Last week, Apple released the iPhone 14 series, which officially went on sale Friday night. Since the official release of this series, there has been a lot of noise regarding these devices. The iPhone 14 series consists of four models, including iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, this series was largely disappointing given 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 reach users until November this year.
There have been some negative reviews as the iPhone 14 series does not come with many upgrades. However, the Pro models come with some eye-catching features. Along with the 48-megapixel lens, it features a smart island design. It was originally Apple’s pill screen slot. It became a new function, which 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 of the iPhone 14 series are plagiarized. Well, if we want to put that on a lighter note, we will say that these functions of the iPhone 14 are inspired by Android manufacturers.
Five Android-inspired features on the iPhone 14 series
1. Smart Island: LG V10 has it
The smart island is perhaps the most attractive feature of the iPhone 14 series. In order to increase the appeal of the Pro series, Apple only opened it up to the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models. However, if you think that Apple has brought some innovation, you are 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 made interactive designs using the notch area, such as Vivo’s OrginOS system.
2. Perforated 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 makers. Since the Huawei nova 4 launched this feature, there have been several modifications by different Android brands. Single punch design as well as pill shaped punch designs have been available for years. What Apple has done is combine both the single punch hole and the pill-shaped punch designs to form what is commonly referred to as the “exclamation point” design. However, it is not an Apple creation and it is not an innovation of the iPhone 14 series.
Huawei nova4 is the first to use this design, and many mobile phones already have such a perforated front lens. So this is another Android inspired feature on the iPhone 14 series.
3. Still Showing
Another fairly old feature that exists on Android is 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 premium feature. However, it is important to note that Apple is not the innovator of this feature. So if Apple didn’t innovate, who did? Well, Apple’s arch-rival Samsung is the first company to make AOD work all the time.
4. Dynamic refresh rate
Apple iPhones have supported dynamic refresh rates since the iPhone 13 series. The company also introduced the ProMotion feature, which is still an exclusive feature of the Pro series. The minimum refresh rate of the previous generation was 24 Hz. However, the new iPhone 14 series can reach a minimum of 1 Hz, mainly with an always-on AOD display. However, the ultra-low 1Hz refresh rate isn’t new to Android makers. This feature dates back many years for Android makers, and the OnePlus 9 Pro and Find X3 Pro have long offered similar functions.
5. Apple crash detection
In a video description, Apple said “iPhone 14 Pro comes with Collision Detection, a vital new safety feature that can detect a serious car crash and automatically call for help, even when you don’t. can’t”. new 48MP Pro camera and a totally redesigned display, and the iPhone 14 Pro redefines what a smartphone can do. Still.”
Car crash detection feature is not only supported by iPhone 14 series, but also a key feature of Apple Watch 8 series. However, this feature is not an innovation from Apple. Google’s Pixel 6 series mobile phones have supported it for a long time. In fact, there are some 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 given that Apple claims so much glory for these features, it’s important to reveal some information. Many Apple fans think 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 behind, Apple is the “innovator” of the feature. However, this is just a fanboy point of view and no tech enthusiast has such ideas. Apple is not an innovative company, after all, it seems its years of innovation are long gone. The company is now taking a look at what Android makers are doing and making some changes. In the past, this was not Apple’s model.