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    Cool

    New 14 Pro due at the end of next week and itíll replace my 13 Pro Max.

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    Think will wait it out until it gets USB-C as rumoured next year. Having a iPad Pro and MacBook Air it still drives me nuts changing cables when travelling. Besides my iPhone 12 max Pro still runs great

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavKav View Post
    Not me!
    Happy with my iPhone 11 Pro. Whilst I accept that the 14 Pro is a improved model, I am certainly not prepared to upgrade to this new Apple phone at their grotesquely inflated current prices!
    You know how much that pound has dropped against the dollar in the time since the iPhone 11 came out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Think will wait it out until it gets USB-C as rumoured next year. Having a iPad Pro and MacBook Air it still drives me nuts changing cables when travelling. Besides my iPhone 12 max Pro still runs great
    EU directive is planned to force phone manufacturers to standardise on port types by end of 2024 - to USB-C and standardise on fast-charging options. This is to stop the excessive waste caused by current manufactures using propietory leads (looking firmly at you Apple). Even Apple has moved to USB-C on most of its new products, Pads, MacBook. In the words of Monty Python - "it's getting very silly" sticking to lightning ports for only a few of their products.

    https://www.theverge.com/2022/6/7/23...ghtning-ewaste

    Makes sense to me. Even apple chargers have USB-C output now.

    I'm sticking to my 12 pro max. And looking forward to iOS 16 in a few days time though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakesblue View Post


    I think the idea that the iPhone 14 won't have a physical SIM tray would put me off too.

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    Only US models. Outside US still get a physical SIM slot.
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    I spent £50 on a new battery for my X(10) and I can't see me upgrading until such as the 12 pro becomes cheap (£200 ish) :)

    I like the iPhones but I use very few of the features available as I don't need them.

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    Decided to buy the Pro Max - moving away from Samsung as I use the iPad a lot and obviously the iPhone syncs well with it + better camera. Trade in values better with Apple too. Not best pleased with E-sim and prefer two physical slots but too bad Iíll live with it.

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    I have a 13 pro max which is awesome.

    I get a 14 pro max this week purely because the tarif Iím on through work gives me a new model on realease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Think will wait it out until it gets USB-C as rumoured next year. Having a iPad Pro and MacBook Air it still drives me nuts changing cables when travelling. Besides my iPhone 12 max Pro still runs great
    I just use a MagSafe Duo Charger when I travel and I have another couple of MagSafe connectors for home and a MagSafe car charger for when using hire cars abroad. Love it now took me about 18 months to change ny attitude to MagSafe.

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    Iíll stick with my 12 Pro Max until next year - if Iím still here

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicaneuk View Post
    You know how much that pound has dropped against the dollar in the time since the iPhone 11 came out?
    This. Though I saw a worked example of the cost comparison taking into comparison state taxes and VAT that showed the actual £ vs $ unit price was about $20 more now in reality.

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    Whose buying the iPhone 14 pro (max)?

    Worth keeping for a 3 year cycle
    Use the 2 year pay monthly deal as with inflation it actually works out better a and interest free to pay for phone and airtime then Go sim only for a year to recoup some of your outlay before biting the bullet and starting again but sell your old phone for about 40% of its value .


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    Will upgrade from the 12 mini to the 14 pro, canít imagine the pro comfortable in my pocket when seated without removing it & placing on a dining table. I like the small format of the mini, but look forward to the much improved camera / lenses on the new 14.


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    There are a few significant tech changes that make me want a new iPhone. One was the move to OLED screens. The satellite capability of the 14 does appeal, and it would make more sense to upgrade from my current 12 to a 14 than buy something like a Garmin Inreach mini to go alongside my 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pan16520 View Post
    Worth keeping for a 3 year cycle
    Use the 2 year pay monthly deal as with inflation it actually works out better a and interest free to pay for phone and airtime then Go sim only for a year to recoup some of your outlay before biting the bullet and starting again but sell your old phone for about 40% of its value .


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    ^^^ pretty much this


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    The satellite capability of the 14 does appeal
    Itís worth bearing in mind that the satellite messaging feature will only work in the USA, and parts of Canada, for the foreseeable.

