The only thing that’s stopping me from getting new Apple devices after their annual events is my bank balance. Secretly, I think it’s a good thing for me. Apple products are actually very durable if you future-proof and treat them right.
My recently retired 2012 Macbook Pro worked like a horse for 8 years, and even though it went through a couple of rehab sessions due to water spillage and SSD upgrades, it stood against the test of time. It was a true beast.
My iPhone 6, which I changed to the XR last year was with me for 3.5 years. I skipped the 6S, 7, and 8/X model releases and I did not feel robbed of off technology. In the end, it was the battery that gave in but I did squeeze out every penny from that iPhone 6.
The point is, nobody needs a new iPhone every year. The iPhones and iPads and Macbooks are built to last, given you buy them with the right mindset and treat them appropriately. New tech & Apple ecosystems & “value of delight” purchases are simply justifications to rationalise your arbitrary purchases. Deep down, I know you know it’s true as well.