- I purchased the brand new iPhone 14 Professional Max the day after it went on sale in Apple shops.
- I acquired $640 again by buying and selling in my iPhone 13 Professional Max, however I nonetheless needed to pay one other $780.
- I used to be excited in regards to the “Dynamic Island” function, however I ought to have listened to Eve Jobs.
For the previous decade or so, I have been one in every of Apple’s greatest clients. I’ve purchased each new iPhone since I made the swap from a BlackBerry to the iPhone 4S.
This 12 months has been no exception. I purchased an iPhone 14 Professional Max, 256 GB, in Silver, the day after it was launched on September 17. I acquired $640 again by buying and selling in my iPhone 13 Professional Max, however I nonetheless needed to pay $780.
After a few weeks of taking part in with my new toy, I can confidently say there are not any huge surprises to be discovered, aside from the “Dynamic Island”. That is Apple’s fancy title for the lifeless house between the selfie digicam and Face ID sensor now used for “consolidating your notifications, alerts, and actions into one interactive place”.
My colleague Antonio Villas-Boas can let you know all in regards to the technical facets of Apple’s newest merchandise, so I’ll focus on what it has been like to make use of.
Steve Jobs’ daughter was proper
Finally, Eve Jobs, the daughter of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, was proper when she posted a meme on Instagram that joked the iPhone 14 is eerily just like the earlier mannequin.
It reads: “Me upgrading from iPhone 13 to iPhone 14 after Apple’s announcement at this time,” whereas displaying a person holding up a shirt an identical to the one he is carrying.
Whereas the latest sequence of smartphones has a number of new software program options, I am disillusioned that there is not extra to it.
I admit I used to be very excited in regards to the iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max going fullscreen – particularly now the notch has gone.
I am going to additionally concede that the Dynamic Island function could be very cool certainly. I like that you would be able to merely press it when listening to music and it takes you again to the applying. It might have been used extra successfully, nevertheless.
Having had the iPhone 13 Professional Max, I am unable to see a distinction that makes it really price upgrading for, aside from Dynamic Island. Possibly the smartphone has merely acquired nearly as good because it’s essentially going to get?
I all the time discover excuses to justify splashing a whole lot on a brand new smartphone: utilizing my iPhone for work, documenting reporting journeys, guaranteeing the battery lasts all day, and that it could possibly help all of the issues I’ve acquired to do on it. Let’s name that precisely what it’s: nonsense.
Even a now-ancient iPhone 8 (from approach again in, erm, 2017) might do the job. Nonetheless, there’s an attraction to having the newest cell phone, and it is nothing greater than a solution to brag to your mates.
Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner was requested final month by Vox Media’s LiQuan Hunt if Apple would undertake RCS, a messaging app developed by Google for Android smartphones, so his mother might see the movies he sends her. Cook dinner informed him to purchase his mother an iPhone, The Verge reported.
It is not simply an iPhone that Cook dinner thinks everybody ought to personal when there are additionally AirPods, iPads, MacBooks and the Apple Watch to purchase as effectively. And sure, I do personal all of these units as effectively, after all.
Whereas I’ve all the time mentioned I do not suppose I might swap from an iPhone to an Android, loads of individuals have carried out so and someway survived. Possibly it is time I took an iOS vacation too?