Whether you like it or not, the fact remains that 8 years later the iPhone is still a trendsetter in the smartphone market. Despite the existence of a number of very significant developments of the competitors, with each new model, Apple sets the trends for the next year. Such hype is not called by any other product on the market.
The revolution in the world of smartphones happened in 2007, when Steve jobs introduced the first iPhone. The device had many shortcomings, even by the standards of the time. For example, the debut of “Apple” device could not record videos and work with networks of the third generation that has always placed him in the reproach competitors. But the iPhone was the most innovative device on the market, as oppose to him nothing could neither legendary Nokia, Samsung or Blackberry. Android at that time were at the stage of an early alpha version, and therefore truly “smart” could be called only one smartphone.
Time is not standing still, and in a year Apple showed the world improved on all aspects of the model, devoid of “childhood diseases” predecessor. In addition, in 2008, with the announcement of the iPhone 3G has earned the App store. Since then, everything went on the thumb, and every year Steve jobs represented almost unattainable for competitors ideal.
Of course, to some this view may seem biased, they say, on Android devices got the first four – and eight-core processors and one and then two and four gigabytes of RAM. But it’s “naked” numbers that have little to do with performance in practice. iOS can boast of optimization that enables the OS to work perfectly even on older hardware. Remember the megahertz makes sense only if we are talking about desktops. In the world of smartphones this is not an argument.
3D Touch, iPhone 6s
Presents this fall’s iPhone 6s is the most revolutionary “s-update” to the iPhone. The 3D Touch display proved to be the most innovative technology on mobile devices over the past few years. Despite some limitations, the interface recognition the pressure works great and greatly extends the use of gadgets.
What about Huawei, you say? Indeed, a week before Apple Chinese smartphone shown with Force Touch, but their invention is a weak competitor product Cupertino. And it’s not even in the genius of the engineers of a company, and Android, which simply can not work with gradations of taps on the display.
There is no doubt that next year we will see dozens of new smartphones with 3D Touch support which will be implemented in Android at the OS level. We already know that Samsung and Xiaomi are going to integrate in their phones the touch sensitivity of the screens.
Apple Pay, iPhone 6
Another functional aspect of “Apple” devices, the exemplary payment system Apple Pay. Of course, Cupertino were not the first to create a fundamentally new payment method using NFC. iPhone has acquired a Near Field Communication module only in 2014, but the success was waiting for him. Apple managed to convince hundreds of banks to start working with Apple Pay. Samsung Pay, and Android Wallet supporting fingerprints are still at the stage of “concept”, which will repeatedly Refine and improve it.
Touch ID, iPhone 5s
Touch ID is another key function of the iPhone, introduced in model 5s. Thanks to the fingerprint scanner built into the Home button, the smartphone can be used only by its owner. In addition, users have the ability to quickly make purchases in the App Store and log in to sites without entering a password. Only a year Samsung and HTC could offer something similar, and certainly not the best way. Today we see the fingerprint scanner in almost every device on the platform Google. With native support for biometric modules appeared only in the latest version of Android.
64-bit processor, iPhone 5s
64-bit A7 processor, which first debuted in the iPhone 5s, also it quickly became an obsession for smartphone makers. But competitors, obviously, was not ready for such innovations. An eloquent example is Qualcomm, which released 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, infamous for its thermal properties. Suffered from manufacturers of Android-devices. The same Xperia Z4 has set a record for speed overheating due to the use of 64-bit Qualcomm chip.
The Samsung Exynos processors are somewhat more successful, however, in recent empirical tests of the iPhone 6s Plus A9 chip Apple didn’t leave chances to the flagship Galaxy Note 5.
Siri, iPhone 4s
Siri is a virtual assistant out of Cupertino is a true breakthrough in the market, despite the fact that the technology only recently came out of beta stage. Perhaps, voice assistant Apple is far superior to Google Now or Cortana, but with the advent of Siri Google and Microsoft are thinking about the introduction of such technology. Google Now appeared in smartphones a year in Jelly Bean, and WP-devices had to wait for a voice assistant for several years.
Retina display, iPhone 4
High definition screen Retina was presented in 2010 in the iPhone 4 and was a real revolution in the field of display technologies. Nobody could achieve such a high pixel density and VHR data from drawing interfaces. The screen resolution of the Quartet was 326 dpi, and at that time it was one of the clearest displays in the world. Today Apple uses these screens in the iPod touch, iPad tablets, Mac.
The presentation of the iPhone 4 with Retina display started the race megapixels, which does not cease to this day. That only is the Sony Xperia Z5 flagship with 4K-screen TV.
Positioning the iPhone as camera – phones phones with a focus on shooting digital photos is markedly increased after the release of the 4s and 5 models, equipped with high-quality 8-megapixel camera and led flash. Now iPhone is the most popular among users of the Flickr photo-sharing site – he is ahead in the ranking of SLR cameras and smartphones from other brands.
Understanding how important it is that competitors strive to provide the increasingly advanced smartphone cameras. The latest models of “phones” can boast of high-quality photos and video and is able to compete with the iPhone.
Design and build quality
iPhone at all times can boast of high quality materials and Assembly. Of course, history remembers a lot of design problems. The same antennagain in the iPhone 4 or the tendency to deform the iPhone 6 Plus. However, the attention to detail Apple have adopted, perhaps, all the smartphone manufacturers. However, many do not hesitate to repeat for Apple design of its models. It is worth remembering Samsung Galaxy S, which is like two drops of water resembled the iPhone 3G. Or Galaxy S6, using the same materials as the iPhone 4/4S? The icing on the cake – of course, HTC One is A9, which became the twin brother of the iPhone 6s.
The modern industry of smartphones replete with all sorts of innovations. Curved displays, unbreakable screens, scanners of a retina of an eye it all looks quite interesting. But Apple ignores the pseudo-revolutionary technology, relying only on the most promising. Why? Because time for them has not yet come.
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