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      09-16-2021, 12:37 PM   #23
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I can only speak to my personal experience and friends with the newer phones...

The cameras in anything newer than a X, are significantly better with regards to low light conditions and much much sharper. If anyone cares, that's a decent upgrade... if you take a photo in any dark conditions, you will notice this difference immediately. Usually that's a solid differentiator between a good and bad camera.

As far as processor speed, I have my X connected to carplay and it consistently skips, lags etc... i compared to a family member's 11 Pro and it is flawless... so I do think the Ram and CPU upgrades must be quite large.... also i would never complain about a newer battery.

If you are a basic user, maybe it doesn't matter to you as much. I would say, if you have an 11 Pro or newer, skip. Anything below that is worthwhile.
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If you have an older Iphone it would be a great upgrade but I have a 12 pro so I will wait a few more years
Agree. I made the quantum leap from a Blackberry Bold to an iPhone 12. Think I should be set for a while too!
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My 11pro is still perfectly good. No reason for me to upgrade. I try to keep a phone for 3-4 years min.
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I had a 6S and refused to pay $1K to upgrade after paying $299 for the 6S. I did buy a clean used 11 back in January for $500 so I am set until a big upgrade is released.
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Have had Android forever and currently have an S10 and it’s still going strong but I think I’ll make the switch once there’s a noticeable change in performance or battery life. Maybe around time for an iPhone 15 or 16.
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The battery health on my iPhone 7 says it's at 88% capacity and it's supporting normal peak performance. Pretty good for a 7 year old phone. Will probably replace the battery next year.
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Does anyone know if the 13 Pro Max will fit into the wireless charging tray in the G30 ?

I am reluctant to pre order if it won’t fit with a case.

So how tight is the fit ?

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I upgrade every year and pass the previous phone to my son and trade in the one he's using.

For me the benefits are...
  • both phones are under AppleCare
  • older phone still has value and significantly offsets the cost of the new phone by ~40%
  • improved battery life
  • older phone is replaced just as the battery is starting to degrade
  • improved camera and low light capabilities
  • I always have the best camera for capturing pictures of the family

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I got mine this morning for launch day... seems now deliveries have slipped to October... i guess orders picked up once the West woke up lol.
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iPhone X here. FaceID & ApplePay WERE DEFINITELY worth the Upgrade!!! HIGHLY RECOMMMENDED upgrade to those with Touch ID. MY mom still has an 8 and it drives me crazy whenever I have to deal with it.

However, I don't need a 13. More battery life and better camera aren't enough to make me jump.
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I have an 11 Pro which I only upgraded to from my 10S because my mom needed a phone so I gave her my 10S and got the 11 Pro. I did the upgrade program through Apple (even though from a pure $$ you are better off selling on your own each time) mainly to not have to deal with anything when I wanted to swap.

Turns out it has been a total cluster fuck and I'm basically unable to upgrade due to issues on both TMobiles end, Apples end and even the bank that does the financing. So as soon as I can figure out how to get out of the stupid program I will be paying it off and keeping my 11 Pro. Probably switch carriers also.
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I have an 11 Pro which I only upgraded to from my 10S because my mom needed a phone so I gave her my 10S and got the 11 Pro. I did the upgrade program through Apple (even though from a pure $$ you are better off selling on your own each time) mainly to not have to deal with anything when I wanted to swap.

Turns out it has been a total cluster fuck and I'm basically unable to upgrade due to issues on both TMobiles end, Apples end and even the bank that does the financing. So as soon as I can figure out how to get out of the stupid program I will be paying it off and keeping my 11 Pro. Probably switch carriers also.
I always buy unlocked straight from Apple to avoid carrier BS.
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Iphone 8 still works perfectly. No need to upgrade.
+1

I thought I was having a charging port issue on my 8 about a year ago. Turns out the port was just dirty and has been working fine since.
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I woke up at 0600 to finalize the preorder - went through fine, though I am hearing some people can't use their Apple Card to process the order...

don't really care when it arrives - my iPhone 11 Pro is still working fine
and in these times, I expect delays
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Another lackluster iPhone in my opinion. I am waiting for something more revolutionary to replace my X. The camera upgrades are nice however my X's camera is fine.
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I have an 11 Pro which I only upgraded to from my 10S because my mom needed a phone so I gave her my 10S and got the 11 Pro. I did the upgrade program through Apple (even though from a pure $$ you are better off selling on your own each time) mainly to not have to deal with anything when I wanted to swap.

Turns out it has been a total cluster fuck and I'm basically unable to upgrade due to issues on both TMobiles end, Apples end and even the bank that does the financing. So as soon as I can figure out how to get out of the stupid program I will be paying it off and keeping my 11 Pro. Probably switch carriers also.
I always buy unlocked straight from Apple to avoid carrier BS.
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Iphone 8 still works perfectly. No need to upgrade.
+1

I thought I was having a charging port issue on my 8 about a year ago. Turns out the port was just dirty and has been working fine since.
Every now and then it's a good idea to clean the lint out of the lightening port. I had the same problem brought it to the store and the associate pulled out a dust bunny that was hiding.
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Another lackluster iPhone in my opinion. I am waiting for something more revolutionary to replace my X. The camera upgrades are nice however my X's camera is fine.
The low light has been drastically improving each iteration.

The cameras this year are huge!

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21...ed-camera-bump

Scrolling through Apple Photo I'm amazed at the improvement in the quality and clarity of my photos with each new phone and I suck at taking pictures.
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iPhone X here. FaceID & ApplePay WERE DEFINITELY worth the Upgrade!!! HIGHLY RECOMMMENDED upgrade to those with Touch ID. MY mom still has an 8 and it drives me crazy whenever I have to deal with it.

However, I don't need a 13. More battery life and better camera aren't enough to make me jump.
I hate Touch ID!!!! It baffles me that people still like it and hope it comes back.

When I was in Amsterdam it was constantly drizzling and my work phone Touch ID was absolutely useless!
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I hate Touch ID!!!! It baffles me that people still like it and hope it comes back.

When I was in Amsterdam it was constantly drizzling and my work phone Touch ID was absolutely useless!
The only time I really wanted Touch ID back was when masks were mandatory everyone, as it pretty much made it unusable.
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The low light has been drastically improving each iteration.

The cameras this year are huge!

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21...ed-camera-bump
I do appreciate the camera upgrades, although I don't find myself taking many pictures/videos at night. I don't know, I just wish they would do something new, I want to feel like I'm getting a huge upgrade and using friends 12 or 12 Pro's just don't feel that way. If I was more of a photographer than these upgrades would probably appeal to me more.
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I hate Touch ID!!!! It baffles me that people still like it and hope it comes back.

When I was in Amsterdam it was constantly drizzling and my work phone Touch ID was absolutely useless!
The only time I really wanted Touch ID back was when masks were mandatory everyone, as it pretty much made it unusable.
That makes sense. Though if you also own an Apple Watch that problem is mostly solved except for Apple wallet validation.
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