- I bought the new iPhone 14 Pro Max the day after it was released in the Apple store.
- I traded in my iPhone 13 Pro Max and got back $640, but still had to pay another $780.
- I was thrilled with the “Dynamic Island” feature, but I should have asked Steve Jobs’ daughter.
Over the past decade or so, I have been one of Apple’s best customers. I have purchased all new iPhones since switching from BlackBerry to iPhone 4S.
This year was no exception. I bought his iPhone 14 Pro Max, 256 GB in Silver the day after it was released on September 17th. I got back $640 in my iPhone 13 Pro Max trade-in, but I still had to pay $780.
After a few weeks of playing with my new toy, I can confidently say that there are no big surprises other than “Dynamic Island.” It’s Apple’s fancy name for the dead space between the selfie camera and Face ID sensor currently used to “unify notifications, alerts, and activities in one interactive place.”
My colleague Antonio Villas-Boas teaches me all about the technical side of Apple’s latest product, so I focus on the usability.
Steve Jobs’ daughter was right
Ultimately, Eve Jobs, the daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was right when she posted a meme on Instagram that joked that the iPhone 14 looks eerily similar to its predecessor.
It says, “I’m upgrading from an iPhone 13 to an iPhone 14 after today’s Apple announcement,” and has the same shirt the man wears.
The latest line of smartphones has some new software features, but it’s disappointing that they don’t have much more.
I’ll admit I was super excited about the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max going fullscreen — especially now that the notch is gone.
I also admit that the Dynamic Island feature is very nice. I like that when I’m listening to music, I can just press it and go back to the application. But it could have been used more effectively.
Having had an iPhone 13 Pro Max, I don’t see any difference really worth upgrading, apart from Dynamic Island. Maybe smartphones are basically as good as they get?
I’ve always loved using my iPhone for work, keeping track of travel reports, guaranteeing a battery that lasts all day, and helping me with everything I need to do on my iPhone. find excuses to justify splashing out hundreds of times on Let’s just call it nonsense.
Even my now old iPhone 8 (back in 2017) could do the job. However, having the latest mobile phone has its appeal and is just a way to show off to your friends.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told those who were asked if Apple would adopt RCS, a messaging app developed by Google for Android mobiles, that it would be easier to watch videos sent by his mother. I told my mom I should buy an iPhone so I could.
An iPhone isn’t the only thing Cook thinks everyone should own, as you’ll also need to buy AirPods, iPads, MacBooks, and Apple Watches. And of course I own all of those devices too.
I’ve always said you can’t switch from an iPhone to an Android, but many people have managed to survive by doing so. Maybe it’s time for me to take an iOS vacation too?