The Apple Event “Hi, Speed” has Been Announced Rumours and All
Apple has announced their next event “Hi, Speed” for Oct 13 2020 which will likely deal with mainly the introduction of the iPhone 12. Many have been anticipating this event for quite some time now. Rumours and leaks have abounded wetting our appetite but for what; yet another upgrade and an expenditure of big bucks.
Leaks and Reality
For numerous weeks, the Youtubers like Jon Prosser have peppered us with Leaks around the lineup of phones expected to pricing and specs and on it goes. The problem here is two fold:
- the leaks have changed enough to be confusing
- they wet our appetite enough to the degree we begin thinking we have to have that phone
On the first item, we have to wait for the Apple event to be sure of what is coming. When presented at the event, we can look at the offerings more objectively and decide something is worth it and even about time. However, say we have an iPhone 11 Pro Max with 64 gb of memory and we objectively look at the new offering as it actually is; we can decide that this is either worth the upgrade or not. What one has is fine or it is getting a bit dated and now is the time for an upgrade.
The leaks and rumours tend to have a longer term effect of wetting our appetite for an upgrade as we’re told about it over and over. Objectivity might be lost and we needlessly run out and buy the new phones wondering why we now have yet another $1ooo whole in our pocket.
Leaks and rumours can be fun to a degree but what happens is the Youtubers get desperate in terms of what to talk about and then get carried away with leaks and rumours. Some Youtubers are so focused on just the cellphone they really run out of things to say. You see this in their extensive coverage of Android phones because there is an extensive array of Android phones. In parts of the world this makes sense but in North America they may send us packing to get an Android which is a foreign beast for sure and not only are we frustrated but there is that $1000 hole again.
Put little into Leaks and Rumours and More into the Event and Reality
There is so little to be gained from the leaks and rumours except the emptying of our wallets. It is kind of fun, at first, to hear about what’s coming but we really don’t know 100% until it’s here. Youtubers are often bewildered at what has just been released if it lacks what they thought it would have or has an overabundance of something.
For the consumer, this preliminary information can fuel the idea they should get the new phone and they simply might wasting money. Apple is not deliveing new phones if they did not think they could make money. Yes, it is important to keep up or in some cases lead. For you to open your wallet is beneficial with no caveats. The idea that Apple is doing things out of the goodness of their heart is very far from truth. A simple thing such as the charging cable for the iPhone should have already changed to USB C. There are of course many vendors making lightening accessories but the real motivation is lock in.
We’re Locked In
If software I’ve used for ten plus years was migrated to Android, it would bye bye IOS. Such is not the case yet. My two critical applications:
run only on IOS. Both companies, as of this writing, have no interest in making them cross platform. So I am stuck either using something alterntivew that I don’t find as good or sticking with IOS. i love my iPad but not the phone. Currently I would prefer an Android.
Android wasn’t that great in the beginning but this cannot be said today. Some of Android’s are very robust devices that won’t break the bank However, I stick with an iPhone simply because of these two apps.
I’m Looking forward to the Apple Show as I always Have
Apple builds a good quality product I do not question this. However, other solutions are sometimes better. Possibly the show will reveal to us something that has that WOW factor from days gone by.
I like the potential logical lineup that Apple is providing to their product line. Their pricing is making more sense. However, to be truly competitive they need to move away from the walled garden to Open Systems. Apple is becoming or is a monoply. I’m very much looking forward to their release and finding out what “they actually will have to offer”. Possibly I might be suprised.