The technology industry is full of copycats. Every techno-gadget maker copies from other techno-gadget makers. Sure, some come up with their own unique tech, others come up with their own unique take on technology that has been around a while, but most of the time it’s just plain old copy, copy, copy.
Yes, Apple does it, too. How else would you explain Google’s Night Site and Apple’s Night Mode. They do much the same thing but in different ways. Better photos in low light.
Well, guess who is ready to copy from Apple? Again.
Samsung is notorious for rushing features to market in a vain effort to be first, only to retreat behind Apple’s shadow when the iPhone company launches a product with features that work better.
Fingerprint scanners were around for years before Touch ID. Apple showed the industry how to do it right. Facial recognition? Nothing new. Move along. Nothing to see here. Except that Apple’s Face ID worked great from day one. Everyone else has been paying catch up.
We may be barely six months from Samsung’s next iPhone Killer; Galaxy S11, and this time Samsung promises to have a Face ID look-a-like (pun) that works. Now, whether it works as well or not remains to be seen, but you just know Samsung is working on it because, 1) Apple, and because, 2) Samsung.
In that order.
Even Samsung’s in-display fingerprint scanner met with problems, so the only thing we can be sure of is 1) when Samsung ships something completely new, it won’t work well, 2) when Samsung finally ships something that works well, Apple will have had it for years already.
That’s just science.
For what it’s worth, we have to give Samsung some credit. Most iPhone displays come from Samsung, and the Korean conglomerate always puts its best displays in its own devices; higher resolution, higher PPI, but not necessarily higher quality– than Apple. Even when the iPhone’s displays are from Samsung.
Then again, that’s how Samsung rocks and rolls. First to market, first to backup, second or third to market for whatever became the obvious standard. So, let’s not knock Apple for being late to any technology party. That’s how Apple rocks and rolls.
When it’s ready, it’s ready and Apple ships. When it’s not, it’s not, and Apple waits to ship.
Unless we’re talking about Mac notebook keyboards. That’s a different story.