Right now, the iPhone 6 is my daily driver. Not too long ago it was the LG G4, and, as I’ve noted in the past, I wish I could get iOS on the G4 because then I’d have my perfect phone. But, alas, I have to use what works for me, and right now that means the iPhone 6 is the device of choice. I’m still waiting for something to take its place. Welcome it, even.
I realized that, not counting a few pit stops here and there, the iPhone 6 has been my daily driver since September when it launched. I don’t actually have the same iPhone I had back then, but it’s still the same model so it counts. Which means that I’ve been using the iPhone 6 for ten months. Ten months! That’s ridiculous to me, because I’m a self-admitted switcher. I switch phones a lot.
At least, I guess I used to.
I may still switch a lot, but it’s nothing like it used to be. Now, when I switch, I end up using something else for only a few days before I just switch back. Way back when, I switched and I switched for a few weeks, at least. Months, even. There might have been annoyances here and there, but I just ignored them and kept on trucking along. Now, though, those issues are glaring and I just don’t want to deal with them.
It’s probably the old age.
But it did get me thinking: What’s the longest I’ve owned a phone? As soon as the thought came to me, I considered that it couldn’t possibly be that long. Maybe it was actually the iPhone 6 at ten months. And then I realized that it had to be the iPhone 5s, because I had that as my daily driver for a year. I got rid of my iPhone 5s to get the iPhone 6.
A year seems like an extravagant amount of time for me, and yet I have a feeling that I’m the outlier here, so I’m curious to hear from you. I want to know what’s the longest stretch of time that you’ve owned a phone, and which phone it was. What made you keep it? Let me know!