Last week, Apple released the iPhone 14 series, which officially went on sale on Friday night. Since the official release of this series, there has been a lot of fuss regarding these devices. The iPhone 14 series has four models including the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, this series has been largely disappointing considering the lack of innovation, especially with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. Nevertheless, since there are no direct rivals in the high-end market, the iPhone 14 series will sell out again this time. It is important to note that for the Pro series, these smartphones will not get to users until November this year.
There have been a couple of negative reviews because the iPhone 14 series do not come with many upgrades. However, the Pro models come with some features that attract some attention. In addition to the 48-megapixel lens, it comes with a smart island design. This was originally the slot of Apple’s pill screen. It has become a new function, which has caused heated discussions on the whole network. However, these new functions on the iPhone 14 series are not the first. The so-called new functions, including Smart Island, have been played by Android manufacturers such as Huawei and LG. Android Central believes that at least 5 functions on the iPhone 14 series are plagiarized. Well, if we want to put it on a lighter note, we will say that these iPhone 14 functions draw inspiration from Android manufacturers.
Five Android-inspired features on the iPhone 14 series
1. Smart Island: LG V10 has it
The Smart Island may be the most attractive feature of the iPhone 14 series. In order to increase the appeal of the Pro series, Apple even only opened it to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. However, if you think that Apple has brought some innovation, then you are thinking wrong. The feature was already available on the LG V10 mobile phone. The company has also implemented a similar feature on another LG smartphone. Also, LG’s previous UI design is similar to Smart Island
PS: In fact, Chinese manufacturers have also done interactive designs using the notch area, such as Vivo’s OrginOS system.
2. Punch-hole selfie lens: Huawei nova4 takes the crown
While Apple may be using the punch-hole for the first time, this feature dates back to 2018 for Android manufacturers. Since the Huawei nova 4 launched this feature, there have been several modifications by different Android brands. The single punch-hole design as well as the pill-shape punch-hole designs have been available for years. What Apple did is to combine both the single punch-hole as well as the pill shape punch-hole designs to form what is popularly called the “exclamation mark” design. However, this is not a creation of Apple and this is not an innovation of the iPhone 14 series.
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Huawei nova4 is the first to use this design and many mobile phones already have such a punch-hole front lens. Thus, this is another Android-inspired function on the iPhone 14 series.
3. Always on Display
Another feature that is quite old and has been on Android is the Always-On-Display (AOD). Just like the Smart Island, Apple also reserves this feature for the iPhone 14 Pro series. This means that Apple considers it a top feature. However, it is important to note that Apple is not the innovator of this feature. So, if Apple did not innovate it, who did? Well, Apple’s arc-rival, Samsung is the first company to make the AOD always-on function.
4. Dynamic refresh rate
Apple iPhones have supported dynamic refresh rates since the iPhone 13 series. The company also introduced the ProMotion function, which is still an exclusive function of the Pro series. The minimum refresh rate of the previous generation was 24Hz. However, the new iPhone 14 series can achieve a minimum of 1Hz, mainly with AOD always-on display. However, the 1Hz ultra-low refresh rate is not new among Android manufacturers. This feature dates back many years for Android manufacturers and the likes of the OnePlus 9 Pro and Find X3 Pro has long provided similar functions.
5. Apple Crash Detection
In a video description, Apple said the “iPhone 14 Pro comes with Crash Detection, a vital new safety feature that can detect a severe car crash and automatically call for help, even when you can’t,”..”Add this to the new 48MP Pro camera and a totally reimagined display, and iPhone 14 Pro redefines what a smartphone can do. Again.”
The car crash detection function is not only supported by the iPhone 14 series, but also a key function of the Apple Watch 8 series. However, this feature is not an innovation of Apple. Google’s Pixel 6 series mobile phones have long supported it. In fact, there are signs that Google will provide such a function in the Android system in the future.
These wouldn’t have been a topic of discussion but considering that Apple claims so much glory for these features, it is important to reveal some information. Many Apple fans believe that the original version of a feature is available when Apple releases it. For them, it doesn’t matter who used it first, if Apple is five years late, Apple is the “innovator” for the feature. However, this is only a fanboy point of view and no tech enthusiast has such ideas. Apple is not an innovative company, after all, it appears that its years of innovation are long gone. The company now looks at what Android manufacturers do and makes some changes. In time past, this was not the pattern of Apple.