All of that is true, but there are other things to care about as well. For non-technical persons that won't root their phones and install custom ROMs, iPhones are still better than Google's Android spyware. And balkanization of surveillance is always good.
>>12051>All of their phones are overpriced fucking garbage and always have been
counterpoint: iPhone SE
less than $400 outside of the US (and just $300 in the US) for a decent phone that will receive iOS updates for 5-6 years compared to 2-3 years for flagship androids
I used my previous 5s-based SE from 2016 to 2020 and then got a new one 8-based one that I expect to use for 2-3 years more
my old SE still works, I donated it to my student friend and he can install the latest iOS 15
i heard that apple degrades performance on old iphones with new software updates
>>12336>i heard that apple degrades performance on old iphones with new software updates
Everybody does this. At best usually just a side affect of bloat.
>>12332>less than $400 outside of the US (and just $300 in the US) for a decent phone that will receive iOS updates for 5-6 years compared to 2-3 years for flagship androids
or you could find a cheaper android that has full lineageos support
yeah, but it's a small additional cost to pay for the iOS app ecosystem and a decent camera (don't judge me, I take photos of street cats frequently)>>12336
they degraded it automatically when the device's battery was getting older, but then added a switch for that after an outcry – just put a new battery and it's ok again
I still use iPad Air 1 that I bought in 2013: it's a bit sluggish but works for using iBooks and browsing leftypol
They are a fashion and lifestyle company for people with the best ideas, best politics, best fashion sense, best social life, and great income to afford all these things.
Apple products aren't for bums and broke third worlders, but they are definitely something for those kind of people to one day aspire to.
Who else can make a nice laptop that actually has a nice haptic trackpad, good speakers, and a nice screen and giant battery??
iPhones are expensive but they'll last you a long time and give you a massive return on day-to-day convenience
can't think of a single Android on that level of quality
where did you get this
framework laptops look cool, but they're unjustifiablly expensive and i'm skeptic that the company will remain afloat long enough for the modular gimmick to really pay off in the long run.
plus, fat chance they have a haptic trackpad that can compete. i hate my work-issued MBP that regularly flashes a bright light from the shitty touchbar directly into my retinas every so often in what i can only deem are targeted attempts at killing me through seizures, but the trackpad is really good and has basically 0 competition in the laptop market. most people can't even tell the clicks on the trackpad are haptic responses
i recently gave my dad my old oneplus 5t as a replacement phone for a galaxy with a dead screen, it's almost 5 years old and is still going strong.
With the new Apple Studio needing to be connected to another Mac to initialize a new SSD module, I am perplexed by one thing. How come IBM got rightfully wrecked doing its blatant vendor lock-in with the PS/2 yet Apple never gets burned for its bullshit?
where tf have I heard this exact sentence from b4? also lol
It's $1300 for a quad core lmao actually seemed on the cheap side for a thin ultra book. I'd have to see a side by side with a Lenovo X1
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