New phones bring minor upgrades. Here's why that's okay

Flagship smartphones nowadays often bring upgrades that are noticeable on paper, but not so much in real-life use. While this makes some people unhappy, it's not really something companies should be held accountable for. Read why that is here!
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47 Comments

13. Bankz

Posts: 2518; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Exactly. Apple are the worst offenders tbh. You could have the 4 year old iPhone 6 plus today and still not miss anything in the new iPhone XS max

15. slashas

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Exactly what I am experiencing with my iPhone 7 Plus, I was always purchasing 1 year old iPhones for price reason, but seems I will extend it to two years :)

16. midan

Posts: 2603; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I went from 6s and the difference is very big, so NO!. Your comment is nonsense, 6 plus doesn't even have dual camera.

20. blingblingthing

Posts: 919; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Try moving from a 6s to an Android flagship if you were impressed by the iPhone X.

21. midan

Posts: 2603; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

No thanks, don't want to become bitter butthurt Android user.

22. Tipus

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

That shouldn't be a problem, you're bitter butthurt iOS user anyway :))

24. sissy246

Posts: 7037; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO, that he is

32. Vancetastic

Posts: 962; Member since: May 17, 2017

Afraid you might like it is probably closer to the truth. Don’t open that closet door!

31. Vancetastic

Posts: 962; Member since: May 17, 2017

I thought you said that iPhone users keep their phones longer because of the great support, so you don’t really need the lastest model. So, which is it? I know, you won’t answer. You don’t need to. We know.

28. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2136; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Same thing happened to Samsung...S8 to S9...

25. sissy246

Posts: 7037; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Phones are at a point where all your going to get is minor upgrades with hardware and software. All more full screen and full screen is here so nothing new to do with design.

33. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2136; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Pretty much! Well said!

34. lee480 unregistered

Yes. Other than changes to the SIC, many phones are minor upgrades. Like the note 8 to note 9, S9 to S10 and iPhone x to iPhone XS.

37. dimas

Posts: 3325; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'm ok with small improvements every year since casual users don't change phones every year (e.g. Galaxy s6 is very different from s8 and s9 and so on) as long as manufacturers don't impose large price difference from the previous year. I disagree with fandom as a small factor for buying. That's how branding sales were built: emotional buying ignoring price increase. Remove fandom, remove emotional attachment and iphone profits will go down the drain. Remove brand loyalty and samsung midrange phone income will be zero. There will always be biases when buying products, these biases/ hyped up feelings are what companies try to keep reviving every launch.

41. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

The Chinese were the only ones who innovated in recent years

42. dimas

Posts: 3325; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Japan is also innovating but they keep it to themselves. Sharp was the pioneer for full display phone with in-screen speaker.

43. Eclipse

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 11, 2019

The main problem is manufacture "forced to" release new phone every year while new tech can't be discovered within year. Other side we already had teleport Machine in next 5 years,lol
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