Apple definitely gets a lot of attention from fans and critics. Not a single brand is dedicated so much
Often users are interested in why the company does not add any functions to their devices that would be useful to them.
Many offers are very worthwhile in the past.Apple truly embodies the fans' requests. But still there are functions that the company continues to ignore for some reason. Today we will talk about them.
1. Auto Unlock iPhone
Starting from version 5.0 Lollipop, Android phones support “Smart Lock” - a function with which the smartphone does not block while it is connected to the attached Bluetooth accessory, like a smart watch. Similarly, Apple Watch with watchOS 3 can be used to unlock a Mac without entering a password.
Apple method is safer as itenables entering a 4-digit password on the Apple Watch. The watch prompts you to enter a password every time you take it off and put it on again. They recognize action through motion and heart rate sensors. The watch remains unlocked while it is on your hand. They can also be used to unlock the Mac, but this method is less reliable.
So why not add the same function toiPhone? The most logical explanation is that the Mac line does not have a biometric authentication method, apart from the MacBook Pro with Touch ID. So the company needed a convenient way to unlock the Mac.
And in the entire iPhone lineup there is Touch ID (and nowalso Face ID), and with this technology you can unlock your smartphone quickly and safely. Therefore, adding automatic unlocking simply does not make sense.
Some will ask: Why can't the Mac unlock with iPhone? Because the clock is always unlocked, and the iPhone to activate each time you need to unlock using Touch ID or Face ID. So that would be just uncomfortable.
2. USB-C connector on iPhone
This is a favorite topic of technology publications. Last year, Apple used USB-C connectors in the new MacBook and MacBook Pro models, and many expected the company to do the same with iOS devices. Since 2012, Apple has been using the Lightning connector on iPhone, iPad, and several accessories.
Switching to USB-C would bring many benefits. One could use one cable and an adapter to charge both the laptop and the phone. It would be especially convenient to charge the adapter from an iPhone 8 laptop with an iPhone X that supports fast charging.
In addition, USB-C connectors are increasingly appearing on Android phones and computers, so that you could charge your iPhone with charging from an Android phone.
But this transition has disadvantages. You’ll have to change everything: headphone adapter, remote control from Apple TV, Apple Pencil, AirPods case, etc. Moreover, there is a standard by which certified devices from other manufacturers must contain a Lightning connector. By changing it, Apple would lose a lot of money.
The familiar connector saves the ecosystem. If for several years you have accumulated many Lightning accessories, then switching to Android will be problematic. Some believe that the transition does not make sense, since Apple is moving towards a wireless future in which smartphones do not need any connectors.
3. Dual SIM support
Dual SIM smartphones are very popular oneast. In countries like China and India, it is very popular to have two cards, as it is cheaper. Today, two SIM cards even support flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5T, LG V30, etc.
Using two operators is very profitable - atyou’re twice as likely to stay in touch, especially in the wild. Some operators have more favorable internet conditions, and some have better calls. Even if in everyday life you do not need two cards, you have to temporarily change the card while traveling. With two slots it is much more convenient.
Why iPhone Still Doesn’t Support TwoSIM cards? So far in the West, this is not so popular, and Apple focuses on it. In addition, there is little space inside the iPhone, and there is simply nowhere to place an additional slot. The company has already abandoned the headphone jack to save space. Most likely, Apple on the contrary will switch to eSIM electronic cards (as in the Apple Watch Series 3), and then it will be possible to connect two operators.
There are system limitations. Due to the notch on the iPhone X, there is hardly enough space for a signal indicator of one operator, but where would the second fit? Plus, I would have to change the design of Contacts and Messages.
It is hoped that Apple has not abandoned thisideas completely. Some analysts believe that the 2018 iPhone models will support two cards. The company has already fulfilled fans' request for large displays in 2014, why not do it again?
4. Support iMessage for Android
Messages is a standard iOS application. It stores all your SMS (marked in green) and iMessage messages (marked in blue). There is much debate about whether to add iMessage on Android. This would increase the reach of iPhone users, as they could correspond with those who do not have an iPhone. Previously, Apple Music service became available on Android, so the idea is quite executable. But Apple will never do this for several reasons.
Firstly, this is the reason to buy an iPhone. IMessage messages are convenient when someone switches to Android - messages just keep coming in as SMS. For many people, iMessage is the main way of correspondence, especially in many countries there are no tariffs with free SMS. If Apple released iMessage for Android, then there would be no need to buy an iPhone to use the service.
Secondly, Apple does not need much coverageiMessage The company is satisfied with the billions of people who already use the service. She doesn’t care about application coverage, it’s important for her to sell as many of her devices as possible. The iMessage service will not bring as much money as Apple Music for Android, because it does not have a paid subscription.
Thirdly, iMessage is a suite of exclusive applications and features like Animoji and Apple Pay. It makes no sense to create analogs for Android, it would be too costly.
5. Ability to change default applications
This feature is also available on Android phones.for a long time. On Android smartphones, you can change the default browser, e-mail client, SMS client, camera, music, gallery and even a virtual assistant. Thus, the link can be opened through Microsoft Edge instead of Chrome, and clicking on the number opens the TrueCaller application. You can even change the action of the button so that it opens a non-standard virtual assistant. This feature makes Android more functional than iOS.
In iOS, you cannot change the default applications. You can use only standard Phone, Mail, Maps, Music, Safari, Siri, etc. Even if you have Chrome installed, the link will still open in Safari. And Apple is unlikely to change that.
Apple is aware that some standardapplications lag behind competitors. For example, Maps is much worse than its counterpart Google Maps. Maps doesn't even have a navigator in India. If the company allowed Google Maps to be installed by default, users would completely ignore the standard application. And applications with cards need activity so that they can be improved. Apple would rather improve its own application every year than let it be replaced.
In addition, privacy is important to Apple, which it can only provide in standard applications. Therefore, the company will not allow any TrueCaller to replace the Phone.