5 ways in which the new iPhone announcement will impact the Android industry

5 ways in which the new iPhone announcement will impact the Android industry
Apple is influential! Mhm. Yup. In other news, the Earth spins! Anyway, just in case you lost perspective on the magnitude of Apple's influence on smartphone marketing and other industry aspects, we invite you to take a stroll through Chinese smartphone makers' webshops. Oppo, Huawei, and Xiaomi's, in particular, look as if their webmasters went to summer camp in Cupertino. If we were cynical enough, we could say the same for their actual smartphones. But telling anyone that the modern smartphone industry was built upon cloning the iPhone ('till they mostly got it right) is the kind of useless revelation that we expressed in the very first sentence of this little blurb.

Okay, the boring part ends here. Now, you're invited to sample our part-informed prediction, part-dry humor plate of 5 ways in which yesterday's Apple keynote may or may not influence the Android (and Android Wear) top-dogs throughout the upcoming year. Do you like pink? Do you think Force Touch makes sense? If you answered 'no' to both questions, you are in for a disappointing 2016, friends.



1. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

PA, ya'll are clearly trolling with these article titles. Stop it.

13. Orion78

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

They can't help it. This article was a joke.

29. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

iPhoneArena much?

33. engineer-1701d unregistered

right gs6 7000 aluminum and many others mate 7s 3d touch screen with 3d touch and note 2,3,4,5 gs4,5 all do the peak view, pink is and will never become the new black and its been done many times over.

2. gaming64 unregistered

1. Nothing 2. Force Touch 3. Nothing 4. Nothing 5. Nothing And that's about it.

21. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Huawei Mate S had force touch before apple. so it makes 0.

3. carlemillward unregistered

The irony is that most of these already occurred prior to the announcement.

17. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I love it how they are implying that Apple will be the reason for OEMs to go with 7000 aluminum series, when Samsung did it before them.

19. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Aaand fans will said samsung was copycat, yes they always be...

20. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

It is just me or Apple peek sound like air view which many claim as gimmicky feature? I wanna know how game devs implement force touch to better interact with the device but for day to day usage it's sounds irritating. Better try one if available at store.

27. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

They're just saying that even though all of these are old news, that only after the cheerleader does it will it become popular. The Stylus should be added to this list. Only Apple can make a $100 pencil popular.

34. engineer-1701d unregistered

dont forget windows surface keyboard for $168

4. DialtoneHumm

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I just threw up some stuff out of my mouth and that makes more sense than this article.

5. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Hopefully pink does not become the norm , horrible color.

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Hey, I'm planning on getting it for irony's sake...

7. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I doubt Android fans will like to be Touched by Force. They cherish their freedom and not victims like Apple fans who are raped at will by Apple.

23. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009


8. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

PA please...

9. willard12 unregistered

Apple Pencil will influence someone to create an S Pen. Who needs a stylus, you do. Also, some manufacturer is going to be influenced by Apple to combine a refrigerator and toaster and create smart cover keyboards. Apple will make phones with large screens extremely popular. Those darn Android manufacturers will try to take Apple's new multi-window and split screens and implement it in their products, but they will fail. Ultra power saving mode, created by Apple just to influence Android. Apple leads on all this, everyone else follows.

10. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Geez, give it a rest you pa frequent visitors, dont you guys have anything else better to do other than talking shiit about apple? You guys sound like a bunch of 12 year olds (maybe you are) its always the same argument" apple cant innovate, someone did it"

12. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Its always the same argument because its true.

15. Orion78

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

How about you change your name to applexoxo

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Ordered Air 2. Laughing my ass of right now at this.

14. Orion78

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

In other words, 5 meaningless ways. Pink the new black? Lmao try harder.

16. brasstax

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Umm.. Let's see how.. 1. Large screens with compact bodies 2. High resolution, color accurate displays 3. High resolution cameras, both front and back 4. True multitasking including split screen & app within app 5. Pink or rose gold chassis You see, even though several android manufacturers have been incorporating some or even all of these in their offerings for atleast a couple of years, they will STILL COPY & do this all over again just because of Apple. Oh and in 2 years' time, all android phones will start offering fast charging & wireless charging and incorporate batteries that provide 9 hours of onscreen time because hopefully by then, the iPhone 8 or 9 has those features.

22. Wrightdj21

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Your quite ignorant the droid turbo already has fast charging and there is a wide array of Android phones that have wireless charging already. The thing that sets apple behind us they still haven't put in more then 2gb of ram and they don't have octa core processors. So you can say that Android is behind when your clearly blowing smoke out your bum hole haha.

24. brasstax

Posts: 545; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

In case you did not notice, my comment about android phone manufacturers copying iphone was sarcastic. Even accounting for the fact that you misunderstood my post, it really doesn't give you the right to be disrespectful & use crude language. Dude, we have never met nor are likely to ever meet during our lives. Do you have to use such language to get your point across? At the end of the day, it's just a mass produced inanimate object. There are much bigger worries and real problems in this world.

18. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Uhh zzz article.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I watched it last night. I could bare watching the full hour or so, I basically skipped to the parts where they actually released the video, listening to Ivy try to sell his BS and then watch the lame demos. The one guy I cant think of his name, does really good demos; but the blonde they had doing the demo with the pad was boring. Phil is a terrible presenter. He is always so honored and excited bout trying to sell you on crap we've had already for at least 2 years. How does Apple justify 16GB of storage with a camera that can record 4K? Do they not want you to use the 4K? Why doesnt the iPhone base model have 1080p? Why doesnt the 6S Plus have 1440p or something even better? Why only a 12MP camera when 16MP has been industry standard for 2 years. The 16MP camera isnt going to be any better when Apple finally uses it, its just going to be cheaper. 3D Touch? Windows already has this. On my laptop I touch the display. when I touch longer I get a menu. Equal to right clicking a mouse. Apple only added this because they have already shoved as much into the home button as they can. Why cant the menu just be at the top of the app or maybe even the bottom corner without using some stupid lame long or short press which is all it is. If Apple just gave me $100,000 and let me sit just one day with their designer for the phone and whoever does the OS, for just one day; i could help them make a phone for $250 that would be better than anything on the market today including the Galaxy S6/Note 5. Yet Apple has $200BN and can't even do something that simple. Any fool who runs out an buys this phone is just that; fan or not. The iPhone is just a feature phone shoved into a fancy case. if the device was $400 off-contract which is what it should be, then I would have no complaint. But considering the S6 is only 599 and has so much better capabilities and hardware inside; to pay more for an "experience" that isnt even a tangible thing is absolutely stupid.

26. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

#1 - Definitely no #2 - If every average Joe understands how to use it, then yes #3 - Apple has to cooperate first #4 - I hope not #5 - Flagships, maybe. Every other tier, no

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