Last year, Apple wowed me with iOS 14, a major visual and functional refresh of its increasingly creaky mobile OS. Had the camera system in the iPhone 12 it released alongside iOS 14 been Pixel Perfect, so to speak, I would have made the switch. But it wasn’t, and for all the goodness in iOS 14, that wasn’t enough for me to defect.
Flash forward one year and iOS 15 is a much less substantive upgrade, which makes sense since Apple did all the heavy lifting last year. And the iPhone 13, likewise, didn’t move the bar at all on camera quality or performance, at least from my perspective, making a potential switch even less likely than it was a year ago.