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Apple’s New IPhone 8 Looks Like A Dud

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017 10:56 AM EDT

And I’ve already jumped ship on Apple’s flagship product, the iPhone, because I believe Apple is simply tinkering instead of innovating. By tinkering, I mean that it’s changing colors, sizes and features that don’t matter to me.

However, in the one thing that matters to me the most — giving me a great experience when using its products — Apple has fallen horribly behind.

This is why after a year of hoping for better things from Apple, I just recently switched to a Google Pixel XL. This is a phone designed by Google and powered by its Android software.

My experience with Google’s Pixel XL has been fantastic. The operating system is noticeably faster. The voice recognition allows me to dictate my text messages with incredible precision.

Using Google’s voice assistant by saying “OK Google” to do searches and find things is fun and enjoyable. Most noticeably, my kids’ delight in using Google’s products and services.

Apple Is Failing

Now, it’s possible that I’m an outlier. However, important voices are saying the same thing that I am when it comes to Apple’s shortcomings.

The iPhone 8 is “not the upgrade you’re looking for,” says Geoffrey Fowler of the Wall Street Journal in his review of the just-announced iPhones.

The Verge’s Nilay Patel writes that the iPhone 8 shows that Apple’s design has “basically stood still for four years.”

“I got a little, er, bored reviewing this device,” says Nicole Nguyen at BuzzFeed News. “There’s a lot that’s still the same as last year’s 7.”

I believe this represents a problem for Apple stock. That’s because investors like Warren Buffett have come and bid Apple stock up in anticipation of the new iPhones being a huge success.

And while Apple stock is up 36% this year, that’s based completely on the hopes that Apple’s new iPhones will sell in a big way.

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