Until now I had always been a fan of the Android and had always purchased Android phone over iPhones. However my opinion changed when a friend showed me some music production apps on his iPhone. What immediately stood out was the fact that there was almost no latency. As many are aware, the latency from Android phone is still awful at this time. Hopefully the big Android makers such as Samsung and Song can improve this in the near future but Apple products have never had this issue.
I use a PC for music production and I will be sticking to that. However the iPhone with Garage Band and Caustic etc. seems great for making sketching when I am out and about. I may even purchase a micro USB MIDI keyboard.
Another thing I noticed is the smoothness. The iPhone seems to clean up background tasks better than the Android. The Android definitely needed more maintenance to keep it running smoothly. As a casual developer, the Android was easy to poke around with and manipulate due to it’s open source structure. Open source meaning it can be freely manipulated, therefore performance will differ from hardware to hardware. The iPhone iOS is designed for use with the iPhone only making it seem more stable.
However I never really gave some of the newer Android models a chance. On paper they definitely look better than iPhones in terms of specs. e.g. resolution and camera. However I feel that they will begin to slow down after use due to applications using up too much resources as usual.