I think your comment on Apple is a bit harsh and somewhat misinformed. I don't work for them and I don't get paid by them, just be known.
First off, they didn't say they slow down phones to encourage purchase of new ones, they gave us a legitimate reason. To propagate the notion that they did it to get more sales is not okay, especially in a news letter.
Second, if you are still on Final Cut 7, you are gonna be on Final Cut 7. It hasn't died, it still works on older OS and older machines, so why would you say that? Security is an issue if your old machine is online. I'm sure they have a laptop and a firewire to transfer stuff back and forth. It's still perfectly functional. It's not dead. And, get your doc done already and if you can, switch to something more modern. There are tools and apps for that.
And for the iPhone X, it's a cool phone. if you are shooting full videos for clients on your phone, and the notch bugs you. Get over it or return your phone. I think you got 30 days to do it.
Sorry, this is not a disappointment or a fail. Apple is still cooler than the others. Have you even taken a picture with the Pixel 2? It's crap. They create a mask to give you at the depth of field in their version of portrait mode. It's terrible.
I couldn't disagree more with this person. Note: I didn't watch the whole thing, I couldn't get through it.
If someone wants to invest in their career, they need to invest in tools. A carpenter doesn't learn how to hammer with out bending a few nails. A professional bowler doesn't practice by borrowing either, he has to have his own ball. Having the tool at your disposal every single day to practice your craft and then to be able to get the shot when it matters is what it's all about. We get very few chances to make an impression and if you don't get it right on the day it matters it sets you back that much more.
It's okay to buy a used piece of equipment so that you have at the very least the professional options on a camera to understand how it works together and the unlimited possibilities that exist.
Terrible advice in my opinion. Go out and get a used camera. Learn as much as you can and put through as many paces as possible and learn as much as you can.
The Canon C300 II is an excellent camera for this situation. I have one and when you shoot in 12 bit RGB 444, you get excellent color rendition that allows a lot of latitude for color corrections, especially in DaVinci. Get even better results when outputting to prores or converting to prores in post.