We live in a capitalist world. Everyone is out to get your money. You, too. You want your boss to pay you more for less work. Your boss wants to get you to work more for less money. Apple is the epitome of a capitalist business. Apple sells stuff. You buy Apple’s stuff.
Every year, just like clockwork, Apple rolls out new iPhone models. Every year, just like clockwork, websites roll out the same old contrarian headlines. Let’s say you have a two-year-old iPhone X. Should you upgrade or not?
Antonio Villas-Boas must be a socialist because he isn’t thinking like a capitalist.
7 reasons you should stick with your iPhone X instead of upgrading to the iPhone 11 Pro
Seven? Why only seven? It would be easy to do 20? Or, 14? Or, with more than 30-minutes of typing, perhaps an even 30. Seven? Child’s play. Amateur.
Just look at that iPhone X. Sure looks a lot like the iPhone 11 Pro, doesn’t it?
Yes. [checks iPhone SE] Let’s see. Rounded corners. Flat slab of glass and metal. Big display.
The iPhone 11 Pro certainly has new features and improvements, but so will the 2020 iPhone, and the iPhone after that.
Don’t waste money a new iPhone this year. Next year’s iPhone will be even better.
If you’re happy with your iPhone X, why upgrade?
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.
Hmmm. Let me think about that for a moment. What are the compelling reasons to upgrade a two-year-old iPhone?
- 3 cameras; wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, telephoto
- 4 hours better battery life
- Trade-in value of iPhone X
- Multiple camera video recording, simultaneous photos
I did that without looking.
If you’re an iPhone X owner, you can trade in your device for up to $400 off the new iPhone 11 Pro right now, which essentially brings down the iPhone 11 Pro’s price down to $600.
See? Capitalism can be fun. And profitable.
But work through the impulse. It’s not really just $600. It’s $600 on top of what you spent on your iPhone X.
Oh the humanity! And the trade-in on my iPhone X came from a previous iPhone purchase which came from a previous iPhone purchase, and, well, you get the idea.
That new iPhone 11 Pro [pretends to use calculator] has a real price tag of $3,614.
There are plenty of improvements and new features in the iPhone 11 Pro, but none of them are worth prematurely ditching a perfectly good iPhone X.
Perfectly good? It’s two years old. The battery charge isn’t as good. iPhone 11 Pro has nearly double the battery life. And 50-percent more cameras. 50-percent.
The iPhone X looks nearly identical to the iPhone 11 Pro, so you’re not getting anything that looks new.
That’s been the case for, well, let’s see, since iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Flat slab of glass and metal with rounded corners and a big display.
You don’t get the iPhone 11 Pro’s Night Mode or the ultra-wide camera, but those are just perks, not must-haves.
Sorry. You don’t get to make that decision. I decide what is a must-have. Not some technology website wannabe started up by someone banned fromt the stock market.
Your iPhone X is lighter than the iPhone 11 Pro.
That ounce or so of difference will not be noticed by any human on earth, but the longer battery life will.
This whole anti-Apple scheme is typical for BI; where the B stands for business, but somehow encouraging someone not to buy this year because next year will be better does not bode well for the future.