I held my old iPhone (iPhone 11 Pro) for the first time in weeks since getting the new 12 Pro and felt this incredible warmth in my hands as I held it. It felt so natural and in sync. Almost like an extension of me. Funny to me how I didn’t feel this at all during the time I was actually using it.
I immediately picked up the 12 Pro in the other hand to compare and got a little sad by the cold and jagged contrast. But as I looked at it closer, it there was no question that it was the more beautiful device. It made me want to go out of my way to hold it—even if it meant pain.
This isn’t to say that things can’t be both, but it did make me think more deeply about the intentions behind a product and how they manifest in the ways we consume them in our everyday lives. And how in most cases, there is some kind of compromise made on our behalf to endure/live with them.
Let’s see how long I’m willing to suffer 😜
There’s a world of difference between the things that are nice to look at and the things that feel good in your hands.