One of the advantages of Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program is the ability to get a new iPhone every year (or pay for two years, AppleCare included, then own it), and to get near the top of the online ordering line.
The Mincey Plantation’s latest iPhone is on the way and there are two main features that will make this upgrade better than last year or the year before or the year before that. What two features?
Cameras & Battery
This is almost too simple. If cameras are your game, then three is better than two. The option to record videos or capture photos from multiple cameras at the same time will set your photography hair on fire.
If your iPhone goes everywhere you go on any given day, then you have the same issue as the rest of iPhone humanity. Battery life.
OK, let’s do a comparison.
What makes Pro worth more than iPhone 11? It ain’t the storage. 64GB is anemic. The display? OLED is better than LCD but most of us won’t be able to tell the difference. These displays already are virtually indistinguishable from perfect. How about those micro bezels vs. fat bezels? Average customers don’t really care.
What do iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have that non-Pro iPhone 11 does not?
First, one more camera. All models get an ultra-wide-angle lens and a wide-angle lens, but Pro gets telephoto, too.
Second, vastly improved battery life. Not minutes. Hours. iPhone XR, the predecessor to iPhone 11, had good battery life; 11 has better battery life; 11 Pro and Max have much better battery life.
Apple turned the new iPhones into speed demons– again– and gave them exactly what most of us would pay to get an upgrade. Better cameras. Better battery life.
Those are the basics.
Better sound. Better Face ID. Better software. Think Night Mode. Think multiple photos shot at the same time. Videos, too. Oh, and faster everything. All good, of course, but mostly iterative innovation.
What is at the top of every iPhone customer’s list of wants and needs? Thinner, lighter, faster? Nope.
Longer battery life. Better camera. The marriage of security and convenience (think Face ID).
Where did Apple disappoint?