I have to admit I spied when I read this tweet from David Pierce the other day – it reminded me of my own relationship with mobile phones:
My only good life hack: instead of getting a new phone, I just take my case off every few months. Feels new and great, until it doesn’t, then I put the case back on. Poof, new phone every time
— David Pierce (@pierce) December 20, 2019
I can only agree.
I’ve been so very happy with my iPhone XS Max since day one, despite its unwieldy name. And I didn’t even upgrade to the iPhone 11 when it launched back in September. But I have updated its case half-way through the year, which left me thinking I had a whole new phone.
Earlier today, I bought a new case – the new Apple silicone case in black – which will arrive tomorrow. My existing case was showing its age and the Apple one was on sale on Amazon. And therefore, once applied, I’ll have a brand new iPhone.
If it doesn’t feel ‘fresh’ enough, I’ll update the wallpaper and lockscreen.
Which is a lot cheaper than shelling out another £1200.
This may be the first time I’ve kept an iPhone for two years without upgrading. Is this a sign of growth and maturity, or what?