with a specific cable.
Unlike Android phones which you can charge using any micro USB cable, iPhones only work using a specific kind of cable designed for Apple products. You need the company's proprietary iPhone or iPad charger, called Lightning.
4. It doesn't allow automatic HDMI connection
Some Android phones come with a micro HDMI port which allows you to plug in your smart phone directly to your TV. With Iphone, you have to buy a special HDMI cable for Apple.
5. You can't give your phone instructions without even having to touch it.
On most other phones, you would need to hold down a button or tap a microphone icon to launch voice controls. But with the Android phone Moto X, you can train the phone to answer to your voice specifically when it hears a certain trigger phrase.
6. You can't add more storage with a micro SD card.
With the iPhone, you're restricted to the amount of local storage on your device. You can always store files in iCloud and upgrade once that's full, but there's no expandable storage option for the iPhone's hardware.
7. Can't swipe down from the top of the screen to get shortcuts to a bunch of settings.
The iPhone, comes with about 10 shortcuts when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and you can't customize them.
8. Not much room for customization
With apps like Buzz Launcher and Aviate, you can actually change your phone's interface on Android. Apps are arranged alphabetically in a more list-like format rather than the standard grid layout on Iphone.
9. Can't Add widgets to your phone's home screen.
The iPhone offers similar functionality with iOS 8 (i.e. the stock and calendar widgets in the notification drawer), but you can't move these around and put them on your home screen.
10. Used as a remote control.
A lot of flagship Android phones, like the HTC One, LG G3, and Samsung Galaxy S5, come with an infrared blaster. This means you can set it up as a remote control for your television, air conditioner, speaker, and nearly every other household appliance you can imagine.
11. Swap out the back cover.
You can swap back cover and replace them with different colors and styles for Android, but not for Iphone.