Sitting out the super upgrade cycle

We are in a 5G super upgrade cycle but I’m sitting this one out. 3 year carrier contracts without subsidies are the norm in Japan now, technically I have until September 2022 to pay off my iPhone 11 Pro but 5G by itself isn’t enough reason to pay it off faster. If foldable smartphones are the super upgrade in 2023, I’m probably going to sit out that super upgrade too.

Why? After buying into the iPhone X hype and getting badly burned by the iPhone X NFC problem, I was badly burned again by Face ID in the COVID face mask era. And no, iOS 14.5 Unlock with Apple Watch is no magic solution. I’m not done with new cutting edge technology but sharp edges hurt. Less is more in the long run. Let’s just say I’m going to choose my next iPhone upgrade very carefully.