Comparison Of iPhone 6 Innovative Features: Which Apple Smartphone Model Had The Most Improvements?

In the summer of 2007, Mike Lazardis, co-founder of BlackBerry, got an iPhone to check what’s inside. He pried it open and was shocked on what he saw: BlackBerry wasn’t competing with a phone, he thought, it was competing against a Mac. Lazardis was recalling that moment in an interview with The Globe and Mail, hinting about the months leading to the fall of RIM.

Such is the iPhone’s disruptive story: it put the computer in our phones and made them smart. Suddenly, we could buy and play music in our phones, surf the net via wifi, run desktop-like OS, and, the best defining factor of a smartphone, download apps. Nowadays, each business owner can have an accounting or CRM app such as Zoho on their mobile. We do all that without a keypad (to BlackBerry’s shock). No, Apple didn’t invent these technologies, it innovated them. Over a decade earlier, IBM had Simon, the world’s first smartphone.

In the infographic prepared by our B2B directory we prepared a comparison of the key features in each iPhone launch since the first generation phone came out in 2007. Some features are truly innovative technological impacts (A series chip, Siri, App Store) and some are unabashed embellishments.

So what’s in store for future iPhones? We can get some clues comparing Apple patents registered with the U.S. Trademark and Office. Apple is developing an audio jack to double as a headphone jack, plus an audio transducer that doesn’t need a grille to emit sound. That means future iPhones can be totally enclosed or water-proofed. Another patent talks about combining motion analyzer, scenery analyzer, and lockout mechanism to detect if you’re driving and disable Messages Apps. With the increasing text-induced car accidents, expect this feature sooner than later.

Yet another patent indicates that Apple is cooking an intelligent Home Page that brings up the app you need for specific scenarios like when you need to show an electronic ticket in an airport or an e-coupon at a counter. The patent uses location-based signals and tracks user data patterns like calendars, emails, notes, etc. to create a more engaged relationship with our device and predict when to bring up the app.

But let’s talk about the now. We compared the features that people said they wanted prior to the latest iPhone launching and which of these actually came true. The top wish, sapphire crystal cover, we now know, didn’t push through. Are there other wishes that the Apple fairy godmother failed to deliver.

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  • Avatar TJ says:

    Ok but for what do we need an infrared camera, for late night pictures? Really 19.2%?

  • Avatar Nnenna says:

    Have been a fan since day one. I love the iPhone. I’m only asking for four very important updates.

    1. Longer battery life.
    2. Larger screen
    3. Durable screen
    4. Water proof

  • Avatar kate says:

    I have a feeling iPhone 6 together with iOS 8 will be a killer like the 4S. It’s going to tilt the balance against Galaxy, which has run its course with the big screen advantage. Some of the features to rock us include the 3D imaging (this will force online fashion sites to adapt), seamless public wifi connectivity via Passpoint, and the nfc card. Can’t wait!

  • Avatar marty says:

    I’m an a droid user and this infographic reminded me why I didn’t jump into the iphone bandwagon. Never will, still. Only the first gen is truly an innovation, the rest are just upgrades to make you want for more. Prove me wrong.

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