MacVoices #24006: MVL – Q&A with An Android User Switching to iPhone

Why does an Android user decide to make the leap to iPhone? The MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid Ginsburg, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, Jim ReaEric BoldenJeff GametMark Fuccio and Web Bixby engage in a good-natured interrogation of James Baraniak, a recent convert. The discussion covers what persuaded James to made the switch, the easy spots and rough spots of the transition, and whether he sees any significant challenges in sticking with his decision. (Spoiler: he doesn’t.)


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Show Notes:


0:00:00 An Android User’s Journey to iPhone Begins
0:00:09 Introducing MacVoices Live and Coda sponsorship
0:07:15 Introducing James Braniak, former Android user, now an iPhone user
0:10:08 Researching and comparing iPhone and Pixel cameras
0:12:25 Mark’s questions for James: Name preference and switchover catalyst
0:14:07 Challenges and Learning Curves in Transitioning to iPhone
0:16:07 Managing Everything in One Place with Coda
0:19:47 Privacy and Customization Considerations in Choosing iPhone
0:23:10 Transitioning from PC to iPhone: Porting Photos and Learning Curve
0:24:44 Exploring Android Options and Google Pixel
0:26:21 iPhone Camera Tech and Gaming Considerations
0:28:21 Exploring App Arcade and Games on iPhone
0:30:00 Impressions of Gaming Performance on iPhone and Endorsement for “What the Golf” Game


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

James Baraniak is a biochemist with a passion for bridging science with law. He is majorly invested in all sorts of tech, particularly fond of video games, and have work previously in advising others in terms of electronics. You may reach him on X (formerly Twitter) @JustSimplyJames and watch him on RedButtonJamfest on Twitch.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.


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