The past two weeks saw the giants of tech devices host events to announce their latest inventions.
As the ever-exciting rivalry between Samsung and Apple continues, we thought we’d share a summary of their latest events and see who came out on top.
First off the mark was Apple, who held its annual hardware event on September 15. Whilst the new iPhone was not introduced, the tech innovators did showcase a wide array of gadgets that will definitely keep our attentions until the iPhone is revealed.
According to all the techies, the Apple Watch Series 6 was the main attraction of the show. The Series 6 watch comes with an array of new colours, and more impressively it has been built with a sensor to track blood oxygen saturation — which can help the Watch track information about breathing and heart rate. The new health features are perfect for the current climate as everyone strives to maintain their wellness.
There was also a new iPad on show, with the introduction of the iPad Air. This is the first iPad since iPad pro to get an edge-to-edge display. The iPad Air still has Touch ID, so for those who are still weary of Face ID, this is the perfect device for you.
Apple also discussed its latest software with the release of iOS 14. It’s one of Apple’s biggest iOS updates to date and it sees the introducing of Home screen design changes, major new features, updates for existing apps, Siri improvements, and many other tweaks that streamline the iOS interface. What’s even great about the new software is that don’t need the latest tech to use iOS 14 – even five-year-old iPhones can run it.
Not to be left out, Samsung held, what felt like their 100th event this year. In a tribute to their fans, they held the “Galaxy Unpacked for Every Fan,” where they revealed the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. Whilst the phone does have most of the features that you’ll find in Samsung’s top-end phones, tweaks were made to keep costs affordable – hence for the fans. There’s a 6.5-inch, 2,400×1, 080-pixel super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling and a lightning-fast Snapdragon 865 processor (for the 5G models).
According to CNet, the Samsun Galaxy FE is the “iPhone competitor Android fans need in 2020”. Whilst it may not be the latest tech revolution, it does offer more people the opportunity to experience the Galaxy.
Both Apple and Samsung did not reveal what was expected at their September events, which can only mean we are definitely going to see another event from both of these innovation leaders sometime before December. Until then, its clear Apple came out on top by releasing a number of new products and software but we think the real test will come when both release their latest phone offerings. iPhone 12 vs. Galaxy S21 should be the ultimate show down.