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    Collected my 14 Pro earlier and am setting it up now with a direct copy from my 12 Pro. I was 10 minutes early for my collection at the Apple Store and just walked in. I was the first in line and was there less than 10 minutes. Iíve never seen an Apple Store so quiet on iPhone release day.

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    Anyone used the upgrade programme? Canít really figure out the benefits. Appears youíre just leasing the phone endlessly until you decide you donít want to upgrade and keep hold of the phone you have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Based on the non scientific unenthusiastic feedback on this thread, maybe time to sell Apple shares if you have any.
    You could have said that for the last few years - wouldn't have been a wise move though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linc View Post
    Anyone used the upgrade programme? Canít really figure out the benefits. Appears youíre just leasing the phone endlessly until you decide you donít want to upgrade and keep hold of the phone you have.


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    Itís essentially that.

    You pay 30 quid a month or whatever the fee is forever and the result is you can a shiney new phone every year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Lee View Post
    Collected my 14 Pro earlier and am setting it up now with a direct copy from my 12 Pro. I was 10 minutes early for my collection at the Apple Store and just walked in. I was the first in line and was there less than 10 minutes. Iíve never seen an Apple Store so quiet on iPhone release day.
    Wouldnít read much into that given preorders were backlogged by over a month queue before release. Not much point people queuing in a shop that has nothing to sell, collection only given they were all sold online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Drago View Post
    Itís essentially that.

    You pay 30 quid a month or whatever the fee is forever and the result is you can a shiney new phone every year.


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    You don't have to just rent it. You can just take the 0% for 20 months and let inflation be a discount.

    Looks like they're up £100 from last year though. £1.2k for the cheapest Pro Max. Can buy an M2 MBA or iMac for that or almost two Mac Minis. Mental.

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    Iíve pretty much changed for the latest phone every year since the iPhone 6 however this year Iím struggling to justify it. I usually buy them out right but the cost to change is too great

    iPhone 13 Pro Max users who made the change, be good to get your feedback on the new one please

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    You don't have to just rent it. You can just take the 0% for 20 months and let inflation be a discount.

    Looks like they're up £100 from last year though. £1.2k for the cheapest Pro Max. Can buy an M2 MBA or iMac for that or almost two Mac Minis. Mental.
    Mental indeed but no more than many overpriced watches - and theyíre more versatile. Tell the time tooÖ.

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    Seems some early adopters are experiencing severe autofocus shake with some apps, causing the whole phone to vibrate. Not a good startÖ.

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    A guy from The Verge described the 13 Pro as a finished thought and the 14 Pro as a new sentence.

    He said if you want a glimpse at where apple is going and are happy to ignore some rough edges go for it but if you just want a solid great phone which works and will last -and you're on the 11 pro or earlier- just get the 13 Pro

    Seems a fair assesment to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reecie View Post
    The iPhone 14 eSim only is US at present.
    eSims are a nightmare. You can't swap them, reset them or reuse them.

    I switched to vodafone with one ended up going back to a normal one within a couple of days.

    The idea is good, but the implementation and support is terrible.

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    eSims are a nightmare. You can't swap them, reset them or reuse them.

    I switched to vodafone with one ended up going back to a normal one within a couple of days.

    The idea is good, but the implementation and support is terrible.
    Think an iPhone (at least) can store multiple eSims and activate each as required.

    Agree can't swap between devices but not difficult to get another - usually just go into EE store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilA View Post
    I’ve pretty much changed for the latest phone every year since the iPhone 6 however this year I’m struggling to justify it. I usually buy them out right but the cost to change is too great

    iPhone 13 Pro Max users who made the change, be good to get your feedback on the new one please
    Being brutally honest not noticed much difference apart from the obvious. Battery life is better on both pro and max. Screen is great the pill/island I now fixate on it where before I was used to the recess.

    Screen is clearly better always on display at the moment is a gimmick imho. I have turned it off, camera seems better; raw is great. However I rarely shoot raw.

    I only use the default camera app so can’t comment on the the jitter issues. It’s an evolution rather than anything ground breaking.

    I use esims I buy of the internet as I travel so nice to have the ability along with a physical sim.

