How does Apple handle OS updates vs. Android?

Episode 1181 (17:25)

Seth from Irvine, CA
Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Seth is due for a new phone and is trying to decide whether to stay with the Droid or move to the iPhone. He has an iPad already. He's especially wondering how iOS updates work. Leo says that Apple controls the handset. They don't have to worry about other overlays or interfaces to pollute it. It's a pure OS experience. And it pushes out updates all at the same time to every carrier and every phone. It's great if he just wants a smart phone that just works. Android, by contrast, has to deal with modified operating systems from the carriers, leaving users waiting quite some time for an update to get pushed out. Unless users root their devices.