then as a consumer i'd say you're failing to do your research since there's a whole hell of a lot better options that fit your use case like the moto G series for example that can be had for 150-250 dollars and still last just as long as the big name phones if not longer and do everything you need a phone for plus most of what the over priced ones can do just a little slower in certain applications.I bought my first "smart" phone about a year ago, slashed to $400 from $800, and I still feel like I paid too much. Still the only thing I use it for is calls and texts. What, exactly, do we need handheld computers for again? Supposedly the battery in this thing only lasts 18-25 hours and I can go nearly 2 weeks without charging it.
Oh, I'm not saying Apple Maps is the best, certainly not the best at everything; it doesn't do crowdsourced navigation like Waze does. And I know there are areas where you might prefer Spotify, Pandora or another music service. But the point is to call out the myth that Apple's included software is largely junk. It's often just dandy, and there are some areas where Apple pulls ahead.Apple Maps is a poor replacement for Waze. Apple Music I used the trial and found it to be lacking in content (let’s chalk this up to musical preferences because Spotify has most major and minor punk releases). The radio stations were pretty poor but pandora IMO owns that space anyways. I don’t find the queue system to be an issue with Spotify.
I don’t wear an Apple Watch because I have several very expensive watches I wear. It definitely is the best. Love my AirPods. Love iChat. I like my iPad and it’s ability to sync with an Xbox one controller.
I actually like the email app since inbox closed. But the rest whether it be their news app, or a bunch of the others sucks. I also don’t like that they force Apple Music and Apple Maps down your throat when you click on an address or plug your phone into a stereo.
nothing wrong with that, go with what ever works for you personally. the whole apple vs android or X vs Y arguing is a waste of time and energy that could be better used doing something productive in my opinion.No point in making this an Android vs iPhone thread.
We all have our preferences. Personally I think Android is slow and clunky. And I'm already invested in the Apple ecosystem.
No point in trying to convince me otherwise. It's my personal preference.
Well, manufacturers don't. When OS updates stop after two years, that usually means the end of all feature updates that aren't tied to independently updated apps.No.
Because if Google didn't add new features, manufacturers and users will. Also, Android devices really do become obsolete after a couple of years anyways.
This is where it's worth looking at alternatives like buying last year's phone. I picked up an unlocked Galaxy S9 just a couple months ago on sale for $499, and you can get a carrier-locked version for a little less. We're at the point now where there's not that much difference between years in flagship models. And if you want to go a little bit afield you can do better. I got a Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S last year on sale for, I don't recall, $400 or $430 or so? It has basically the same specs as the S9 but was a couple hundred dollars cheaper, and it was fully unlocked--even usable on Sprint, subject to their usual goofiness with phones you didn't get from them.That's actually why I "downgraded" to a Pixel 3a. $400 still isn't cheap
Yup includes battery and service. No AppleCare required (I’ve actually never purchased that before lol). Picture attached below for proof.Based on your next sentence, that includes the battery, right? Is that price for anyone or only for people who have Apple are?
I agree 100%. I buy Apple for its great software. I just don’t always love that I can’t change my default. You could when I bought my first iPhone.Oh, I'm not saying Apple Maps is the best, certainly not the best at everything; it doesn't do crowdsourced navigation like Waze does. And I know there are areas where you might prefer Spotify, Pandora or another music service. But the point is to call out the myth that Apple's included software is largely junk. It's often just dandy, and there are some areas where Apple pulls ahead.
Got my three Samsung a50 phones for 100 each after 250 visa card rebate. They seem better than my s6 had been and fulfill everything my family needs for a phone. I think you're right.I've been eyeing the samsung a10 for $100, seems to do everything 99.9% of people actually need... maybe that's a hint as to why "people bought fewer new iphones"
You see the problem is that when a window breaks the person fixes it instead of just buying a new house. We need window DRM now!Unless they are talking about replacing broken screens, I think this is complete BS. Even with broken screens, it is ludicrous to think a person should buy a brand new Iphone because the glass cracked.
