iPhone 11 iPhone 11 pro feels exactly like my iPhone X

trnjackie23

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If you got the max, then it would've felt different ;)

Jokes aside, my previous iPhone was an X (I went with Note9 last year instead of XS), and I appreciate the bigger screen of the Max. To me, it's refreshing after a year of Android, I couldn't remember what my X operated like anymore.

Also, I think you may appreciate the upgrade in battery life though! I'm amazed that I've been using my phone consistently since 10am and it's now 9pm, and I still have 60% left.
 
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barondebxl

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Yeah I hear you. I think next year will be more of an upgrade. This year it’s all about the camera, display and battery life which are important since they are part of the core features. But the experience will remain the same especially coming from an iPhone X and up. Some ppl are coming from a 6s and are saying the same thing as you. I think iOS needs a revamp
 

now i see it

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iPhones are now like laptops. No need to get one each or every couple years.

If people want to be stoked with their new iPhone, don't upgrade for 5 years.
The iPhone 6 is 5 years old. The pro would seem like a bit of an improvement coming from that
 
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Anyone know how to shake that feeling ?
it also happened to me before when I went from the iPhone 6s to the 8
Maybe upgrading every 2 years isn’t worth it. Is the new standard every 3 years ?
My gf has the Pro and when checking it out I got that same feeling. It's probably because they have the same body and screen. iOS is pretty much still the same at the core. You won't feel any major changes unless you skip 3 years or more at this point in time.
 
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blairh

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Anyone know how to shake that feeling ?
it also happened to me before when I went from the iPhone 6s to the 8
Maybe upgrading every 2 years isn’t worth it. Is the new standard every 3 years ?
I don't think the upgrade from X to 11 Pro is worth it. Many people are now going into year 3 and beyond with their phones.
 
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Fattytail

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to be honest, I get that feeling almost every year. The changes aren’t that drastic that you’ll feel like you have an entirely new phone. Plus the iOS interface doesn’t fundamentally change all that much, which I think is a good thing.
 

Nacho98

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I'm on an Xs, and honestly, I feel like going from iOS 12 to iOS 13 and gaining dark mode on my Xs feels like just as much of an upgrade as if I'd upgraded the hardware. Feels like a new phone, so it's an easy year to sit out.
 

richpjr

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I don't think the upgrade from X to 11 Pro is worth it. Many people are now going into year 3 and beyond with their phones.
^This. I did upgrade, but only because Face ID stopped working on my X. If it hadn't there is just no way it would have been worth it for me.
 

Knockoutjosie

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Yeah I hear you. I think next year will be more of an upgrade. This year it’s all about the camera, display and battery life which are important since they are part of the core features. But the experience will remain the same especially coming from an iPhone X and up. Some ppl are coming from a 6s and are saying the same thing as you. I think iOS needs a revamp
Yeah I’ve never cared about the camera specs. I have a digital camera already
 

UBS28

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Anyone know how to shake that feeling ?
it also happened to me before when I went from the iPhone 6s to the 8
Maybe upgrading every 2 years isn’t worth it. Is the new standard every 3 years ?
I had the exact same feeling when I was playing the Apple Store with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The only significant difference is the camera. My itch to upgrade this year is completely gone now after playing with the iPhone 11 Pro.

So if I had to buy a new one, I would buy the iPhone 11 Pro MAX because it is more different (due to the bigger screen).
 

LLL1424

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Not me. I came from the Xs Max and this screen is much brighter, the HDR is amazing, I can actually take pics at night and the batter life is amazing. And the midnight green finish is just awesome. Feels like an update
 
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iPhones are now like laptops. No need to get one each or every couple years.

If people want to be stoked with their new iPhone, don't upgrade for 5 years.
The iPhone 6 is 5 years old. The pro would seem like a bit of an improvement coming from that
But Apple can improve the iPhone alot based on what the competitors using Android are doing. I believe Apple dropped the ball here.

Perhaps the 2020 iPhone will bring the features that the iPhone is missing out on. Now it is just an iPhone X with a better camera.
 
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Sorig

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Who would’ve thought mostly the same design, size and screen would feel the same.

I have zero need to upgrade from my XS Max to the 11 Pro Max. I barely take any photos anyway.
 
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Bswartz95

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I had the exact same feeling when I was playing the Apple Store with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The only significant difference is the camera. My itch to upgrade this year is completely gone now after playing with the iPhone 11 Pro.

So if I had to buy a new one, I would buy the iPhone 11 Pro MAX because it is more different (due to the bigger screen).
Same. Local Apple store had the 11 Pro I wanted in stock tonight. After playing with it for 5 minutes, I walked away with my X. Between the dark mode in iOS 13 and a new Bullstrap leather case, I’ll be good for another year.
 

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iPhones are now like laptops. No need to get one each or every couple years.

If people want to be stoked with their new iPhone, don't upgrade for 5 years.
The iPhone 6 is 5 years old. The pro would seem like a bit of an improvement coming from that
5 years is quite a long time, but a 5 year old 7+ will be way better off than a 5 year old 6 due to the 6 launching with only 1gb of ram. It’s nice to not “need” to upgrade within 3 years if you don’t want to.
 

tonybarnaby

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I’ve come from an iPhone 8 and my Pro seems completely different.
That’s a totally different experience. Going from an X or Xs max to a 2019 phone is similar to going from a 7+ to an 8+. Better in every way, but more subtle.
 

colonelbutt

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The X looks the same but the battery life was rubbish. The 11 pro has better and sharper cameras and the wide angle lens. It also feels faster.
The screen is not so much of an upgrade.
If you are happy with the X then stay with it.
I went from the X to the XR as I couldn’t live with the battery life of the X.
Now I have gone to the 11 pro I feel I have an improved version of the X with decent battery life.
I.e. I have everything now .....
 

roberthodgson

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I went from the X to the 11 Pro Max the screen size and battery life made the upgrade worth it and the camera upgrade is a bonus 😀