It is a story that now happens just about every September: last year. Apple said the new iPhones have a brighter screen, longer battery life, and more powerful cameras and computer processors. Having already pushed the screen nearly to the edge of the device, Apple slightly increased its size by reducing the small notch at the top of the screen. phone design used in other recent models.with slightly bigger screens, faster speeds, and better cameras — but no recent significant advances. In a prerecorded infomercial, 13 as substantial innovations. Still, they result in a device that looks and performs much like the iPhones that Apple touted
Apple hopes that by adding new features and slight iPhone remains among the best smartphones in several areas, including camera technology and screen resolution.improvements, customers will keep shelling out more money. It is a strategy that has worked for a long time. In its 14th year, the iPhone remains one of the world’s best-selling products and the centerpiece of Apple’s business. Over the first half of the year, the latest period available, Apple said iPhone 58 percent to $87.5 billion over the same period a year earlier. That success is partly because Apple has built an intensely loyal customer base and also because it has in a way that makes it difficult for customers to switch to the competition, like Samsung and Google. The
Apple spent much of its advertisement showing off the iPhone’s new “cinematic mode,” a camera technology that can automatically follow and focus on a subject, resulting in last few years, Apple made several aggressive moves to catch up, acquiring several A.I. start-ups and hiring a top A.I. executive from Google, John Giannandrea. As a result, its newer .movies. Apple’s emphasis on advanced reflects its hefty investment in artificial intelligence to compete with Google. A few years ago, giant’s prowess in artificial intelligence to leapfrog the iPhone’s camera capabilities. But over the
In past years,the entry-level iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, and the more expensive and advanced iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple largely kept prices flat from last year’s models. The dominance of the iPhone has also brought developers, regulators, and lawmakers. Having an iPhone app has become necessary for many companies, enabling a commission of up to 30 percent on some app sales.
But that practice has been central to legal and regulatory challenges in recent years. Last week, a federal judge ordered to other payment methods in their apps, enabling them to avoid Apple’s commission. Regulators in the United States, Europe, and India also investigate Apple’s practices. Brian X. Chen contributed reporting.