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iPhone has never had split screen. Maybe there's a jailbreak tweak for it. Only iPad can do split screen.

I could see it being useful on iPad (never tried), but I can guess that on iPhone it hasn’t been implemented because for the vast majority it’s not a needed or useful feature. With the screen real estate of an iPad I’d probably use it, but in all the years I had an Android I maybe used it 10 or less times because I’d end up exiting out - more navigating around with two apps open. But that might have just been my particular use case.
 

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iPhone has never had split screen. Maybe there's a jailbreak tweak for it. Only iPad can do split screen.

You’re correct. Having been a user of both platforms for a long time, until recently, I get mixed up sometimes.

It makes perfect sense to me that it is available on iPad with its larger screen.
 

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I could see it being useful on iPad (never tried), but I can guess that on iPhone it hasn’t been implemented because for the vast majority it’s not a needed or useful feature. With the screen real estate of an iPad I’d probably use it, but in all the years I had an Android I maybe used it 10 or less times because I’d end up exiting out - more navigating around with two apps open. But that might have just been my particular use case.

Agree. Android crams everything they can think of in their phones, whether people use them or not. Apple, I believe, refines things and only implements them if they are useful and work well.
I think it’s great there are 2 platforms that are different and push each other as the technology advances. Choice is a good thing.
 

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I see good and bad in both platforms but apples FaceTime help me out when I am in the hospital. I am no very healthy and with the no visitor rule in my hospital FaceTime works great for me.
 

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I see good and bad in both platforms but apples FaceTime help me out when I am in the hospital. I am no very healthy and with the no visitor rule in my hospital FaceTime works great for me.

We use that quite a bit in our hospital also. We have a couple iPads in case patients don’t have an iPhone. It has been a lifeline between patients and families.
 

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We use that quite a bit in our hospital also. We have a couple iPads in case patients don’t have an iPhone. It has been a lifeline between patients and families.

I can imagine that it was a true lifeline. I'm thinking that they would be beneficial in nursing homes as well. I have a friend who was unable to see her husband (who is in a nursing home) for months at the height of the pandemic. Luckily, staff members let patients use their personal devices so they could FaceTime with families. It wasn't ideal, but at the time, it meant everything to her.
 

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Since I have a bad heart they automatically put me in the hospital for a few days to be on the safe side so my only way to family is FaceTime period.
 

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Since I have a bad heart they automatically put me in the hospital for a few days to be on the safe side so my only way to family is FaceTime period.

In the same situation. 2 heart attacks, 4 by-pass surgery and 2 stints. i try to minimize daily stress and struggles. Take care of yourself.
 

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There will always be users who need a certain feature even one that isn’t seemingly needed by many. Samsung certainly has good engineers working on their products to turn out good devices. however, and with all due respect, a pen for your smartphone is a solution in search of a problem for the vast-vast majority of users.
By the way, MrWhoseTheBoss on YouTube did his excellent semi annual smartphone battery life test based on the 22 Ultra release. The good news, Ultra 22 beat the Flagship Pixel and OnePlus. In a bit of a surprise, the 21 Ultra edged out the 22 Ultra. Theoretical reasoning for last year’s model beating this year’s model is the pen space causing thermals or decrease in real estate for ____. But good for the Ultra 21 to beat the other 3 competitors. Oh, wait, I forgot to mention the other competitor, the 13 Pro Max. The 13 Pro Max blew away the 21 Ultra in last year’s late test. But wait, if the 2021 IPhone 13 Pro Max blew away the 2021 Ultra, and the 2021 Ultra beat the 2022 Ultra, that means this year the winner by a country mile again is….
Sure, there will be users who say, my smartphone may be out of juice but it’s got a pen! But I’m going to go out on a limb and say extra hourS of juice is far more important to most.
Hey, Speaking of tests did anyone see the Core and GPU benchmark testing for the 2022 Ultra versus the 2021 13 Pro Max?
 
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You give me terrible HomePod envy :). I have HomePod Minis stereo paired. I love ‘em but I wanted (and want) the OG HomePod stereo pair. But I blew up my Apple budget last year and used OG HomePods are holding their value too damn well.
I am hoping Apple comes out with a HomePod Pro, it may not be as big as the OG but 50% bigger than Mini — that’d be just big enough to push out a bass level to my liking.
 

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There will always be users who need a certain feature even one that isn’t seemingly needed by many. Samsung certainly has good engineers working on their products to turn out good devices. however, and with all due respect, a pen for your smartphone is a solution in search of a problem for the vast-vast majority of users.
By the way, MrWhoseTheBoss on YouTube did his excellent semi annual smartphone battery life test based on the 22 Ultra release. The good news, Ultra 22 beat the Flagship Pixel and OnePlus. In a bit of a surprise, the 21 Ultra edged out the 22 Ultra. Theoretical reasoning for last year’s model beating this year’s model is the pen space causing thermals or decrease in real estate for ____. But good for the Ultra 21 to beat the other 3 competitors. Oh, wait, I forgot to mention the other competitor, the 13 Pro Max. The 13 Pro Max blew away the 21 Ultra in last year’s late test. But wait, if the 2021 IPhone 13 Pro Max blew away the 2021 Ultra, and the 2021 Ultra beat the 2022 Ultra, that means this year the winner by a country mile again is….
Sure, there will be users who say, my smartphone may be out of juice but it’s got a pen! But I’m going to go out on a limb and say extra hourS of juice is far more important to most.
Hey, Speaking of tests did anyone see the Core and GPU benchmark testing for the 2022 Ultra versus the 2021 13 Pro Max?

There's been plenty of times I wished for Apple to include Apple Pencil support for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. When I think of something that I need to do, or need to buy, or whatever, I have to unlock my phone (while wearing a mask), tap a few times to open the notes app, and type out a note. If the Apple Pencil support worked like the S Pen on the Note S22 Ultra, I could pull out the Pencil and immediately take a note. The S Pen is incredibly useful and it's way more than a gimmick.
 

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Understood and why I wrote "There will always be users who need a certain feature".
But, what I'll call, a smart stylus is not something that smartphone users by in very large are clamoring for. Yet for those who do, like yourself, you have the Ultra 22 option. But as is usually the case, there is no free lunch. For a smartphone, inside of it the real estate is at an extreme premium. Every square millimeter counts. For you the space taken for the smart stylus is worth it. IMHO it would be a super waste for Apple to bring it to the iPhone and I strongly suspect Apple feels the same way.
 

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For the most part apple devices never let me down as where android almost weekly let me down with simple BS.
The last draw was my text messages weekly would not work on 5g with Ty T-Mobile such a shame it happened with note 20 and s21 this is why I switched to apple with no text issues on 5G.
 

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Understood and why I wrote "There will always be users who need a certain feature".
But, what I'll call, a smart stylus is not something that smartphone users by in very large are clamoring for. Yet for those who do, like yourself, you have the Ultra 22 option. But as is usually the case, there is no free lunch. For a smartphone, inside of it the real estate is at an extreme premium. Every square millimeter counts. For you the space taken for the smart stylus is worth it. IMHO it would be a super waste for Apple to bring it to the iPhone and I strongly suspect Apple feels the same way.

Completely agree. To me, a stylus is a gimmick 99.9% of users would never use. It would take up unnecessary space. No thanks.
Now a tablet is a completely different situation.
 

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Global sales for 2021 are out by model

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