"In several cases, we have seen Apple lag behind software development in hardware development, which bodes ill for its software and hardware integrati innovati strategy," Kuo writes in a research note obtained by MacRumors.
The ly example of Kuo is that Apple's leading advantage in augmented reality has been "significantly reduced" by the Chinese manufacturer of smartphes OPPO.
He estimates that OPPO has caught up with ARKit's Apple platform in just six to nine mths, largely based the fact that the augmented reality versi of Hor of Kings will be compatible not ly with iPhones but also with the cheapest smartphes from OPPO. it will launch next mth, despite the requirements of high technology.
"The key is that OPPO is in charge of developing the API, hardware and software integrati, and cooperati with the SenseTime algorithm and the game software of Tencent …