Lol. I tried the iPhone 15 Pro — and it's the most OVERRATED upgrade hyped by Tom's,
Now, I’m not insinuating that Apple slipped a few bucks to Tom’s Guide for that glowing review. But it does make you wonder if they got their hands on that shiny new phone for free. Or perhaps it was another entity that had them promote it.
After all, anyone with a shred of critical thinking can see that the iPhone 15 is just another shiny object to keep consumers distracted.
Remember 2021? Ah, those were the days. We all knew that the iPhone 15 was going to be as innovative as a paperweight. Even Forbes and other tech pundits were throwing shade at Apple. Yet here we are, with the iPhone 15 failing to even trend on Twitter/X.
And yet, despite all this, people are not planning to order online or line up to buy the iPhone 15. No, they’re lining up for the iPhone 14 because the iPhone 15 is about as exciting as watching paint dry and there are discounts to be had on the iPhone 14s. It’s a mad, mad, dysfunctional world we live in, fuelled by warped perspectives.
I’m sure the weight savings is very noticeable - and very desirable. I also agree with Mark’s assertion that if small phones are going away, it’s a good thing that the larger ones are being made lighter.
I have an iPhone 15 Pro in my cart - lined up for a one-click pre-order on September 15th. But I‘m thinking maybe I won’t pull the trigger. Other than the titanium (and only with the Pros at that), the 15 series is a disappointment to me. It smacks of a high level of cynicism on the part of Apple.
Maybe I’ll wait to see how the iPhone 16 works out next year. But I said the same thing about the 15 last year. Perhaps, after being all Apple for more than two decades, it’s time to start looking outside the ecosystem.
I also think weight reduction was good and needed change. 14 Pro (Pro Max especially) was way too havy thus making ergonomics rather bad.
I already tried two times using iPhone (13 Pro and 14 Pro Max) and two times I eventually returned the divice. Small things were killing the experience. In Android world details are getting polished more and more over the years while in iPhone same things are kept not improved. I miss some features in both messages app and dialer app. Those are two basic apps everyone is using most. I know and I understand that Apple can't change those apps that much because millions of users are already used to them but small improvements and UI refinement wouldn't hurt.
To me Apple products seems always no. 1 if it's about design. But man, messages app not only looks just ugly to me (if I compare to Samsung messages app on Android or Google messages) but as I already mentioned - is bit limited.
I was hoping 15 pro will be finally "the iPhone" for me. I love the titanium frame (iPhone 14 frame was not looking good and was not comfortable to use) but there are zero improvements to camera system... and I don't like that Apple is applying more and more processing to photos. Also, they upscale images which is crazy! Files are bigger and you need more space in internal storage/iCloud. Only to charge customer more....
Gosh, I really wanted to like the iPhone but I'm not sure if I want to get disappointed 3rd time
All I can tell anyone is that I actually was able to order a 15 Pro in titanium a couple of minutes after pre-orders began, with delivery set for the release date of September 22. Then, a few hours later, I canceled the order.
Other than the weight savings from the titanium, the entire phone is too much of a disappointment to me. Performance from the new A17 chip seems no better than each generation of processor has been compared to the one before. No great leap in power or efficiency with 3nm silicon. Battery life is no better. I simply don’t care about the camera nor does the dynamic island impress me. I don’t even notice the notch on my current phone. It’s just not worth the money to me.
I’ll keep my 13 Pro until next year. But if I’m not impressed with the iPhone 16 lineup, I suspect I will look elsewhere.
I have voted with my wallet. And there you have it.