FrostyRei wrote on Nov 26, 2022, 00:46:
I dislike Apple forcing me to buy another Apple product to be fully compatible with my iPhone, it annoys me that only iTunes is fully compatible with my Apple Watch. However, I chose an iPhone because it retains value longer than any Android phone, and receives frequent patches and updates longer than most Android phones. China and Korea, China mainly are contributing to destroying the planet with a mountain of phones wasted because they flood the market with far too many, in particular, budget phones that people throw away more frequently than iPhones. I dislike Apple reducing my options, but at least their phones come fewer, and remain valued longer, with better security.
I've always kept my phones until they quit working or I break it. I had to get a new phone this year, so I finally decided to get a "smart" phone. I decided to go with an iPhone for some of what you said. They supported their devices longer, while Android devices vary. Another reason is that Apple is mainly a hardware company while Google is an advertising company.
I have friend that use Android phones and they replace them like underwear while making fun of Appletards for lining up to buy new iStuff every year. Years ago, I bought my mother an Android tablet, and it stopped getting updates after a couple of years. When she broke the screen on it, I got her a newer one. It was a new 10" Samsung Galaxy something. I went with it based on a recommendation from a friend. He said Samsung supports their devices longer, but they stopped putting out security updates after only a year or so. Around 2016, I bought myself an older/discontinued model 7" Asus tablet that was marked down to ~$100. Out of the box it had Android 5, but immediately updated to Android 6 and was dropped from support shortly after. I still have it. I mainly use it as an ebook reader, so it stays in airplane mode most of the time.
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