27 December 2017
Originally posted by pap
There have been some interesting stories about Apple lately. The company is facing a couple of class action lawsuits for deliberately slowing down consumer hardware after the battery hits a certain threshold. Batteries not being consumer replaceable, this means you either get a battery upgrade ($79.99, folks) or a new phone. Either way, Apple gets the sale. The consumer thinks the new phone is ace because it's not being crippled like their old phone was.
I mentioned this to baby pap bro, a recent purchaser of an X.
"I don't care. I've got an iPhone X", he says.
This is the market we're dealing with. Short term, and doesn't mind getting fucked as long as the bitemark on the buttock is a fetching corporate logo. We are long past the point where Apple is delivering market beating products.
My junior at work got the iPhone X when it came out, we're constantly ripping the mickey out of him and he constantly tries to justify the price tag.
us - You're paying £50 a month for it!
him - No I'm not i'm paying £47
us - and you also paid £200 up front for it
him - yes but it came with 2 years of free Spotify premium
us - and what features do you really use on this new, super phone
him - face unlock and animojis are cool, apart from I can only send them to people with iPhones otherwise it's sent as an MMS and they can't reply.
us - what else?
him - wireless charging
me - place me old Samsung Galaxy 6 on a QI charger I have
I'm now at the point where the minimal technological leaps in ALL phones makes it pointless upgrading every couple of years. Better to spend less on an older phone, especially as very, very few people make use of the new features on their phones.
Browsing, sending messages, taking average photos, reading and listening to music. That's the sum of what I do on my phone!!