This year’s iPhone was accompanied by a string of new feature announcements that Android phones had implemented over the course of the year. Here are the 5 features that iPhone 7 stole from Android
5 Best Features That iPhone ‘Stole’ From Android This Year!
We all know iPhone 7 is here! Apple introduced some interesting changes in this milestone release. There is always a tough competition between Android and iOS. Apple and Android fans use some strong words like “Stole” to distinguish the features provided by both OS.
Of course, Apple displayed some over the top innovations and updates to their new operating system, iOS 10. However, it seems like Apple has almost “borrowed” certain features from Android, to reinvent them and give them that Apple touch.
Let’s take a look at the 5 features Apple is late to the party with.
Dual-camera setup on iPhone 7 Plus
Apple is using 2 12MP sensors in iPhone 7 Plus one for telephoto photography and the other for standard. However, the dual camera setup was started by HTC, HTC introduced Ultrapixel rear Duo camera setup in HTC One M8 following HTC, LG G5 also have dual cameras and now so is Apple.
We all know Sony has made some water resistant devices in past few years. Recently, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and even Galaxy Note 7 have certified water resistance rating which was released before this year’s iPhone 7. Even Note 7 beats iPhone 7 in water resistance because iPhone 7 has a dust and water-resistance rating of IP67 whereas Note 7 is rated at IP68
Apple ditched 3.5mm headphone jack and plans cordless speakers. Samsung’s Gear IconX is available in the market and it does the same thing Apple’s AirPods do. Both devices are charged wirelessly, through a case. Both the smart wearables use gestures for use when paired with Smartphone.
Ditched 3.5mm Jack
Well, Apple might have taken a courageous step to remove the 3.5mm audio jack from smartphones. However, LeEco Le 2 and Le Max 2 also features a new audio standard known as Continual Digital Lossless Audio that can deliver audio over the USB Type-C port.
Apple had introduced Apple A10 fusion SoC at the even, according to the company it was the first quad-core processor from the iPhone by Apple. So, their biggest achievement was its quad-core architecture which sounds really strange and sad on paper considering we have quad-core Android phones since 2011. HTC Edge was the first phone to launch quad-core processor. Apple is 5 years behind when looking at this row of the spec sheet alone.
So, these are the 5 key features that Apple copied/improved from other phone makers. Did we miss any other features in the list? Tell us in the comment section below.