The Real Losers Of The Smartphone Wars

We’re becoming increasingly reliant on our smartphones for our day to day, from utility such as paying our bills and checking our bank account, to more active use as they have become keys for our cars – increasingly we see that they’re also being used as a primary entertainment device too as live streaming video and music have taken over and mobile gaming continues to be the most popular platform too, another surge is very much on its way as major sporting events begin to return bringing back the popular use for sports betting on our mobile devices despite recent adjustments to regulation to make it more difficult for growing numbers of players to participate, Max give a great non gamstop list available for this very purpose – but as we begin to rely more on our devices, we’re more willing to pay the price of upgrading where possible for new features and advancements – and there’s only one loser to these smartphone wars, the users themselves.

Apple and Samsung are the primary culprits here as they certainly lead the way in fueling the smartphone wars with their yearly flagship releases that don’t offer much change or push the boundaries as often as users would like, and both have also paid the price of trying to force the hand of users to upgrade their devices as both have previously paid fines for planned obsolescence in too – but with the newest devices starting to reach into the four figure costs as the S10 offering from Samsung comes in at a cost of $1,299.99 and many expecting the newest iPhone to be on a similar point.

There have been viable alternatives that have popped up over the years as many competitors have started trying to corner certain markets to pick up spaces which the bigger manufacturers may be missing, but many are starting to fall into the same pitfalls as device price continues to increase and new and exciting features become less likely, the problem has become more widespread – even the more popular alternative brands are starting to bump up their costs as they load their newest flagships with different features and gimmicks, and it continues to be the end user that ultimately pays the cost for the lack of innovation or change.

There is some possible change on the way however, it has been suggested that the majority of us will upgrade our smartphones every eighteen months, but with the movement for the right to repair and users becoming frustrated with the modern flagship promises this is changing as many are waiting for longer periods of time before changing with many starting to hold on to their devices for many years at a time – as we move to a time where big changes are unlikely to happen for consecutive devices it’s likely that this will no doubt become more commonplace and be a catalyst in hopefully making these changes more reasonable, and remove the heavy cost of an upgrade for users.