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macrumors 6502a
Sep 26, 2021
Good to know that the most recent iPhones have tremendous battery life. If only the same was still true for the iPhone 12 or 11. Every heat I get the feeling that sll of the devs use the latest and greatest and don’t care about the rest anymore. In my experience that seems to be the case at least. And looking at the first SE and iPhone 8 in my family, they certainty don’t care about “older” screen sizes, too. But hey, our fault to not have the latest iPhone, how can I expect anything from a 7month old 11 Pro.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 26, 2021
Nope, I don't. Naked iPhone SE 2016 since day 1. The scuffs and minor abrasions give it more character and show it's been loved. It's also perfectly intact. Never been dropped.

Cases trick you into being more careless and foolhardy. It's a psychological ploy by the manufacturers to make you think you're stupid. (you're not stupid). Plus, the square edges make it easier to hold (iPhone 4-SE and again since iPhone 12). Apple was stupid from iPhone 6-11 with idiotic rounded edges. What moron in the design team came up with that?
That one dude, Jony Ive, maybe. Glad he departed, not one MacBook Pro redesign too late.

szw-mapple fan

macrumors 68040
Jul 28, 2012
Isn't it just plain false advertising? I mean I guess you can relax if you don't care at all about your iPhone being scratched all around and the battery is not bad but doesn't recording videos suck it up the most?
Which part of this is false advertising? The iPhone 13 can easily last a few hours on video recording and there is really no reason the iPhone shouldn’t stay in place riding on pavement unless your phone mount is especially terrible.
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szw-mapple fan

macrumors 68040
Jul 28, 2012
I think a cheap no brand Android would have been more appropriate for a child.
I disagree. Maybe not an expensive flagship iPhone but if you have family sharing there are a lot of benefits to keeping the family in the same ecosystem.


macrumors 68000
Sep 18, 2018
I disagree. Maybe not an expensive flagship iPhone but if you have family sharing there are a lot of benefits to keeping the family in the same ecosystem.
The SE 2020 would be a good option for a child.

But I absolutely would never get it for a child knowing how abysmal battery life on it becomes once you go beyond 1,5-2 hours of daily on screen time.

SE was one the best value tech I’ve ever bought yet when looking at speed and price. But the battery life renders it almost useless.

If the upcoming SE 2022 is another 4.7” iPhone 8 with a few upgraded parts but same battery mAh then it’s DOA.

I’d never get an SE 2020 or 2022 for anyone. iPhone 11 or 12 will be much better options.


macrumors G3
Oct 24, 2013
New Hampshire
Battery life is fine for me - I generally don't think about it. I have the iPhone 13 mini and I just love it because I have a lot of running clothes with small pockets and the mini fits in them all while my iPhone 7+ is typically cumbersome getting in and out of pockets and the weight can be a distraction on runs.

If my kids were really young, though, their iPhones would be in a case with screen protector.


macrumors 6502
Oct 26, 2007
My iPhone 12 Max Pro doesn't even last through a full day now. I have turned off all the vampires and battery shows its still 97% efficient but the thing just sucks through battery for normal use. It's irritating and the 13 I hear is Awsome for battery but the phones not worth the cost for me to upgrade. Im waiting on the 14 to see if it's got anything better than a camera bump and new colors.

Just irritating that 1 year after buying something it's considered outdated in Apples Eyes.


macrumors 68030
Sep 13, 2014
Philadelphia, PA USA
Saw this commercial last night. Sorry, these are just annoying now...the music especially in the toddler ad. (That's just me.)

Anyway, 5+ hours recording video, no...just no. Stop it.
And...the disclaimer in the ad covers Apple's butt.

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macrumors 6502a
Apr 1, 2018
Sacramento, CA
Does anyone know why Apple always refers to the iPhone as if it’s a person or something?

I always feel there should be a word before iPhone, so in this case: “Relax, it’s an/a/the iPhone“.

Seems unnatural to me, but maybe I’m alone?
I’ve always found it strange also! I guess it makes sense. People wouldn’t call you ‘The Rastapopoulos’ right? To them it’s like device’s proper name or something.

I figure with the first iPhone it was their way of showcasing how different the iPhone was from other smartphones at the time. They rarely ever use the common nouns “smartphone” or “tablet” when referring to iPhones or iPads. Maybe here and there in support documents for the general category of devices but seemingly never directly. ??‍♂️
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