Apple hasn’t even announced the new iPhone yet and already critics are panning it because it will be just like last year’s model which is just like iPhone 6 from 2014. Flat, rounded corners, big glass display, camera, and new version of iOS. Move along. Nothing to see here. Apple is so boring.
If there is one thing that pisses me off to no end it’s nattering nabobs of negativism in technology, members of the technorati elite politburo that have advanced degrees in Negativity Bias and make a living spouting nonsense to the masses.
The 2019 iPhone 11 will be annoying, boring, and expensive
Annoying? Then stop writing about it. Boring? Stop writing about it. Expensive? Probably, but thank the latest trade war battles for that.
There doesn’t seem to be much to get all that excited about, unless you like spending huge chunks of money on boring technology.
What kind of excitement are we supposed to have, Mr. Technology? What kind of technology would excite us, Mr. Technology?
One of the things about Apple that never ceases to amaze me is how the company can make the boring and mundane seem new and exciting.
One of the things about technology writers that never ceases to amaze me is how they can take a keyboard, write gibberish, and make it seem new and exciting.
Apple will push the 2019 iPhone 11 as the best iPhone ever, the reality is that it will bring with it most of the flaws and annoyances of the previous generation.
Flaws? Annoyances? Do tell.
From dumping features such as the headphone jack, to unnecessarily tweaking with features that already worked well, to launch bugs that take time to fix, new iPhones are an annoyance.
How would you know if you don’t own a new iPhone? Many of these so-called techno-analysts do not keep up with the Joneses and refuse to accept the fact that change is iterative and constant.
Deal with it.
The cumulative effect of constant tweaking and change means having to continually adjust your workflow around Apple’s desire to have a new feature to put on the box.
Again, that’s how change works. Deal with it. There is no other way other to deal with change than to not change. How boring is that?
Good grief. Negativity Bias should be a four year curriculum or an advanced degree.
When was the last time you heard someone complain about the speed of their new iPhone? Or the camera quality? Or about the display? No. People don’t care, and yet these are the areas that Apple seems to focus on.
What about Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and other iPhone knock off makers? Do their customers care about new technology? What do those manufacturers focus on?
Oh. Wait. Writing idiotic articles about Chinese knock off makers won’t get as many readers.
When I talk to users, what I hear them being dissatisfied about are things like battery life and durability, and yet these seem to be aspects of the iPhone that Apple are neglecting.
Sure, we all want batteries to last a year on a single charge, but how does iPhone differ from Samsung? And, if Apple is neglecting durability, then why do older iPhones have higher resale value than competitors? It’s just better marketing, right?
Oh, and why does every new iPhone do more and get used more frequently each year– people complain about how much smartphones are being used each day– and yet the battery lasts all day. Just like it did in 2007.
And you don’t notice just how bad things like the battery life on the iPhone truly is until you start looking around at Android devices and realize that far cheaper handsets — such as the Moto g7 Power — have vastly better battery life and overall durability
Hogwash. Rubbish. Vastly? Get real.
Both battery life and durability are based upon how devices are used. Don’t use a Moto g7 power much (Android apps suck) and both battery life and durability will be better than one that gets used.
Dude, iPhones get used.
Despite the focus on aspects such as the camera, there are devices out there with much better cameras. Handsets like the Huawei P30 Pro blow the iPhone out of the water.
Bullshit. Utter bullshit. Good smartphone cameras these days deliver very good photos that are indistinguishable from one to another.
I notice you didn’t mention that Huawei is the brand nobody buys. You don’t own one. And you didn’t mention how superior iPhones are at taking and playing videos.
Why didn’t you mention that?
You were too busy dreaming up another ridiculous comparison. You can buy a Chromebook for $200. Why would you want a MacBook Pro for $5,000?
An iPhone XS Max starts at $1,100, going all the way up to $1,450. The cheapest iPhone in Apple’s lineup is the aging iPhone 7, a handset that’s coming up to its third birthday, and this starts at $450.
Try getting a $450 Android smartphone that does what a tricked out iPhone XS Max can do. Just try. Oh, why didn’t you offer a comparison between your $450 Night Dream 2000 and the iPhone?
I would go on but I’m tired.
Instead of doing a point by point comparison of a $450 Android smartphone– photos, videos, apps, security, ecosystem, resale value, and all the items that make up ownership– most of the charlatans writing for digital techno-rags resort to what is known as Negativity Bias.
The negativity bias, also known as the negativity effect, is the notion that, even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature (e.g. unpleasant thoughts, emotions, or social interactions; harmful/traumatic events) have a greater effect on one’s psychological state and processes than neutral or positive things
I know. Too much, too complicated. What does it mean?
Something very positive will generally have less of an impact on a person’s behavior and cognition than something equally emotional but negative
Why do you think the president only speaks in superlatives about himself but negatively about everything else? It has greater impact.
Criticisms often have a greater impact than compliments and bad news frequently draws more attention than good.
Why do insults once hurled at us stick inside our skull, sometimes for decades? Why do some people have to work extra hard to ward off depression? The answer is, for the same reason political smear campaigns outpull positive ones. Nastiness just makes a bigger impact on our brains.
There you go.
Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman:
The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice that?
Yep. Techno-complainers make a living at it. Negativity sells. Positivity does not.
Not only do negative events and experiences imprint more quickly, but they also linger longer than positive ones… This stickiness is known as positive-negative asymmetry or the negativity bias
So, the next time you read about how bad Apple is, how bad iPhone 2024 will be, and how we are all suckers for expensive technology, just remember two words: negativity bias.