The dust is still settling now that Apple has officially revealed its iPhone 14 lineup, and we were a little surprised by some of the announcements. I have some ideas for the Apple Watch Ultra, but I’ll save them for another time. Instead, I’ll look at some of the things the iPhone 14 “stolen”, especially the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, from previous Android phones.
Dynamic Island – LG V10
Perhaps the most polarizing announcement during Apple’s “Far Out” event was the presentation of Dynamic Island with iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Apple has finally done what everyone has been asking since the introduction of the iPhone X and got rid of the notch. still wandering in iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus, but it makes sense from Apple’s perspective that it would offer some sort of distinguishing feature between its non-Pro and Pro models.
Dynamic Island may seem like a revolutionary new feature, and while that’s true to some extent, the fact remains that LG got there first with the LG V10. In an effort to provide users with a different way to interact with their notifications, LG introduced a “second screen”. With the second screen, users can assign shortcuts to contacts, view incoming notifications, and control which music plays, all without using the home screen.
It was one of those instances where LG tried to do something different, but the overall implementation and lack of support ruled the second screen from the start. The LG V20 kept the second screen, providing essentially the same execution, but still received mixed results. Some V20 owners found this to be very convenient, while others found it “doesn’t really add much to the experience.”
Instead of adding an entire screen, Apple’s app for Dynamic Island simply works in a completely different way. When you start playing music and leave the app, Al Jazeera will display “dynamic” information, such as the song’s album artwork. It also turns basic notifications like the need for FaceID into an island-connected dropdown graphic, rather than taking up your entire screen.
The Dynamic Island isn’t exact copies of LG’s second screen, but there’s clearly a bit of inspiration there.
punch hole selfie camera
Speaking of the notch, we knew Apple wasn’t going to stick with it forever. It was only a matter of time before the company decided to do something “revolutionary” and decided to go ahead with a punch-hole selfie camera. Due to the various sensors built into the notch, not only did Apple have to redesign the units it uses, but there were two technical types of cutouts. One is for the selfie camera, and the other houses the proximity sensors and whatever else Apple uses for Face ID.
Huawei was the first company to implement a punch-hole selfie camera, which ditched the notch completely with the Huawei Nova 4. But since then, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a smartphone that doesn’t have one. This includes many of the best Android phones, such as the Galaxy S22 series, Pixel 6, ASUS ZenFone 9, and others.
Apple is definitely behind the eight ball here, as we’re slowly starting to see a few phone makers introduce an under-display selfie camera. Notably, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and ZTE Axon 40 Ultra are two of the latest offerings with UDC, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see more phones launched with this change in the near future.
Talk about Apple forever waiting to release something it should have done years ago. Always On Display (AOD) feature has been on Android phones for a long time, giving users a quick and easy way to look at the time and any pending notifications. The writing was on the wall after iOS 16 was announced and introduced to lock screen widgets.
Then, one of the iOS 16 Developer Beta builds kind of spilled the beans, where some users found their iPhone lock screens showing an unrecognizable interface. As it turns out, this was just Apple’s implementation of the necessary software to support Always-On Display. In real Apple fashion, this isn’t available on all four iPhone 14 models, with the AOD being reserved only for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Dynamic refresh rate
Android users have always had the luxury of faster refresh rates and dynamic refresh rates, it’s still surprisingly long from Apple. we He knew That Apple was going to put some fancy marketing jargon to use in place of “dynamic refresh rates,” ProMotion was born. This was first introduced with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max last year, but it only refreshed the screen between 24Hz and 120Hz.
With the introduction of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, along with the Always-On Display, Apple thought it was time to take things down a notch. Instead of hitting a low at 24Hz, the iPhone 14 Pro set with ProMotion Display can now dynamically refresh the display all the way down to 1Hz. The obvious reason is to help keep the iPhone battery from running out when AOD displays, as stagnant content doesn’t need to be refreshed frequently.
The OnePlus 9 Pro and Oppo Find X3 Pro were among the first phones to offer dynamic refresh rates between 1Hz and 120Hz, thanks to the LTPO display. And as you might expect, it has made its way to more devices, including the Galaxy S22 Ultra and now, the iPhone 14 Pro series.
Car accident detection
If you were able to attend the entire “Far Out” event, you might have finished a bit through all the different promotional videos detailing the ways the Apple Watch and iPhone have impacted the lives of its users. But there’s a new feature everyone should really thank Google for implementing with the Pixel in 2020. Car Crash Detection was first added to Android as part of the March 2020 Drop feature for Pixel 2, 3 and 4 owners.
This is made possible with the various motion sensors and ambient sound built into the Pixel phone. When your phone detects a car accident, an alarm can be triggered, which will then prompt you to decide if you need more help. If no response is received, emergency services will be called and your Pixel phone will provide the location of those services.
Not only is Apple bringing this to the entire iPhone 14 lineup, but also Apple Watch Series 8 It is the first smartwatch to include this function. This is made possible by Apple’s implementation of an upgraded 3-axis gyroscope that works in conjunction with a “high force accelerometer” capable of measuring a force of up to 256 grams. Then, the iPhone and/or Apple Watch will use an algorithm to determine whether or not a malfunction has occurred, before notifying emergency contacts and services if no response is received within 10 seconds.
In June 2022, it was discovered that the vehicle troubleshooting feature might not be exclusive to Pixel phones for much longer. A hidden icon in Google’s Personal Security app indicates that this functionality could make its way to other Android phones in a future update. But at the time of writing, it looks like Google and Apple will be the only phone makers available.
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