Chris dB, Aug 11, 2017 : Before I joined OnePlus, I settled for cheap lollipops at the convenience store, now I only lick artisanal handmade lollipops. How do you live the Never Settle dream in your daily life? Today, the Weekly Update teaches us how to Never Settle, by going for golden moments instead of silver moments, getting cursed instead of getting unlucky, and taking photos of a psychopath with a chainsaw instead of a… You know what? We probably shouldn’t have done that. Let’s get right to it. A Soft Spot Before the release of the OnePlus 5 Soft Gold, @diegohnz put a cap on the number of golden puns (1) I could weave into my copy. This is a golden opportunity (2) to rectify that, because when it comes to puns I always go for the gold (3). For people who had been waiting to get their hands on our latest flagship in a more elegant shade, this launch may feel a little like finding the pot of gold (4) at the end of the rainbow. We’re well aware that not all that glistens is gold (5), that’s why our shade of Soft Gold is a little more subdued in its elegance. Total score: 5! Who can do better? On Product A lot of work goes into the development of a product. The people who get up with the sun every morning, and settle back into bed long after the sunset, make all of this possible. @Vito L. , the product manager behind the OnePlus 5, just so happens to be @David Y. .’s gym buddy. So, we decided to launch a couple of questions in the direction of our resident product brainiac. Check out the full interview now. Story time Back in May of this year, one user started her long and arduous journey to get her own OnePlus 5. We’re often amazed by the sheer perseverance and dedication of some of our fans. The effort @Mahiafatima put into her purchase is incredible, and her story is well worth reading. We didn’t want to share her story with the rest of the community, until we got a happy ending to go with it. So, we’re happy to announce that after all her troubles she did finally get her hands on her device. Congratulations! Fear the Curse Generally, HQ presents a mellow, light-hearted environment filled with like-minded spirits. Things took a turn for the worse recently. Shortly after we received news that some of our friends in EU ended up on the wrong side of a Chainsaw, we started experiencing some deeply troubling events of our own. One could go so far as to say that the OnePlus forums are cursed! The curse of the great threads continues to wreak havoc in off-topic in the form of this fun horror thread by @SJBoss . Portraits with Kevin Abosch Some of you may know Kevin Abosch from his world-famous portrait of a potato, proving once and for all that portraits aren’t just for people. We caught up with the portrait photography specialist for an enervating video. Watch it now for some exclusive tips to help you step up your portraits, gain greater insight into the work of Kevin Abosch. Before we leave you this week, we’ve prepared a quick question for you to answer. What’s your preferred type of product packaging, and what kinds of product packaging would you like to see from us in the future? (Boxes, bags, types of materials, etc.) Thanks for reading everyone! That’s all for this week. We’ll see you next week with an all-new Weekly Update. Enjoy your weekend.