A verified account on twitter belonging to guat tweeted the four levels of wealth as 1. No debt
- No checking prices at restaurants
- No checking prices at hotels
- No phone case on iPhone
But, for the purpose of this post, Techquery.ng will focus on no.4
There’s been a topical issue going on recently on the internet about how not using a phone case and screen guard on your latest iphone is a symbol of extreme wealth.
Elon musk raised a caseless phone during a news conference at the SpaceX Starbase, in Brownsville, Texas, on Aug. 25, 2022 and this further sparks the controversy.
For some, it is an obvious “no case, no problem, because I can afford to replace it.” So the expense of a smartphone is nothing to sneeze at. The female gender believe that as bags get smaller, the smartphones without a case can serve the purpose of a bag and add up to their overall fashion whereas a phone case would not fit into their fashion as the colors might play differently depending on their outfit.
For others, it’s a case of “value” saying that using a phone case or pouch isn’t a sign of less luxury at all. “You don’t value a phone until you have to buy a new one for $1,000,” says 31-year-old Rocio Martinez, a talent director in Boston. “A case and a screen protector are non-negotiable”, a conclusion she came to after losing multiple devices to damage. “she says. “Sometimes I would rather not use a case, but I feel like I would get anxiety.”
The latest iPhone model, the iPhone 14, starts at $829 and goes up to $1,200; according to CNET , prices for the iPhone have risen 15% in the last 6 years, the steepest increase since Apple launched the device leading to the statement that “You don’t value a phone until you have to buy a new one for $1,000,”
Should you worry over the steeping increase of smartphones if you are stinkingly wealthy?
Meanwhile, the desire for protective cases seems to be growing: Verified Market Research, a research and consulting firm, projects that the global market for phone cases will grow to $35.81 billion by 2028 (up from $21.61 billion in 2020)
What do you think?