There just isn't an obvious new upcoming hot trend that Apple can jump onto currently and make it cool.
Same here. I’ve used an X and I still don’t feel any pressure to upgrade. My next phone is probably going to be an Android though.
For the majority of people the camera is perfectly fine. No one is saying that Chinese phones are cutting edge. Just that they get the same jobs done without problems, which is sufficient for 99% of the people out there.
Eh, looks incredibly gimmicky to me. Unless Google starts improving the Android tablet experience, I can't see it doing well. Who wants a bulky phone with a plastic screen that also happens to come with a mediocre tablet? Maybe in ten years when the tech is better, but I guess they have to start somewhere.
This isn't at all true, three years ago I paid €260 for an Android phone with a Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530, 6GB LPDDR4, 128GB UFS2.0, 1440P screen, 21MP 4K camera, etc. It laughs at any game I care to throw at it.
It's the fact that phones have gotten good enough that paying apple tax doesn't seem worth it for a lot of people. I used to by nothing but apple. Every 2 years I'd get a new iPhone when the old one started slowing down. But apple kept raising the prices higher and higher while removing features from the phone. Eventually I didn't want to pay what they were asking for their phones. Now I'm using a $200 Android phone and the only thing I miss from iOS is the camera quality. But even this phone is good enough.
Honestly, the screens are another gimmick to get people to upgrade. They started adding FHD & QHD screens now everyone thinks anything less is awful. But the XR's screen actually looks pretty good.
The camera quality and photo/video features matters most to me when considering a upgrade. The iPhone 8 Plus can do 4K 60FPS with no time limits (and I think EIS too) and image quality is really sharp. I can't imagine how much better phones can get, unless they make the insane leap to 4K 120FPS, or even 8K recording.Honestly, the screens are another gimmick to get people to upgrade. They started adding FHD & QHD screens now everyone thinks anything less is awful. But the XR's screen actually looks pretty good.
It's really only noticeable when compared directly to a higher resolution one side-by-side.
Still, you're doing the right thing. Wait as long as you can.
I can understand that. I think that'll be good enough for a while.The camera quality and photo/video features matters most to me when considering a upgrade. The iPhone 8 Plus can do 4K 60FPS with no time limits (and I think EIS too) and image quality is really sharp. I can't imagine how much better phones can get, unless they make the insane leap to 4K 120FPS, or even 8K recording.
Didn’t even know you could do that. Thx!My iPhone 7 that I bought at launch still says 84% battery condition, and I am 100% satisfied with it. Instead of upgrading my phone last year, I decided to upgrade my Apple Watch from a series 0 to the new Series 4. That was a massive upgrade for me as I use the watch so much every day. This year’s iPhone will have to blow me away to get me to upgrade.
I think 5G will be the next shift. The leap in speed sounds incredibleThis is a market wide shift, not exclusive to Apple. Mobile yechnology has reached a point where a 300 or even a 200$/€ device is more than enough for the general consumer to keep for more than 2 years. The faster companies start treating the devices and market more like a long term affair not too dissimilar to tradition console cycles and even television hardware, the easier and smoother the transition and understanding from investors will go. With the current market and reliance on short term gains, the stock market will tank and fast if its not addressed.
5G will be more beneficial in things being connected everywhere than it it will be about data speeds, in my opinion. It's all short wavelengths so they're going to have to dump money into pumping relays everywhere. We'll get faster than LTE speeds for sure, but I don't think it'll be the jump people expect.
I found the z5 compact experience terrible in 2018. Couldn't imagine a Z1 lol.Honestly speaking if the battery hadn't gotten bad, I'd still be using my late 2013 Sony Xperia Z1. Phones got "good enough" for me years ago.
I will never again spend more then £300 for a phone, unless there's a gamechanging new feature. And there isn't any such thing on the horizon as far as I can see.