We realize that iPhone’s always late in the feature game we’ll discuss what made them do that and does this decision affects the company.
In the latest WWDC event (World Wide Developer Conference 2021) organized by Apple, they unveiled innovative features and upgrades coming to their products.
They talked a lot about their new features regarding iOS 15 on iPhones and iPad. In addition to iOS 15, they emphasize privacy issues, watchOS, and a few other things.
The highlighted features in the event were related to iOS 15. But, as the presentation moves forward, we have seen all the features released for the iOS 15 were in the market for a long time.
Every year at WWDC, we see features on the iPhone that we have already seen on Android and every year at Google I/O. Several of the ‘features’ have been seen on previous iPhone models as well.
But, don’t take me wrong! Companies do copy others. In the end, it’s beneficial for the user that they can have access to the more modern features. However, the issue arises from Apple’s lateness in bringing mobile features to the market. So, let’s look at an example where Apple took too long for a particular feature that is already in the market:
iPhone Live Text (Announced at WWDC 2021):
Apple has implemented a useful feature in its recent update of iOS 15. With the help of Live Text, we can find look for any information (present on the images and objects) over the internet.
The application can take pictures from your mobile gallery, edit the text or the tags (on that image), and search online for information.
This magic tool helps you in various ways, such as:
Open the camera app and tap the live text button (when you point it at the text, it pops up contextually). The Live text feature will grab ‘text’ (from the camera), and you can copy and paste it on the internet. It provides information directly in phone numbers, email addresses, and links (based on what you want).
You’ll love iOS 15’s Live Text feature if your iPhone’s Photos app is full of photos of business cards, recipes, guides, travel, contact info, and notes.
But here is the problem, if you are aware of the tool Google Lens, you’ll find out it also pretty much does the same. Many features are the same as iPhone Live Text on it.
Like iPhone Live Text, you have to point it over objects or images, and it will provide you with information about those objects and photos.
- It can scan and translate text on images and objects.
- Identify the breeds of animals such as cats, dogs, etc.
- You can also explore the place you like and search for what you want.
- You can also place an order of your favorite food over the app by contacting food stores.
- It can scan QR codes too.
iPhone’s FaceTime & Shareable Links:
At WWDC 2021, Apple announced that you can now use FaceTime more efficiently on your iPhone.
You can watch TV shows, serials, listen to Apple music with your friends on FaceTime. You can’t find any lags, and it syncs pretty well.
The most important thing is now you can share links to your friends that have an Android. They have to click on those links, and they can talk to you over FaceTime. Interesting? Right.
But the problem is, if you are aware of the apps like Google Meet, Zoom, etc., they have the capability to do the same. You can share links, talk to your friends, and much more stuff over other applications also. And these applications can run well on Android and iOS too.
The question is the same – Why Apple took so long to release a feature?
It is the ‘ecosystem’ that Apple has built over a long period of time that provides the answer to that million-dollar question.
If you watch the presentation closely, you’ll find out about the ‘Focus Mode’ Apple presents. If you open the ‘Focus Mode’ of your iPhone, it’s not only open for the iPhone but also to all other Apple devices connected with your Apple ID. In this way, they build an ecosystem that serves you better and intelligently.
Similarly, the ‘ecosystem’ they build over the years provides you with extraordinary benefits that you can’t find elsewhere.
They also build one of the crazy features from which you can move your mouse cursor over other Apple devices placed separately from each other.
It will take a few years before we see Google do that with an Android tablet and Chromebook.
So the conclusion is, it’s okay to wait sometime because in the end, when Apple releases their feature, they are soo well implemented that they can reach the apex of greatness. I hope you find this post helpful, and if you have any queries or suggestions, comment down below. Your ‘suggestions’ help us in improving the quality of our article.