iOS vs. Microsoft Windows

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
iOS
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Apple's iOS is the company's mobile operating system.N/A
Microsoft Windows
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Windows is an operating system with editions to support business workstations.N/A
Pricing
iOSMicrosoft Windows
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iOSMicrosoft Windows
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
iOSMicrosoft Windows
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
iOSMicrosoft Windows
Small Businesses
Ubuntu Linux
Ubuntu Linux
Score 9.0 out of 10
Ubuntu Linux
Ubuntu Linux
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM AIX
IBM AIX
Score 8.9 out of 10
IBM AIX
IBM AIX
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM AIX
IBM AIX
Score 8.9 out of 10
IBM AIX
IBM AIX
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
iOSMicrosoft Windows
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(8 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(13 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
iOSMicrosoft Windows
Likelihood to Recommend
Apple
iOS works well when you want solid control over institutionally-owned devices. This generally works best when you play by Apple's rules and buy through them and use Apple School/Business Manager - so if you're going for a BYOD model, this probably isn't the way to do [it]. There is a wide variety of management tools, but bear the costs of each in mind.
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Microsoft
It is well suited in a work environment, being that an organization can set up their system to be specifically work related and only certain users can get access is really helpful. I also like that multiple users can log in on the same device and keep each account seperate without interfering with the other.
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Pros
Apple
  • Extraordinary compared to other OS on the lookout for the mobile devices. In the event that somebody needs an ad free and secure insight.
  • Apple iOS give you heaps of inbuilt elements by which there is no need of any outsider applications.
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Microsoft
  • Smooth operating system
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Easy integration of other Microsoft products
  • System encryption
  • Very secure
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Cons
Apple
  • Replacing the battery is hard and shouldn't be.
  • I know it is for security, but the ability to remote control iOS and help users would be great.
  • Security can be tight with the iCloud and passcodes and you can brick a phone if you are not careful.
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Microsoft
  • confusing at first when shut down is under start menu
  • task bar on 2 displays sometimes won't hide automatically even though set that way
  • not so intuitive to set up 2 displays
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Usability
Apple
In all likelihood, common users will either already have experience with iOS on their iPhones, or will pick it up quickly. The UI is generally simple and mostly visual. Power users, on the other hand, may feel constrained by the inherent limitations built-in. Root access, terminal commands, and deep customization are not really to be found here.
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Microsoft
Works fine until it stops working, then hard to troubleshoot and fix!
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Support Rating
Apple
Lots of help articles online for just about everything under the sun. I have never personally had to engage Apple's support team to comment on their helpfulness.
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Microsoft
support remains spotty, researching online articles are a pain
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Implementation Rating
Apple
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
MDT helped deploy OS to users machines via PXE boot.
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Alternatives Considered
Apple
The software updates have a wide coverage for iPhone models and I love updating software for additional features and/or improved software stability. It has also genuine feel of the phones they offer. Easier to set up and use. It helps me do more productive tasks. If I have the latest phone model, I would have additional software advantages that are already included in my OS.
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Microsoft
Because of its compatibility with third-party software requirements.
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Return on Investment
Apple
  • Positive as far as cellular usage, phone tracking, and security for our users.
  • Negative as far as battery replacement on older phones.
  • Costs would be similar to android phones so security/simplicity is our main point here.
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Microsoft
  • Increased productivity
  • Intuitive interface
  • Quick operation
  • Minimal interruption from system processes
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