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perotti
11d

Yes, a rant
About iPhone
Not apple watch though

You can literally build a computer with far better specs with how much they are charging for it

iPhones are literally expensive PoS depencies for Apple Watches (actually tried a bunch. AppleWatch is years ahead it's competitors

Change my mind. You won't

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  • 1
    What are you trying to say?
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    I woke up to a $1600 price tag for a new iPhone.

    I could spend that on a decent gaming laptop and get more out of it then this thing 😔

    Oh and before you say it... this is sent from my iPhone 6s
  • 4
    @C0D4 Yeah, but you wouldn't get a "sense of pride and accomplishment" for $1,300.
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    @C0D4 does your gaming laptop create a talking poop emoji? No! Then go rant somewhere else 😂

    Jokes aside as for quality and performance I never heard an iPhone user complain. But that price is just too much. I even find phones at 500$ to be expensive.

    But again I'm a basic user I care about what's app emails and phone calls, so ya 500+ is just too much for these things lol
  • 3
    I read somewhere, that big companies use a strategy where they sell new products at highest msrp possible, so all rich people give away their money for it. After a few years, when no one is buying it anymore, they drop the price so all other people can afford it. That way they can maximize their income and that actually makes sense. Thing is, that they most likely earn more from all those rich people, than the rest.

    Anyway, I got iPhone X last year first day it came out. It works very smoothly and besides some bugs and stupid os decisions I must say I really like it, but still I think that was quite overpriced.

    But this is some next level shit. They basically added dual sim and made little improvements, and price is almost twice as much as original. Fuck this shit.
  • 3
    @gitpush I can live with paying up to $1k AUD for flagship level phones, but beyond that is getting to a point of where does it stop. It’s a phone, sandboxed and locked out from doing a lot of things standalone without being tied into the rest of the apple ecosystem or getting creative with a few apps.

    As for build quality and performance, I can’t say much against them, they work, they last and if you don’t slam it into a brick wall you won’t need to replace the screen.

    I’ve been looking at the pixel2/3 and Nokia6.1/8 but they don’t seem to have as good as build, and battery life.

    Plus the reviews for Nokia getting boned by updates is off putting unless I go to a custom rom which I don’t particularly need or should really need to just use the thing.

    Oh and for the emojis, Windows mixed reality probably will have that in the future 😅
  • 1
    @C0D4 hahaha liked the part about windows lol
  • 4
    Hehehe
  • 1
    @C0D4 What about Huawei (+Honor), Xiaomi, etc.? They usually look/feel great in my opinion. I currently have an Honor 8, and no complaint.
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    @Jilano I can’t seem to bring myself to trust a chinese phone, plus android updates have always left a sour taste in my mouth with phone carriers having the final say in how long a phone will continue to receive updates - if ever.

    Now that’s not to say I completely trust apple, but better the devil I know right?
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    @C0D4 Fair enough. I thought it might be something along these lines but wasn't sure. I simply suggested them because they do make phones at a "correct" price. I can't bring myself to pay over € 300 for one. And even then, it is so much money for... A phone.

    To each their own!
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    @Jilano @C0D4 Google's Android one program solves the unreliable updates.
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    One of the key takeaways is that Apple believes in longevity. My dads 2010 MacBook Air is still being supported and runs somewhat okay for what it is. You wouldn't think it only has 2GB ram. Also, they are still supporting the iPhone 5 where it's unheard off if any other manufacturer supports a phone anywhere near that long - 2 years tops.

    You aren't meant to buy a new iPhone every year. They intended for you to keep it about 5 years. At it's end of life, they will recycle it for you - can even mail it in.
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    @gitpush that's because iOS knows how to handle memory like a boss, but when it comes to the real challenges iOS starts giving out, not to mention battery lifespan
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    @cursee I appreciate that Android One aims for the longevity of updates, but reviews of the Nokia’s using it seem to point to it being buggy at best.

    Which is a concern since I use iOS betas without any hassle (minus the occasional battery drain between updates)
  • 0
    @perotti lool exactly
  • 0
    Can you put your 1000$ Gaming Laptop in your pocket?
  • 0
    @bcye To make a foldable laptop, yes.
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    @Jilano Would you be comfortable using it like a smartphone? (And a laptop still doesn’t fit in a pocket)
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    @bcye Insufficient data for meaningful response.
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