Dominican

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Why 11 pro max owner are going to upgrade to 12 pro max just wondering....
 

Lwii2boo

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May 12, 2020
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New Industrial Design + 5G + A14 Chip.

5G is still very niche, need an extra year at least to get decent coverage. And given covid most of us are on Wi-Fi. Don't you think ?

Design it's very subjective. Personally it's not enough for me alone to upgrade
Upgrade from A13 to A14 ?? excuse me ? Please give us an tangible real life use case where A13 is not good enough ? Even A12 is still plenty capable today.
 

SumYoungGai

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Jun 11, 2013
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5G UWB (VZW) a few hundred feet from my house, upgraded cameras since I'll hopefully be taking a trip in 2021, Qualcomm modem instead of Intel for better low-signal performance. My 11 PM struggles in low-signal areas and often doesn't load anything even with 1-2 bars. I also depend on my phone for 10-12 hours a day with working every weekday so it's worth the upgrade for me. Plus I'm on iUP.
 

JCCL

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No. 5G is not coming anytime soon in my country, and I am not upgrading any Apple Hardware until they reverse some policies (like xcloud)
 

djransom

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I signed up for Next Every Year when I purchased my 11 Pro Max last year so I'll definitely take advantage of the option to early upgrade.
 

mlody

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I have been struggling with the 11 pro max size since i got it. I was trying to convince myself that bigger phone was better, but I honestly hate it. My wife wants to upgrade from 8+ so i will be giving her my 11 pro max and i will most likely end up with 6.1 12 pro or get 5.8 11 pro.
 
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UltimateSyn

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I'm probably going to upgrade for the Qualcomm modem and move to a smaller size for the first time ever. Possibly the 12 mini, possibly the 6.1" 12, possibly the 6.1" 12 Pro... Have to see the keynote to make final decisions.
 

jpsalazar

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Not planning on upgrading anytime soon. Very pleased with the performance and battery life of my Pro Max. Very incremental when you put them side by side for daily use.
 
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compwiz1202

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The issue with 5G is yea there is low coverage now, but once you get 10s of million of iPhones with it, maybe that will put the pressure on carriers to actually expand coverage.
 

Pilot Jones

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New Industrial Design + 5G + A14 Chip.

i'm just curious. if that's the case, why wouldn't you wait for another year for a more substantial upgrade? Unless you have a healthy 5G network in your area, it might be more practical to wait another year when you could get an even better chip and a more refined industrial design that would also (allegedly) include a smaller notch. The 11 Pro is still a phenomenal phone and if all the 12 Pro rumors are true, it should be pretty damn close to its upgrade in both performance and functionality. On the surface, it just doesn't seem like that much of an update to spend another $1K+ on because what you're getting as an "upgrade" isn't even remotely substantial.
 

JPack

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5G, followed by the larger 6.7" display.

I spend nearly half my time in a country where there's mature 5G deployments. And every model of smartphone down to sub-$150 now comes with 5G.
 

Newjackboy

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Aug 6, 2012
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Yes 100 percent. As simple as wanting the very latest tech for something I use all day long
 

JUCJ85

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I signed up for Next Every Year when I purchased my 11 Pro Max last year so I'll definitely take advantage of the option to early upgrade.
I get that it's a thing, like IUP program, but I just can't have a phone for a 1yr then have to send it back to get the new one, after paying half of what the device cost me, I'd rather wait every 2 yrs, if the new iPhone is worth it, rather than upgrade every year.
 

iPhaithful

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May 5, 2010
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You know, maybe this just comes down to preference and ability to do so. With many programs offering the option to upgrade every year, many folks will do just that. And honestly that's it. There's usually not a economical/practical use case tied to updating your phone every single year....unless you just want to.

That's perfectly fine for those who want to, and it should be ok (shouldn't matter) with those who don't.
 
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jjohnstonjr

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I just purchased a, 11 Pro Max in March as a bday gift to myself. Prior to that I had an 11. Unless there are huge noticeable differences in this devices that will aid me daily I will keep my two toys.
 

K4VKS

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I always say I'm not upgrading, then a few months later I do it. Thankfully my wife is no longer surprised :)
 

dumastudetto

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If I can assume the iPhone 12 Pro Max truly will be the best iPhone ever, then I can say with certainty that I will be upgrading from my iPhone 11 Pro Max. I think this is the calculation everyone should be making. If the new iPhone is better than your old one, upgrade.
 
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