Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Models to Feature Hole-Punch Display and 48MP Wide Camera

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I've never owned a cell phone so I don't pay much attention to new cell phone announcements. However, daughter #1 was taking pictures at our house the other day and I was surprised at the clarity and color of the picture. Does anyone use a cellphone without buying a voice/talk subscription? Can one purchase just an internet connection or alternatively use wi-fi only to get to the 'net. Do Android phones have the same planned obsolescence as Apple products?
 

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I've never owned a cell phone

Wow. I do know audiophiles are a weird bunch, but...

Let me put it this way. If you get one,, it will make forum reading and posting much easier
 

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Wow. I do know audiophiles are a weird bunch, but...

Let me put it this way. If you get one,, it will make forum reading and posting much easier

I'm kinda sceptical about that. Poking at a tiny keyboard and the difficulty of opening/using multiple windows simultaneously seem to be drawbacks. A regular user might be able to accomodate such but I'm most productive at my two monitor desktop.
 

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I'm kinda sceptical about that. Poking at a tiny keyboard and the difficulty of opening/using multiple windows simultaneously seem to be drawbacks. A regular user might be able to accomodate such but I'm most productive at my two monitor desktop.

You will be surprised how easy it is to type on mobile with smart keys. I have something called Swype where I literally just slide my thumb on the glass
 

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What brand do you have?
iPhone 8 plus. I have used Samsung notes
before as well. Recordings are better with iPhone and quite better with iPhone 11 pro/pro max so that's the only reason to upgrade.
 

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I've never owned a cell phone so I don't pay much attention to new cell phone announcements. However, daughter #1 was taking pictures at our house the other day and I was surprised at the clarity and color of the picture. Does anyone use a cellphone without buying a voice/talk subscription? Can one purchase just an internet connection or alternatively use wi-fi only to get to the 'net. Do Android phones have the same planned obsolescence as Apple products?

For posterity I'd be interested to hear if you pursued this further.

Purchasing a lightly used older model phone for off cellular network use requires a bit of research on carrier models and especially overseas versions. One relevant example being FM radio functionality is much higher in EU models and almost never enabled stateside. Monitoring/Sales programs hard coded into any given globally available model by carrier (Sprint/Vodafone/etc) further wean quality options.

Alternate uses relying on cell towers but not a cellular contract are the ideal. Prime example is forgoing using $1K current phone model to go mountain biking running a gps based app. Most anything else of a technical nature is upset by all the processing and radios (read constant searching for cell/wifi/BT signal). Viewing WBF over wifi from a listening chair or taking photos are perfectly valid simple tasks. As would be taking listening notes or managing a +10K LP collection.

One last note: iPhone peculiarly quit working optimally during the prescribed upgrade period and all points after. ;)
 

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