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In Touch with iOS is a podcast for sharing tips, apps, and gear for iPhone and iPad with related technologies to help you use iOS in fun, productive, and meaningful ways.

Sep 21, 2017

So, you want to get a new iPhone? Check out our tips for preparing and upgrading to the next new thing! Listen to considerations, trade-offs, and thoughts on the future of the iPhone user experience as Dave and Melissa discuss the September 12 “Apple Event." Full show notes are at InTouchwithiOS.com

Apple Event Breakdown

  • The Apple Event was on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. You can watch it here.
  • Steve Jobs Theater & Apple Campus access were announced and a virtual tour was shown.
  • Apple Retail no longer calls their spaces “stores” but instead they will now be referred to as Town Squares & Plazas.
  • Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular was announced. Heart health is a major area of focus, specifically atrial fibrillation (“afib”) for the future of watchOS. Here is a link to the heart study.
  • Apple TV 4K was announced and pricing for the prior models has dropped. It promotes stunning HDR display for the visually astute.
  • New iPhones announced: iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus to join the existing lineup.
  • We discuss Face ID in an overview addressing popular concerns. We recommend listening to John Gruber’s “200: Episode Cc’, with Special Guest Craig Federighi

How to Pick Out an iPhone That's Right for You

Compare iPhone models” — Apple

We discuss factors you should consider when purchasing a new iPhone: size of the hardware, what kinds of cases will fit, storage capacity, timing, cost, and protection.

iPhone Lineup

Refurb Tracker is a good resource for tracking when refurbished iPhones & iPads (and other Apple gear) go on sale

B&H Photo is a good place to order online because they do not charge sales tax or shipping

Apple provides for an Education Discount, but your school must be participating in the program.

Be sure to consider protecting your investment by reviewing warranty and insurance plans. Look at your carrier’s offering and compare the features and cost to AppleCare or SquareTrade. Some carrier plans cover theft while others only cover specific types of damage.

Is it a trade-off or a true disadvantage?

  • Face ID vs Touch ID — you can unlock your iPhone more discreetly with Touch ID vs Face ID. How often is this a need to the point where it becomes a disadvantage for you?
  • Wireless Charging with Qi — how often do you find yourself using your iPhone while it’s plugged in and charging?

Tips for Preparing to Upgrade to iOS 11

1. Get to know new features before you upgrade.

What’s new in iOS 11” — Apple

Watch Dave’s video

2. Update your security to 2-Factor Authentication.

3. Use iMazing to back up and even upgrade your device to iOS 11.
iMazing app

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