Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Web Secret 592: Live long and prosper
It has endless battery life. I can go out for an entire day and it never dies, no matter how much phoning, gaming, browsing I do.
It takes spectacular photos, and has a beautiful screen. It's fast as heck.
I love it.
My only complaint is that it is not available in orange, my favorite color.
So I was completely uninterested in Apple's latest unveiling of the iPhone 11 Pro which is even more expensive.
I told myself "I am hanging on to my Xs for the next five years."
And then I read an article that said that the average smartphone user upgrades every 3 years.
What the f**ck!!!
An executive at iFixit, (a site that provides guides to help people repair their own electronics), is quoted: "An iPhone retains up to 80 percent of its original capacity after 500 complete cycles...So if you charge your phone every night, and drain it during the day, that’s a complete cycle. So you’re basically looking at 80 percent of your new battery a year and a half to two years in.”
The good news is replacing your phone’s battery is relatively inexpensive ($50 - $70) and will get you more mileage than any other repair. Another two years.
Still not the five years I was expecting.