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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 haven't upgraded my iPhone 7+ because I can't afford a new one.
Ya this excuse is bs.