Answer by Jason Yeaman:
Features add no value. There is nothing about more features that increase the value of anything.
Value requires solutions. Value is perceived by the gaps that get filled, the divides that get bridged and the experience that is given in the commission of deploying solutions.
iPhones are a superior product because of the engineering effort placed in the purposeful design of solutions. This activity mitigates the marketing department from having to make up \U0001f4a9 to sell handsets.
That's what people pay for.