1. kevb23's Avatar
    For the first time in a long time I'm considering paying off iPhone 11 Pro Max and keeping it for longer than one year. Iv'e always had the lastest and greatest, but after thinking about what I do with my device I have too much tech in this thing than I need to begin with. Anyone else feel that way? I'll have to resist the new tech bug when the new model comes out in October.
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    05-07-2020 09:58 PM
  2. Annie_M's Avatar
    For the first time in a long time I'm considering paying off iPhone 11 Pro Max and keeping it for longer than one year. Iv'e always had the lastest and greatest, but after thinking about what I do with my device I have too much tech in this thing than I need to begin with. Anyone else feel that way? I'll have to resist the new tech bug when the new model comes out in October.
    Lol! Good luck with that!!
    05-07-2020 10:34 PM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Well I kept my 7 Plus since launch. Still have it in the closet. Wasn't planning on upgrading but one morning several months ago the wife says to me "I think we need new iPhones." What am I going to do, disagree with her?

    However, had it not been for that, I'd probably still be rocking the 7 Plus. I don't need the latest and greatest device. Heck, I'm still wearing a series 3 Apple Watch.
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    05-07-2020 10:45 PM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    I believe a lot of people are feeling like you OP.
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    05-08-2020 02:40 AM
  5. wenrob's Avatar
    Love my Pro Max and at the moment I don’t see any reason to upgrade. Of course I always feel like that and then Apple manages to change my mind. Sometimes I do sometimes I don’t. We’ll see what happens in a few months.
    05-08-2020 08:50 AM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    When I purchased an 11 Pro in September I had full intention of keeping it for more than 6 months, for sure. I may or may not upgrade to the 12 Pro depending on what it offers.
    05-08-2020 10:49 AM
  7. flyinion's Avatar
    I will likely be keeping mine until the 2021 cycle. That gives them time to work out bugs with 5G and the new rumored designs etc. I did the same thing with my X but that was because the following year I bought my first Watch instead of upgrading my X on the IUP. We bought our 11's on the straight up 24 month financing from Apple instead of the IUP. So I'd have to pay it off early anyway to get the new phone. That works out anyway because I didn't upgrade to Watch 5 last year and do plan to upgrade this year. So I guess now I'm on a staggered every other year cycle for the Watch and iPhone.
    05-08-2020 12:03 PM
  8. Blaalad12's Avatar
    I expect the 12 pro to have a design change in some way involving the display (notch to be made smaller at least) maybe push the edges out a tiny bit further also to create a more bezelless display. For me this would be enough to consider upgrading as i hate the fact that the pro max looks identical to last years model and the model the year before etc I love the phone however and am enjoying it more then i thought i would (long time android owner here)

    My only gripe so far is i wish i could figure out the shortcuts app (totally lost on how to set some shortcuts up despite looking at tutorials) and i wish Apple allowed gestures . For example , swipe down anywhere on the homescreen to see notifications and swipe up anywhere on the screen to bring up the control panel instead of having to swipe from the very top each time. Reachability helps but meh , gestures would be far better!!
    05-08-2020 12:16 PM
  9. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I expect the 12 pro to have a design change in some way involving the display (notch to be made smaller at least) maybe push the edges out a tiny bit further also to create a more bezelless display. For me this would be enough to consider upgrading as i hate the fact that the pro max looks identical to last years model and the model the year before etc I love the phone however and am enjoying it more then i thought i would (long time android owner here)

    My only gripe so far is i wish i could figure out the shortcuts app (totally lost on how to set some shortcuts up despite looking at tutorials) and i wish Apple allowed gestures . For example , swipe down anywhere on the homescreen to see notifications and swipe up anywhere on the screen to bring up the control panel instead of having to swipe from the very top each time. Reachability helps but meh , gestures would be far better!!
    I read that the 12 will be a complete redesign. It will look more like a combination of the new iPads and the iPhone 5 and 5s. Flatter on the sides with more squared off edges. I hope that’s true. I’m tired of the current look. Also the Max gets bigger and the regular Pro gets a little smaller.
    05-08-2020 02:56 PM
  10. justCJ's Avatar
    I had a choice to make 1 month ago.
    Go for the 11 pro Max now cause it looks good and it’s proven, or wait for the 12 pro Max.

    I checked the rumors so far and at best we are gonna get flat edges (pretty uncomfortable if you use it without case like me), a bit smaller notch (the area will still be “dead” Cause there will be a notch), a Lidar sensor that I really don’t care about, and 5G modem that my contract/carrier doesn’t support either way. Also maybe 120hz refresh rate that will reduce battery life.

    So I asked my self. Does it worth waiting at least 6 months for something that doesn’t really have anything that I care? And what if it has issues? Will it have the same great battery life?

    Long story short, I went for the 11 pro Max 256 and I couldn’t be happier! There’s literally nothing more that I want from my device right now.
    I’m planning to keep this at least 2 and a half years until iPhone 14 comes out
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    05-08-2020 03:03 PM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    I expect the 12 pro to have a design change in some way involving the display (notch to be made smaller at least) maybe push the edges out a tiny bit further also to create a more bezelless display. For me this would be enough to consider upgrading as i hate the fact that the pro max looks identical to last years model and the model the year before etc I love the phone however and am enjoying it more then i thought i would (long time android owner here)

    My only gripe so far is i wish i could figure out the shortcuts app (totally lost on how to set some shortcuts up despite looking at tutorials) and i wish Apple allowed gestures . For example , swipe down anywhere on the homescreen to see notifications and swipe up anywhere on the screen to bring up the control panel instead of having to swipe from the very top each time. Reachability helps but meh , gestures would be far better!!
    I plan on keeping my Pro Max but the 12 line-up sounds tempting so I can never tell

    As for Shortcuts I would recommend you check out the Reddit Sub.

    r/shortcuts

    I learned a lot there
    05-08-2020 03:40 PM
  12. Blaalad12's Avatar
    In my opinion they should focus on reducing the notch and bringing the display out to the edge a tad more. The frame of the phone is perfect and it would feel too sharp in the hand if they square it off. I would welcome a textured finish/grippyness to the volume/power controls though! 120hz refresh rate would be awesome too but if its going to mean taking a hit on battery life then meh iam not sure if i want it that bad. Throw in the ability to create custom gestures like you can on android and you have the perfect device in my view.

