110 Things Apple Must Offer in iPhone 8 to Compete With Galaxy Note 8
Samsung demonstrated its might in the smartphone market when it unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 Aug. 23. The device, which is slated to hit store shelves Sept. 15, comes with a slew of impressive features, including a high-end processor, fast wireless charging and an outstanding design. And, with Samsung’s own Android skin running atop the operating system, the Galaxy Note 8 delivers a level of refinement most companies don’t offer. The Galaxy Note 8 also puts pressure on Apple to respond with a high-end iPhone this year, which it is rumored to be doing with the iPhone 8. But what exactly should Apple offer? And what features would make the iPhone a strong competitor to the Galaxy Note 8? Read on to find out what Apple should offer in its next iPhone.
2It’s All About the Design
3The OLED Screen Is a Good Idea
4The Power of Power
5Apple’s iOS 11 Seems Like a Nice Step Forward
Apple’s iPhone 8 is expected to ship with iOS 11, the mobile operating system Apple announced earlier this year. iOS 11 is a nice step up compared to last year’s iOS 10 and includes features designed to boost user productivity and ease of use. It’s a nice, if not superior, competitor to Android Nougat.
6Think About Security
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 comes with several device security features, including a fingerprint sensor, iris scanner and face scanner. Apple is rumored to be ditching the fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 8 and instead will have a face scanner and perhaps an iris scanner. If it can’t include a fingerprint sensor, the face and iris scanners need to be top-notch.
7The All-Important Dual-Camera Array
8Welcome to Wireless Charging
9Make Siri Really Useful
Samsung’s devices come with Bixby, a virtual assistant with boatloads of potential—and boatloads of problems. Apple’s Siri isn’t so different. The race is on to see which company can deliver a better virtual assistant. For Apple to win, it needs to spend considerable time upgrading Siri in time for the iPhone 8’s launch.
10Remember Carrier Agnosticism
11Pricing Still Matters
Cost could be one of the iPhone 8’s major hurdles. According to some reports, the iPhone 8 could cost at least $1,000 and as much as $1,400. That’s hundreds of dollars more than the Galaxy Note 8. Apple must keep the iPhone’s price down as best as possible. If it can’t, it must be able to make customers believe they’re getting something special for the price.