With the release of the Note 10 lineup, Samsung now has its upper hand over Apple on the market. Samsung’s latest line of premium phablets comes with a host of cool stuff we have been demanding for years, like 3D rear camera, bezel-free screen, and 5G support.
As a long-time iPhone user, we are expecting to see those features on Apple’s future iPhone lineup. In reality, we have heard a lot of rumors regarding 2019 iPhones, hinting at the impressive features coming to this year’s highly-anticipated phones.
In this article, we gathered all Note 10 features we’d like to see in this year’s iPhone.
The Galaxy Note 10 takes some design hints from the S10. However, the hole-punch cutout is located in the top center for front-facing camera. In reality, the S10’s cutouts were met with a wide welcome last year, with praise directed at Samsung’s creativity.
To be honest, I love the fact that Samsung is moving away from the notch trend, instead, coming up with something new. In reality, the S10’s cutouts are pretty cool as I can customize them with fun wallpapers.
We have heard rumors that the 2019 iPhones will retain the notch from their predecessors. However, Apple will reduce the size of the notch to fit perfectly with the a bigger screen. Sources say that Apple will drop the notch on its 2020 iPhones, so let’s wait and see.
Support for Stylus
One of the best things when it comes to Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup lies in its support for S-Pen. The South Korean firm has been improving its stylus for years, expanding its usefulness beyond just being able to take notes. With the release of the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, the S-Pen is now at the point where we can ignore the Apple Pencil.
Indeed, the S-Pen now has support for Air Actions, a cool set of gestures that turn your stylus to a remote control. For instance, you can switch between camera modes in the Camera app, control your volume, or browse your photos.
The Apple Pencil is still a great stylus on the market as it gets new updates every year. However, we are expecting to see Apple Pencil expand to the iPhone lineup this year. Tech experts say that the Cupertino firm will add Apple Pencil support to its iPhones in 2020.
To be honest, I am not a big fan of Samsung’s S-Pen and it has its own drawbacks. One such drawback is that Air Gestures won’t work in some apps like Facebook or Instagram. I expect that developers will update their apps to make them compatible with the Note 10’s gestures.
Support for Third-Party Assistant
Siri is now Apple’s number-one personal assistant and built directly into the iOS operating system. Apple’s virtual helper was once a disaster at launch, with most users criticizing its lack of features. A lot of things has changed since then and Siri is now better and smarter.
However, there are times when you want to switch to a different assistant on your iPhone or iPad. In reality, you can get Google Assistant on your device, but its functionality is very limited, as it is a standalone app.
Rumors say that iOS 14 will allow users to switch between Siri and Assistant. However, it is only hearsay at this point. In reality, the Note 10 comes with Bixby, which is now better than its initial form. However, it is still lagging behind Siri and Assistant in terms of cool features.
Reverse Wireless Charging
In 2017, Apple added wireless charging to its iPhone lineup, which was met with a wide welcome. Meanwhile, wireless charging has been part of Galaxy Note phones since the day of Galaxy Note 8. The latest Note 10 supports wireless PowerShare, allowing users to wirelessly charge other devices, like Apple AirPods (2019) or Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Also read: Best Wireless Chargers for Your iPhone
Sources say that this year’s iPhones will come with reserve wireless charging at launch. However, Apple still has a lot of work to do to make that possible.
We are now closer to the iPhone unveiling event and Apple has a lot of cool things in the works. The release of the 2019 iPhones could boost the smartphone market which has been showing signs of saturation in recent years.
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