I was drawn to this story because of a discussion that occurred on the Wednesday Van and Bonnie program. News director Wendy told us that she doesn't update her phone because she's afraid the update will drain the battery.
Apple recently made big news when it admitted that updates do drain the battery quicker - they claim that's to be expected when older phones do more, but most of us believe this is planned obsolescence.
Whenever Apple or any other company reveals the latest additions to their Smartphone offerings they usually highlight innovations like a great new camera, or a virtually unbreakable screen, and while those are all well and good, they aren't the most important things to most phone users.
A new survey finds that the most important smartphone feature for most people is actually battery life. Of course, different generations place more importance on different features. For example, memory or storage was the most important feature for 18 to 34-year-olds, while those 45 to 55+ are more interested in a smartphone carrier, which is one of the least important things to people 18 to 44.
Cameras are also a big deal for younger generations, with 18 to 24-year-olds noting it is the most important smartphone feature for them. This probably isn’t shocking, considering the survey also finds that most people in that age range admit to taking selfies nearly once every two days.
I don't really care about the camera (then again, I'm NOT between 18 and 24) but MEMORY is a big deal for me because I load up on music and Netflix shows.
What's the most important smartphone feature for you?