Fed up with freezing Samsung Android phones and needing better split screen capability, the US Army is switching to iPhone.
The Special Operations Command runs an app that splits the screen, giving soldiers in the field a video feed from an overhead drone.
Android’s processor isn’t capable of an app this data intensive, and wouldn’t refresh in real time to keep the soldiers updated.
Worse, once overwhelmed, the Android phones would freeze and require restarting, something no soldier should have to deal with while ducking enemy fire.
US Army testing on the iPhone 6 returned results characterized as “smoother and seamless” with color graphics described as “clear and unbelievable.”
The US Army has been using APPLE gear for years.
The iPOD once helped snipers compute long distance kill shots.