In what should come as no surprise to regular readers, I finally replaced my iPhone 6s with a newer phone. After DH’s first paycheck and several reimbursements, the phone would just get hot and it lost an additional 2 percentage points of battery power (from 84% of full charge to 82% of full charge) and I said screw it, I’m not waiting until the iPhone 13 comes out in September.
I have small hands, so my choices (assuming I didn’t want to research another brand) were basically an iPhone 12 mini or an SE. Because we’re rich again, I was like, enh, I’ll get the more expensive one. Hopefully it will last longer.
In a burst of whimsy I went with a pastel color instead of my usual black. It will match my wardrobe and be easier to find on my desk. 128GB not because I think I’ll ever use that much, but because I don’t want to run out just in case.
Tom’s guide to hardware said the best case was the Apple clear case ($45), so I got that instead of the Spigen cases we usually get. One stop shopping at the apple store…
I also needed new earbuds (for traveling) since the old ones don’t have the right kind of plug– I got the cheap Apple kinds again for $20.
As per usual, we got glass covers for the screen.
I also had to get a new SIM card because the old one didn’t support 5G. (Usually $1.00, but they sent it for free when the one on my old phone didn’t work. Yay Ting!)
All told it was just under $1,000. Which is a LOT for a phone! I had better not lose it. Argh, if I’d remembered I could lose it I would have gotten an SE! Oh well.
My hope is to take my current iPhone 6S once it has been wiped to the non-authorized apple store in town and get the battery replaced so that DC2 can use it in the future. I think we’re going to start hir with a dumb phone (these are surprisingly hard to find!) and if zie is responsible with it for a few months, then zie can use my old phone. We’ll see.
So far I like the 12 mini, though there were some troubles getting the dual authentication program for my school to transfer, but I eventually got that resolved. The phone itself is skinnier than the 6S which is a little uncanny valley but I got used to it pretty quickly. It claims to have a bigger screen, but I think for youtube and other similar videos it does not because those videos don’t fit the entire window because the window box, while longer without the borders of the 6S, is still skinnier. I am enjoying the battery not dying after an hour of internet surfing and the way that it’s just faster at everything. I also feel like the autocorrect is slightly less stupid, but my IRL friends say I’m just imagining that. I’m getting used to swipe-typing instead of hunt and peck typing.
(Also in a burst of whimsy when I was buying the kids the next size up in tennis shoes, I got these for me even though the last two times I tried to order nice shoes online it was a disaster and I swore I would try them on in a store the next time. But they worked this time! And that’s a really good price for Pikolinos boots! And my old brown boots, also Pikolinos Le Mans but half boots, are literally falling apart at the heels, so these won’t go to waste. Not a sponsored link.)
Are you gonna get an iPhone 13? Do you like big phones or small ones? Apple or something else?