With the onslaught of iPhone 15 rumors becoming a constant in my daily work life, nothing I’ve read thus far has convinced me that this will be a must-buy. The iPhone is rumored to arrive with a new periscope camera, more battery life, smaller bezels, a new A17 Bionic chip, and even more AI. Even with all that, my soul just sighs as if you said water is wet.
Part of it, perhaps, is simply iPhone 15 rumor fatigue. They’re taking a button away, no they’re adding a button, no wait, there will be no buttons, and a behind-the-display fingerprint reader is coming. What’s more, many of the rumored updates to iPhone 15, well, those features are already available on Android phones. Instead of innovating, Apple just seems to be playing a game of copy-and-paste engineering. Most of the iPhone’s improvements have been software-based, which doesn’t cut it.
Even Motorola, a company Apple had beaten nearly to death, has been more innovative lately. The latest Razr is a brilliant device and gaining a massive fan base thanks to its stunning, sturdy design, potent specs, and excellent performance.
The phone or phones I rather spend my money instead
Apple’s lack of innovation since the iPhone 11 led me to retire my iPhone 11 last year and happily replace it with the OnePlus 11. So far, I have loved the OnePlus 11, and I use it for everything from writing quick Threads to shooting photos and videos. The OP 11 has never let me down. The only thing I don’t use it for is FaceTime, because, despite Apple making it possible to use Facetime on Android, it’s garbage.
FaceTime is the dark fiery soul-devouring demoness that keeps my iPhone 11’s heartbeat pumping and battery charged. Why? Simply because my 13-year-old and several of my other family members refuse to use anything else for video chatting, as if WhatsApp, Google Meet, and a dozen other apps don’t exist!
However, brand loyalist be damned, I am super excited and am considering purchasing the upcoming OnePlus 12, or maybe the