Source: Verizon Wireless
quote: I'd argue that moving from cheap TN panels to IPS for wide viewing angles and color accuracy and being able to push past 300 dpi was a major change from the original iPhone. I don't think anyone would confuse the display between the original iPhone and iPhone 4/4S.What was probably the major innovation post-iPhone launch was the App Store. Previously, the carriers controlled development access to mobile phones so one middle-man was eliminated. Ability to self-publish, flexible pricing, and a well defined distribution channel were all major changes from how things were before. Apple taking a stand against carrier bloatware and Apple offering a consistent stream of OS updates are also noteworthy differences to how most smartphones operate.
quote: Your Android also has a lower DPI screen
quote: far, far slower GPU (at least 2x slower) than the iPhone 4S.
quote: It also has no access to Siri
quote: no integrated wireless streaming to TV
quote: a smaller app store (missing various key apps depending on your country)
quote: and worse battery life.
quote: Being a brick width wise makes the 'thin' argument a bit irrelevant too.
quote: We're talking about innovation, not profits. Sure they've gotten by the past 4 years with their typical cult-like persona and market appeal, but just sitting on your hands relying on that is NOT innovative at all.
quote: The OS Android essentially copied