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Caspir

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One annoyance is the availability of the MagSafe charger. Apple store showing delivery the first week of November. At least my clear case arrives tomorrow in time for the new phone.
 

NJ_Sox_Fan

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Got the Max Pro in today. Love it so far. Beautiful phone (Pacific Blue)

Stupid question I’m sure, but can I plug the lightning cable into my MacBook Pro charger or is that too strong for the phone?
 

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Got the Max Pro in today. Love it so far. Beautiful phone (Pacific Blue)

Stupid question I’m sure, but can I plug the lightning cable into my MacBook Pro charger or is that too strong for the phone?
No. It’s fine. I backup my phone to my MacBook Pro and use a usb c to lightning.
 

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My Pro Max arrived last night. I’ve never upgraded to a new iPhone since I was always an Android guy. I was pleasantly surprised by how seamless it was. Took maybe fifteen minutes from the time I opened the box to having it fully set up. I like this design a lot better than the 11 Pro Max that has the rounded edges. This feels more durable and secure in my hand. I did get a clear case because I have young kids but it felt really solid without it and I wouldn’t be nervous carrying it naked in most situations. Now to wait for the MagSafe charger.

The pacific blue is a really pleasant change after nothing but black and gray.
 

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My Pro Max arrived last night. I’ve never upgraded to a new iPhone since I was always an Android guy. I was pleasantly surprised by how seamless it was. Took maybe fifteen minutes from the time I opened the box to having it fully set up. I like this design a lot better than the 11 Pro Max that has the rounded edges. This feels more durable and secure in my hand. I did get a clear case because I have young kids but it felt really solid without it and I wouldn’t be nervous carrying it naked in most situations. Now to wait for the MagSafe charger.

The pacific blue is a really pleasant change after nothing but black and gray.
Agreed 100%. Switching from Galaxy to this phone was a breeze.
 

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I am on the IUP so I went from an 11 Max to the 12 max and the biggest change for me is getting a phone with 6GB of ram. I can easily see the speed improvements over the 11 max.
 

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I'm 6'0" 145lbs and it works well for me.
Thanks. Now to figure out a color. I had no idea there were so many options!

Do you find it useful and worth the cost/extra $10 month (assuming Verizon)?
 
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Thanks. Now to figure out a color. I had no idea there were so many options!

Do you find it useful and worth the cost/extra $10 month (assuming Verizon)?
I'm rarely out without my phone so for me it's not worth the extra expense for the cellular version of the watch plus the $10/month. YMMV.
 

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I'm rarely out without my phone so for me it's not worth the extra expense for the cellular version of the watch plus the $10/month. YMMV.
That was my thought as well, though it appears the stainless steel versions are cellular only
 

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I'm rarely out without my phone so for me it's not worth the extra expense for the cellular version of the watch plus the $10/month. YMMV.
Generally speaking, do you (or anyone else who has an Apple Watch and might read this) find the watch to be useful outside fitness/health tracking capabilities? I've been pondering getting one, but it seems like it excels at fitness tracking, which I don't need. I do like the idea of not missing notifications, and the haptic feedback for on-foot navigation would have been great when I was able to travel. I cannot see myself ever sending a text or something from a 44mm screen. I'm definitely not going to speak into it like I'm Dick Tracy. It's also yet another thing I would need to keep charged.

I really wish they made one that was round. The square shape is definitely part of my hang-up with the whole thing.
 

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Coming from a 7, this 12 mini feels like a damn hot rod. Loving it so far- huge upgrade, bigger screen and an even smaller phone. Perfection!
 

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Generally speaking, do you (or anyone else who has an Apple Watch and might read this) find the watch to be useful outside fitness/health tracking capabilities? I've been pondering getting one, but it seems like it excels at fitness tracking, which I don't need. I do like the idea of not missing notifications, and the haptic feedback for on-foot navigation would have been great when I was able to travel. I cannot see myself ever sending a text or something from a 44mm screen. I'm definitely not going to speak into it like I'm Dick Tracy. It's also yet another thing I would need to keep charged.

I really wish they made one that was round. The square shape is definitely part of my hang-up with the whole thing.
My job gives me a Fitbit inspire to wear and they pay me for getting x steps. I get all my notifications (texts, emails, caller ID) to that and it works wonderfully. Can’t respond, but I on ow what the notification is. Like you I have little need for fitness tracking so I couldn’t justify the watch, as beautiful as it is.

I’ll also add for anyone with a Roku, AirPlay works seamlessly for HBO Max and I’ve been watching with no issues.
 
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My job gives me a Fitbit inspire to wear and they pay me for getting x steps. I get all my notifications (texts, emails, caller ID) to that and it works wonderfully. Can’t respond, but I on ow what the notification is. Like you I have little need for fitness tracking so I couldn’t justify the watch, as beautiful as it is.

I’ll also add for anyone with a Roku, AirPlay works seamlessly for HBO Max and I’ve been watching with no issues.
Yeah was debating the FitBit Sense. I don’t need the cellular service Apple Watch for sure and mainly I’ve always worn a FitBit for the fitness tracking. Just not sure saving $100 is a better option than getting the Series 6.
 

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Sort of related... has anyone updated to iOS 14 yet? It's been a month. Are we past the initial buggy release window or is it worth sticking with 13.whatever for now?
So I ran the 14.1 update on my 7 almost 3 weeks ago, and it has been a complete disaster for my battery life. I had put in a new battery about a year ago, and it was performing fine until I(in hindsight, stupidly) ran the update. The phone is also now running hot. I have no desire to shell out for a new phone yet, as the 7 provides all the bells and whistles I need. Is there any fix for this? There is no mention in the 14.2 update about one, so I'm not running that just yet. Are these criminals up to their old shenanigans, blowing out old phones to force the purchase of a new one? My contempt for Apple is growing by the day.
 

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So I ran the 14.1 update on my 7 almost 3 weeks ago, and it has been a complete disaster for my battery life. I had put in a new battery about a year ago, and it was performing fine until I(in hindsight, stupidly) ran the update. The phone is also now running hot. I have no desire to shell out for a new phone yet, as the 7 provides all the bells and whistles I need. Is there any fix for this? There is no mention in the 14.2 update about one, so I'm not running that just yet. Are these criminals up to their old shenanigans, blowing out old phones to force the purchase of a new one? My contempt for Apple is growing by the day.
14.2 includes fixes for three different 0-days with in-the-wild exploits. Most enterprise customers are mandating a push to 14.2 (over 14.1) to remain a policy-compliant endpoint device.

I have no idea about the battery life conspiracy issue - it's quite possible that the new OS does run hotter though, which will degrade your battery life (or just straight up has worse power consumption - a lot of security fixes end up that way, annoyingly).
 

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Just wanted to say I wound up picking up a Series 6 Blue Aluminum 44mm GPS watch and I love it so far.
 

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How good is Non-Verizon service in the Boston (Dorchester, to be specific) area? We have Verizon and it is less than ideal service. Apparently our closest cell phone tower is inside a Churches bell tower and to upgrade it is risky because any damage to the school's property will be billed to Verizon. They haven't upgraded it in years. It is not unbearable, but there are the occasional dropped calls and at certain times there is no service from our back deck. With Black Friday coming up, we are looking to other providers (T-Mobile and AT&T). Cross posting this in the Android thread...Wife will be going with the iPhone, I like Androids. Any help is appreciated.