Personally and despite seeing the very decent camera upgrades i’m going to wait for the iPhone16 pro max, hopefully by then all photo modes will be 48mp and 2nd year improvements to the 7 optical lenses they are offering in the iPhone15 pro max.
Hopefully we don’t have to wait as long as last year for the iPhone15s Phone Cases Lol.
Love it Adam! You lasted longer than me. I upgraded from a perfect iPhone 6s to a 13 mini last year and the guy in the store was shocked. I explained that us old boys know how to look after expensive stuff and the only reason I was upgrading was the battery wasn't so good and the new camera was better.
It looks nice. I like the telephoto zoom on the Pro Max. I still haven't paid off my 13 Promax and it works fine. I will wait for the 16.
As for the 13 Promax I like the low light capabilities. I also like the Lidar, which helps me with my floorplan scan app and of course focusing. It was the only model that had it. The big screen is nice but I might get the Pro version of the 6 not the Pro Max. Hopefully with the 5x tele by then
I'm reluctant to replace my iPhone 6S. It's been so GD good, continues to work, continues to take updates and it's been paid for a long time. I'm interested in the 15, notably just what people do with a 48 MP camera and whether that many pixels are worth having on a camera with a tiny lens, especially given all of the digital strangeness that will be required to combine images from a 3-lens camera. I think my 6S might be approaching its end, so a decision is coming, but I just might save some bucks and get one of the previous generation phones.
The phone is hooked up to a spotting scope for something like that and that is about a 110X magnification through the spotting scope. The battery, more memory and the better camera should streamline things like this and make wildlife videos (and maybe usable photos) much easier to capture, process, share, post and maybe sell.
Adam most of what you are saying is tempting me, but i have the 14pro max with 512gb, the 15pro max with 512gb is near £1400, my 14pro max was £1500, trade in is £750, the 15Pro Max does have decent camera upgrades, but i’ll wait for the 16pro max because i have one year left of finance, that’s the only reason i’m not going for the 15pro max.
If I had gotten the 14 Pro Max, I wouldn't upgrade either Douglas. The 15 version doesn’t seem that much better. The upgrade from the 6 to the 15 will probably be the last upgrade till the 20 for me. Probably should have gone for the 14 cause the 6 still had at least a few hundred in trade in value with T-Mobile when the 14 came out. Now it’s worthless.
I would not characterize myself as excited, but I am still using an old 6S, who's time must be coming, so I'm on the hunt now. Truthfully, what the hunt has revealed is that out little devices are hitting an inflection point in technology, where a version increment doesn't really mean that much. It's not just iPhones or any phones, but all of our pocket gadgets as well as our desktop gadgets. Now, we're in an era where my 6S does nearly everything that a 15 does except shoot 64 MP images, which I don't really need.
As we draw close to the physical limits of our technology and the limits of what we know how to do with it, we need more hype to convince us to go out and spend a grand for something that isn't that much different than what we already have. Apple is pretty good on hype, but also pretty good on delivering decent products. It's amazing to me, having been in this since the days when people sweated bullets about desktop computers and their specs, that Apple continues to chart the course that everybody else is following.
Unfortunately, there comes a time when the older iPhones will not support the latest iOS. Same happens with all the Apple products at some point. I finally had to replace an iMac because it was 10 years old and wouldn't upgrade to the latest operating system. No biggie, except it was a cascading problem with other software (Adobe) that also couldn't update. I updated my phone to the 13 and will wait to update for a few more years.
Seems the iPhone14 cases won’t fit the iPhone 15 models, the difference between the two is not that much, but enough to mean manufacturers will have to offer another case that fits and offers protection.