So sometimes I’m a somewhat late adopter of stuff (except VR headsets I guess). I tend to hold on to things I buy for a long time. (I sure miss that Honda CRX I let go with 360K miles…sigh…). For my 50th birthday, my wife bought me an iPhone 13 Pro Max phone. I’m upgrading from an iPhone 6+, so I skipped a few generations. My 6+ is actually working pretty good still - but I’m pretty excited about the camera capabilities on these newer phones.
Anyway - so I’m getting an Otterbox case for it so I don’t ruin it on Day 1:
And I didn’t realize that new iPhones have some capability to use magnets or something to charge without a cable? Is that something I should get - or is that a gimmick?
I’m waiting for the case to come in before I try the migration from my 6+ to the 13 - apparently you can just place them next to each other and they will presto-chango migrate to the new phone. Man…I hope so. I don’t even have iTunes and all that crap on any computers, so if I have to go through that I’ll be lost.
I have the iPhone 11 Pro which allows for wireless charging. I have one of these chargers on my bedside table. It’s nice to be able to grab the phone without having to worry about it being attached to anything. While I’m on the road I just use a regular charger. So, it’s convenient but not entirely necessary. I guess it also reduces wear on the connector, so that’s another plus point.
Lol. No worries, and I agree, it is not ideal to have the phone by your bedside…but some jobs involve the occasional phone call at 3am. That was more of a factor with my last company, but there are scenarios that I can think of where a call could come in the middle of the night.
I think I showed a picture of the slightly wrong one. The one I ordered is the Defender Series XT and it specifically says: “Designed for seamless interaction with MagSafe technology, strong alignment and attachment, optimal charging speed and performance.” So I’m guessing it is magnet type charging compatible. Funny because I always thought magnets and electronics didn’t get along.
I’m going to assume the magnet thing works and also purchased this for my car:
So that was as painless an upgrade as one could hope for…! Took all of about 20 mins for all my data, connections, and apps to be moved over - no muss / no fuss! I’m very impressed with the ease of transfer!!
My first official iPhone 13 Pro photo is of COC (Cute Orange Cat) (we are not very good at naming our pets)…