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What you described is proving my point, however. A battery swap on an iPhone 7 would improve performance as Apple notably reduces performance on phones with dated batteries. And 4 vs 5 years isn’t that big of a difference.
3 years of Android OS updates isn’t even remotely parity with iPhone as the 6 year old iPhone 6S runs iOS 15 very competently. And for those who really want to sip as much battery life as possible out of those devices, cheap battery cases are abundant & toggling off some non-essential settings like Background App Refresh, Reducing Motion & clamping down on Notifications (which I even do with brand new iPhone 13 Pro Max).
The situation hasn’t improved in any measurable way & with the pace Apple’s silicon is heading that gap will only seemingly widen as you’ll likely see iPhone’s like the X or XS have 8/9 year OS update support while Android MAY jump up to 4.
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Yea buying a new set of phones yearly isn’t indicative of the average consumer who buys phone ever 3-5 years. For that majority, the Ferrari engine in the iPhone means their devices will be supported with updates, features & patches for many years to come vs Android counterparts which often rarely see support past year 2. At most that iPhone user has to do is replace a battery, and they have a solid customer service experience to rely on. That Ferrari guarantees them they’ll have reliable devices for years to come. Anyone rocking an iPhone X or later has a device that’s going to last them, still. And the X is already 5 years old & it’s still a fully capable and fully supported device received updates & new features to boot.
Except the people who want to have, supported functional and lasting devices 7 years from now. The lifespan of iPhone’s past the X are going to be leaps and bounds longer than Android counterparts. With continued support and software updates for years to come. The most folk will need is a new battery. You can’t say the same about 99% of Android devices. Support dwindles, devices start to crawl, technical support isn’t as convenient or readily available.
I don’t think you understand how premium brands work. At all. This is typical. How about y’all stop trying to force this company to become the PC company you want them to be & just get over it? You don’t go into Tom Ford expecting to pay $20 for a wallet. Nah, $350. $10 for a tie? Nah, $250. If you want "reasonable pricing" closer to what something actually cost to produce, you look elsewhere. Period.
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Crazy how the whole industry let Apple leapfrog them so easily. While they were out here for years tryna pump every gimmicky asinine feature into their smartphones, with fanboys decrying Apple being so far behind on feature sets, Apple was creating a performance foundation that’s going to have them untouched for at least next 5-10 years.
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That’s rather brave of them.
People are tho. If they charged $100 for this it would still be backordered like it is right now until November. Y’all get so triggered. It’s hilarious.
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Dude, the ease of access to the water is irrelevant to my point. Disney charges a premium, Deli’s don’t. Disney is known to, Apple is known to.
If you want a more "accessible" analogy, you know when you’re buying tickets online to Disney World you’re paying a premium for their theme parks vs buying tickets online to Six Flags. It’s a given, it’s an accepted fact.
And like you said, yea price to performance matters, but only sometimes. Sometimes brand recognition matters more. Even in tech. Throw an Apple logo on it & price matters less to consumers. This is already attested to in the fact that this cloth has already been backordered until November. Like I said, it’s just $20 & it’s made by Apple, people in tech obviously don’t care that much. They’re buying it. Y’all can get off your triggered high horses now.
When will y’all stop being so triggered by this? They have established that they see themselves as a premium brand that you pay a premium for. Whether that’s RAM, storage or polishing cloths, you’re going to pay significantly more than you would elsewhere.
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It’s the tax you pay for generational leaps with Apple. They charged a premium for the retina MacBook Pro’s when they were released, for the Touchbar Macs (lol), for the iPhone X, for AirPods Max.. it’s a thing they do. In about 2 years prices will "normalize" as the M2/M3 series comes about & the new tech (micro-LED panels, new speaker array, new chassis & chips) become cheaper for them to produce.
These M1’s will slot in lower tiers as the new generations come about.
Still expect to pay $20 for that polishing cloth, though. That embossed logo don’t come cheap!
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If you’re in the Apple Store this is what you can buy. Otherwise you go to your local Deli (i.e. your Amazon’s, Best Buy’s, etc). You’re over-analyzing the analogy and then not even seeing how it could apply to Apple, good job.
Wish I would’ve gotten a maxed out 2015. Instead I stuck with my 2012 too long. Had to update in 2019. Will be getting this beast still however.
The whole one is more secure than the other argument is asinine when the odds of either are less than a fraction of a fraction of a percent.
Also, while it’s more likely some random will share a fingerprint with you than a face, it’s far more likely that you’ll have a twin vs come across some random with your fingerprint. With those odds being around 1 in 250.
The security aspect of this whole argument is just overblown and ludicrous. Yes, it’d be nice to have FaceID, but it’s no "botch" to omit it. People are actively complaining about a lack of TouchID on Apples phones because of this pAnOrAmA and how they need to bring that back & now it’s FaceID on MacBook?
It’s so contradictory when you’re more likely to be in an indoor environment using a PC, which makes you more at risk for contracting a virus. Cuz you know, Pro’s tend to use their pro machines in Pro environments, which more often than not are enclosed spaces and offices or, idk, Starbucks or something.
Can we just acknowledge that people will always have something to complain about?
Yup. Some trash is inevitable. Some is avoidable. We don’t need to backtrack technological advancements because it may make older tech become obsolete and be thrown away. That’s just the nature of things. Should we have stopped at VHS? Good enough right. Radio? Who needs television? Telephone? Who needs smartphones? Who needs internet?
Yes there is wasteful tech, like proprietary cables & storage (MagSafe/Lightning, etc) but tech becoming obsolete should not be part of that equation. Yes, even if it’s the influence of one company that helped propel the demise of one kind of tech (like Floppy drives/Disc drives).
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No more like "hmmm it’s $20.. a bit pricey but whatever." It’s just $20. It’s like buying bottled water at Disney World. You know you’re going to get price gouged vs getting it at a local Deli.
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