I didn’t have a battery issue with my 12 mini at all since I have chargers everywhere. The mini is the perfect size device IMO.
I did pick up the 13 pro for the better features and camera this time wife got the 12 mini.
I’m not much of a podcast listener. Other than a couple times for a few minutes, I haven’t listened to one entire show. So many thanks Annie_M for posting your podcast list. I see Rene Ritchie has an Apple Talk podcast. he is one of my favorite Apple Tech channels (imore too of course). I just opened podcasts and followed him. Apple Talk will be my ‘first’ full podcast listen. Much appreciated.
I’m the definite outcast here. I ordered the 13 Pro Max but I backed out. My Apple budget for 2021 was already at budget and I still wanted the S7 watch and a Stereo pair HomePod mini for Christmas. So it’ll be my 11 for one more and absolutely final year. It’ll be the 14 Pro Max unless the rumor of a 14 Max is true (some Pro features really aren’t needed for my use case).
Love my 13 Pro Max, wasn’t sure if it was time to upgrade from my X but ugh difference. Ya I know it’s an older phone but I was ok with it, I don’t upgrade often, was actually holding onto a hw upgrade for 2 years. What a beast of a phone, everything about it is on a whole other level
I traded my 12 Pro in for the 13 base model in October. I like it, I would have liked to have gotten the 13 Pro but it was in short supply then. The lady across the table from me at the Apple Store was holding one but I was told that she pre-ordered it.
I do miss the telephoto lens. Since my 13 is fully covered by Apple Care+, I'm probably keeping it for another 2 years.
The only issues are that VPN is "on demand" instead of always on and I still lose LTE connectivity periodically. And the occasional touch problems. Sometimes the touches don't register. With or without a screen protector.
I traded in my Black SE2020 last week for a Blue iPhone 13 Pro 128 at Best Buy who was giving an extra $200 on trade on a promotion, so it was a no brainer. So far I love the device.
Screen is big and bright, the processor seems snappy and no lag issues. Typing on the screen is a joy and I never knew how much I missed having a big screen until I decided to use my twin brothers SE2020 as my daily driver after he passed last May.
Don’t get me wrong here!! The SE2020 is a very nice device and in my opinion the best Apple phone for the money and I loved the forum factor. But typing on a smaller screen took some getting used to.
But, I am now back on a shiny new iPhone 13 Pro and I am a happy camper. As far as the device being a keeper, it certainly is and was money well spent.