News from Apple this week

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My 12 Pro is supposed to be here Wednesday. They seem to be shipping a little slower this time. Could have had it Friday if I had been willing to make an appointment at the Apple store to pick up. Nope.

New MagSafe charger showed up last week.


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I’ll be getting up early on 11/6 to order the pro max.
Looking forward to your review.

I have decided to hold off since the camera features aren't compelling enough for me to upgrade from my 11 Pro Max with 512GB. However, my wife is due for an upgrade from her gen 1 SE which has a weak battery. The mini is for her. We both got new AW6's in SS this year so a new 12 pro max for me is a bit out of my budget. Besides, I'm going to have a huge tax bill this year I have to prepare for. :(
 
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Looking forward to your review.

I have decided to hold off since the camera features aren't compelling enough for me to upgrade from my 11 Pro Max with 512GB. However, my wife is due for an upgrade from her gen 1 SE which has a weak battery. The mini is for her. We both got new AW6's in SS this year so a new 12 pro max for me is a bit out of my budget. Besides, I'm going to have a huge tax bill this year I have to prepare for. :(
With what apple is giving me for my 11 Pro Max and the money back from the Apple Card, I'll be paying about $60 plus taxes. This is what I was saving the Apple Cash for. :)
 

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Did you get a ruling on the CitizenOne loan on the Pro Max 11? If I traded my 11 in they give me $500, but I still owe a balance of $720 so The difference would be $220 out of pocket plus the new financing on the 12. The new every two is best if you wait for the 2 years but they make it sound like you can do new every year. You can but it's an added expense.

Of course if you paid cash for your 11 then you would be taking a depreciated beating on your cash position too. There is no winning strategy except by keeping the older phone and having someone in your family make use of it. That's what we have been doing with the watches.

Apple Cash is a wash because you could use that for anything. Not many places take Apple cash here so I never have much in that account.
 

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Did you get a ruling on the CitizenOne loan on the Pro Max 11? If I traded my 11 in they give me $500, but I still owe a balance of $720 so The difference would be $220 out of pocket plus the new financing on the 12. The new every two is best if you wait for the 2 years but they make it sound like you can do new every year. You can but it's an added expense.

Of course if you paid cash for your 11 then you would be taking a depreciated beating on your cash position too. There is no winning strategy except by keeping the older phone and having someone in your family make use of it. That's what we have been doing with the watches.

Apple Cash is a wash because you could use that for anything. Not many places take Apple cash here so I never have much in that account.
I buy mine outright. I got $600 off last year so only paid $500 plus taxes. This will probably be the last time I upgrade every year. I'll wait two - three years for the next upgrade.
 
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I buy mine outright.

I did too up until the 10 came out and they had that New every two deal. I felt it was a better deal because of no interest and the Apple cash back made it negative interest. But new every one year, not so good as it was last year.
 

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I did too up until the 10 came out and they had that New every two deal. I felt it was a better deal because of no interest and the Apple cash back made it negative interest. But new every one year, not so good as it was last year.
I'll look into that next time I upgrade if they still have that program by then.
 

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While this has nothing to do with the new iPhone 12 lineup, my son was the recipient of the “Apple is Awesome” treatment. He had bought a refurbished 128 GBiPhone XS Max to replace his iPhone X that he took swimming this summer. The iPhone X still worked, except the FaceID stopped working. Well, three months later and FaceID on his iPhone XS starts acting up. (He thinks he’s got a face that breaks FaceID, but he shares his Mom’s good looks, so I know that can’t be it.)

After getting on an iMessage support call with Apple, he got set up with a Genius Bar appointment in the Indianapolis Apple Store. After running diagnostics, they verified that yep, his FaceID was no good. At this point he was expecting that he would have been given another iPhone XS Max, but the store didn’t have any 128 GB XS replacements in stock. So they gave him a 128 GB Space Grey iPhone 11 Pro Max instead!

Needless to say, Apple made him a happy camper! When he shared this with us, my first thought was “well, guess who needs to buy a new iPhone 11 Pro Max case?” So Apple did make a little money off of the replacement.
 
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My 12 Pro is supposed to be here Wednesday. They seem to be shipping a little slower this time. Could have had it Friday if I had been willing to make an appointment at the Apple store to pick up. Nope.

New MagSafe charger showed up last week.

Now UPS says Thursday. Don't think I believe them since they say it is in Kentucky right now. UPS has been less dependable for me lately.
 

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I’m surprised, the Apple logo is practically invisible. How are you supposed to impress your envious neighbors if they can’t see the shiny chrome Apple?;)
 
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I’m surprised, the Apple logo is practically invisible. How are you supposed to impress your envious neighbors if they can’t see the shiny chrome Apple?;)

The logo is a bit less reflective than on my 11. Might vary with color.


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I’m surprised, the Apple logo is practically invisible. How are you supposed to impress your envious neighbors if they can’t see the shiny chrome Apple?;)
Wife and I received our 12 Pro phones this afternoon. We upgraded our two SE phones. Both came with an Apple decal, but I'm not putting that thing on MY high dollar phone. I feel really dumb paying that much for a phone anyway, but c'est la vie.
 

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Wife and I received our 12 Pro phones this afternoon. We upgraded our two SE phones. Both came with an Apple decal, but I'm not putting that thing on MY high dollar phone. I feel really dumb paying that much for a phone anyway, but c'est la vie.

I believe that decal is intended for your car window. No, I never put one on my windows.
 

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