Apple ecosystem in simple words can be told as all apple devices which include apple watch, Ipad, Apple Pencil, Macbook, Mac, iPhones work together in harmony to give us the best experience while using their products.
Let’s see what makes people stick to apple.
Continuation of your work from one device to another. iPad to mac to MacBook, Etc.
Example: Filling some documents in your mac and you want to add your signatures to it. Just do that in your iPad and boom. You can see the updates on your Mac.
It is just a note taking app like google keep, Ever note, notion etc. Until, iCloud kicks in and syncs your notes to all your devices and gives us ease of use and continuation of your notes on other devices. This is the best feature who like to take notes, to-do lists, etc.
This is also a Crazy feature that allows us to send files seamlessly to other devices with ease. It may be your other devices like mac, iPad, iPhones, etc. This also allows us to send files to other’s easily.
Have you ever had a hassle of taking a phone number from a PC screen to copy to phone and get irritated. But, if you are in the apple ecosystem. If you copy a number from a mac and pickup your phone and paste it. Magic happens, and the phone number is copied here and you can call them.
This allows us to take photos from the iPhone and add them to notes from mac. Instantly. This is a good feature to have. Apple watch also helps to use the iPhone camera from your watch.
Instant Hot spot:
You are seriously working on something and the internet got disconnected. That will be so frustrating. Now, just go to mac and on personal hot spot. It automatically switches on the hot spot on your phone and connects to the internet. You can continue working on your mac with no hassle.
Cross Platform Messaging:
If you are working on your mac and for instance, you get an Otp (Onetime password) for logging into some website or some transactions. You can directly see a pop-up on your notifications bar and continue your work on Mac.
Phone calls from other devices:
Yes, you’ve read that right. You can take phone calls from any device like apple watch or mac or MacBook. You need not even lift your phone to answer your calls.
Need a second screen for your work. Take out your iPad and on sidecar and magically it becomes a second screen for your laptop(Mac).
This lets you continue your work from safari browser. So, you are working on mac and you need to go out. Suddenly. Just pickup your phone and continue browsing from your phone while travelling.
This feature allows us to use MacBook track pad to iPad and iMac mouse to MacBook and iPad. Etc. It just allows to use one mouse to all devices seamlessly and also for file transfers.
To sum up. Productivity will increase exponentially while using all these devices together as we can continue work from one device to another from messages, browsers and notes.
Individual products are also great. However, if you add other products to it. It increases the value. It offers. Yes, they are expensive enough to give a hole to your pocket. But, once you get there. There is no getting back.
Now, you know why people brag about apple products and I also agree they are not only a status symbol. They are also great tools for productivity. Some of these things can also be done in windows and android. Thanks to your phone app from Microsoft. But, are limited to features and cannot subsidize for all apple features.
These are also the same reasons people call apple ecosystem as Walled Garden. (Stay tuned to know more about Apple Walled Garden).