Hoping to Be Delighted by Apple

Posted on Sep 12, 2018

Well it’s Apple iPhone event day and I feel conflicted.

I’m really ready for a phone upgrade, I want to pass my current phone on to my wife1 so we can share Live Photos of my daughter, plus then she won’t have a terrible battery life. But I feel a bit nervous. I’m worried Apple won’t give me a reason to upgrade today.

It’s a funny fear to have, that someone won’t make you want to give them money. No doubt I’ll change my mind as they could probably just release a phone with a new processor and I’d want to upgrade but at the same time I’m really not sure where they go next with smartphones.

Personally, I’m intrigued by the idea of a foldable phone and I suspect something like a Samsung note that can unfold into a small square tablet with stylus could be very interesting. But that doesn’t seem on the horizon for Apple. Then again it is not unlike Apple to quietly work away at something for a while and then suddenly release it upon the world.

Regardless, I’ll be watching the keynote (or more likely checking the summary afterwards) and hoping that there will be a surprise or two that I don’t see coming. Apple are often good at delivering those sweet hardware and software features that delight and perhaps the iPhone Xs will see some new delight.

  1. For the record, I’d buy her a new phone but she is very resistant to spending money on herself. [return]