revyaanshu

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Oct 6, 2018
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I have a xs max 256gb that I bought on launch day. Do not see a reason to upgrade. Its still very fast. Does everything I want it to... Has a big oled screen, decent cameras, looks current. Would like a better battery life but it's manageable. Capacity is still at 89%.

And with ios14, it'll be as good as a new device. Will probably go for one of the 2021 iphones.
 

Tsepz

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Jan 24, 2013
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What device do you have, and why are you not planning on upgrading?

I am thinking of buying an SE 2020 and just sticking with that for at least a year or so.. cheap, affordable and does the job.

Got an iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB and I am very happy with it, battery life is incredible and camera really versatile so I see no reason to upgrade, not for at least another 12-18months.

I’m most looking forward to the 3nm based smartphones.

I also recently got a 2020 iPad Pro 11”, so I am just going to sit back and enjoy my current devices.
 

Natzoo

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I have an XS max with 256gb, also with 89% health. I'll keep this phone for another year unless apple reduces the bezels/bigger phone along with a better display. But probably wont happen.
 

Devin Breeding

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May 2, 2020
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I have a Pixel 3a XL. Will remain away from Apple until Apple finally decides that the fugly camera bump is no longer a design feature and gets rid of it. My previous phone, which I used as my primary phone from 2015 to 2019, is a 6s+.

My thought is they assume most people use a case. I really like the SE 2016 form but my iPhone 11 with a case sits just as flat. If it means putting a better camera in it, I’m all for it. My iPhone 11 completely replaced my need for my DSLR (sold it) which has much more of a camera bump than a phone.

to answer OP question, technically I did update this year 😉
 

eyoungren

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My thought is they assume most people use a case.
That's kind of the rub isn't it?

In the past, Apple has stated that they design the device aesthetically to be used without a case. Yet, most people assume a case will be used.

I belabor the point on MR a lot simply because I do not use cases. I imagine that in a fantasy world where the device would flawlessly survive ground zero detonation of a Tsar Bomba, people would still use a case.

Anyway, that's my sticking point. We'll see how many years it takes for Apple to abandon this as a design element.
 

Barry Forshaw

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Sep 12, 2018
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That's kind of the rub isn't it?

In the past, Apple has stated that they design the device aesthetically to be used without a case. Yet, most people assume a case will be used.

I belabor the point on MR a lot simply because I do not use cases. I imagine that in a fantasy world where the device would flawlessly survive ground zero detonation of a Tsar Bomba, people would still use a case.

Anyway, that's my sticking point. We'll see how many years it takes for Apple to abandon this as a design element.

Yeah, I used all my iPhones up to and including the 4S without a case. With the 6 onwards I had to use a case because the curved side made it harder for me to hold onto.

I’d love them to return to the flat iPhones with squared off edges so I could go ceaseless again.
 

CTHarrryH

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11 Pro - keep phones at least 2 years and don't see a reason not to. Not that I'm disappointed in rumors of what new phone will be but just aren't features that I really use.
 

Devin Breeding

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May 2, 2020
167
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Conway SC
That's kind of the rub isn't it?

In the past, Apple has stated that they design the device aesthetically to be used without a case. Yet, most people assume a case will be used.

I belabor the point on MR a lot simply because I do not use cases. I imagine that in a fantasy world where the device would flawlessly survive ground zero detonation of a Tsar Bomba, people would still use a case.

Anyway, that's my sticking point. We'll see how many years it takes for Apple to abandon this as a design element.

Maybe the design team learned through studies that a large majority of people use a case so they can get away with things like a camera hump. That and Steve Jobs would've never let current designs stand. If all phones were built like a droid turbo 2, maybe that would change.

As long as phones are made of glass, I’ll use one and therefore a camera hump doesn't matter.
 
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