Many would be wondering while the iPhone is a class apart. Why is there so much fuss about the iPhone? Well, if you are in this category, this post is for you. In this article, I would be unravelling 5 Enviable iPhone Heights/achievements that rival smartphone manufacturers would find difficult to surmount.
Especially Relevant: 14 Universal Reasons why Apple iPhones are better than Android
5 Enviable iPhone Heights: Number 1. Price Stability
First off, the iPhone remains strong since Apple released their first mobile phone(the iPhone) about 10 years ago. Also, the excitement gets heightened every year a new iPhone is released because there would be something to take home. Apple rarely ever witness a catastrophic decline in sales.
Even if the current sales situation is not as good as the peak period, the iPhone is still not losing strength. At least at these heights, it doesn’t suffer a drastic drop in price like the Android counterpart.
5 Enviable iPhone Heights: No 2. Just 3 Flagships per Year and Still Better than the Android Army of Models
Another enviable height of the iPhone is the fact that for ten years, the iPhone has basically maintained its flagship for the year. The Dual Flagship was adopted in 2014 with the release of iPhone 6/6 Plus. Similarly, In 2017, a three-phones strategy was adopted as iPhone 8, 8 plus and the iPhone X were all released last year.
By contrast, Android brands such as Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and others under the three high-end and low-end carriages, release no less than 10 new phones a year. Phones released by Android fall under the High-end, low-end and Mid-range category.
Even though the iPhone currently offers just three models a year, it is able to deal with dozens of Android flagships a year. If Apple can maintain this kind of tug of war for 10 years, this tells us one thing, the iPhone has an extraordinary strength.
5 Enviable iPhone Heights: Number 3. Trend Setting
As a popular trend in the mobile phone industry, the iPhone has always been able to bring something new to the table. In most instances, other phone manufacturers copy the idea of the iPhone. The rose gold, special red pop color were all first found on the iPhone.
Furthermore, Apple is the 1st popular mobile maker to cancel the 3.5mm headphone jack. They also popularise face recognition. On the other hand, Samsung has developed a wireless charger for many years. That notwithstanding, iPhone has attained a height whereby it sets a trend that others try to emulate. In addition, it improves existing trends and makes them better.
Without discrediting Android, there are some trends and innovations by the Android flagships. For example, OPPO has Find X’s periscope camera, Xiaomi has MIX’s comprehensive screen trend and Huawei’s boasts of AI artificial intelligence, three-shot, etc.
Number 4. iPhone Hardware Configurations are Conservative but Maintain Solid Performance
Compared to Android phones, and in addition to the processor and iOS system, the hardware parameters are relatively conservative.
For example, the running memory of the Android phone has reached 6GB/8GB. In the opposite, the iPhone is still at the level of 2GB/3GB. Also on the pixel, Android reaches 40 million level pixels, but the iPhone’s 12 million pixels can still be with Android. Right.
Summarily, even with conservative hardware specifications, the performance of the iPhone doesn’t cave submit to an Android phone which is higher in its specifications. In processor [erformance and taking photos, the iPhone is still the strongest.
Number 5. Mobile phone’s superior value-preservation ability
In terms of mobile phone value preservation, the iPhone has always maintained value. The image above shows a chat of popular Smartphones and their yearly depreciation. The iPhones depreciate the least.
In the recent mobile phone rankings of the UK second-hand trading website MusicMagpie, the iPhone’s four models became the most valuable mobile phones. In the first year of release, iPhone X depreciated by 32%, iPhone 8 Plus depreciated by 43%, etc…. Look at Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, HTC models, and the value is obviously not as good as the iPhone.