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How Apple iPhones Might End Up Like BlackBerry If They Don’t Change

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Apple iPhones are officially going to end up like blackberry soon. If you follow this blog, a couple of weeks ago I made a post about Apple losing about $57b , if you missed that post you can find it here – Apple Loses $57b .

This week I’m going to be closely analysing how Apple’s iPhone downfall is just starting and how they might end up like BlackBerry if they don’t start being innovative.

Apple enjoys the position it has currently based on the fact that in 2006 when the first iPhone was launched there wasn’t any strong competitor and also due to the fact they have total control over their operating system something Google plans to have with the release of Fuschia OS.

Apple iPhones Coming With Recycled Features

Starting from the iPhone 7 to the the current iPhone XS Max , Apple has not added anything substantial to their devices apart from removing the headphone jack and adding a notch. All Apple does is change the processor and flip the cameras. Take a look at the image below and see if you can actually guess the phones in the image –

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Then take a look at this second image with the names of the phones below them.

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Also like every year a couple of leaks about how Apple’s new phone – The iPhone XI would look have also surfaced and here are the most popular ones so far

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Still in the flipping camera business eh?

It’s one thing to recycle designs and features and a totally different thing to make them exorbitant. Make a quick Google search to compare the cost of upgrading from an iPhone X to an iPhone XS Max considering the only difference is that the devices.

Apple iPhones Are No Longer For Consumers

Apple has stopped developing phones for the users, all they are after is the money. Even Tim Cook confessed at some point last year that they were slowing older iPhones down. They want to force iOS users to upgrade so they can make more money.

I get the fact that every brand is out to make money but don’t force your users to do something they don’t want to and still extort them on top.

Why do users have to buy the fast charging cable differently, buy the Airpods differently and also buy the wireless charger differently?

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By the time you calculate how much users have to spend to get the most out of their device , you can use it to get a very good laptop, a brand new Android Phone and a smart watch coupled with a wireless headset.

I’ll be honest, Apple truly has added a lot in the world of mobile technology as we know it but they are really running out of ideas and if they refuse to start innovating they will lose out. Blackberry felt nobody could oust them from the mobile scene and we all know where that got them. Nokia too.

Take a look at this chart showing the market share of the top smartphone brands in the world

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If you look closely , you can see how Apple shipments dropped in the second quarter of 2018.

You can’t even say Apple has the best camera in the world right now. The Google Pixel 3 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro has even pushed it further down the chart. I know some people might say that the pricing is because Apple is a Premium company so they have to make premium products. Vertu was a premium brand too before they went off the grid completely.

It’s obvious everything is moving too fast and Apple can’t seem to keep up anymore . Also due to their current problem with Qualcomm , Apple is even looking to partner with Mediatek to be able to add 5G to their devices

With devices like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 coming with mind blowing specifications for just $150 (N60,000) and flagship devices from Huawei , Oppo and Vivo coming at a lesser price than the Apple devices, Apple should definitely sit up or they’ll lose out on the mobile sector they have dominated for so long.

I know a couple of people might say I’m an Android Fan that’s why I’m saying all of this but trust me I have nothing against Apple. This post was even written from an Apple Macbook.

All I’m trying to say is Apple should make the upgrade worth the price, if they can’t they can chose to release phones once in two years , at least none of us would complain about their camera flipping antics.

I know many Nigerian iPhone users probably won’t mind if Apple keeps extorting them because most of them only buy it to convince themselves they have some sort of class. Some of them don’t even know what Airdrop does or that they can text another iPhone user on iMessage and some others play music via Xender and Opera Mini.

Apple should do what’s expected as soon as possible or win a ticket to oblivion

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications

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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.

INFINIX SMART 3 Plus

I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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How Android Smartphones Are Slowly Turning Into Commodities

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In this post I’ll be looking at a something that has been bothering me for a while – How Android Smartphones Are Slowly Turning Into Commodities.

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Starting from the end of 2016 till date Android smartphone design aesthetics have moved from being a bit bulky to being almost bezelless.

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I appreciate that fact but every good thing comes with a little bad side and unfortunately the bad side of this issue might actually wreck the entire Android ecosystem if companies don’t come up with good enough designs to make people see reasons to actually get a new smartphone.

If you’re wondering what I mean by Android smartphones becoming commodities, well take a close look at this image below.

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Can you tell the difference?

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Forget about the specs for a while and take a closer look. You know how we all see printers like mere products with different prices, we would see smartphones that way soon. Apart from that the user experience on every Android smartphone is very similar so it’s still basically the same product built on different hardware with an identical design. Doesn’t that remind you of a digital printer or any other computer peripheral?

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Even smartphone companies are aware of this hard truth, they want us to buy new phones but with everything in their lineup looking the same it’s harder to sell new flagship device.

So far only Huawei and Vivo aren’t experiencing problems in selling their flagship devices, the rest of the companies , Apple , Google and Samsung are finding it hard to sell their new smartphones and they are responding to this in different ways.

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Google announced the Pixel 3A a few days ago, a smaller version of the Pixel 3 , Samsung and Apple have reduced the price of some of their devices (Apple’s price cut only affected China).

Sometime ago, Apple even had to reduce the speed for their older iPhones just to sell the newer ones.

I still give Samsung and Huawei a thumbs up for pulling off the design on the foldable smartphone. However they’re both still very expensive and not something average users would want to spend money on. Irrespective of the mishap that happened on the Galaxy Fold , I still think we can look towards foldable phones to bail the Android OS out. Hopefuly the next version of the Galaxy Fold won’t be a complete mishap.

Apple might actually survive the whole issue since they have total control over their OS, Android on other hand might not. Android Manufacturers should look beyond specs and give us something o

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