No Tim,It's because we're tired of being screwed. Even Apple loyalist aren't stupid - we can see Android phones getting better and cheaper and more polished every year and Apple is putting prices UP. I used to upgrade every 2 years but when the price of the phones are increasing and features I want are being taken away (Qualcomm modem, TouchID, headphone jack, home button) I'd be crazy to upgrade. Why should I pay tons more than I did last time for features I don't want (Intel modem, Face ID, Animoji, Ugly notch, No battery status percentage) ? And then I have to go pay extra for a fast charger, wireless, airpods, case. You don't even include the headphone jack adapter in the box anymore! The XS Max with 256gb is $2399 in Australia! Are you kidding me?! Even wealthy educated people earning big 6 figure salaries don't want to pay that. Apple has shot up to becoming an elitist brand for snooty upper class douchebags, not middle class like it used to be. You're smoking crack, Tim. Put the pipe down.
This is a somewhat surprising admission. One would think that a company that has the size and sophistication of Apple would have had the market intelligence/marketing research to see something like this coming a mile away, especially given the size of the foot-traffic in Apple stores. Stuff like this doesn't happen overnight. I truly hope -- and expect -- that some heads will roll in marketing.
mazda 3s said:
Well duh. I plunked down $1,000 for an iPhone X in November 2017 and there was really no need to upgrade to a iPhone XS -- there was simply not enough of an upgrade to warrant plunking down another $1,000.So instead of giving my wife my old phone (like I usually) do, I got a $29 battery replacement to go in her iPhone 7 (80% health) and I had my iPhone X battery replaced as well (even at 88% for another $29). That should keep up going through 2019 and perhaps beyond. The phones work great, so really no need to upgrade unless Apple puts out something truly remarkable this year.I did, however, upgrade my Apple Watch Series 2 SS to an Apple Watch Series 4 SS LTE -- now that was like a night and day difference -- WOW
With no explanation, Apple abruptly stopped making phones to focus exclusively on tablets. It’s no wonder they’re selling less—they abandoned a whole market segment!
What we need is s large monitor with a built-in eGPU cage, which works with the iPhone.
while im a iphone user but i have to be honest the note series is miles ahead .i mean its 2019 and you still cant lock your photos or invidiual apps,apple is becoming boring and imessage is the only thing keeping the iphone relevant because if you purchased the iphone 6,7,8, you bought the same phone while on a note you can run dual snapchats ,facebook,etc come con apple its time to catch up ,stop selling yesterdays technology at tomorrows prices.