Waiting for the next iPhone

I’m excit­ed about the upcom­ing iPhone. That’s because I am going to buy it. 

It’s been six years since I looked for­ward this much for an iPhone. Luck­i­ly, I did­n’t have to buy a phone all these years. I bought my first iPhone in the Octo­ber of 2010. Say­ing I was excit­ed to lay my hands on it is need­less. It’s the fourth ver­sion of the icon­ic phone sport­ing few firsts like reti­na dis­play and 1 GHz proces­sor. I start­ed typ­ing this post in the same phone, and pub­lished it lat­er from the iPad. 

I used the iPhone 4 until the April of 2013. Then I gave it to my wife who used it until she got a brand new iPhone SE this April for her birth­day. Mean­while, for the three years, I used the iPhone 5 I was giv­en by my pre­vi­ous employ­er to ful­fil my job respon­si­bil­i­ties. I was pret­ty hap­py with iPhone 5. It’s sleek, light, fast and has a decent cam­era. This is why I nev­er both­ered to check the lat­er ver­sions of the phone. I returned the iPhone 5 when I quit my job at the end of May.

June is a bad time to buy an iPhone. The new iPhone is only four months away from June. I felt it’s worth wait­ing until Sep­tem­ber before blow­ing up at least a grand on a new phone. So I popped the SIM card into my unused iPhone 4.

In 2016, the iPhone 4 felt ter­ri­ble. It’s slug­gish despite keep­ing very few apps. It’s stuck with iOS 7.1.2. Most apps require iOS 8 and either would­n’t install or install the pre­vi­ous ver­sions. Cam­era is slow and blur­ry that I lost inter­est in click­ing pho­tos. I was frus­trat­ed at one point that I went to a store to buy an iPhone SE. But that store ran out of the stock. It turned out to be a good thing.

On the bright side, using a six year old phone improved my patience lev­els. Few cru­cial apps I need like Word­Press, Wun­derlist, Sim­plenote, iMes­sage, What­sapp and Ele­vate worked fine. It’s hotspot fea­ture came in handy dur­ing my recent India trip when I need­ed a tem­po­rary inter­net con­nec­tion. Any­day, I’d rather use a dat­ed iPhone than an Android. So thank you, iPhone4. You have been amaz­ing over­all. 

It’s only few weeks before the new iPhone 7 and its vari­ants see the light of the day. I can’t wait to buy it. I am not a fan of gigan­tic screens on a phone. So I will stick to a small­er screen. I imag­ine it will be lighter, faster and bet­ter than ear­li­er iPhones.

I like to keep things for long. How­ev­er, I hear talks about Apple sav­ing the best for 2017, for the tenth anniver­sary ver­sion of the iPhone. If these talks turns out to be true, I will trade in iPhone 7 for its next ver­sion. Oth­er­wise, I will be hap­py to live with the iPhone 7 for the next sev­en years.


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