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Old 10-29-2021, 12:03 PM   #2661
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A little behind the curve here, but I received my 13 Pro Max yesterday and wanted to share my thoughts. Coming from an XS.

The ProMotion display is incredible. I was playing with both phones side by side and the new 120hz display makes the entire phone feel snappier, and the smoothness between app transitions is awesome. I really hope the iPhone 14 includes a high refresh rate screen outside of the Pro models.

The battery life is outrageous. Phone came out of the box with ~70% charge, and I had over 6 hours of screen on time and the battery was still over 20%. The battery life on my XS was so poor that my first purchase for the phone was the Apple battery case, which almost seemed necessary for my use case.

It’s gigantic and heavy. Honestly, the Max version might be a little much. I have huge hands, but didn’t notice the smaller XS being overly difficult to use or type on. The Pro Max is so heavy that one handed use is downright uncomfortable at times. I don’t watch Netflix or anything on my phone, so I’m thinking maybe next time I’ll get the smaller phone.

The notch is smaller apparently, but I don’t find it particularly noticeable. The extra space doesn’t appear very useful, so I can’t say the smaller notch is anything I’d rave about.

Overall really like the device. If some of the 14 rumours are true (fingerprint scanner, no notch) I might be back to get another next year, but this is a huge upgrade over my old phone.
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Old 11-02-2021, 09:14 AM   #2662
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Oh I didn't notice new AirPods. I really don't like earbuds that go into the ear canal, so my choices for earbuds has been decreasing rapidly. I used to use these:



But they were discontinued. The old AirPods I tried but the shape hurts my ears, even with the silicone covers you can get, but these look shaped different, might give them a try.

Though really I'd still like a good pair of wired earbuds that I can wear around the house or to go to sleep with listening to audiobooks.
They are older now and may be a one-off, but the Galaxy Buds Live (bean shape) from Samsung don't seal the ear canal - they just sort of sit there. I hate the ear canal ear pods as well and used the Bose ones as well until I tried the beans.
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Old 11-02-2021, 02:55 PM   #2663
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My new 14" M1 Max laptop has been sitting in China on a runway for a week. Anyone get one of these beasts and play with it?
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Old 11-02-2021, 10:45 PM   #2664
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Hatter, I have a 13 Pro and I have to say I am disappointed first time in my life in Apple product. The screen while amazing is so overly sensitive on touch, holding it one hand causes it seizures, with right palm register a touch even ever so light. Typing is a pain it sometimes doesn’t register any click and the screen freezes

I also can’t use my 2016 car bluetooth properly. There is a poor connection to the phone and its all garbled or skips (like a discman) on songs. Maybe the car bluetooth but never had that before.

Also its too heavy.

Maybe I got a lemon but it seems like design flaws. Guess I am due after 10 years
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Hatter, I have a 13 Pro and I have to say I am disappointed first time in my life in Apple product. The screen while amazing is so overly sensitive on touch, holding it one hand causes it seizures, with right palm register a touch even ever so light. Typing is a pain it sometimes doesnít register any click and the screen freezes

I also canít use my 2016 car bluetooth properly. There is a poor connection to the phone and its all garbled or skips (like a discman) on songs. Maybe the car bluetooth but never had that before.

Also its too heavy.

Maybe I got a lemon but it seems like design flaws. Guess I am due after 10 years
Take it in under applecare for certain. But now that you mention it i've found the screen touchy.
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Old 11-03-2021, 12:25 PM   #2666
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I've also found it touchy but that description sounds like there may be more at play. Can't say I've seen the keyboard not work.
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I don't find it any different touch sensitivity or typing wise from my X. It is quite a bit heavier though.
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Old 11-03-2021, 07:39 PM   #2668
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My new 14" M1 Max laptop has been sitting in China on a runway for a week. Anyone get one of these beasts and play with it?
I ordered two 16" Macbook Pro Max last week and should see them next week I hope. At $7K a pop these god damn things better tie my shoes and not just be #### like everything else they've done lately. I have been thoroughly unimpressed with anything Big Sur/Monterey and M related.
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I ordered two 16" Macbook Pro Max last week and should see them next week I hope. At $7K a pop these god damn things better tie my shoes and not just be #### like everything else they've done lately. I have been thoroughly unimpressed with anything Big Sur/Monterey and M related.
Have you used an M1 processor yet? My top of the line 4000 dollar loaded I7 can't handle just about anything because of the heat and the size.

I'm curious.
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Old 11-03-2021, 10:02 PM   #2670
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I have 6 M1 Mac Miniís and a couple of the 13Ē MacBook pros. Everything is ok but not great or at least doesnít live up to the billing. For the cost the miniís are absolutely worth it but the laptops are not. I donít have a lot of hands on with the laptops but they work just fine just hard to justify the price. We mainly use the minis for conforming and editing HD to 8K video.

I have a couple i7 minis as well and I donít really see any performance differences to the M1. On my desk I bounce between a M1 mini, i7 mini and a win 11 i7 laptop and the laptop more than holds its own.

Boss has a fully decked out i9 16Ē MacBook Pro but at $6 or $7K itís crazy. I am hoping to inherit that when he takes one of the new Max ones. We plan on running some comparisons when it arrives.
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Old 11-05-2021, 11:22 AM   #2671
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So I busted my old iPhone, which is fine in it self as I planned to get a new one this month anyway. But I would like to get all my photos and what not off of it. Half the screen doesn't work so I can't unlock it with the passcode.

Is the only way to repair the screen? Anyone have any other suggestions? I need to unlock it for my computer to recognize it.

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Old 11-09-2021, 06:35 PM   #2672
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So I busted my old iPhone, which is fine in it self as I planned to get a new one this month anyway. But I would like to get all my photos and what not off of it. Half the screen doesn't work so I can't unlock it with the passcode.

Is the only way to repair the screen? Anyone have any other suggestions? I need to unlock it for my computer to recognize it.

Thanks.
Do you frequently backup to the cloud?

I just switched from the IPhoneX to the IPhone 13 and also just switched providers. I was able to sign in on my new phone and it was like nothing had changed.

If you have a regular backup to the cloud you should hopefully be all good once you get a new device
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:13 AM   #2674
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Do you frequently backup to the cloud?

I just switched from the IPhoneX to the IPhone 13 and also just switched providers. I was able to sign in on my new phone and it was like nothing had changed.

If you have a regular backup to the cloud you should hopefully be all good once you get a new device
I guess my cloud was full so the last back up was quite a long time ago and I never really noticed.
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I thought if you had previously trusted the computer you plugged the phone into that it didnít require your passcode every time to be able to view the phoneís storage?
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Old 11-17-2021, 06:56 PM   #2676
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Why is it that Touch ID on my iPhone 8 is basically flawless for any sort of app authorization and Apple Pay but only works around 25% of the time to unlock my phone??
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:54 PM   #2677
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Why is it that Touch ID on my iPhone 8 is basically flawless for any sort of app authorization and Apple Pay but only works around 25% of the time to unlock my phone??
For serious?

Touch ID on my iPhone 8 was flawless, I still somewhat miss that device.
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