171 – iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPad Mini 6 Reviews – With Guests Chuck Joiner and Jeff Gamet

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave and Warren we are joined by Chuck Joiner and Jeff Gamet. Dave and Chuck have the iPhone 13 Pro Max and give their review including new cinematic mode and macro photos to 2cm. Chuck gives his review of the iPad Mini 6th gen and how it will fit nicely in his workflow. Lots of iOS15 bugs discussed and Dave reviews the Speck iPhone 13 Pro Max cases including the Presidio Perfect Clear and Presidio 2 Pro. Plus more. 

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iOS 15 Messages Bug Causes Saved Photos to Be Deleted, Stop Photos from Messages Appearing in Photos App in iOS 15 / iPadOS

iOS 15 and iPhone 13 Causing CarPlay Issues for Some Users

Many iPhone 13 Owners Unable to Get Find My Working on New MagSafe Wallet – We also talk about the Find My feature popping up when you walk away from your devices. 

iOS 15 Adoption Estimated at Nearly 20% as Users Encounter Several Early Bugs


Beta this week. iOS15,1 Beta 2 was released which fixed bugs including Apple Watch unlock while wearing a mask. 

Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15.1 to Developers

Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 15.1 to Developers

Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 8.1 to Developers

iOS 15.1 Beta 2 Fixes Bug Preventing iPhone 13 Users From Unlocking With Apple Watch When Masked

We Review the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPad Mini 6. Both Chuck and Dave bought the iPhone 13 Pro Max Space Grey for Chuck and Sierra Blue for Dave. They give their reviews. 

Battery Life iPhone 13 Pro Max Capable of Faster Charging at Up to 27W Speeds

Camera with longer zoom 3X optical, Macro down to 2cm, Cinematic Mode.

120hz refresh is amazing

Safari URL bar and swiping pages. We debate the URL bar at the bottom and we do like it there 

Some iPhone 13 Users Reporting Intermittent Touch Issues, Older Models Also Affected After Updating to iOS 15

iPhone 13 Pro Max Earns DisplayMate’s Best Smartphone Display Award

iPad Mini 6 – Chuck bought a Space Grey model and gave his review. 

iPad Mini vs. iPad Air Buyer’s Guide

The Migration process is so improved for both iPhone and iPad. We discuss the process and how great it is. Including the transfer of the Apple Watch from old iPhone to new. 

Cases – Speck released new models for iPhone, What cases do we have? Here are ones Dave has including review units from Speck. Speck cases Explore Presidio®2 Presidio Perfect-Clear Compatible with MagSafe iPhone 13 Pro Max Cases and Miracase Shockproof Protective Phone Case

Our Host

David Ginsburg is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users and his wealth of knowledge of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.


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About our Guests

Chuck Joiner is the host of MacVoices and hosts video podcasts with influential members of the Apple community. Make sure to visit and subscribe to his podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @chuckjoiner and join his MacVoices Facebook group.

Jeff Gamet is a podcaster, technology blogger, artist, and author. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s managing editor, and Smile’s TextExpander Evangelist. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram as @jgamet and YouTube

About our Co-Host

Co-Host Warren Sklar @Wsklar is an IT Consultant and moderator of the Mac To The Future FaceBook Group with over 3000 members talking about all things Apple. Request to join this group to be among people who love Apple.

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