What’s the incentive to switch to an iPhone in 2019?
TLDR at he bottom. I’ve been using android for 9 years, currently have a Pixel 2 XL, but I’m exploring my options to upgrade later this year.
I’ve been tempted to make the switch since the iPhones got bigger, but the higher price (particularly of the the XS Max) always swings me back to android. I’ve particularly been looking at the XS Max.
Given that I’m not locked into the apple ecosystem (I don’t own any other apple products and have never used an iPhone), I’m finding it hard to justify the ‘Apple Tax’. I know there are cheaper versions of the iPhone available (either via older models or the XR), but if I’m switching from the top end android phones, I don’t want to switch to older phones or have to compromise on what Apple has to offer.
I know that the A12 is a beast, IOS is better optimized, face unlock really has no rivals on Android and iPhones have a very ‘premium’ feel. But stock android is great and despite what people think, stays fast for a number of years. I’m doubtful of the extent to which you notice a faster processor in day to day use, and the finger print scanner on my Pixel is fantastic. I can have my phone unlocked before I even look at the screen. In addition, my Pixel has unlimited cloud storage at full resolution, Samsung (another option I’m looking at) has expandable storage and huge internal storage, and android in general has much cheaper repairs, making me struggle to see the long term value on the other side.
It’s also just a huge slap in the face that I would have to buy a quick charger separately after spending a fortune on an iPhone.
So, putting the above together, why would a long term android user switch to an iPhone in 2019?
TLDR: Been using android for 9 years so I’m not locked into Apples ecosystem. Given the quality, and value for money android devices offer today, why would I spend significantly more to buy into the iPhone in 2019?
Disclaimer: please don’t think I’m ripping on Apple, I have nothing against them and genuinely like iPhones. I’m just struggling to justify the purchase in today’s phone market, without already being locked into the ecosystem.