AppleVis Unleashed October 2020: Mister Buster Brown

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Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Sunday, November 1, 2020

Got the 12 pro. Not impress with battery. Hope the update 14.2 update will fix it. Never had issues with face ID when I went from the 7 to the XS phone. Also got AirPod pro and is nice.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Sunday, November 1, 2020

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Hi Holger,

Unfortunately, for those coming from an Xs or 11 Pro are going to be surprised that the battery life on the iPhone 12 Pro is smaller meaning we will have a shorter battery life than we had on the 11 Pro. I honestly can't see any update that Apple gives us will help on the battery life. This doesn't seem to be an iOS related issue but rather that Apple went with a thinner device this round which led to a smaller battery. I would highly recommend that those on the iPhone 11 Pro to stay put. Sure the 5G is great but I also believe that is another piece of the battery problem as it is typical of any 1st generation cellular chip to burn through the battery. Perhaps in the next generation 5G cellular chip it will be better. Don't even start with the iPhone 12 Mini. Gasp! As that doesn't seem to be a whole lot better than the iPhone SE 2020 which is dismal and of a letdown. However, those coming from the 6s, 7, or the 8 models will absolutely love either of the iPhone 12 or 12 Pro. In that circumstances they will get a huge boost on everything. Battery, processor, camera, and such. This is will be where it shines the most.

I am really glad to hear that you absolutely love your Air Pod Pro! I have heard nothing but great things about the device. I think the upcoming Air Pod 3rd generation will even be better for those with smaller budget.

Thanks for listening to the show!

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Sunday, November 1, 2020

In reply to by AnonyMouse

Agree with battery. Found a smart case by case plus for the 12 pro. Sadly I lost my right side AirPod so I got AirPod pro. A nice deal in amazon.

Submitted by MelodicFate on Monday, November 2, 2020

I have to say, coming from an iPhone XS, I'm pretty impressed with the battery life. I just wish my phone would stop periodically freezing. Here's to hoping 14.2 fixes it.
I definitely consider the 12 pro a more than worthy upgrade from the XS.

Submitted by Kerby on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

I totally agree with Randy in the podcast thank you very much for the Apple Watch podcast regarding prominent haptic feedback. I didn’t even know about this until you mentioned it. I love it.