According to the agreement, the launch of the new Apple product is supposed to take place in the fall, in September or October of this year. According to speculation, this launch event will take place September 13 (Tuesday). As the days get closer, more information about the new iPhone 14 series is circulating on the web. A few days ago, artist Madmix drew the latest iPhone 14 Pro version based on leaked CAD documents. On the front, a new “exclamation mark screen” replaces the small notch and becomes the new design language. On the one hand, it will increase the effective display area. Moreover, it also proves that after 5 years of iteration, the sensor technology behind Face ID will be upgraded again.
The side is still a right-angle border, and the layout of the key is no different from the previous generation. On the back there is a three “prominent” camera module. The main camera is a 48MP sensor that supports 8K video recording. Although iPhone 14/14 Plus does not have this treatment, it will increase the aperture and improve focusing speed. At the bottom, it holds the Lightning port. Moreover, the processor of this device is A16 Bionic, for Pro models.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple analyst, conducted a survey with distributors, retailers and speculators. Its survey reveals that distributors, retailers and speculators are generally optimistic about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 series. He believes that the iPhone 14 series will surpass the iPhone 13 series.
Huawei’s absence is pivotal to the success of the Apple iPhone 14
Since the Huawei ban, Apple has had a “highway” into the high-end Chinese market. This also means that the number of potential iPhone users in the Chinese market is increasing. From the perspective of smartphone development, the high-end smartphone market has always been a battleground for major mobile phone manufacturers. Even the price butcher, Xiaomi, has been struggling over the past few years. This shows how important the high-end market is to mobile phone manufacturers.
The high-end models in the current mobile phone market face the problem of model convergence. However, Apple is still using the previous Pro Max series and using its own software and hardware advantages to get rid of Android manufacturers. Previously, Huawei used its self-developed chips and Harmony system to get a share of Apple Pie, but since it pulled out of the 5G smartphone market due to sanctions, Apple is still slaughtering such a huge market.
Why Android remains behind Apple
Why can’t Android today shake Apple’s high-end position? In fact, there are many reasons.
In terms of hardware and configuration, most Android devices today are ahead of Apple in most devices. However, they lag behind Apple in major chips and systems.
Second, the environmental strength of Apple’s suite of software and hardware far exceeds that of Android. Apple firmly recognizes independent research and development of hardware and software. Thus, software and hardware are tightly bound. This means that Apple’s iOS only needs to adapt its own mobile phone with dozens of specifications. But Android devices do not have standardized specifications, so Android can only use compatibility to achieve efficiency.
Furthermore, Apple’s iOS is a closed source system with a high degree of restraint. Due to its slow development, Android can only use open source to adapt to most models. Therefore, it relies on the advantages of open source to compile a large number of applications to form the Android ecosystem.
At the beginning of its development, Android claimed that it would run on different processors and different architectures. It should be compatible with Qualcomm, MediaTek, ARM and Intel processors. Therefore, Android puts a layer of the virtual machine on each application, so that the application runs in a controllable virtual container. Thus, developers do not have to worry about the problem of adapting the application. You only need to write a code, and the virtual machine will automatically convert the application to the corresponding processor runtime language.
This leads to a big problem. Each application is covered by a layer of virtual machine, which will make the working memory of each application very large. The root cause of virtual memory is not enough.
Apple more efficient
On Apple’s part, all software and hardware are their own, so there’s no need for a virtual device app. Today’s most advanced Pro Max has just 6GB of memory. This equates to 18GB of RAM on Android smartphones. The app ignores this step of translation by the virtual machine, so the app on the iPhone will be more smooth to use and won’t kill the background more frequently.
In the past, Huawei has also been working hard in this regard. Is Android running in the wrong direction? No, the advent of Android has solved the problem of high smartphone prices, allowing more people to use smartphones. Although many things have been sacrificed due to compatibility issues, the ubiquity of Android has allowed cheap enough smart devices to enter thousands of households.
What about Apple? It’s also true that highly standardized software and hardware are already a necessary part of a self-built ecosystem, but the high price tag is its biggest problem. Huge investment in self-developed software and hardware will determine that the price of the product will not be low. It is clear that the high position of Apple is not suitable for all users who think about the price. However, Android ensures that more people have access to smartphones.