re: Why I Returned My iPhone 5s
Hey Eric, I found that I agreed with several points of your article, as I also own an iPhone 5. With that being said, I strongly agree that those who own the iPhone 5 won't find a lot of value in upgrading to the 5s. One thing I'd like to add though, for discussion purposes is one theoretical reason to justify Apple's reason for these "slight" upgrades; it has to do with cell phone giants and contracts. You mentioned buying your iPhone for the full price (as did I) so you wouldn't need to extend your contract, however, it seems (starting from the iPhone 3g) that if you were to purchase an iPhone on a 2 year term, you'd get a subsidized price (way cheaper iPhone to start) and by the time that 2 year contract is up, the next generation iPhone is out (so in this case, the iPhone 4). After signing a new 2 year contract, 2 years later, you'd be looking at getting an iPhone 5, and so on. In summary, I feel as if apple reserves innovations for those who are contract bound with their cell phone carriers such that when their contract is over, a next-gen iPhone is ready to go with enough features to warrant an upgrade. People who spend $900 to go from an iPhone 5 to a 5s won't see the benefit. Cheers. Ps. Android users, this isn't a discussion about which platform is better moreso than getting the most value out of your current smartphone, versus upgrading to the next generation. It's so sad to see merit-less debates about both sides. It's technology people, embrace it.