If you were to ask me, “Should I buy the new iPhone?” my succinct answer would be NO.
If you have a phone that works fine and takes nice photos, then I don’t really see a reason to upgrade.
I have the iPhone 7+ and that’s what I use to take all of my Instagram photos. It has portrait mode and I can edit them a bit if I want to brighten them up.
I wanted to add some context to the video experience about why I didn’t buy the new iPhone. I went to the Apple store to fix the speaker on my phone because all of my Instagram (@dearalyne) stories had weird ocean noises in the background. After a (literally) 2 hour wait they fixed it for free (yay!) by just cleaning out the mesh.
BUT DURING THE ENTIRE TWO HOUR WAIT STORE WORKERS KEPT LOW-KEY TELLING ME ABOUT THE NEW IPHONE and all the discounts and how it would be almost cheaper to get a new one and one guy was like “Oh it’s like $800,” which with my $300 discount would be $500 which I’m cool with. BUT NO.
I went to the counter and I was like AHHH heart attack when the total was $1355! And that’s not even the most expensive one. It turns out my boyfriend has the new iPhone (I didn’t even know that – thats how little difference there is) and he got some different model or specs and it was almost $1600. I mean damn.
My mom used to tell me this story about how if you slowly boil a frog from cold to hot water in a pot that it wont know it’s boiling and dying. THAT’S WHAT I FEEL LIKE CONSUMERISM IS DOING TO US.
I don’t have a problem with iPhones at all, just CONSUMERISM is maybe going a bit far.
Like we always need the NEWEST one that is only VAGUELY different but HUGELY more expensive.
Even though I have money saved, I couldn’t bring myself to buy the newest iPhone. The world wants us to buy buy buy but sometimes, but what we have is enough.