Radoasted t1_j7xadmn wrote

It might seem petty, but I feel the need to clarify that Android is software, and this article is regarding hardware. I know you’re using it as a general term to include everyone that’s not Apple, but Samsung, ZTE, Oppo, and Vivo are drastically different companies. Lumping them together is disingenuous.

The tech behind putting a camera underneath a screen is still a compromise. Either the pictures look foggy, or the pixels above the cameras stick out.

Apple will do what they always do and that’s wait until the tech is good enough that it doesn’t come at a compromise. It’s the same thing with foldable screens. Apple will wait until they can do it without a crease.


Radoasted t1_j7x7ddu wrote

You’re looking at it wrong. You don’t want a fingerprint scanner or a facial scan. What you actually want is simple - authentication that you are using the device, not someone else. You want high security with low friction. Without debating which one is actually more secure tech, let’s just agree that either one is sufficient, which means one of them is redundant. You can either give consumers the choice like Samsung and include both fingerprint and facial scans, OR you can make the decision for them like Apple did and leverage what’s already in the device - a front camera.

Both answers are acceptable, and really illustrates the design ideology between each company. They both have their place in the world.


Radoasted t1_j7x4w8m wrote

The spirit of what you said holds some truth, but not only did you not actually name anything, but I’m not sure you know how patents work.

First, Kodak invented OLED. Not only did Apple not ever claim they invented it, but they literally use Samsung for a majority of the panels.

Second, you don’t “invent” minimal bezels or variable refresh rates, you patent a technique to achieve it.

A more accurate statement would be “Apple needs to make money, so they either wait for markets to mature, or they firmly plant their feet on how they see the future. Their are numerous examples of both.

Apple didn’t invent the desktop metaphor, but they were first to market with a consumer application because Jobs famously saw it and had an epiphany.

Apple didn’t invent the mp3 player, but the iPod put everything else to shame.

Apple didn’t invent the smartphone, or multitouch, but once the iPhone came out it clearly set a new standard forcing Google to quickly buy a little company at the time called Android.