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iPhone 11 and 11 Pro / Max owners thread

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Sam Posten

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  2. Sam Posten

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    Continue to noodle on prospective hardware purchases. The decision tends to be framed as "is it worth $400 for screen, camera, battery?" But that ignores the relative cost. The Pro is 53% more expensive than the normal! Relatively speaking, it's over half a phone more! The step up cost is more than the trade-in value will be on a year old 11, very likely.

    Two years ago, it was $800 for the 8+ and $1000 for the X, a 25% premium. But the relative costs have shifted dramatically in 2019.

    This is not a critique of the Ron's and Sam's of the world. It's an appreciation that for most people -- "normal" people -- the iPhone 11 is clearly the obvious choice for an upgrade, if someone is upgrading. :)
     
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  4. Mike Frezon

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    That's really why I went whole hog. I had the need to upgrade from the now-unsupported-6....AND the 11 was so "reasonably" priced (relatively speaking). And I'm loving the phone so far.
     
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    You guys aren't putting much into the -forward- thinking as you are on the backwards.

    If you are buying a phone in 2019 that you will have into 2022 you absolutely should be considering the pro over the base. That's 3 years of paying the delta in price and 3 years that the pro's upgrades over the base's will be in use.

    Will you use a telephoto lens on a pro over those 3 years?
    Will you appreciate an OLED screen over 3 years?
    Will you appreciate the build quality difference?

    Amortized over those 3 or more years it makes waaaaay more sense for me for people to get the Pro...
     
  7. Carlo Medina

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    Another factor though is if Apple's A chips are starting to hit that diminishing returns point that computer CPUs have. Sure each iteration is "better/faster/more powerful" than the last, but for whatever it is that 90%+ of people do, the increase is marginal.

    I remember a time when upgrading every 2 years was not optional for me because the older iPhone just felt significantly slower. My X right now, can it be measurable slower than an 11 Pro Max by a stopwatch? Sure. But in day-to-day use, I didn't feel a significant increase in the Pro Max when I was at the store, certainly nowhere near justifying $1500, but also more telling: it didn't trigger my upgraditis. Those who've known me longest know that's a super-easy thing to trigger.

    So I'm guessing that for the majority of people, 3 years from now the performance of an 11 vs. a Pro/Max version will both still be very viable in terms of everyday usage.
     
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    Picked up the 11 Pro Max Green

    Better to have and not need than need and not have I always say. :)
     
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    Guess what? Elephant butt!
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    Nice pics! I think I can guess where they're from... :laugh:
     
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    Had a quick look-see at BestBuy (while picking up Spider-Man Far From Home blu-ray). I like the 11. Good size. In a big-box store with max screen brightness under bright lights, if anything the LED screen looks better than the OLED: better whites. The size is fine. The bezels are fine.

    But...I use the 2x lens on my 8+. My wife *really* uses that telephoto lens. So as we talk about phones, it may be necessary to go to the Pro line. And so we're settling into the idea of keeping the 8+ for a third year and upgrading in 2020. (and I know that for some waiting three years is a crazy eternity and for others that's an aggressive upgrade schedule... :))

    I can afford thousand-dollar smartphones. But I don't want to have to just yet. A pair of them is big money. And I've got major home project to do this year. So some toys should be delayed for now.

    And if I say this out loud enough, maybe I'll convince myself to stick to this plan. :D
     
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    Stay strong Dave! I'm the most weak-willed tech consumerist...if I can hold off, so can you! Let's make a pledge...no iPhone upgrade until the notch is gone! :rolling-smiley:
     
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    If 2020 is the Notchless Year, then that's a great goal!
     
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    Aren't you the guy who told me to go big or go home?!? :D
     
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    Here's a couple more "pawtraits" I took this afternoon:

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    I'm pretty impressed with the details and "magic" of these images.
     
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    Really enjoyed looking at the photos, Sam and Mike. These cameras really take great pictures.

    The elephant butt is now seared into my memory.
     
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    My work here is done! =)
     
  19. Mike Frezon

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    Here's two different pix I took on my iPhone 11 yesterday:

    My therapy dog Ernest and two of his first-grade reading buddies:

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    And a visit from a Painted Lady butterfly:

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    Your dogs sure do pose well. Handsome dudes.
     
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