Recently, for work-related issues, I’ve used the flagship phones of several major Chinese Android phone manufacturers, ranging from Xiaomi 8 and OPPO Find X to OnePlus 6. They all have their own advantages. Xiaomi’s MIUI operating system is easy to navigate, OPPO Find X’s borderless screen is stunningly beautiful, and OnePlus 6 is thin and light and feels good to hold. All of a sudden, I realized I haven’t used my iPhone 7 Plus for nearly 2 months. At least in my heart, the iPhone has fallen from grace.

I have been a loyal fan to iPhone. I’ve used iPhones as my primary phone since the first-generation iPhone. I changed my laptop to MacBook Air from Thinkpad and used it for a long time. At the moment, I am writing this on my iPad Pro. For a long period of time, I thought iPhone was my only choice as my primary phone and even though I didn’t update my phone to iPhone 8 or iPhone X, my next phone would still be an iPhone. However, after watching Apple’s September event on Thursday (September 13th), I started feeling uncertain about that thought I had because, for the first time, I found iPhone is replaceable.

Apple disappointed us several times in recent years, but, like the Chinese national football team, we placed higher hopes after being disappointed each time. However, this time, I feel more lost than disappointed.

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