The regular 64GB Xs costs R1,500 more than last year’s and it’s practically the same phone. For the 512GB iPhone Xs Max to cost R32,000 is beyond ridiculous. It is a truly fantastic phone but is certainly not worth the price of a premium laptop or R1,200 more than its closest competitor.
But none of this matters. Apple users, like myself, are so blinded by brand we don’t care that Apple has barely made any technological strides since the iPhone 6S. (Unless you count that time you could animate yourself as a poop emoji using facial scan.) This might explain why the phones are selling like hotcakes, even in our tough economic climate.
No matter how many times I point out that Android phones are better value for money on every level, there will still be some or other comment about how “you can’t compare them; the phones are not the same”.