Update to the latest model or continue with an older model

Update to the latest model or continue with an older model

But others are happy to stick with older incarnations — some staying with the same phone, no matter how old, until it no longer works. How about you? Is having the latest smart phone important to you? Or are you content to stick with an older model phone? Send your response (50 words maximum) to opinion@texarkanagazette.com by Wednesday, March 30. You can also mail your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday Poll, at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St, Texarkana, Ark. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as we can in next Friday’s paper.

The iPhone 13 was released in September and was a huge hit with users. Apple’s iPhone 14 model will be released in the fall, according to reports. Fans of the smartphone will undoubtedly queue up to purchase, just as they have for past improvements. Don’t miss out on the most recent editorials and columns on local, state, and national issues. Every year, all of the major smartphone manufacturers produce new models with a slew of new or better features. Despite the exorbitant price tags, some users are compelled to have the latest and greatest.


  • Against it. Many parents cannot afford to pay a sitter on the extra day off for their student. They work 5 days and rely on the schools to teach 5 days. — J.C., Texarkana, Texas. Nope. Kids will have to be at school earlier and get out later. They will also have way more homework to do. Anyone that is FOR this needs to think about that. I do not have children, but what will parents do that have young children? They will have to arrange childcare. That can get expensive and many cannot afford it. Just a thought.

  • Last week’s question was about four-day weeks at public schools. Are four-day weeks a good idea for schools? Or should they stick to traditional five-day weeks? Absolutely not. Schools have enough days off for all the holidays plus all the school breaks, teacher meeting days. I do not remember getting all these additional days off when I went to school. Every time I turn around the kids are off from school, for something. These kids need more education, like year round school. Also, how does additional hours during the 4 days work for after school extra curriculum? Since, so many folks want to eliminate teaching history and science in school, I guess that’s away to get extra hours? Hmm! Not! — R.K., Texarkana, Texas