Years ago, I used iPhones of all sizes. My first smartphone was the original 3.5-inch iPhone and it captured screens of all sizes in one place – 4-inch iPhone 5s, 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone X 5.8-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 11 and recently iPhone 12 Mini 5.4 inch.
So when the iPhone 13 came out, I naturally ordered the 6.7-inch which was missing from the list. iPhone 13 Pro Max. It’s 1.3 inches larger than the iPhone 12 mini I’ve been using for 11 months, so I’m definitely used to some. But with the size and weight — there are no small hurdles to overcome — I learned some surprising things about the differences between Apple’s small and large iPhones.
Phones really last all day
This may sound obvious, but until the iPhone 13 Pro Max, I’ve never used an iPhone, which lasts all day. With the iPhone 12 mini, I used to keep the charger close by to make sure I didn’t run out of juice. On the iPhone 13 Pro Max, this is no less of a concern. Between the big battery, the A15’s power handling improvements and the adaptive refresh screen, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is a nasty battery that takes in a lot of moisture every day without getting wet. With conservative use, I can go weekends without a charger. This is the biggest reason I would recommend a Mac to anyone who buys an iPhone.
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Stainless steel is beautiful on delivery, but impractical
Since the iPhone 13 Pro is similar in design to the iPhone 13, Apple was supposed to differentiate it in some way, so they chose to wrap it in stainless steel instead of aluminum, which looks great in presentation but isn’t much better in practice. . It’s heavy, easy to scratch, picks up smudges, and frankly looks no better than the iPhone 13’s brightly colored aluminum. I understand why Apple uses a different material for its high-end phones, but I hope the rumors come back. Titanium for next year’s Pro models is becoming a reality.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max is obviously much larger than the iPhone 12 Mini, but apart from the physical size of the screen, you don’t leave everything between the two phones. To match the usual Pro-to-Non-Pro variants—better camera, better screen, better battery life—but for casual tasks, the Max doesn’t really offer everything in the Mini. Unlike the Apple Watch Series 7, which offers improved UI components with a larger screen, the iPhone Max has the same interface as the iPhone Mini.
This means that you get the same network of icons, tools, documents and library of applications. The iPhone 13 Pro Max could easily fit in with the extra font icons, but Apple has more white space at the bottom of the home screen. The same goes for the dock where Apple can integrate the fifth icon if desired. So, with the thumbnail, you only have large images and two extra fonts. Apple should take the Apple Watch Series 7 page here and restore iOS to use more space.
Max needs Apple Pencil support
Needless to say, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the biggest phone. With a 6.7-inch screen, its screen is only an inch smaller than the original iPad mini. The big screen is great for watching movies, but it’s also a great production tool for writing long emails and editing photos. But you still need to use your fingers for everything.
The Apple Pencil is a great iPod accessory that will be invaluable on the iPhone 13 Max. With a 6.7-inch screen, it’s about the size of a small laptop, and the tiny Apple Pencil is a great way to quickly bring down ideas and highlight documents. What’s more, it will separate the iPhone 13 Max from the rest of the line and install it as a professional production device like the iPod Pro or the Samsung Galaxy Note.
iPhone mini deserves a place in Apple’s lineup
There are many reports that the iPhone 13 Mini will be the last of its kind. While iPhone buyers are drawn to devices with larger screens, poor sales are ideal for shrinking smaller iPhones. While I certainly appreciate the iPhone Max’s 6.7-inch screen, I also miss some of the uses of the iPhone 12 Mini.
If the iPhone Mini disappears with the iPhone 14 lineup, I hope Apple will keep it with the future iPhone SE. After all, Apple is currently selling the 12 Mini for $599 and that will drop to $499 next year, just like the current iPhone 11. the following The model almost certainly accepts a Liquid Retina display and is perfectly suited to the iPhone mini chassis.
Michael Simon has been covering up Apple ever since the iPad became the iWalk. His passion for technology goes back to his first computer, the IBM ThinkPad, with a removable keyboard to replace the drive. Still waiting for tbh to come out in style.