Joanna Stern, writing for The Wall Street Journal:
In the scheme of iPhone upgrade history, the new iPhone 11, 11 Pro
and 11 Pro Max sure seem boring. Same designs…but new colors!
Cameras…but three of them! Glass…but stronger?! After a week of
testing, I can tell you that’s mostly just smoke-and-mirrors
marketing, except for one thing many of us have wanted all along:
phones that are a bit heavier and thicker — but work when we damn
well need them to. Yes, longer battery life.
I love that her take is sort of the inverse of mine. She sees the much-longer battery life as the primary appeal, with the improved camera as a bonus. I see the camera as the primary appeal, with the longer battery life as a bonus.
She also wrote a second review — “An iPhone 11 Review for Owners of Aging iPhones” — which is basically the same starting premise as Brian Chen’s bizarre review for The Times, except done right. Stern’s advice for owners of aging iPhones is accurate and useful.
★ Thursday, 19 September 2019