iPhone and Galaxy Note 9 break the $1,000 barrier. There must be a reason why people are willing to spend to much on so little. Ron has an idea.
First, smartphone might not be the best name for such devices because the phone isn’t always at the heart of usage. Check the battery shaming settings under Battery in iOS and it’s like the cellphone itself doesn’t get used as often as other applications.
The paradox is how older iPhones actually perform better over time.
Nobody upgrades older iPhone models better than Apple. iOS 12 will run on iPhone5s from five years ago. That means that every iPhone sold from iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as iPhone SE and iPhone X, improve each year, add more usability, and you would think such an upgrade policy would hurt sales.
The post-PC era is the mobile era.