iPhone fatigue

>New iPhone activations are down to a low not seen in the U.S. smartphone market for the last six years, according to a new Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) report.
>The report covers a 12-month period ending each quarter in order to remove the seasonal spikes typically associated with new device launches and holiday sales, providing a clearer view of ongoing trends.
>CIRP believes that an increase in iPhone quality over the last few years along with a decline in new features has contributed to the decline. Another factor could be that “more transparent phone purchase plans has motivated many smartphone owners to wait a little longer to upgrade from their current phone.”
Will any of you IQfyents ever line up for blocks to purchase the latest iPhone?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    zoomers realized the darwinian treadmill of blue bubble exceptionalism didn't actually get them any friends or relationships

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people keep their phones for longer now

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Smartphones are commodities now, the era of them being an interesting new technology is now solidly over so people are increasingly just looking for something that gets the job done.

    Also the fact that iPhones make up the a majority of phones in the continental US means they are no longer a useful status symbol (because there's no exclusivity).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >what is a percentage

      amerisharts are just getting poorer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        meant for:

        people keep their phones for longer now

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd get more people asking what my phone (LG Velvet dual screen) or maybe a Foldable one. Everything else no one bothers to talk about.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah that's what it looks like when the novelty has worn off a new technology, it becomes just another object and people only notice it if it's weird in some way

        it's like talking about your belt or your brand of pen, no one's going to mention it unless they have a special interest in the topic for some reason

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >choice between walled toddler garden and pajeet spyware OS
    what an amazing future we've arrived at, can't wait to see what's next

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this
      prefer itoddler because long support

      The fact is I don't want a new iPhone. I am happy with the one I have. It makes calls, it browses the internet. I don't want a 'new' one with a 'better' camera, I bought a regular camera and have been taking much better pictures with that.

      Tim Apple doesn't understand what made normalgays buy iPhones. Jobs released 1 model. It was a must-have for a certain subsection of the population for exactly that reason. The only division between smartphones that existed in these peoples' minds was: everyone either had some Android something-or-other dime-a-dozen junk, or they had the iPhone. But Tim Apple decided there need to be minis and micros, iPhone Max, etc. dude releases like 4 models every year so even iPhone becomes dime-a-dozen crap. That's why it stopped being a status symbol, not because everyone already has one, but because there's no longer one single THE iPhone you have to upgrade to.

      also this

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why a new phone every year?
    it would make more sense to release a new model every 3-5 years
    my 5 year old top of the line android is still working just as well as when I bought it and I'm not planning to replace it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I replace my phone only when I have to once every few years, and I too am becoming fatigued from phone releases in general, yearly or otherwise.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why a new phone every year?
      small penis syndrome

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I replace my phone only when I have to once every few years, and I too am becoming fatigued from phone releases in general, yearly or otherwise.

      >why a new phone every year?
      small penis syndrome

      >Are consumers becoming fatigued from yearly phone releases?
      >why a new phone every year?
      yearly phone release ≠ yearly phone purchase

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you would be surprised for how many people those two are the same

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it would make more sense to release a new model every 3-5 years
      so much this
      it's why carmakers only release a new model every 5 years
      annual car releases would be tiring

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cause there is so much margin left in the market yet. They are basically squeezing the remaining liquidity before pulling frickhuge red lever. And that red lever is acceptance of the reality of what modern mobile phones became - extremely portable general purpose personal computers, You're casually lugging around 8+ cores worth of cpu with gigabytes of ram in your pocket. Your singular physical port can provide display output and all the bandwidth for peripherals. Once genie is out of the bottle we are never going back, this will shake the frick out of modern hardware markets, this is why they are tiptoeing around the issue and trying to artificially prolong the innocence of the customers, cause once we are past this point "new bold design" and "revolutionary skin color correction algorithms" won't be enough to sell same package for a price of innovation.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And 80% of that processing power in my pocket is used directly against me, to spy on me.
        Bad actors will never let us use our smartphone efficiently.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because people didn't buy their phones at the same time?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yup. Just like how gaming graphics peaked a decade ago, smartphones got good enough 5-10 years ago unless you want to AI edit photos directly on your phone. My car is 20 years old. I have the money, but I'd rather not drive a super high tech car where I have to fiddle with touchscreens and shit or use voice. Would rather turn knobs.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The average price of an android is under $300
    The iphone 15 costs $800
    consumer sentiment reached an all-time low in the measured period
    You do the math.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The fact is I don't want a new iPhone. I am happy with the one I have. It makes calls, it browses the internet. I don't want a 'new' one with a 'better' camera, I bought a regular camera and have been taking much better pictures with that.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    iToddler

    We’re close to year-end for the iPhone replacement cycle. People wait until September.

    Bidenomics. Everyone is broke.

    You’ll know it’s bad if carriers offer too good to be true deals in September.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tim Apple doesn't understand what made normalgays buy iPhones. Jobs released 1 model. It was a must-have for a certain subsection of the population for exactly that reason. The only division between smartphones that existed in these peoples' minds was: everyone either had some Android something-or-other dime-a-dozen junk, or they had the iPhone. But Tim Apple decided there need to be minis and micros, iPhone Max, etc. dude releases like 4 models every year so even iPhone becomes dime-a-dozen crap. That's why it stopped being a status symbol, not because everyone already has one, but because there's no longer one single THE iPhone you have to upgrade to.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So why did Jobs release different versions of the iPod?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this
      I don't want A variation of a phone
      I want THE phone that all the cool kids have
      why is it so difficult to understand?

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all I want is this smartphone but opaque

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you want others seeing what you shitposts in public?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What was the last thing Apple "innovated" (aka stole)?
    Was it "innovating" away the USB-C port so they could sell their overpriced low quality ear buds?
    Never buy apple

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Meds

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    doesn't matter
    when Apple decide enough is enough they'll send the update that makes them all unusable

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Phone innovation ended in 2015, there's no reason to buy a new phone anymore, especially a flagship
    My 250€ 2019 chinkphone still perform surprisingly well

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Phone innovation ended in 2015
      Samsung would like to have a word with you
      Anybody who has owned one knows folding phones are the future

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No. I have a tablet in my bag for that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Picture this
          You're on the train
          It's packed
          You only just manage to find a seat
          It's too packed to go rummaging through your bag or to carry a full sized tablet
          You slip your phone from your pocket, unfold it, and read manga or a book for your trip

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I live in Tokyo and take a commuter rail every day. I either use my phone if it's crowded (or sleep standing up if it's crush time), or use my tablet if sitting.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Folding phones suck for my usage when I just call and text and I can use smaller phone with one hand. I am holding on to iPhone SE 2020 for atleast two or more years until banking apps stop working on it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >iPhone SE 2020 for atleast two or more years until banking apps stop working on it
            2nd gen SE still has full support, but will probably be put on security update life support next year
            my 6s is still getting security updates and all my apps still work on it. i have an 2 factor identification app for banking, but not banking app itself. i only do banking on my computer at home and do not understand why you do not

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Tbh I would have not upgraded from first gen SE that has similar chipset as 6S if the price was not right. Still miss the headphone jack and 4 inch screen of that one.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >flip phones
        >the future is from the past
        Deep

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one market that will ALWAYS buy the new phone is spoiled arab and asian girls. Their sugar daddy, or real daddy, buys it for them and then they use it to scroll Instagram for 8 hours a day on maximum brightness.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm surprised it took so long. Apple has released the same phone with minor variations for the last 5 or 6 years

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