How Do You Measure Delight?

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However, it’s not just a phone. It’s your de facto microcomputer/assistant. It is with you throughout your waking hours-more than your co-workers, more than your wife, more than your friends, more than your kids-you get the drift. To be able to send e-mails, video chat, text, Google the shit out of everything, get directions, set reminders, stream music, podcasts, and video — and to do all this from a small rectangular device… More at Medium.

A decent angle to view the new iPhone from.

2 thoughts on “How Do You Measure Delight?

  1. The small counter argument is not “what is this worth” but “is the difference in HOW WELL it does what every smart phone more or less worth the cost differential?” – the answer may well be yes, but the math is a little different than “all or nothing”.

    I hear folks like him praising the OLED but man, if I can barely notice Retina or its lack, I don’t think it’s worth losing sleep over.

    I suppose a simila argument should hold for its camera, but there I’m a bit more of a soft touch. Still I don’t think I’ll mind my archaic iphone 8 for this year at least. (it felt good to break out of the SE experiment)

    Anyway. Do you think “this phone will last for years and years” ever be a selling point or is 2-3 years, 4 kinda max, the future we’ve all accepted? (Of course it’s hard to do a true review of phone longevity, for obvious reasons)

  2. The worry for some of us is that once you experience the differences, even if they are small, the cost differential ceases to be a buying deterrent. That may be performance, feel, or something less tangible.

    I can’t say that I notice retina that much on a small screen, although I think subconsciously I do. However, on a large screen, definitely. That’s why I bought my 27″ Retina iMac even though my previous iMac was only a year old. Once I saw the screen I had to have it.

    And that’s why I’m afraid of picking up an iPhone X.

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