GTA V iFruit app, Android vs iPhone continues
There have always been users of certain products that think their choice is the better one, as for years PlayStation and Xbox owners have argued that their device is the best. This is also the case for Android and iOS users and this argument has been intensified recently with the GTA V iFruit app, as the Android vs. iPhone debate continues.
We recently told you how many Android users were furious with RockStar games for not providing the iFruit app for their platform at the same time as the iOS version. This then led to a huge amount of comments from users of both platforms that were arguing over the benefits of each platform.
Some have suggested that if all Android owners decided to not purchase GTA V due to the lack of the app then its sales would be well down, but others have said that they should just stop whining and go out and buy an iPhone instead.
The anger is coming as iOS users are getting access to the custom licence plates for the online version of the game first, with some suggesting that once the Android iFruit app becomes available RockStar should reset the servers so everyone gets equal chance to get the plate they want.
Some iPhone users have even called Android a second class operating system and this sort of thing should be expected. There has always been the argument for Android apps taking longer to develop due to the different hardware and versions of the operating system being used, but GTA V has been years in the making so it’s not as if the developer didn’t have sufficient time to get the Android app working.
The team here on Phones Review use both Android and iOS and can see the pros and cons for both platforms, but it does seem as if the developer is short changing those that happen to own an Android device. The other app that is available for the game is the instruction manual and even this isn’t available on the platform.
Some iPhone owners have even suggested that many owners of Android devices want an iPhone but can’t actually afford one, while some are saying that owning an Apple smartphone is just a status symbol for 70% of owners.
There are some quite abusive comments from both sides of the fence and there are even some calls for Android users to be able to get a refund on the game. Whatever platform you use in all seriousness it’s a pretty bad move by the developer not launching the apps simultaneously and giving all users a level playing field.