After breaking and dropping several, i had lamented that i really wished that they had included the little lanyard bracket so i would drop it less.
I was literally told i was an idiot for not appreciating Ive's design asthetic.
Screw that. Personally, given how many times i have broken a screen, and then being told that "if you wanted to protect it, get a rugged case, all i can think is that the base design is faulty.
I dont want a case, but an unprotected phone is just too fragile. Apples response was to come out with a model which had glass also on the back.
I cant stand that people think that apple is withought fault...
> I was literally told i was an idiot for not appreciating Ive's design asthetic.
That's ironic, since I have an old iPod Touch that has a build-in lanyard bracket.
I long for a future where iPads (or devices with similar capability) costs 10$s and Apple Pencils costs 5$s to not worry about them anymore. Because hoping companies to make things reliable/rugged anymore is such a false hope (or it's too expensive anyway).
If I lose it or drop it I am not concerned.
A decent camera is the only thing I missed.
Got burned by HTC's obligatory flaws, LG's shipping known broken hardware, and didn't find the last premium iPhone I carried delivered enough value.
I'm fine with paying an explanation premium to go from 90 -> 100% functionality.
But only when 90% functional doesn't already cover my needs.
Apple goosed the iPhone price exactly as phone processors started hitting Moore's cliff of diminishing performance returns. High performance across the market + most users served by "good enough" processors = commodity
Apple's never done well with commodities.
iPhone processors (unlike Macs) are still getting much faster every update. You can debate whether that extra speed is actually useful in everyday life, but they are getting faster.
We'll see how EUV scales for everyone.
I'm thinking cars in particular. There's a subset of us that under-spends relative to what we could own if we really wanted the greatest wheels on earth. It's not so much that we're in constant dread of an engine failure or crash that would turn a $90K Tesla or BMW into scrap metal. But we get most of what we want with Toyotas and Fords. And we're spared the stress of worrying about the well-being of one more precious element in our lives. (Houses, spouses and little kids create plenty of those stresses as is.)