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I think you've got the right idea as far as the 11 being the "sweet spot" of Apple's newly-revamped lineup. If you don't need (or want) the top-of-the-line camera or OLED screen, the 11 provides a lot more bang for the buck than the Pro models, just like the XR did in last year's lineup. I'll admit to being awfully tempted by OLED screens every time I look at one, but so far not enough to pay the required premium to get one.
mjzee's advice is spot on. I'd just add that if you're not under contract with a carrier, you may want to think about buying the phone from an Apple Store instead of an AT&T-affiliated store, particularly if you intend to purchase an AppleCare plan. Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program includes interest-free financing of the phone over a 2-year period and AppleCare, and if you choose to do so, you can trade in your phone and upgrade to a new one every year, otherwise you own it outright after the two-year note is paid up. It's a pretty good deal even if you don't intend to upgrade, now that carriers no longer heavily subsidize the cost of phones the way they used to.
I have a 3-year-old 7 with 128GB and will probably replace it with an 11 this year. I almost bought an XR last year, but wound up procrastinating long enough that I eventually figured I'd just wait until this year's new models were released. I used to always be bumping up against the memory limit with older iPhones I've had with less memory (32GB and 64GB), but haven't gotten close to doing so with this one, however, I don't store a lot of music on it either, mainly just apps, photos, videos, and ebooks.
Oh, and the ability to read/reset trouble codes in my car's ECU using my phone is a function I can't live without, but I'm damn sure not paying a carrier a monthly subscription cost to do so. I use the OBD Fusion app and a $20 OBD II wi-fi dongle I got from Amazon that plugs into my car's data port. Arguably of questionable utility with a relatively new car that rarely throws codes, but for those of us with older cars it's a godsend.
Does anyone subscribe to the Times online you can post the entire article?
George Coleman: The Quartet review — former Miles Davis sideman comes into his own
George Coleman will always be known as the guy who quit what became Miles Davis’s second great quintet. The tenor saxophonist’s old-school bebop didn’t fit in with his bandmates’ questing sound and he was replaced by Wayne Shorter. For Shorter the rest was history, but Coleman almost was history. A paucity of leader dates since hasn’t helped his cause, but he deserves better, as this album proves.
The group here certainly offer more sympathetic company. He has been leading them for 20 years and playing with their pianist, Harold Mabern, off and on, for 50. Remarkably, it’s the quartet’s first recording. No sheet music was used, and one tune,East 9th Street Blues, was apparently created on the spot. Coleman’s subdued.@quy...lasts for half…
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