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A Closer Look at the Innovations and Advantages of iPhone Technology

Updated on January 14, 2016

Arguably, the line of smartphones from Apple Inc. is the most popular in the world today. Some of the basic features of the mobile phone line-up are web browsing, virtual keyboard, camera phone, multi-touch screen, gaming functions, and social networking. With every incarnation of the iPhone, there is something for loyal Apple customers to look forward to.

Every time Apple comes up with an innovation, the rest of the industry follows. Because of the iPhone, most of the smartphones in the market today has a touch screen interface and slate format. Siri’s incarnation in the iPhone4S revolutionized the smartphone industry. Siri is Apple’s natural language voice control system. It continues to see developments, along with other exclusive iPhone technology features.

In September 2015, the latest models of the smartphone line-up were released to the public. The iPhone6s and iPhone6sPlus are great examples of 21st century mobile computing technology. This upgrade of Apple’s trademark smartphone is without doubt one of the most advanced hand-held gadgets in the market today.

The iPhone6—a 21st century mobile computing device

To appreciate the power of iPhone technology, we must take a closer look at the innovations featured in the iPhone 6. Live Photos and 3D Touch are the newest technological breakthroughs featured in the mobile unit. For starters, the iPhone’s A9 chip is engineered for greater efficiency and performance. Apple is very much aware of the need to fulfill this generation’s high demands on graphics and apps immersion. Integration of the M9 motion coprocessor with the A9 chip boosts the smartphone’s efficiency to even greater heights.

The iPhone6 also offers unparalleled user convenience. The microscopic detection of force as the user presses the iPhone’s display is a function of 3D Touch through capacitive sensors. The system is so sophisticated that it also takes into account the force of gravity. In addition, the Taptic Engine provides the real-time feedback component to fine tune the response. The inclusion of 3D Touch is one of Apple’s biggest triumphs with the iPhone6, particularly its integration with Retina HD display.

Aside from being innately powerful and efficient, the security features of the iPhone6 are top of the line. A few decades ago, a device that unlocks with the owner’s fingerprint was confined to the world of science fiction. Today, through Touch ID, all iPhone6 users can secure their smartphones with their unique fingerprints. According to Apple, the current version is much faster than previous versions of the technology. Apple also takes online shopping security a level higher. Touch ID also allows for fingerprint-mediated purchases via Apple Pay.

Other improvements from previous generations are better Wi-Fi connectivity, and the LTE Advanced feature. The latter boosts the browsing experience two times faster. Through the much improved LTE, voice calls are clearer, and the caller may choose to continue browsing while conversing with friends and loved ones anywhere in the world. Wideband calls are also possible using Wi-Fi connectivity. In addition, the iPhone6 also offers immediate connectivity with other Apple devices via Bluetooth.

Lastly, the advanced pixel technology and image signal processor of the iPhone6 makes it the phone’s camera “the new standard in phone photography.” It has never been easier to take images and videos in low light. Photos are sharper and the colors are nothing short of spectacular. With Retina Flash, iPhone6 users do not have to think twice about posting selfies on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. When it comes to selfies, perfect lighting is everything, and the iPhone6 camera achieves this effortlessly.

Advantages of iPhone mobile devices

For many gadget enthusiasts, the iPhone series has a number of disappointing limitations. For instance, there are legal ramifications to jailbreaking, and some users lament this fact. Nevertheless, when asked whether they will switch to Android, iPhone users say advantages of owning an Apple device are still more than enough to keep them satisfied.

Even the experts agree. Apple mobile devices have the advantage in terms of in-class hardware quality. Another obvious advantage of the line-up is the high aesthetic value. For starters, the touch screen of every new upgrade never disappoints.

Meanwhile, for some iPhone users, the reason why they wait in line every time an upgraded version comes out is better security. While devices using other operating systems are hacked, the integrity of iOS systems is preserved. For people who are keen on guarding their privacy, there is no other alternative.

Looking forward to a future with OLED screens

It looks like the iPhone line-up will have another incarnation come 2017. Rumors that are being circulated online about the shift to a new screen technology in a couple of years’ time. It is being suggested that the next newest iPhone will not have an LCD screen anymore. Instead, displays that is more powerful, had better color, and wider angles await consumers with OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screens.

What is OLED? Digital displays utilizing OLED technology makes use of an organic semiconductor sandwiched between layers of electrodes. Apple may have found a way to extend the lifespan of OLED screens, an issue that greatly influenced the decision to delay the switch. However, all this is speculation. If you are already wondering about the innovations for iPhone 7S, then you can read about OLED technology for now.

Why is the iPhone so popular?

The first iPhone was released back in 2007. Since then, consumers cannot seem to get enough of it. It is not even an exaggeration to say that people “go crazy” over the latest iPhone device that is about to come out. Is it really all hype? Are people just trooping to Apple stores to be part of the “in” crowd? Why is the iPhone so popular around the world?

Although Android devices still dominate the market, in countries such as Japan, Apple gets majority of market shares. Apparently, people who prefer the iPhone are partial to innovation and convenience. After all, the popularity of Apple’s trademark smartphone line-up is founded on revolutionary technology.

It is not surprising to hear people say they cannot live without their iPhones, and won’ trade it for anything else. Every iPhone that came out is a truly smart device that gives users access to amazing new features. It does not matter where in the world you purchase an iPhone. For as long as you have one, then you can avail of the latest software releases. Android users do not always enjoy the same privileges.

Justifying the expense

Is the iPhone really the most expensive handset in the market today? It is often labeled as overpriced. More people can afford mobile phones running on Android OS. Prices vary from one country to another. If you compare official prices around the world, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 has a higher price tag in many countries than the iPhone. Still, iPhones cost higher than their competitors, despite the contention of many tech reviewers that more affordable handsets are better in many ways than Apple’s flagship.

Is the cost justified? The manufacturing expense for the iPhone is high because the raw materials used are top of the line. Apple also shells out millions of dollars for software development, not only for the operating system, but also for standard apps. If the basis is the iPhone’s reputation for solid quality, then even critics will have to agree that the hefty price tag is well founded.

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