With iPhone 11 models on the streets and iOS 13.x sweeping across the land, there is a good chance you have already poured through the text of 39 articles telling you to Upgrade your iPhone or Upgrade to iOS 13. Except for the two dozen articles which warned you about upgrading (bugs) or warned you about upgrading (iPhone 6s is just as good as iPhone 11 Pro Max).
This is all nonsense. If Twitter and Facebook can ban terroristic threatening, then why can’t the internet ban what threatens common sense?
Should you upgrade? Chris Davies:
The “should I upgrade?” question
Somebody else can tell you whether or not you can or should or would or why to upgrade, but, frankly, it’s none of their damned business, and since none of those so-called technology writers will call you and ask about your personal circumstances, then whatever they tell you to do or not do is just self-serving on their part.
- Incredibly well-performing, flexible cameras (everyone but Samsung says so)
- Power and fast (just like last year)
- Excellent battery life (Sir Jonny Ive is gone; pragmatism rules)
- Frosted finish looks and feels great (where is your iPhone case?)
That’s it? Nothing else?
- Life at the cutting-edge is expensive (just like last year)
- No OIS or Night Mode in the ultra-wide-angle camera (what’s with that, Apple?)
- Love-it-or-hate-it-design (what? Nobody is on the fence?)
The best answer to “Should I upgrade?” is “Why ask me?”
Chris has the second best answer:
if you can afford it, and you want it, sure, yes
End of discussion. What are we still talking about this?
Just like last year’s iPhone, everything is better again this year; camera, battery life, display, iOS 13, and even the USB-C charger.
Apple’s newest flagships are great phones, but you shouldn’t dive head-first into unmanageable debt to acquire them.
Unless you want to.
Instead of trying to answer a single question that does not apply to every reader, let’s end the “Should I upgrade?” nonsense and start comparing this year’s features to last year’s features and the year before that and so on. With some good detail that compares each device properly, we can make up our own minds much easier.