Back in 2018 I decided I was ditching Android for an iPhone. Since then my Apple devices have continued to grow. Have I become a fanboy? I recently bought my seventh Apple device to add to my ever growing collection of iStuff. Here’s what I currently own:
This reminds me of my iCreep journey. Only mine started back in December 2014 when the keyboard on my Android went to hell. I replace it with a refurbished iPhone 6 Plus from Verizon.
Next came an iMac to replace my Windows computer. In 2015 I decided it would be nice to have so I got a MacBook Pro. I loved it so much that I finally sold the 2013 iMac.
I was never interested in an iPad but I eventually got one. It was the cheapest base model and as it turned out I never used it all that much.
Today I'm all in with Apple devices.
Magic Keyboard for iPad
Air Pods Pro
I wouldn't call myself a “fanboy” but I love my Apple products.
Last Friday, I went to the Apple Store here in Strasbourg and replaced the battery on my soon to be 3-year-old iPhone 11.
Replacing the battery also pushes me to commit at least one more year to my iPhone 11. I won’t replace my phone this year with one of the new iPhone 14, as my current phone from 2019 still works fine and I know that thanks to this brand new battery the fourth year of use will not be a pain.
This is excellent advice for most iPhone users, including me. I also use an iPhone 11. It functions perfectly and I love it. But I have noticed that the battery isn’t lasting quite as long as it used to. So checked the battery health and it’s at 87%. In my mind, that’s still pretty damn good.
I’ve been getting the itch for a new iPhone. Nicolas has reminded me that I don’t need one. I may need to replace the battery soon, but that is certainly far cheaper than a new iPhone.
Mark Gurman: “Apple Inc. is working on a subscription service for the iPhone and other hardware products, a move that could make device ownership similar to paying a monthly app fee, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The service would be Apple’s biggest push yet into automatically recurring sales, allowing users to subscribe to hardware for the first time — rather than just digital services. But the project is still in development, said the people, who asked not to identified because the initiative hasn’t been announced.”
This whole idea of owning nothing and making payments on everything you own in perpetuity is bullshit. I want to own my hardware, not rent it. I hope there will continue to be a cash option if this actually happens.
According to Apple's rules for naming iPhones, the four new 2H22 iPhones could be called iPhone 14 (6.1”), iPhone 14 Max (6.7”), iPhone 14 Pro (6.1”), and iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7”).
Only two Pro models would upgrade to the A16 processor, while the 14 & 14 Max will remain the A15. All four new models will likely come with 6GB RAM, with the difference being LPDDR 5 (14 Pro & 14 Pro Max) vs. LPDDR 4X (14 & 14 Max). https://t.co/tHcszIz6gX
If Kuo is correct, starting next year, Pro and non-Pro iPhones will be differentiated by their chip performance, too, and I would expect that to remain the case year after year. That makes sense to me — it’s true for Apple’s “Pro” models in the MacBook and iPad lineups.
If this rumor is true, why wouldn’t most users opt for an iPhone 13 for less money? I sure would.
Today's “Peek Performance” event was more exciting than we initially thought it would be, with Apple debuting a new Mac Studio machine and Studio Display alongside a 5G version of the iPhone SE with A15 chip and an M1 iPad Air with 5G chip.