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Analyzing smartphone innovative development: Evidence from Apple’s iPhone

Vol. 17, Iss. 9, SEPTEMBER 2021

Received: 27 May 2021

Received in revised form: 13 June 2021

Accepted: 30 June 2021

Available online: 15 September 2021

Subject Heading: INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT

JEL Classification: O14, O33

Pages: 1625–1649

https://doi.org/10.24891/ni.17.9.1625

Aleksandr E. VARSHAVSKII Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (CEMI RAS), Moscow, Russian Federation
varshav@cemi.rssi.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8229-3692

Mariya S. KUZNETSOVA Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (CEMI RAS), Moscow, Russian Federation
mary.cuznetsow2012@yandex.ru

ORCID id: not available

Subject. We analyze development trends in iPhone by reviewing the way their key technological and economic indicators change.
Objectives. We trace patterns and trends in technological and economic indicators of iPhone, correlations of the indicators, and the dependence of the price and SAR on technological indicators.
Methods. Following our methodology, we study and model indicators of smartphones.
Results. We traced and determined the correlation of technological and economic indicators of iPhone. The article demonstrates how the price and SAR mainly depend on technological indicators of smartphones.
Conclusions and Relevance. As the findings show, as the above smartphone gets more technologically sophisticated, i.e. the price and SAR increase, we can expect higher risks for the man and the environment, though the mobile device development trends may still persevere. As seen from the analysis, SAR increases as smartphones have more cores and processor frequency, operation memory, which basically entails higher prices. In the mean time, the above indicators lower as the smartphone dimensions grow (screen diagonal, weight, battery capacity).

Keywords: smartphone, feasibility indicator, specific absorption rate, SAR, problematic innovation

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