Since Apple came into the tech space, one of the brands’ primary focus is to create a convenient environment for users of their products and services. This is the premise of development in the Apple ecosystem. If you use any Apple product, then you have an iCloud account with which you can login to any Apple device. Your iCloud account syncs data across all Apple devices and allows seamless updates in real time. The aim of this blog post however, is to explain how the Apple ecosystem actually works and how you can better make use of your Apple device(s).
Let’s dig in!
What’s the Apple Ecosystem?
The Apple Ecosystem simply refers to the way all of Apples’ products (hardware, software and services) interact with each other to make the user experience better. The brand is all out to make sure all your Apple devices play together in a way that other devices from different manufacturers don’t or can’t. People nowadays – due to financial constraints or ignorance – tend to purchase gadgets that only match their budgets and forsake how convenient it will be to play around their other devices. This is why you probably own a Samsung phone, a HP laptop, a Dell monitor, a Tecno Tab, and Havit speakers. Being in the Apple ecosystem saves you the hassle of working with numerous devices from different manufacturers. The following features describe the Apple ecosystem and what you are to expect coming on board.
What makes the Apple Ecosystem Unique?
Apple is different, and this is a product of continuous innovation for the better part of over two decades. Now, you’d agree that, sometimes, what Apple calls ‘new feature’ is actually old news on Android. But, users livie with this because when Apple releases that feature, they arguably do it better.
Apple goes the extra mile to ensure that the experience is different on their devices. The following are what make the Apple Ecosystem unique.
The continuity features of this brand makes you enjoy using your Apple devices in the smoothest way. You get to continue a task you started on a device on another Apple device. For instance, with continuity, you can copy files from one device and paste on another. It also includes the ability to make calls on your phone, laptop, iPad, or Apple watch. The continuity feature enables you to easily unlock your Macbook with your Apple watch and also use your iPhones’ hotspot on your Macbook.
Surfing the web with Safari (Apple’s custom browser) becomes more fascinating in the Apple ecosystem. Such as, when you visit www.blackpenng.com on your iPhone, it automatically opens the same tab and gets synced on your Macbook. This works for other applications as well. The Notes app is another example.
Scribbling and note taking can’t be any easier. Imagine working on your computer at home and continuing with your phone even on the go. In the Apple ecosystem, the Notes app enables you to start a note on your Macbook and it gets automatically synced to your iPhone or other devices and vice-versa. Dope right?
This feature was introduced with the iOS5. It is Apple’s instant messaging service – the famous blue bubbles. This feature works across multiple Apple devices. You can send and receive messages from your phone, laptop, iPad or watch. What’s even better about this feature is that it comes with message delivery status. This allows you to know when the other party got your message even when they don’t necessarily reply.
AirDrop is another amazing feature in the ecosystem built into most Apple devices. Apple AirDrop enables peer-to-peer file sharing using an instantly created ad-hoc network. In simple terms, you get to send pictures, videos and documents without Internet connection. To use AirDrop, simply switch it on on the host device and on the peer device as well to get connected. Acknowledge the notification that pops up on the peer device, and you are good to go. The AirDrop feature doesn’t work for phone-to-phone alone. You can send and receive files from your iPad, laptop, or even your watch and vice-versa.
Syncing Apple Home Devices
With your iPhone you can take advantage of the one-tap setup to connect with your Apple TV, AirPods or HomePod. This comes very convenient. Say, you want to search for something on your Apple TV, the moment you click on the search box on your Apple TV, a notification pops up on your iPhone and you can easily type out your search query faster. You also enjoy a larger view of your iPhone camera pictures, videos and gallery on your Apple TV because it’s already synced.
Other Exclusive Services
Certain services are only peculiar and exclusive to Apple devices in the Ecosystem. An example of such is sending money to other Apple devices with Apple Pay. You have to own an Apple device to make use of services like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Apollo, Infinity Photo and a list of other exclusive services and applications.
An advantage of being in the Apple Ecosystem is that you get all your files and data centralized. You also don’t have to worry about customer service unlike having several devices from different manufacturers. Moreso, your subscriptions across these devices are better managed on your Apple iCloud account. You literally can view all your subscriptions on a page and manage or cancel them as well. iCloud synchronizes all your game data, application data and backups across all your multiple devices seamlessly.
These features are only peculiar to the Apple Ecosystem. Impliedly, you can only do all of the above on and between Apple devices. The uniqueness of the Apple ecosystem is that the privacy of your data is assured and it keeps growing and improving as new products and services are unveiled. In the Apple ecosystem, no product stands alone.