The decision to use Android or iOS is highly personal. For you, iMessage may be a strong enough reason to stay on iOS on its own. Or maybe, the functionality of Android is enough to keep you on Android. Thankfully, both platforms are competent and pretty similar in terms of core capabilities.
For me, despite the occasional struggle of not having iMessage, I feel more on top of my life and communications with the functionality that Android provides.
While this may be true in 2023, it may not be the case again in the future. Every few years, I buy an iPhone to see if things have changed. And maybe next time, it will.
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