Using the same round button on ipads and iphone since the first iphone was released.
Using plastics and bright colors on the upcoming "C"
Using custom dock/power connectors so new devices aren't compatible with your old equipment.
Using Chinese manufacturers with sweatshop conditions to lower your costs and making parts that electrocute users while charging their iphones.
Now that's real innovation.
Whoever says Apple isn't innovating just isn't looking hard enough.
Anonymous, 11 Aug 2013Apple never had ground breaking products, they are all nice and aesthetic to the eyes but they... moreApple has that resolution to fit its apps,,all it can do is quadruple screen resolution to make apps fit..
Folk on here saying upgrading camera/screen/battery is NOT innovating and they are correct..We need Apple to blow us away with something revolutionary,but what? Is there anything left new to invent? Even if they give us file manager and memory card slot that still not innovation..
Things they could add is xenon flash,IR blaster,notification LED,proper shutter button with half press but most of all make it ROBUST the iphone 5 materials were too soft and aluminium is still a cheap metal..Kevlar it and use sapphire crystal instead of stupid non proven gorilla glass..
I don't know what to suggest perhaps that's it there is nothing left to invent only a mini fan to keep it cool ,,any other suggestions!
What lack of innovation???!!!! Apple has been the most innovative brand ever. Just wait till they launch iSUE!!!
I think we are missing the point here,
They 'budget' iphone will have same specs as the normal 5 but plastic body ??
Anyone wana buy my iphone 5 ?? I got infinity blade 2 one it :D.
Anonymous, 11 Aug 2013You're still chained to itunes right?? :PYes.
It was a problem when I first got an iphone but now its plug and play .
Duel, 11 Aug 2013Ok, i dont still understand i dont have such a problem. It would be really weird to add those ... moreThat's the difference & caused the confusion I am right handed and its a stretch,,we do all hold out phones differently that's true ..So to try it I have been using it in my left hand and it is easier to reach so that's where the difference is. So that's,that sorted. :-)
It would be good if gsmarena had a basic photo upload to show something or explain..
Jonny Ive should've been made CEO instead of Tim Cook. Ive was the one who designed most of Apple's iconic devices.
Like I said before, Apple is screwed without Jobs.
I hope they remove Cook, all he's done is sue and continue the status quo.
They need someone new to take on the Galaxy S4, even if they fail, it will bring down prices :)
Apple never had ground breaking products, they are all nice and aesthetic to the eyes but they always lacked key features hence the iPhone screen is not fully 720p. 720p is old by today standards which is why other companies left Apple behind.
there is no innovation in iphone, just changing the cover and updating the software doesn't means of innovation, innovation mean something change and making technology more reliable,
apple lost innovation long time ago when "woz" left the company...
Lack of innovation?
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That lack of innovation from Apple has been going on for quite a while now because they had been seriously concentrating on patent litigations.
the major breakthrough will be of the apple introdece memory card slot in iPhone/ pads.
Instead of low cost iphone, I think they would be better off launching high cost iphone with few additional hardware features like bigger screen, higher mp camera, bigger battery, dual sim support or whatever their "innovative team" can think of, something like iphone ultra or that sort..
Apple has huge fan following of loyal supporters in high income group (who have more money than brains, lol) who won't mind spending few bucks extra for something which gives them higher social status. It also helps them retain the premium tag on which they have built this brand. Going the other way risks spoiling this leverage.
Agreed they might not able to sell it in mass quantity (or might be they will coz its apple), but anyhow higher profit margin per piece will make this worthwhile.