Kashish Grover Can never love overpriced products ;P
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Just waiting for the memes. Not listing all the stuff I hate about iOS:
- Animoji? Really? I think we have been writing text for a reason, and there have always been a lot of software products which let you map your face to a 3D mesh (like Facerig). It's not a new feature! It's been there for a long time! How come it is now the #1 reason to buy a $999 phone(!)? Just get some free software instead (e.g. Snapchat) and enjoy that feature on your Android phone, Windows Desktop or really anywhere else. iOS (and phones in general) has so many problems, how come they invest into this BS -.-
- FaceID. Nice. Instead of a finger, you now use your face. So once people found a way to trick the sensor, they can, again, unlock all your stuff and you cannot change your FaceID. Guess why... you only have one face. Even fingerprints are better, because you have 10 fingers, duh. When can they finally stop with stupid biometric "security" features. Just use a dialpad-based pattern and quickly unlock the phone without thinking, while still being highly secure. I am pretty sure that I can type my pin faster than the FaceID can scan your face -.-
- Edge-to-edge screen. Have fun with that bezel at the top, though. Why do they even try to remove the edges? It's a phone. What problem exactly does this feature solve? None. I'd rather welcome computer monitors without edge, because I usually have 2-3 of them standing next to each other. They'd profit by removing the spacing in between the displays. -.- If Apple at least opensourced their technology, it would at least be profitable for R&D.
- Wireless charging. Finally, you can put your iPhone into the microwave to charge it. Oh, wait, no.... Well, again, nice feature for people with a night-stand.
- 3.5mm mic/audio jack. Right. Nonexistent. As if I would buy a new expensive high-quality headset for bluetooth when I already have one which is compatible with all the high-quality audio-equipment I own. -.-
- "Display: Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously." (quote) Really? Thought I could do so with any display this world has to offer. Good to know that Apple finally filled that gap -.-
Well, at least they figured that that one big button is inconvenient and moved it to the side... tbh, the only cool features I can see in the spec are water-resistance and wireless charging. Man, I wish my phone could do that! Well, I knew what I buy and why, so that's alright for now.
I still am not the target audience for Apple devices...
Just more overpriced, underfeatured, rinky flimsy garbage that leaves me wondering just what the ***** is in the kool-aid. Whenever people talk about Apple quality I literally have no huffing clue what the blue blazes you're talking about.
Of course it's ultra-glossy, so good luck using it outdoors. But ooh-shiny!!! Specially tuned to look slick on the showroom floor.
- Don't want to spend that much money.
-- My 7 jet black is still perfectly fine. Minor wear and tear, but not bad for a year old phone that's usually not in a case.
-- We have first generation Apple Watches - those are due for an upgrade - Not spending $900 on 2 watches and another 2 grand on 2 new phones (wife and I)
-- The fact that the Watch can place and receive calls without the phone means my phone doesn't need to come everywhere with me now - Now, on vacation, at the beach, shoveling snow, cutting grass - the phone can stay inside, instead of me constantly looking back at the beach chairs to make sure no one is snooping / looking for a phone to steal; or being worried the phone might fall out of my pocket while working outside or any # of reasons to leave a phone behind but I can't because what if.
-- It's nice for sure; edge to edge screen; no chin, etc... But it looks like the push is to AR and I just don't care, lol - I like to say I'm a gamer or might have a use for it, but I just don't have the time for it. So for now, until theres a compelling reason to need the power, I don't. + current phones are supposedly good enough to support AR so mine I'm sure is fine.
It's just to much to upgrade every year and I'd only go for the X. If we didn't want new watches or new watches didn't have cell access, yeah maybe, but with upgrading the watches, possibly also getting the HomePod - just to much to spend year over year (as much as I've done that in past years)