Why iPhone 11 Is Apple’s Least Innovative iPhone Yet

  • Published: 09 October 2019
  • Apple, the company that created the modern-day smartphone, is relying on technology customers are already extremely familiar with, like cameras, and taking a backseat when it comes to smartphone innovation. But could the company's dedication to familiar technology be a benefit to the iPhone lineup?

    The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are Apple's newest phones, and both tout a triple-camera setup. But this is not new. In fact, it's one of the last smartphone manufacturers to include a wide-angle lens on its phones. LG added a wide-angle lens to its G5 and V20 phones in 2016, and Samsung introduced it on the Galaxy S10 and S10+ early in 2019. And besides cameras, Samsung has experimented with folding screens, mobile desktop interfaces, gesture controls, and more in the past year.

    Apple, the company that created the modern-day smartphone, is relying on technology customers are already extremely familiar with, like cameras, and taking a backseat when it comes to smartphone innovation. But the company's dedication to familiar technology could be a benefit to the iPhone lineup.

    Android-based companies have a roster of smartphone firsts that later found their way to Apple products. Motorola built a fingerprint sensor into its Atrix 4G phone back in 2011, 2 years before the iPhone 5S brought TouchID to the iPhone. Also in 2011, Samsung brought big phones into the mainstream with its Note series, creating the "phablet," or phone-tablet hybrid, something Apple took note of for its Plus and Max versions of iPhones starting with the 6 Plus in 2014.

    But at times these innovations come at the cost of quality. Take the Samsung Galaxy Fold for example. Though Samsung wasn't the first phone company to release a foldable smartphone, it was the largest company to do so, and created the most buzz around the technology in the US. But the phone has not been in good standing, reporting numerous problems with the screen and hinge mechanism.

    Apple knows what its customers what. According to a recent study, the camera is one of the top 5 most important features in a smartphone. Apple ticked that box on the iPhone 11 Pro lineup. This same poll also suggests battery life, ease of use, memory and durability as important to phone buyers, most of which were addressed during the most recent iPhone announcement. This reliance on familiar technology also allows Apple to focus on new ventures, like Apple TV+ and other devices and services Apple has not made public yet.

    Looking at Apple's history as the creator of the modern smartphone, it's disappointing to see a lack of innovation on the newest iPhones. It's also hard to argue with Apple's decisions when it holds a 41% market share of smartphones in the US. We'll just have to wait and see what Apple has in store in 2020.

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    Why iPhone 11 Is Apple’s Least Innovative iPhone Yet

Comments • 2 799

  • Syndicate
    Syndicate  2 hours back

    Every phone has come to a plateau .

    • John Gable Smith
      John Gable Smith  3 hours back

      It’s the ecosystem that keeps us trapped.

      • BS1
        BS1  4 hours back

        Dark mode when you use it will... 🔥heat up your phone maybe you can use it to make toast...

        Between the overheated laptops an the overheated phones maybe they should come up with something just called

        iHot... 🔥

        My Apple days when it comes to their iPhones are over I will never ever ever buy another Apple iPhone ever again ... I refuse to be disrespected for that much money.

        • Jared Jeanotte
          Jared Jeanotte  4 hours back

          The last thing that I want is a folding screen made out of plastic.
          What is do want is durability, excellent camera and battery life.
          Innovations that I want I’ll have to do with software and usability.

          • Robert PL9501
            Robert PL9501  5 hours back

            Finally the video I was looking for haha

            • AR W
              AR W  7 hours back

              Apple should take a break from annual release and start make something different they are starting to become COD or even fifa or pes games

              • BG
                BG  7 hours back

                They've taken a back seat cause profits continue to roll in. Unless something changes and they're pushed, they won't do anything new. Also really surprised by how you ended this, I can't see how not majorly innovating is a good thing for apple, eventually someone else will stumble on something which completely takes the market away from Apple.

                • satria amiluhur
                  satria amiluhur  8 hours back

                  In the end, i'm still unsure whether this video praises or criticises apple

                  • K9 GAMING
                    K9 GAMING  8 hours back

                    I like i phones for two reasons ie its soc and software... Innovation is missing

                    • MrBreeze
                      MrBreeze  9 hours back

                      Apple is always two years behind Samsung.

                      • Esbamken
                        Esbamken  11 hours back

                        Apple didn't write the text book on phone
                        I started using touch screen phone before 1st iphone came out

                        There were touch tablet too before iPhone or iPad

                        • mikecar52
                          mikecar52  13 hours back

                          Why fix what ain't broke?

                          • Ian Warui
                            Ian Warui  13 hours back

                            y'al can say all you want but show me any mobile chip faster than the A13.

                            • Kevin M
                              Kevin M  14 hours back

                              I Phones are made for people that like to brag that they got an I Phone. 😂

                              • J. Montrice
                                J. Montrice  15 hours back

                                Wheres the Wireless Charger? Where’s the universal remote like LG for tvs and DVD??? Please bring back my headphone jack until you create an adequate wireless Apple headphone? Wireless charging pads for all Apple devices? Hope you’re working on that??! I believe in Quality over Speed but come on other phones are beating them.

                                • Maicho
                                  Maicho  15 hours back

                                  It isn’t the hardware that sells, it’s their marketing! Without it no hardware matters the slightest.

                                  • Cthao559
                                    Cthao559  17 hours back

                                    I use to want every iPhone that came out. Now the only time I upgrade is when my iPhone starts to wear and tear.

                                    • Ilya Nagorniy
                                      Ilya Nagorniy  17 hours back

                                      Apple is overpriced piece of crap

                                      • Jeremy Jackson
                                        Jeremy Jackson  18 hours back

                                        Yep four phones ago..