    Oh and sort out the gallery app. Its awful. I use slidebox for which makes it bearable as i can organise my photos but the gallery app is 10x times better on any android device i ever had.

    No phone is perfect i guess!!
    05-08-2020 07:42 PM
  13. MB64's Avatar
    ^ this and also make them slightly lighter would be a game changer for me.
    05-08-2020 07:45 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    For the first time in a long time I'm considering paying off iPhone 11 Pro Max and keeping it for longer than one year. Iv'e always had the lastest and greatest, but after thinking about what I do with my device I have too much tech in this thing than I need to begin with. Anyone else feel that way? I'll have to resist the new tech bug when the new model comes out in October.
    The iPhone X was the longest I had ever kept an iPhone without upgrading to the newest model and to be quite honest, I could have kept it another year. Believe me, I considered it. Unless the next iPhone truly wows me, I’ll probably hold onto to my 11 Pro Max a bit longer.

    As always, I’m more interested in what the next iOS version brings than the newest hardware.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 05-09-2020 at 06:35 PM.
    05-08-2020 07:53 PM
  15. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    For the first time in a long time I'm considering paying off iPhone 11 Pro Max and keeping it for longer than one year. Iv'e always had the lastest and greatest, but after thinking about what I do with my device I have too much tech in this thing than I need to begin with. Anyone else feel that way? I'll have to resist the new tech bug when the new model comes out in October.
    Never. I'll always upgrade.
    05-09-2020 06:15 PM
  16. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    120hz refresh rate would be awesome too but if its going to mean taking a hit on battery life then meh iam not sure if i want it that bad.
    I'd be okay with settings for 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz. I personally don't care to get 90Hz or 120Hz display just because of the battery hit.
    05-09-2020 06:17 PM
  17. kevb23's Avatar
    Yeah I just feel like if I can make the battery life last the full 2 years or more the iPhone 13 hopefully will have no notch at all.
    05-09-2020 07:12 PM
  18. davidnc's Avatar
    I wont be getting the iphone 12, sticking with the pro max as one of my phones for another year .In both 2018 and 2019 I upgraded 2 phones. So breaking the trend for this year .
    05-16-2020 07:57 AM
  19. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    I upgraded from a iphone 7 and upgraded to iphone 11 pro max a few weeks ago. And to me that was a huge upgrade not just by hardware but dear god 4.7 inch screen to a 6'5 inch screen is like wow! :O So will I be keeping my iphone 11 pro max for a long time? You bet I will. Likely till it gets no more updates. That's the plan at least.
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    05-17-2020 07:35 PM
  20. taz323's Avatar
    I upgraded from a iphone 7 and upgraded to iphone 11 pro max a few weeks ago. And to me that was a huge upgrade not just by hardware but dear god 4.7 inch screen to a 6'5 inch screen is like wow! :O So will I be keeping my iphone 11 pro max for a long time? You bet I will. Likely till it gets no more updates. That's the plan at least.
    Congrats, enjoy.
    05-17-2020 09:21 PM
  21. staceymj86's Avatar
    I’ve had my XS Max for 14 months, and as much as I love my phone, I’m definitely upgrading to the 12 Pro Max this year. The longest I ever held onto a phone was with my X for 18 months. I even stopped buying cases 5 months ago since I know I’m going to upgrade. No sense in wasting money on cases.
    05-17-2020 11:34 PM
  22. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Congrats, enjoy.
    Thank you
    05-18-2020 01:25 AM
  23. Spencerdl's Avatar
    For the first time in a long time I'm considering paying off iPhone 11 Pro Max and keeping it for longer than one year. Iv'e always had the lastest and greatest, but after thinking about what I do with my device I have too much tech in this thing than I need to begin with. Anyone else feel that way? I'll have to resist the new tech bug when the new model comes out in October.
    I'm thinking about doing that this year as well. I just don't need the latest greatest iPhone this year and my Pro Max is doing the job and doing it well.
    05-18-2020 01:26 AM
  24. Wotchered's Avatar
    My iPhone XS is too big and has a lousy battery, but I’m keeping the thing as long as I can. That way I’ll keep costs down as much as possible.
    Anybody who has (owns) an 11 series should think about doing the same. The new tech does not move me because it never works properly or even turns up on time. And I don’t need it !
    Also, if people stopped buying the new iterations as freely as they do , maybe Apple would try a bit(a lot) harder to give their customers what they really want,eg a really good battery.
    05-18-2020 08:38 AM
  25. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    My iPhone XS is too big and has a lousy battery, but I’m keeping the thing as long as I can. That way I’ll keep costs down as much as possible.
    Anybody who has (owns) an 11 series should think about doing the same. The new tech does not move me because it never works properly or even turns up on time. And I don’t need it !
    Also, if people stopped buying the new iterations as freely as they do , maybe Apple would try a bit(a lot) harder to give their customers what they really want,eg a really good battery.
    To be quite honest, if a really good battery is somebody's number one concern, already own an 11/11Pro, and aren't all that keen on year-to-year features, then sticking with what they have would be a good idea. Anything around the XR/11/11 Pro have great battery life.
    05-18-2020 10:35 AM
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