There may come a time in the not-too-distant future when steadfast all-inclusive headlines will be outlawed. Here’s one from Rene Ritchie on iPhone 11:
The one for everyone
No it’s not. I want three cameras. iPhone 11 has only two on the backside. Reports say iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max account for 55-percent of all new iPhone models sold since the launch. Obviously, iPhone 11 is not the one for everyone. Those days are gone. How so?
We live in an ever more fragmented world where diversity of choice rule. Ritchie:
With the added ultra-wide camera and Night Mode, improved selfies, industry-leading A13 Bionic chipset, Gigabit LTE and Wi-Fi 6, and iOS 13 operating system, all starting at $699, iPhone 11 is the most compelling iPhone Apple has ever made
No it’s not. See above.
There is much to like, yes; especially so because iPhone 11 is $300 less than its Pro brother, and the differences sufficiently minute that your requirements must be specific to choose the more expensive models.
Ritchie says iPhone 11 is for everyone, but then narrows the list of what everyone includes.
Everyone who has an iPhone 6 or earlier and is looking for a new phone to keep getting the latest updates. Who has an iPhone 6s or iPhone 7, and is thinking it’s time to trade in and move up.
That seems fair and reasonable.
The iPhone 11 is more akin to a replacement for the iPhone XS than the iPhone XR.
See? Not. For. Everyone.
Hell, iPhone 11, unlike last year’s iPhone XR, isn’t even Apple’s best seller. So Far. This year. That may change now that reviews are in. Yes, there is much to like but not everyone will like the shortcomings.
That’s shortcomings on iPhone 11 and shortcomings on the iPhone 11 Pro models.
- LCD display vs. OLED display.
- Good battery life vs. great battery life.
- Two cameras vs. three cameras.
- Bezels vs. not-so-much bezel.
- New colors vs. not-so-new colors.
- You see how that works, right?
I do not mean to disparage Ritchie. He’s one of the best Apple analysts and reviewers around these days, but we’re long since beyond this is the one for everyone headline.
Yet, we could reverse that and go with the most for anyone for iPhone 11 Pro models and still be disappointed?
Pro? How is 64GB storage Pro? See? Same CPU, too? Is that Pro?