Innovation in Tech Evolves in New Ways

ENLARGE Apple’s iPhones this year offered improved battery life, a faster processor, water resistance and a better camera—two rear-facing cameras, shown above, on the iPhone 7 Plus. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News By Christopher Mims Christopher Mims The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @mims christophermims christopher.mims@wsj.com Sept. 11, 2016 11:44 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Early reviews of Apple Inc. AAPL -2.26 % ’s new iPhone 7 were, in a word, “meh.” Pundits praised the many improvements in the device, but a consensus emerged that Apple had not given existing iPhone owners a compelling reason to upgrade. Why is that? Why are the iPhone, and other computing devices like PCs and tablets, not changing as quickly as they once did? There are many reasons, but the central issue is this: It…


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