This is How Apple Changed the Smartphone Industry
With 12 iPhone models having been released thus far (if we include the 5c, SE and the larger Plus models), and with the iPhone 7 unveiling looming on the horizon, we decided to take a look back at the most important and influential innovations that Apple’s various iPhones have brought to the marketplace.
Since the first iPhone in 2007, there have been 17 models released, which includes both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and we are probably still expecting an iPhone 7s and an iPhone 7s Plus. If we look deeper into the evolution of iPhones, we will see how Apple has introduced us to some of the most game changing innovations the tech world has seen. In fact, on many occasions, Apple has been at the forefront of smartphone technology.
Before you purchase an Apple iPhone 7 Plus at Harvey Norman or any online outlet you are thinking of right now, let us look at how Apple revolutionised the smartphone industry.
3D Touch Feature
One of the things that has defined the iPhone models is its 3D Touch feature. For some of us not technically well-versed, this is the feature that allows the phone to detect different levels of touch pressure applied on the phone. You know how you need to press longer to delete an app? The 3D Touch is responsible for that. This has also made it possible for some apps like the mobile games and certain features within the social network apps to play with the finger pressure applied by iPhone users on their applications.
64-bit A7 processor
The day the iPhone 5s was released, the smartphone industry was shook to the core when they introduced the 64-bit A7 processor. It was an inevitable advancement in smartphone technology, yes, but no one expected Apple to churn it out before everyone else. This 64-bit processor ahs made it possible for our phones to access more RAM. This means that we get to retrieve data in a much larger scale. Other smartphone companies like Samsung had to follow Apple’s lead by releasing their own 64-bit phones.
Other than the 3D Touch feature, one of the hallmarks of an iPhone is its Touch ID. It is a fingerprint technology that allows us to make our phones more secure. While the technology is not exactly new, Apple has made it mainstream when it first rolled it out on the iPhone 5s and used for the next models to come. It has made it especially easy for some who do not really use passcodes to lock their phones. After Apple has utilised this technology, other smartphone providers followed suite by devising a similar use of the technology, but none as easy and intuitive as that of Apple’s.
Apple App Store
If it were not for the apps we download constantly, people would not have been connected with their friends all the time or would have been perpetually bored while standing in a long line. However you use the apps available for free or for purchase, we have t thank Apple for making it easy for us to get them. Additionally, it was the introduction of the App Store in 2008 that has made apps much more affordable for the masses. Apple gives incentives to developers so that they can continue creating apps that will change the way we use our iPhone devices.
These are just some of the ways in which Apple has changed the way we use our phones and has led the smartphone industry to unimaginable advancements.