Does Apple “Control” Smartphone Development?

Does Apple “Control” Smartphone Development?

I came across this article recently and thought it was an interesting concept. The author hypothesizes that Apple really “controls” smartphone development. He infers that Android phone makers follow one of two development paths: 1) copy the iPhone, 2) be the first to market with some new feature even if it isn’t fully baked.

With a lack of iPhone innovation over the past year or so, he cites several examples of weird Android handsets that follow the second path. Think about it, in the last few months, we’ve seen sliding phones, folding phones, curved phones, better cameras, but no real innovation. The author says is succinctly with the statement, “when the iPhone doesn’t change, Android phones get weird.”

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.