Pity the poor camel that is forced to carry one straw too many and suffers a broken back. There’s a reason Apple has a new iPhone Upgrade Program for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Someone needs to finance our growing addiction to Apple’s products.
Addiction? Yes. Addictions come in many forms. My husband is addicted to football, so I don’t see much of him from September to Super Bowl. My sister is addicted to tattoos and is running out of space for new ink. Me? My addiction appears to be Apple products. There are not many I don’t have, and a few more new products from Apple that I want.
Is recognition of Apple fatigue the first step to acknowledging the addiction?
Looking around the family room I see an iMac, a MacBook Pro, a MacBook, an Airport Extreme base station (do you know how fast that is?), two Apple Watches, three iPads, and three iPhones. The Apple TV is hidden but it’s there. What am I missing?
What’s on my list for the near future is an iPad Pro complete with Smart Keyboard and Pencil to help soothe the savage artist in me. And, of course, new iPhones, courtesy of the iPhone Upgrade Program which is merely Apple’s way helping customers finance their growing addictions. I buy music and movies from iTunes. I listen to Apple Music. I buy apps from the App Store. All of them.
Is that a description of an addiction or merely a little Apple fatigue setting in?
Maybe it’s a little of both, a perspective with some legs based upon falling iPad and tablet sales the past year or so. I’m not sure what it is, but there must be a limit to how many of Apple’s products even admirers and certified members of the faithful can have and use.
Little birdies who spread the word on the streets tell us that Apple will introduce a car in a year or two or three, and sometime soon the company will become a cable TV company and offer a streaming TV subscription service to compete with local TV stations and the nearby and much maligned cable company.
Oh great. More ways to give my money to Apple.
Apple fatigue-cum-addiction has two sources. First, me. I’m weak. That makes me a great target customer for Apple. Second, Apple designs and builds heavenly technology gadgets that are useful, fun to use, and just smack of the kind of quality once only afforded to the rich, nouveau riche, show-offs, and the people who live in condominiums higher than ours and drive German cars.
What can be done to help save one from a life of pleasant destitution as an Apple product owner. Nothing. Apple is that good. Everybody else is not.