Can Apple and Samsung bring or subscribe to ads on iPhone and Android?

What if your iPhone or Android phone, which you have already paid in full, shows you ads all over the system?

Internet ads It has become the backbone of the internet today because it literally helps keep websites alive. It’s business, after all! Online advertising includes product listing ads, display ads, platform ad-side ads, affiliate ads, native ads, social media ads, video ads, and email ads. You see them when you try to book a vacation, and you see them on YouTube (they’re the reason YouTube is free).

The reason I decided to put this story together in the first place is a YouTube video I saw titled “Best Ad-Free Smartphone under INR 20000”. It turns out that this was a bit of a click because the ad-free phones weren’t really the focus of the video, but the idea was that nearly 100,000 (Indian) viewers were interested enough to click and watch.

That’s because many budget and mid-range phones in parts of Asia, including India and China, come with ads!

If you want to have a better understanding of the phones that come with the type of ads in India, you can check this out This helpful video is by Geekyranjit, a fellow smartphone enthusiast with many years of experience.

But in a nutshell, although budget and mid-range phones from brands like Nokia and Motorola come without ads and mostly without any bloatware (pre-installed apps and services), phones from Realme, Poco (Xiaomi), and Redmi ( Xiaomi) and even Samsung do not enjoy the same ad-free treatment in the Indian subcontinent.

According to Ranjit and Gadgets 360, the most annoying phones in terms of ads come from Redmi (Xiaomi), which sells phones in Asia, but also in Europe. Ads can be seen on Redmi phones in Music, Themes, File Manager, Downloads, Security, and Apps. The ads are also present in the European / global versions of MIUI – the Redmi skin on top of Android 12, but interestingly not on all phones. For example, as our colleagues at GSMArena found out, the Redmi Note 11 Pro does not contain ads, but the Redmi Note 11 does.

Budget phones from Poco, Realme, and Samsung aren’t that bad in this regard, which means they don’t necessarily show you “ads”. However, they do come with a lot of unwanted “unwanted software” in the form of notifications, pre-installed apps, browser popups, and even new apps (you may not necessarily want or need) that come with OTA updates.

The good news for Asian and European customers is that many ad/nagware notifications can be disabled. The bad news is that this isn’t something the average person knows how to do, and even if they did, this would be far from a “one-click solution” – it’s not the same as putting your phone on silent.

Advertising in iOS and Android: The last resort for Apple and Samsung to make phones cheaper?

One of the reasons budget phones sold in Asia and some parts of Europe contain ads is that they are… cheaper. Also, as it turns out, phone makers can get away with it.

On top of that, it’s not like forcing phone ads and notifications (technically) on customers because you literally agree to get them when you set up your phone. For example, this is the case with budget Galaxy devices (mostly the M series) that require you to create a Samsung account upon setup (which in turn can confuse you with notifications later).

Apple, Samsung and Google phones show you ‘ads’ that may not necessarily look like ‘ads’

But what about “Western” phones or flagships from brands like Apple, Samsung, Google, etc.? Well, even if you don’t realize it, major manufacturers have found ways to monetize their software space even without showing you “in-your-face ads”. For example, Samsung cooperates with Microsoft, which means that every Samsung phone comes pre-installed with MS Office. Sure, pre-installed apps technically fall into the “bloatware” category and of course they can be uninstalled, but isn’t it a way to advertise a product/service? You do the thinking.

On top of that, Samsung, Apple, and Google make sure they infuse their phones with a ton of apps of their own, which aren’t necessarily necessary for an iPhone, Galaxy, or Pixel. For example, on the iPhone, these applications are Music, Podcasts, Mail, Maps, TV, Watch, News, and others.

Not only are these apps superfluous for your new iPhone but they include plenty of ways to let Apple make more money by literally advertising their subscription services on apps like Music, Podcasts, TV, and News. It’s certainly not banner ads that you need to shut down, but it’s a form of displaying a different product/service. Samsung and Google are quite neat when it comes to this.

What is Glance, and is it about to bring ads to Android flagships in the US and/or elsewhere?

But I’m sure the question everyone wants answered is: “Are traditional display ads coming to iPhones and Android phones in my area?” The answer is no.” So far.

In case you missed it, the Google-powered Glance feature may soon display ads on your Android lock screen. Glance is a service/application that provides various tools along with ads on your lock screen. It is backed by InMobi Group, an Indian multinational mobile advertising technology company, which is said to be in talks with US carriers to offer a sneak peek into the US.

As Adrian mentioned on our site News story, these are ads that may be shown live on the lock screen for “several smartphone models by next month,” according to an anonymous insider source cited by the always-trusted publication TechCrunch.

Interestingly, people from Glance were quick to respond to the news. Reportedly, the company has confirmed that its services are already heading to the United States. However, Glance also wanted to make it clear that it’s not looking to provide phones with an “ad platform”.

Obviously, ads should be stripped from the US version of Glance, relying instead on monetization on so-called “spaces” that users will choose to “consume at any given moment”. To me, “Spaces” looks like an alternative version of the Google feed that’s to the left of your home screen – unless you disable it. But also, I don’t interpret Glance as “without ads”…

Glance’s mission as a company is to make the lock screen a “lock screen (not boring anymore” by displaying news, media content and games, along with sales ads at local dining and shopping venues, as described in this video.

In the end: would you agree to have ads on the lock screen of your Android or iPhone if that’s cheaper?

Hello, maybe it can work as a Spotify or YouTube subscription? See some ads you can ignore, but that drop the price of the Galaxy S23 by $100? Or prevent Apple from increasing iPhone prices…

Speaking of inflation, Apple’s iPhone 14 series will almost certainly be $100 more expensive than before, more or less matching Samsung’s pricing for the Galaxy S22 range, and speaking of subscription services, you may soon be able to subscribe to your iPhone. You are reading this correctly.

According to what the site said a long time ago Mark Gurman, it looks like Apple is preparing to launch a subscription program for iPhone buyers, which means you may soon be able to pay for your iPhone the same way you pay for an Apple Music or Spotify subscription. According to Gorman, the iPhone subscription service will be different from the standard “installment-based plans” because they come with a flat monthly fee, based on the iPhone model you choose to “subscribe” to, rather than “buy now” value of hardware.

To make the program more attractive, Apple is expected to integrate the hardware subscription service with its existing paid services such as Apple Music, Apple TV, iCloud and even AppleCare. To me, the supposed subscription plan for iPhones looks like an alternative to Apple’s current iPhone Upgrade Program, but we’ll see. Gurman says the services should launch sometime in 2023, however, whether it’s ads that might fill your lock screen or new forms of hardware subscriptions for your iPhone or Android, that seems to be the direction we’re heading in.

Loans, monthly plans, and subscriptions have been the preferred way for people to spread costs for a while, but the current economic situation is as tough as it has been. On top of that, we’re more willing to sign up for something than to pay all for it. Sure, Netflix loses subscribers, but that’s because you can share your Netflix account. You wouldn’t be able to share your iPhone with someone, would you?

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