Alan Key, considered the father of laptops, once said that “people who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” Steve Jobs mentioned these words in his 2007 iPhone debut. In fact, this is Apple and hairsp; – & hairsp; it is one of the only companies to adhere to it for decades.
However, I would like Key’s words to be slightly different. Adhering to Apple’s philosophy that “people who really think seriously about software shouldn’t set aside their hardware,” their devices can be much better.
As you can see & hairsp; – & hairsp; it can’t be noticed that Apple otherwise uses great software to get the latest juice out of not the best hardware. When it comes to iPhones, this shows at least three aspects.
Po pierwsze & hairsp; – & hairsp; device
After testing the iPhone 12, I have no doubt that it has one of the best cameras on the market in terms of photo quality. This is even more impressive considering the quality of the components used by Apple.
A 12-megapixel matra, the Android world began to have 55 standard matrices around 2016. Apple has been using them since the 2018 iPhone XS. Meanwhile, the competition has left light years behind.
The company has larger matrices on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but progress isn’t sharp. The matrices are still far from what can be found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or Huaweiu Mate 40 Pro. Ba – hairsp; – & hairsp; Even on phones under PLN 1000, almost no one drops below ½ an inch today.
However, photo comparisons show that although the iPhone 12 is a modest device, the iPhone 12 can shamelessly compete with the iconic Samsung or Huaweia. This is due to very good software.
Imagine, though, what would happen if Apple didn’t save on hardware and get the best possible sensor. If he had more intentions than the company maintaining a level of competition while maintaining the lowest possible production costs. We would probably look at the undeniable king of mobile photography that no one could move.
Po drugie & hairsp; – & hairsp; battery
Let’s look at the battery capacity of some of the major devices with large screens:
- iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 cala) – 3697 mAh;
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (6.9 cala) – 4500 mAh;
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro (6.76 cala) – 4400 mAh;
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra (6.67 cala) – 4500 mAh;
- OnePlus 8 Pro (6.78 cala) – 4510 mAh.
It’s been years since the iPhone has had the smallest batteries on the market, with Apple trying to hide from customers, officially not offering their capacity, but a declared workday. However, let’s look at comparing battery performance to competition.
Even though the iPhone 12 Pro Max battery is very low by today’s standards, the phone can have an intensive use for 7 hours. This result is weaker than its rivals, but still decent. The best ones lasted less than 1.5 hours, which is less than what the battery capacity difference would suggest.
And again – hairsp; – & hairsp; If Apple were to use batteries that have the capacity to meet market standards, it could create the best long-distance runner. So try not to be too much behind the competition.
Third, & hairsp; – & hairsp; working memory
The iPhone 12 has 4 GB of RAM. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max have 6 GB of RAM. How does it compare to the competition? Well, suffice it to mention the Galaxy S20 Ultra with 12 GB of RAM. And that’s not even Samsung’s record.
iOS has its own rules, though the numbers do not reflect How iPhones work. Tests by PhoneBuff show that 6 GB of RAM is enough to keep 16 games and apps in the background. Amazing.
From the experience with Apple smartphones, however, it seems that they have a unified memory on the day of its release, but with the development of the application and the operating system, it is starting to lack. The convenience of working on my iPhone X (3 GB RAM) was sustainable at first, but after a year, I felt like I was dragging my nose with an Android smartphone 3 or even cheaper.
This problem wouldn’t exist if Apple didn’t use great iOS optimization to get cheaper components.
Apple has everything to create the best flagship on the market
Objectively I mean the best, and not the best “I prefer iOS over Android”.
Someone might say that Apple is not doing anything wrong the most important thing is the effect, not the means used. I partially agree that the company is able to regain competition with the help of those who are not the best components, and it even outperforms them in some respects.
At the same time, I regret a bit in the case of the iPhone which is often great software it’s not the sweetness of the iron cake, it’s the ultimate juicer. If Apple cares as much about all the components as it does about the operating system, it would clear the floor with competition.