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    I see the sim tray / physical sims already gone in the USA iPhone 14's. Guess this means we are likely on borrowed time and maybe on the iPhone 15 we won't have them in UK.

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    I use an esim and just leave the sim tray empty. Can get a new esim qr code on Vodafone instantly through the portal. Not really any effort.

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    I have found O2 no real trouble with an eSIM although they are not as conveneient when swapping phones as a physical SIM.

    The one lesson I did learn is not to delete the old eSIM until they have activated the new one as they send a text message to confirm which you can't get.

    One of the benefits is meant to be if a phone is stolen they can't just toss the SIM card to prevent it being tracked.

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    Yes I will buy one, but not just yet. Skint after moving house.

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    The change over for me was very easy. I had an esim ready from EE. But didnít need to scan anything or do anything. I started the new phone and restored from previous and it simply asked if I wanted to transfer the old number and I clicked yes and it was done. Still havenít got my head around how that happened as the old phone had the old physical sim still in it and working up to that point. So the esim code they sent me remains unused.

    O2 was more of a challenge mainly due to their call centre messing me around but thatís a different story.

    So far 14 is good. I like the island thingy and the AOD I am getting used to! Not as well executed as some others I have seen but I guess they will improve it over time.

    Screen and camera feel a decent improvement. Some other nice features just not sure if that is due to software update or the 14 itself (for example allowing you to time when you send an email).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Think an iPhone (at least) can store multiple eSims and activate each as required.

    Agree can't swap between devices but not difficult to get another - usually just go into EE store.
    The new ones can hold 8 esims and can auto switch depending on coverage and signal availability for when you are travelling which sounds pretty useful. At the end of the day all phones will go this way now due to the savings on using physical sims.

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    The biggest problem with eSIMís at the moment, is the network operators documentation and guides are terrible. The actual process isnít too bad, but youíre left guessing.

    Vodafone told me to scan the old QR code they sent me before. Thatís wrong and doesnít work.

    I found out by accident that if you remove the eSIM from the old phone, it generates a new QR code which arrives soon after by email. Nowhere does Vodafoneís website say that.

    What makes that dumb is you canít login to your account during the process as it sends you a two factor code by SMS, which you canít record youíve just deactivated and removed your SIM!

    If I knew this all in advance it would have been a five min process and pain free.

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    I popped into Apple today to buy one and the salesperson advised me to stick with my 13 Max as I wasnít using enough of the features to warrant upgrading. Nice to meet someone who listens to your needs and then advises accordingly rather just selling you the latest gadget !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highroller1 View Post
    I popped into Apple today to buy one and the salesperson advised me to stick with my 13 Max as I wasnít using enough of the features to warrant upgrading. Nice to meet someone who listens to your needs and then advises accordingly rather just selling you the latest gadget !!
    Either that or he hasn't got a 14 to sell

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    Whose buying the iPhone 14 pro (max)?

    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    Either that or he hasn't got a 14 to sell
    It's part of their sales training. Helps build trust and increases lifetime spend as a result.

    Same when you're buying a laptop and they convince you not to go for a ram/processor/storage upgrade or higher model.

    You think what great guys, that's amazing. And then average upgrade cycle of a Mac goes from 6 years to 4 and you've already told 50 people the story and forget the duration when you're next upgrading thinking "these used to last longer" and "at least I saved money not going for the upgrade last time and don't need to go for it this time either".

    Rinse and repeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakesblue View Post
    After roughly 10 years as an iPhone user I've just picked up an S22 Ultra and I must say, it feels leaps ahead in many ways. While I still prefer the iOS UX and UI, the S22 has a lot of things I didn't realise I was missing - best one for me is the work profile that allows me to containerise all my work apps.

    I think the idea that the iPhone 14 won't have a physical SIM tray would put me off too.

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    iOS 16 lets you make any number of home pages tied to whatever focus you like including relevant widgets immediately available from Lock Screen. Works for me.

    SWMBO has come back to Apple after 10 years on Android and got an iPhone 14 Pro and she loves it. Very nice, but not enough to tempt me to upgrade from a 13 Pro, which is still an excellent phone; even better with IOS 16.


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