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Why I Bought The iPhone 8 Two Days Prior to the Release of the iPhone X.

Most people I know were waiting for the release of the iPhone X. Some people even camped out in front of stores just to ensure they got one on release date. A couple of days before the release of the iPhone X, I walked into a Verizon store and asked for the iPhone 8. The store clerk asked if I want to pre-order the iPhone X. I told him no. I few minutes later he asked again as if I wasn’t sure the first time.

I bought the iPhone 8 because I needed more storage to hold all my photos, videos, and apps. The 16gb on my iPhone 6 wasn’t cutting it, but if I could have bought more gb on my iphone 6 then I wouldn’t have bought the iPhone 8. Buying a new phone every year or two is like buying a new car right after you pay off the one you got. Except you don’t notice a cell phone payment as much as you notice a car payment.

Most people don’t have $1,000 to spend at once on a phone. And, to most people it sounds pretty stupid to drop a whole $1,000 on just a phone. But, if it sounds ridiculous to spend $1,000 at once on a phone then its still ridiculous to pay for it overtime.

Most people who bought the iPhone X are going to do the same things they did with their previous iPhone. I’m not doing anything new with my iPhone 8 I just needed the extra gb.

Hopefully, with 64gb on my iPhone 8 I won’t need to buy a new phone for at least five years. Other than gb the only thing I could see myself needing a new phone for is if my battery life becomes obnoxiously weak like my iPhone 6s+.

We use phones for the same reasons we drive cars because we need them. I needed more gb, but every other new feature is something that I most likely won’t use. Lets say my current Ford is starting to cost more in maintenance and it will be cheaper to buy a new car than to keep the one that’s paid for. I could buy another Ford to provide for my needs or I could buy a Telsa, which is the hottest car on the lot. That’s how I see buying an iPhone X compared to an iPhone 8. The iPhone X is like the Tesla of phones, but I don’t need all the extra luxury.

Cameron Armstrong graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in English: Writing and a minor in Womens Studies. He created ArmstrongTimes to express his opinion on Relationships, Social Issues, and Spirituality.

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