Would you pay £2000 for a smart phone?

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    One thing I hate about Apple is their underhanded way they try and force their customers to buy more iCloud storage from their measily f’ing free 5GB. Constant messages “reminding” me to upgrade as my 5GB has run out even though I have a MacBook Pro and 500 GB of their SSD storage and countless external HDD.
     
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    Yeah 5GB isn't a lot when you consider phones can shoot in RAW these days - I think I got given 15GB of extra Google Drive space when I got my Pixel.

    Speaking of: I'm hoping Coronavirus isn't delaying the announcement of the Pixel 5 - like it has the 4a.
    I'm not renewing until next spring but later announcement = later release = less of a price drop before I get it :p
     
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    I mean 80p a month for 50GB is pretty decent value IMO.
     
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    The main thing for me on the next gen phones is 5G, whether I upgrade my phone this year or next I don’t know yet, and it doesn’t matter unless I get a decent 5G contract. I am actually quite happy with 4G atm because i have unlimited data and currently at home, so can switch to wifi when needed. And it’ll take time for the 5G network really to become widespread and we still don’t know whether this whole Huawei equipment will still be an issue. And 5G will be the next thing for at least 7/8 years before 6G is released, if 4G life cycle is anything to go by. I still get 3G signal in and around where I live.

    Still tempted to get the pixel 4A as a secondary device to my iphone X as just want a different experience to iOS, then could get the base iphone 12 as replacement for X this autumn. I love the new ipad OS, but iOS on iphone hasn’t really changed and is reallly safe and dull. But still it syncs well with my other apple devices, so loathe to get rid of the iphone.
     
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    WWDC live for those interested. Announcement of iOS 14.
     
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    Right took the plunge and bought a google pixel 3a. Can return it in 15 days if I don’t like it or before pixel 4a comes out next month and exchange it.

    iOS 14 didn’t look very exciting to me and won’t be out until September/October anyway. Plus checked EE’s coverage of my area and 5G coverage is non existent.
     
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