Other Which phone are you upgrading from to iPhone 12 series, and why?

Which phone are you upgrading from to iPhone 12 series?

  • iPhone 6

    Votes: 5 1.7%
  • iPhone 6S

    Votes: 8 2.7%
  • iPhone SE (1st Gen)

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • iPhone 7

    Votes: 15 5.1%
  • iPhone 8

    Votes: 26 8.8%
  • iPhone X

    Votes: 55 18.7%
  • iPhone XS

    Votes: 44 15.0%
  • iPhone XR

    Votes: 14 4.8%
  • iPhone 11

    Votes: 27 9.2%
  • iPhone SE (2nd Gen)

    Votes: 4 1.4%
  • iPhone 11 Pro

    Votes: 90 30.6%
  • Android

    Votes: 4 1.4%

  • Total voters
    294

coffeeplease

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Sep 28, 2019
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For those upgrading this year, what device are you upgrading from and why? If you're not upgrading, what device are you using and why are you sticking with it?

For me, 11 Pro user here, and not upgrading. If I didn't upgrade last year, I'd probably go for the regular 12 or 12 mini. The 11 Pro is too big and heavy for my liking, but I mostly got it for the OLED screen. A part of me wishes I didn't pull the trigger last year, as my 7 would've been fine for the past year, and that would get a 12 now. I've been considering selling my 11 Pro, but I think I'll keep it for another 2-3 years or until they get rid of the notch.
 

menist

macrumors 6502
Jun 10, 2010
382
183
California
I’ll be upgrading from a iPhone 8+ 64GB to a 12 Pro. Also, won’t hesitate to send it back and keep using my 8+, if the battery life is bad/worst than last year Pro.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Jan 17, 2013
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Wales, United Kingdom
The iPhone 8 Plus to the 12. Seems the obvious choice as I am used to a larger iPhone.

I’m upgrading because I can, not because I need to. The 8 Plus is still a fast and reliable phone and the battery life is still excellent. I’m out of contract so I fancy a new phone and I’m lucky enough to be able to afford one. Other than that, no sensible reasons lol.
 

Nozuka

macrumors 68020
Jul 3, 2012
2,493
3,312
Just looked at battery health.

My X is now at 90%. And the phone advises me to bring it in to service. Really? At 90%?
 

utahman130

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Jun 7, 2012
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109
iPhone 7 with a scratched back camera. Going to be a nice upgrade to the 12 mini for me. Been waiting for a size like the mini for a while.

I’ll keep the mini for 3-4 years, less if they come out with a notchless iPhone with 120hz before then.
 

Robbosan

macrumors 6502
Aug 21, 2020
370
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There is only 26 grams between the 11 pro and the 12 so i wouldn't down grade for that, to a mini maybe.
 

edhchoe

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Oct 28, 2011
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I’ll be upgrading from a iPhone 8+ 64GB to a 12 Pro. Also, won’t hesitate to send it back and keep using my 8+, if the battery life is bad/worst than last year Pro.
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Just looked at battery health.

My X is now at 90%. And the phone advises me to bring it in to service. Really? At 90%?
My XS is at 100% health. Kind of sad to trade in.

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coffeeplease

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Sep 28, 2019
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iPhone 7 with a scratched back camera. Going to be a nice upgrade to the 12 mini for me. Been waiting for a size like the mini for a while.

I’ll keep the mini for 3-4 years, less if they come out with a notchless iPhone with 120hz before then.
You made the good decision to hold out last year, 12 mini will be solid coming from a 7. I’m excited to see how Apple will pull off a notchless iPhone, hoping it comes in the next few years.
 
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Northern Man

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For those upgrading this year, what device are you upgrading from and why? If you're not upgrading, what device are you using and why are you sticking with it?

For me, 11 Pro user here, and not upgrading. If I didn't upgrade last year, I'd probably go for the regular 12 or 12 mini. The 11 Pro is too big and heavy for my liking, but I mostly got it for the OLED screen. A part of me wishes I didn't pull the trigger last year, as my 7 would've been fine for the past year, and that would get a 12 now. I've been considering selling my 11 Pro, but I think I'll keep it for another 2-3 years or until they get rid of the notch.
Very astute of you not to put any Samsung flagship models on your choice list as we ain’t switching to any Apple phone :cool:;)
 

lamerica80

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May 22, 2008
605
287
Xs to 12 pro. 100% for the better camera, everything else is irrelevant. Pictures/videos are forever and its impossible to improve their quality years later - you are stuck with what you got.
 

Pilot Jones

macrumors member
Oct 2, 2020
84
127
You made the good decision to hold out last year, 12 mini will be solid coming from a 7. I’m excited to see how Apple will pull off a notchless iPhone, hoping it comes in the next few years.
Going to take a few more years for notchless, I wouldn't hold my breath. Next year is the first year the notch is supposed to be shrinking so it's probably going to be another few years after that. At least a year or two after it becomes commonplace in Android phones, since Apple waits to perfect a technology before implementing it (case in point 120Hz which is still missing).

Although I do agree, a 7 to a 12 Mini is a solid upgrade. I considered the exact same move, but I think my 7 can hold on for another year or two with a battery replacement!
 

scanda

macrumors newbie
Apr 25, 2015
4
0
Upgrading from an X but will keep it to use on my dual sport motorcycle as a backup gps.
 

MacAlien

macrumors 6502
Oct 17, 2012
452
126
Boston
Either the XR isn’t a common iPhone to have or folks hanging onto theirs. I’m almost tempted to upgrade my XR to an iPhone 12 Pro but am unsure just yet.
 

syclick

macrumors regular
Jan 19, 2009
245
4
Still rocking an 8 Plus 64GB. Most of the reason I'm upgrading is because 64GB is not nearly enough for me.
 
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