It’s an autumnal tradition unlike any other.
Last year around this time, we were treated to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as well as the iPhone X with face recognition technology. Last Wednesday the world was introduced to the iPhone XS and the iPhone XR.
Now as someone who loves everything Apple does it is hard for me to deny my excitement. One of the best parts of September is the unveiling of new Apple products, it’s like Christmas for the tech-savvy – but just like last year and the year before I’m left wondering the same question my mother asked me right after I purchased my iPhone 8.
That’s a good question. A valid question, and besides the argument of “this iPhone has a really high-quality camera,” I’m left drawing a blank as to what could possibly be so much different with these new iPhones.
Yes, the iPhone XR comes in a number of pretty colors. And yes, the fact that I can get a red iPhone so that I don’t have to buy a red iPhone case does seem like a perfectly reasonable reason to buy the new technology.
To be perfectly frank it doesn’t really matter. I think I can speak for a number of people when I say that the biggest draw to the new iPhone is the fact that, well, it’s new.
My iPhone 8 is great. Apple has seamlessly perfected the touch ID making unlocking my phone so painfully easy that I can barely believe it. And the camera? It’s a beautiful 12 megapixels – and no I have no idea what that means. All I know is that it’s supposed to be good.
And what does my lack of knowledge on the new phones and the phone that I have currently and have had in the past say?
Some may say that I’m a product of my generation and that I’m so easily buffaloed by the concept of “new” that it doesn’t really matter what Apple does or doesn’t improve with their new phone models, it just matters that it’s new.
Truthfully? I have to agree. Am I proud that Apple could slap a “new” sticker on an iPhone 4 and market it as the iPhone XX and I would want to buy it? No. But I would anyway.
According to an article from AndroidPub in 2017, a whopping 87 percent of smartphones being used were Androids and only 14 percent were iPhones.
I’m sure that I’m not the only iPhone user who finds it staggering that so many people in the world are using Androids. The very sight of a green text bubble in my iMessages makes a chill run down my spine – but does this mean that, perhaps, Android is doing something right?
Personally speaking, Android could offer me a lifetime of free devices and I would still always choose Apple. Maybe I’m pretentious, maybe I’m the disgusting millennial that all baby boomers hate.
Either way, it’s Apple for me and I can’t wait to be the proud owner of the exact same product for years and years to come.