I won’t upgrade my iPhone 8 — here’s why

Apr 4, 2022
Could not agree more. I have a 7+, bought in late 2016 so it’s now about 5.5 years old, and after one replacement of a dying battery last year it’s fine. I mean, I’d probably take a free replacement, but my phone also feels like a comfortable, welcoming pair of shoes or slippers. The photos are fine, it does everything I want it to do, so why bother? I’m sure Apple will render my phone obsolete before too long anyway. It’s sad and destructive and disappointing that so many of us feel compelled to chase the newest, shiniest thing.