People sometimes ask me why I chose to buy an iPhone instead of an Android. I always reply the same thing: iPhones (and Apple devices in general) are more user friendly, in my opinion, than Androids. But I can't really pinpoint exactly what's different.
Take the home screen, for instance. On an Android device, you need to touch a button in order to get the apps. On the iPhone, they're already in the home screen. Why did Android designers make this extra touch necessary? I sometimes don't even know which is the button to access the apps on my mum's Android phone.
(Incidentally, my mum is not an IT geek, and she has all sorts of trouble arranging her shortcuts on the home screen, an issue which wouldn't exist on an iPhone because there are no shortcuts.)
Also, consider the buttons. The fact that most, if not all, phones have a "options" or "settings" button. Why is this? Why did Apple get rid of all buttons but the home button? Why does it work?
I am aware that the way I worded my question is not very clear. I just want expert's opinions on the issue.