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Difference between iphone and smart phone?

Date: 08 Sep 2016   Posted By: NK SHARMA     Group: Science and Technology    Category: Technology   

Tell the difference between iPhone and smart phone? Tell those features which are not common.What are the advantages of iPhone over smart phone? Why are the iPhones are so costly? Is the cost justified or they are simply applying to get as much as the rich customer can pay strategy.

Difference between iPhone and smart phone.What is the reason behind the high cost of iPhones? What are the special characteristics of iPhone and smart phone.

Author: Kailash Kumar    09 Sep 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

iPhones uses iOS which is a proprietary mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. Other companies have no access to iOS operating system and therefore uses other mobile operating systems, the most common being Android of Google Inc. This is the main difference between the iPhone and other smartphones. Besides, iPhone other Apple products like iPad and iPod touch operate on iOS. iOS is the second most popular mobile operating system in the world, after Android.

Regarding the hardware i.e. iPhone, the Apple Inc. have recently launched its latest version iPhone7 which is likely to be available October 7, onwards. They are providing new features like the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone making it 2× faster than iPhone 6 , longest battery life ever in an iPhone, splash and water resistant, an entirely new camera, the brightest, most colourful iPhone display yet, ultra-fast wireless with the best worldwide roaming, new stereo speaker system and EarPods with Lightning Connector etc.

The iPhones are superior in quality and features and their proprietary mobile operating system iOS makes it a class apart from other systems. The Facetime feature offered by the iPhones is a unique video telephony system which is free of cost as it functions on iOS only.

Author: Gaurav    09 Sep 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

All iPhones are smart phones, but not all smart phones are iPhones.There is no clear definition of a smart phone. But if you buy a smartphone, you get better features than you would get in a feature phonelike better camera, better gaming and a better internetbrowsing experience. However, there are many other smart phones in the market, three being the mostwell known and reputed- Android, IOS and Windows Phone. These three are platforms and you can find various brands making phones using these platforms.All the three have their own perks, but IOS and windows phones offer a better and more refined experience than android I guess. Where android needs heavier processing power, windows phones and apple device do not. Hope this helps!

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Author: Mahesh    10 Sep 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

All iphones are smartphone and there is nothing that iPhone can do differently which you can;t find on other smartphones. Only difference with iPhone and other phones is that it has Apple's closed source operating system known as "OS X". This operating system is specific to the device and so are the updates.

In case of other smartphones which are not made by apple you'd find them having OS like Android, Sailfish, Meego, Taizen etc. But those have some differences in the feature set of each of the phone.

Another difference is on the hardware level. Some of the apple's connectivity point such as firewire are closed source. They are not shared by other manufacturers. Like USB OTG, you have different connectivity for charging and file transfer. So such small changes makes difference. But such small changes don't offer much improvement or productivity at all. However the amount of market fad and the demand makes apple's phone look good.

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