Why The iPhone 5S (or iPhone 6) Plus New iPhone “Mini” Will Be A Success (Rumors)
Article by: Kevin Go – The iPhone 5 is undeniably impressive, from the beautiful industrial design to the unprecedented build quality, its expensive price tag is almost worth the aesthetics alone.
Unfortunately, it’s not all about the hardware, Google’s Android mobile operating system has gotten so advanced that Apple’s iOS 6 platform looks severely outdated next to it, this begs the question, “what will iOS 7 bring to the table? Will it save Apple from becoming another Nokia or Research in Motion?”
For starters I’m a self-proclaimed Android fanboy and many fellow Android fans will agree with me on this, the iOS platform is smoother and more stable than any Android build [for the sake of the argument], yes, including Vanilla Android 4.2.2 on Nexus 4 but Apple fans should take into account that in an Android smartphone, a lot of things run in the background, it’s not just the homescreen that serves the apps, there are processes that manage widgets, features and a lot of data is stored in the memory when switching between applications.
Put quite simply, the Android platform offers true multitasking same way a personal computer does, that’s why Android phones lag and stutter every now and then, because a lot of things are happening in the background which need a lot of computational horsepower. In a bid to keep things running smoothly, manufacturers keep making smartphones that sport mind-blowingly powerful hardware — albeit, with shorter battery life.
The iPhone 5 — in most cases — is smoother than the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in real-life scenarios, granted, iOS platform is more efficient than Android but imagine cramming all the features of the Galaxy S3 into iOS 6 like Smart Stay, Smart Rotation, true multitasking, tons of services for notification toggles NFC, etc. –oh! Let’s not forget about the ton of eye-candies. Sure enough, Apple will be forced to raise the A6 chip’s clock speed to compensate for the added CPU payload, resulting to shorter battery life.
The scenario we’ve written above begs the question, what features will Apple’s iOS 7 introduce to the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or older models? Which features will be made exclusive to newer models? Will it come with a direct competitor to Android Photosphere? Surely it will bring a host of bells and whistles similar to Android that, only ‘Apple-fied’ right?
Highly efficient ‘true’ mutltiasking, widgets in the homescreen, more interactive notifications, easier access to WiFi and cellular data toggles, improved notification center, etc.
We wouldn’t be surprised if features such as full-blown multi-tasking and some resource-hungry widgets will not be compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPad Mini, iPad 2 and other older models due to ‘hardware limitations’, the three iDevices we’ve mentioned all pack the two years-old Apple A5 which only has 512 megabytes of RAM and architecture of its 800 megahertz is drastically slower than the iPhone 5′s A6 so no surprises there.
Imagine the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S with the quad-core A7, blazing fast application switching without apps reloading/restarting, smooth animations and transitions despite the tons of widgets on the homescreen and applications in the background without the excessive heat and short battery life like on most Android phones, wouldn’t it be awesome?
Given Apple’s expertise in software and hardware synergy, we wouldn’t be surprised if the iOS 7 will be able to deliver what the Android platform can — in a completely new level of efficiency.
If iOS 7 possesses all those qualities, there’s no doubt that Apple will be on top of everyone again in no time at all.
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