Category Archives: iPhone 11 Pro Max

Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: This Battery Life Something Else

So I finally had an opportunity to push the battery life of my iPhone 11 Pro Max last weekend. I had to work both Saturday and Sunday out of town, a habit that has unfortunately become very common as of late. An eight hour day on a hot roof will really wear a guy out, so I was pretty gassed by the time I got back to my hotel room after dinner Saturday night.

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Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: Deep Fusion Arrives….Sort Of

[Correction- Deep Fusion is available in the iOS 13.2 beta, not 13.1.2. I just happened to be waiting to update to 13.1.2 when I saw reports that the beta with Deep Fusion had released. While some reports say that 13.2 has been released, it is not available on the Apple Developer Page yet.]

Apple’s new Deep Fusion photography mode has arrived early for the new iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, courtesy of the iOS 13.2 Developer Beta that was released earlier today. Based on this quick follow-up to iOS 13 ans 13.1, it seems that Apple is handling this new photo enhancement mode similar to how they approached Portrait Mode a few years ago, likely targeting a mid to late Fall release.

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Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: Battery and Screen

I will admit up front I haven’t done any specific testing of the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s battery yet. These are just my observations based on real-world usage. While I haven’t formally tried to test it, I also haven’t had to think about it in normal usage. The battery life on the 11 Pro Max is so good that I don’t have to top off between work and home every day, which I used to do with my XS Max.

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Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: The Camera

For all of the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s features, the cameras are undoubtedly the stars of the show based on the vast majority of the reviews, so far. Based on my personal experience so far, I definitely agree.

Rather than expound at length on details you’ve probably already read somewhere else, I’m going to let the pics do most of the talking, with just a little explanation of the location and what is going on in the shots.

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Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: Missing 3D Touch a Little

It may seem like a small thing, but I do actually miss 3D Touch now that it’s gone from the iPhone. I understand the need for Apple to unify the interfaces across their devices. I understand that this move freed up some space that was used for a bigger battery and also simplified the display, likely cutting the cost of the iPhone’s bill of material. These are all important things. However, for those of us who actually used 3D Touch, this is a small but noticeable step backwards.

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Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: Early First Impressions

Thanks to the issues I had setting up my new iPhone, I haven’t been able to use it enough to form too many impressions. However, just holding it, looking at it and using it as little as I have are good for a few.

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Doing the New iPhone Dance With Two Left Feet

So I got a new iPhone 11 Pro Max  and two new Series 5 Apple Watches yesterday. Normally, writers who get their gear on launch day are posting up a storm and posting unboxing videos and such. Unfortunately, that was not the case for me yesterday. Things did not go smoothly. I did make a couple of unboxing videos, but that was as far as I got.

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