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Apple makes nice phones that ergonomically feel better to operate than android to me. I also prefer their OS. But 5 years was likely exaggerated to build hype. It was a slowly developed thought that did not have dedicated 5 year development.


With all the hate and understandably so, I have a question. What more can be done to these devices currently and what more do you want?


I like what we have so far but much better battery life and an overall cost reduction would be my two biggest requests. 1k for a phone is absurd lol
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Originally Posted by iRUSH View Post

Apple makes nice phones that ergonomically feel better to operate than android to me. I also prefer their OS. But 5 years was likely exaggerated to build hype. It was a slowly developed thought that did not have dedicated 5 year development.


With all the hate and understandably so, I have a question. What more can be done to these devices currently and what more do you want?


I like what we have so far but much better battery life and an overall cost reduction would be my two biggest requests. 1k for a phone is absurd lol

Phones have gone the way of the laptop... there is only so much that can be done on the outside... most of the innovating is over. Now we wait for incremental updates of the hardware on the inside. Phone companies are going to eventually start slowing their roll on phone releases, and start aligning with the releases of new mobile chips.

That's my 2c at least
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5 years to look ugly. Seriously, if you're going to fill the entire front of the phone with a screen then do it right. Either blend the speaker with the display or keep small bezels the way Samsung did it. The Iphone X looks so awkward having the display stretch around the speaker. It's just lazy design.
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Phones have gone the way of the laptop... there is only so much that can be done on the outside... most of the innovating is over. Now we wait for incremental updates of the hardware on the inside. Phone companies are going to eventually start slowing their roll on phone releases, and start aligning with the releases of new mobile chips.

That's my 2c at least

I think that makes a lot of sense. If you look at all the major players they have converged on very similar designs and have not changed much in the past couple iterations. I agree with you.
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5 years to develop what???

all the technology in that thing has been around for 20+ years.

I remember my handheld computer back in 1997. Out-of-order processor, multiple cores, dedicated tensor cores, complete SoC with only one chip rather than like twenty, flash storage, LiPo battery, OLED display... tongue.gif

Fun fact, blue LEDs available for mass-market only date back to the mid 90s. Miniaturizing them for an OLED display in a few years would be quite the feat.
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http://fortune.com/2017/10/09/apple-iphone-x-jony-ive/
I guess the proof is in the pudding.

Does this seem like a phone that has had 5 years of work put into it?

Sure doesn't feel like it to me.
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Apple makes nice phones that ergonomically feel better to operate than android to me.

Could you explain this to me a bit more? I don't get how an iphone would be more ergonomic than an android phone.
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Could you explain this to me a bit more? I don't get how an iphone would be more ergonomic than an android phone.

Well button placement, sensor placement is an example. The fingerprint sensor on the s8+ is stupid. I don't use it cause its awkward to use while when I had my iphone it was more natural to use the sensor on the homebutton due to placement.
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http://fortune.com/2017/10/09/apple-iphone-x-jony-ive/
I guess the proof is in the pudding.

Does this seem like a phone that has had 5 years of work put into it?
I can believe it started development 5 years ago... with their main focus being putting out a new regular iPhone each year they wouldn't have had as much time to work on this and there was probably a lot of stuff going on trying to figure out the best way to approach things as well as waiting for technology to do what they wanted.
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I can believe it started development 5 years ago... with their main focus being putting out a new regular iPhone each year they wouldn't have had as much time to work on this and there was probably a lot of stuff going on trying to figure out the best way to approach things as well as waiting for technology to do what they wanted.

Agreed, in dev for 5 years does not equate to 5 years worth of development time.
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