“Siri, Am I in a Manipulative Relationship with Apple?” Why We’re Enjoying the Decline in iPhone Sales

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“Siri, Am I in a Manipulative Relationship with Apple?” Why We’re Enjoying the Decline in iPhone Sales

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

 

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ho doesn’t remember the first time they bought an iPhone? You peeled off the delicate cellophane skin and held the top of the box with one hand, allowing gravity to overcome suction as the bottom gently glided itself free into your other hand. An intoxicating aroma filled your nostrils; the scent of high-end electronics mingled with the submission of low-cost labour. The intensity of the surrounding light as its reflection flashed across the pristine, untouched screen let you know you had arrived. For a moment, you forgot the dull pain on your left side from the kidney you had to give up in exchange for the device back at the iStore.

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