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lkrupp said:cy_starkman said:and the big question in my mind, is the CPU replaceable, or does the motherboard firmware tie it to a specific clock rate etc?
Mike Wuerthele said:motherbrain said:
Obviously, that iPad part is new, and how it's different than now is spelled out in the article.
avon b7 said:"it is worth remembering that both the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the Huawei P30 Pro are relatively new devices, whereas the iPhone XS was launched in September last year"
It is also worth remembering that Apple has been losing ground to Huawei since 2017 and not just on the latest flagships.
Huawei has pulled ahead in major areas:
OS is a question of preference and EMUI is apparently a 'like it or loathe it' case but I much prefer it to iOS.
Huawei even did more with 3D depth sensing.
The Mate 10 brought us an - on SoC - gigabit modem. The P20 Pro brought the tri-camera and Night Mode. The Mate 20 Pro brought Live 3D with each refresh taking the previous models' highlights and improving on them.
All of that was already ahead of Apple. These new flagships have simply pushed them one step ahead again.
This means that if Apple releases a tri-camera this year end (2019 refresh), it will literally be a year and a half behind Huawei on that major characteristic.
As for image quality, most phones take more than good enough photos and have done for years. Now, quality alone is not enough. Now it is quality AND versatility. How can we even compare a Huawei phone camera - from a year ago - to the latest iPhone if the iPhone can't even take the same photo?
That versatility is where Apple is getting knocked out of the park when pitted against the P30 Pro for example and the P30 Pro will see a raft of updates to tweak its photo prowess.
Reviewers are even using the 50x zoom on the P30 Pro - as binoculars!
Having better video options is of little condolence when Apple's refreshed lineup will go up against both the new Note and Mate series on release. And Huawei has already demoed its its 'dual video' feature which could find niche uses.
Then, you have the little details like dual frequency GPS, AIIS, AI used for battery management, noise cancellation, call enhancement, nano card storage, true dual SIM etc. Many Huawei phones even have an IR blaster!
And then the 'boring' stuff like the ability to hold a signal in difficult scenarios or at high speed. The 2017 demo showed how, the then brand new, iPhone X lost its GPS tracking while passing through a tunnel under a river while the Huawei remained locked on. How the Huawei could handle tower handovers with ease on high speed trains. How the iPhone X stopped working at low temperatures (Alaska field trip) while the Huawei came back with the photos.
Apple has to deliver a major update this year and definitely review the 'S' cycle strategy. On top of that it will have to take a long hard look at pricing.
The competition is more than fierce right now.
I can guarantee that the biggest cheer at the 2019 iPhone refresh will be when they reveal it won't have a 5W charger in the box.
gatorguy said:motherbrain said:
Honestly by looking at the folding phones that have been demoed so far, it has obviously been a rush to be first and little thought has been put into the software or hardware for that matter.
..and if Apple released any of these I would say the same thing, but that’s the point of my comment, they didn’t, because of reasons only Apple knows. But if I had to take a stab at it, it’s because the tech just isn’t quite there yet.