Monthly payments are a suckers marketing ploy. They'll tell you yeah it's only 33 dollars a month for only 3 years! What they're really saying is it's just shy of $1200, but since the average American is weak in math skills they go along with it. If they just came out and told you the price you end up paying they'd sell a lot less of them.partially true. I have an iphone 6. I replaced the battery in it to keep it running. I would not buy any of the newer phones because 1) lack of headphone jack 2) camera quality increases have not been drastic enough for me to say I must have a new one 3) price... 1k is far too much for a phone; i don't care if they are breaking it out monthly.
Yes because Android phoes had 2020 class leading camera’s now 3 years ago...If they want to move product, they need to make the old products obsolete. They need to stop updating the software of the old devices (aside from security patches) and, oh, I don't know, how about actually innovate something on their own for their next device, rather than copy from something Android did a few generations ago?
I've gone for 15 years with whatever phone has the best camera and, like it or not, the iPhone 11 brings a better camera/filtering software than everyone else. It also has a second wide-angle camera, like the LGs. ...and a zoom, if you have the Pro.If they want to move product, they need to make the old products obsolete. They need to stop updating the software of the old devices (aside from security patches) and, oh, I don't know, how about actually innovate something on their own for their next device, rather than copy from something Android did a few generations ago?
To be fair now the other manufacturers to the same. ...even if they started that trend.Apple considers replacing a dead battery to be a "repair." The fuckers glue them into the case with industrial adhesive and then warn people that the battery might explode if you try to remove it. Then they added a "feature" to the phone that warns users with a service error if you replace the battery not using an Apple repair center. "Fake" batteries are dangerous!
What?! But the new iPhone 11 pro has slow-mo selfies! I mean hell I've been overwhelmed with those commercials during football ... like seriously that's the audience that needs to do that shit?Just like computers, smart phones have not innovated as much year over year. They are moving into new markets because they realize this.
As I pointed out earlier, the letter is from a year ago. Apple priced the iPhone 11 $50 lower than the iPhone XR; sales jumped. But yet I still see plenty of people buying iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max models as well. I don't know if Apple has hit a proper price equilibrium yet, but it clearly figured out a sweeter position. I'm expecting the 2020 iPhone line's sales to represent a big spike since it should be a significant redesign with new displays, 5G and other tech.No Tim. People are buying fewer new iphones because you've raised the price to beyond what the market will willingly pay for in the quantity that is expected.
You don't have to spend $1K to get an iPhone with some cutting-edge features -- right now, you can spend $700 for that. Still not trivial, but much easier to swallow. With that said, if the iPhone SE equivalent has a current-gen CPU and at least 3GB of RAM, I wouldn't fault you at all for getting one.If rumors are correct my current phone (6s Plus) will not be supported by the next iOS major version number. I'm definitely thinking about getting the next SE release instead of the flagship phone. I love new tech and I like the flagship phone but I can't comprehend spending over 1000 USD for something that I primarily use as 2FA (for work), reading news/books, and email.
This is not a true statement because it depends on the phone maker. Samsung, yeah they suck at keeping their old phones up to day. I have a Pixel 3XL and had a pixel XL before that and up until the day i dropped it and it broke (had the phone for 2 1/2 years) it was still getting security and OS updates regularly...... Its 100% on the phone manufacturer and not Android in general.But, I'm not running a company, and, Android devices aren't updated nearly as long as iPhones, so, maybe Apple should copy another Android feature and just not update older devices.
I have an iPhone 7+ and can afford to upgrade, but haven’t. My phone does everything I need it to do. I am thinking that after the 4 year mark, I might consider an upgrade but if it’s still running fine, I’ll probably put it off.I haven't upgraded my iPhone 7+ because I can't afford a new one.
Ya this excuse is bs.