I had an iPod Nano 3rd gen which had all my music and also had some data synced from Outlook, which I have used since childhood because of my father. I kept it charged always so it was always ready to go. Unfortunately one day I didn’t check my pockets before doing my laundry and my fully charged battery fried it.
Next was an iPod Touch, also synced to Outlook.
When it finally became time to get a phone, I just restored my iPod Touch backup to my iPhone 4S, then 5S, now XR.
I have also setup a dozen or so iPhones for work now and it’s so simple. I loathe helping the guys who have Android phones. No two makes are the same. My grandfather, nieces and nephew all have Android tablets and it’s the same mess. Then there is the fact that Google does a poor job policing the Play Store, so adware and malware are a concern.
While I love the user customization of Windows on my PC, I have no use for it on my phone with Android.
There may be some truth to that but I’d honestly like to move my grandfather to a Mac but he wouldn’t handle an OS shift in his 90s.
Apple being so restrictive on hardware generally means you avoid many compatibility issues - I recall a friend had a very cheap Android phone when we were in highschool when Angry Birds was popular, it played as a slideshow. Apple didn’t allow old devices to get apps that would be so mismatched to the hardware.
Apple devices also last. My friend’s Macbook only recently became too old to keep up and it’s over 8 years old - surpassing our desktop refresh cycle with a laptop!
I had mentioned to Franze but I recently setup a laptop for my nephew that was bought for him - dual core, 4GB RAM - it was very painful. Making the user account took over 10 minutes. Windows 10 shouldn’t be sold on such low-spec hardware. I am happy Apple doesn’t play the race to the bottom in that regard.
My own Apple devices were obsoleted by need. My brother uses my 4S still. 5S I got on free upgrade, then got the XR for more storage and a better camera but the 5S still works, it’s just stored.
Back on topic and related - I am sure the price will be terrible (with that $3000 estimate in mind) but being Apple I’d expect it to actually work with whatever they have planned for it.