                                        • Jesus0119
                                          Jesus0119  18 hours back

                                          Like damn I still got the new phone For what reason no reason

                                          • Paul Keating
                                            Paul Keating  20 hours back

                                            How CNBC alienated half it's audience with one video.

                                            • Alejandro Alartiz
                                              Alejandro Alartiz  20 hours back

                                              And Microsoft Surface are better computers too.

                                              • Chris Hernandez
                                                Chris Hernandez  20 hours back

                                                No matter how low or crappy they make an update. Iphone will be keeping selling ridiculous amount of money thanks to the logo and average customer.

                                                • Yo Yo
                                                  Yo Yo  21 hours back

                                                  I don’t think Apple is so much of a tech company as is a vanity company. They have good looking phones computers watches etc. it’s just a preference. It’s like comparing to roblox to Minecraft. Sure roblox does more but Minecraft looks better.

                                                  • Tadiq Shahid
                                                    Tadiq Shahid  21 hours back

                                                    They need a new Steve Jobs or Samsung is going to overtake Apple like nothing.

                                                    • Party
                                                      Party  21 hours back

                                                      Why buy an iPhone 11 when you can buy an LG G6 with wideview lenses for $150 instead of $1050

                                                      • MrDdooitt
                                                        MrDdooitt  22 hours back

                                                        How about reception? I swear it's gotten worse in the past 10 years. Is this on purpose? Are they driving us to text or video?

                                                        • Derick Shalo
                                                          Derick Shalo  22 hours back

                                                          Apple died in 2011, people are still at the funeral, and have not left yet.

                                                          • Sean N
                                                            Sean N  1 days back

                                                            Jobs didn’t leave his manuscript and the new guy can’t keep up. That simple no Jobs no innovation.

                                                            • Tsering Yangdon KHANGSAR

                                                              iPhone innovation pattern ... First year produced small iPhone ... Second year increase that existence phone give another name like PLUS ...... third year change the color ...... And repeat the all three step ... Genius marketing not innovation .... APPLE IS DYING SAVE APPLE

                                                              • topopops
                                                                topopops  1 days back

                                                                The tech is at its limit and will most likely stay this way for a long time.

                                                                • Min Blue
                                                                  Min Blue  1 days back

                                                                  apple now might not be the first to make the new technology but they are gonna make it right !

                                                                  • Matic
                                                                    Matic  1 days back

                                                                    Apple is a joke

                                                                    • ari ben
                                                                      ari ben  1 days back

                                                                      As the new iPhone ads say " I am not regular, I will not give you regular" 🤣

                                                                      • beammeupyet
                                                                        beammeupyet  1 days back

                                                                        I started my user career with the Apple II computer. As the phone integration (interacting) with other devices was poor, my first (used) iPhone 5 came after i bought the iPad Air (still missing a phone call app 😞) The integration is fine. Then, getting older, eyes worse, the 6S+ (used) was the solution 👀 This year first time i stepped into the store and bough my first new phone (11). The features are fitting to my needs. Not less, not more 🙂👍

                                                                        • ZergforLoser
                                                                          ZergforLoser  1 days back

                                                                          This topic always comes up after new release. Do you not think this is little outdated topic?

                                                                          • ecoRfan
                                                                            ecoRfan  1 days back

                                                                            It’s all about the money

                                                                            • Zack Tittle
                                                                              Zack Tittle  1 days back

                                                                              ‼️Guys.... I wish someone would remind people of this one simple oversight. Siri was NOT an Apple idea. Just like Apple stole the flashlight app from the App Store, the health app from the App Store, and a few others... Siri was an app on the App Store. So when they launched the iPhone “S” versions, it was simply the integrated app...

                                                                              • ALI
                                                                                ALI  1 days back

                                                                                apple has always waited for the technology to be refined, it’s just that now with so many in the market it’s more obvious

                                                                                • Gerard YouTube
                                                                                  Gerard YouTube  1 days back

                                                                                  Huawei all the way.

                                                                                  • David Jones
                                                                                    David Jones  1 days back

                                                                                    In the wise words of Jon Prosser: " the smartphone industry doesn't need innovation right now, it needs compromise. "

                                                                                    Apple is doing right by dropping it's price by customers and by its own revenue, watch.

                                                                                    • MIND- THE ORIGIN OF REVOLUTION

                                                                                      Samsung has three cameras in M and A series since ages

                                                                                      • olec accra
                                                                                        olec accra  1 days back

                                                                                        It probably must be a nokia phone

                                                                                        • vino kulafu vash
                                                                                          vino kulafu vash  1 days back

                                                                                          ANDROIDS : LETS SHOCK THE WORLD WITH OUR NEW FEATURES

                                                                                          IOS: LETS COPY ALL OF THEM AND THEN IMPROVE IT

                                                                                          • Rahul Nambiar
                                                                                            Rahul Nambiar  1 days back

                                                                                            Innovation is one funny thing these days, you don't know that you need that innovation until it comes along. Its like a drug you don't necessarily need it but you're curious so you get a taste of it, get addicted to it and need it more & more, better & better as time goes ahead. Until Iphone came along no one knew that they needed a thing like Iphone, they didn't know that they needed the things that an Iphone could do.

                                                                                            • Helmut Stouthamer
                                                                                              Helmut Stouthamer  2 days back

                                                                                              Apple overrated, and very expensive. Samsung so much better.

                                                                                              • Jeffrey Leonard
                                                                                                Jeffrey Leonard  2 days back

                                                                                                What the hell is he talking about... 8:06 ...

                                                                                                • hitesh vikani
                                                                                                  hitesh vikani  2 days back

                                                                                                  Steve jobs : "Boy, they have made least innovative iPhone ever"