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iPhone 13 Pro models seeing stronger interest from consumers, survey finds – AppleInsider

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Consumers looking to upgrade or switch to a new iPhone early in its lifecycle are showing more interest in Apple’s higher-end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max modes, largely due to a lack of relevant rivals.
In a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, JP Morgan lead analyst Samik Chatterjee detailed the results of a consumer survey in the U.S., U.K., and China that attempted to quantify iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 interest. The survey results may bode well for Apple’s new lineup.
For example, about 65% of current iPhone users said they were looking to upgrade to a new iPhone, while around 50% of Android users said they wanted to switch to an iPhone. Those stats are global, and interestingly, consumer upgrading or switching interest was lower in the U.S. than in the U.K. or China.
As far as the top sought-after iPhone 13 features for upgraders, 22% of U.S. respondents cited the camera, while 19% cited 5G and 16% cited performance. The most-wanted feature differed in the U.K. and China. In the former country, 19% said they always upgraded while 18% said performance was the key feature. In China, 22% cited performance and 17% cited 5G.
Switchers cited performance as the top reason why they wanted to ditch their Android for an iPhone in the U.S. and Canada. In China, 25% of respondents said the reason for switching was an old phone, while 24% said performance was the key factor.
Among respondents who said they wanted to purchase a new iPhone early in the process, the vast majority — 54% — in the U.S. said they were eyeing the iPhone 13 Pro Max. It was a similar story in other regions with 43% of U.K. consumers and 47% of Chinese consumers saying they planned to buy Apple’s 6.7-inch smartphone.
Interestingly, among potential customers who currently owned Android devices, the smaller iPhone 13 Pro was the top model, with the iPhone 13 Pro Max coming in second. U.S. switchers still cited the iPhone 13 Pro Max as their top device.
Respondents also owned a range of different iPhone models, with the most popular being the iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone XS or XR.
Among those who owned Android devices, the majority of planned switchers were coming from Samsung models in the U.S. and U.K. In China, most survey respondents owned Huawei phones.
As far as the consumer reception of the Apple Watch Series 7, around 70% of respondents were looking to upgrade to a new Apple Watch model, with 30% of those being potential first-time buyers. Consumers said that fitness and health features were the top reasons for upgrading.
JP Morgan’s survey is based on a questionnaire sent out to 514 consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Among them, 201 owned iPhones while 313 owned Androids. Broken down by region, JP Morgan included 252 respondents from the U.S., 135 from the U.K., and 127 from China.

I just replaced my X with a 13 pro. This was the first time that there were enough improvements in that form factor to help me decide.

The 12 Pro Max was too large for my cycling jacket, but the camera system intrigued. The better cameras being in the 13 Pro and the much brighter OLED (vs the X) definitely made it worthwhile.

No way.  The iPhone 13/Pro is UNDERWHELMING according to the survey.

Bebe said:
No way.  The iPhone 13/Pro is UNDERWHELMING according to the survey.

LOL. I, too, am greatly underwhelmed with my 13 Pro Max that I’m not going to return because it causes me extreme anxiety to return something that I don’t like. 

LOL. I, too, am greatly underwhelmed with my 13 Pro Max that I’m not going to return because it causes me extreme anxiety to return something that I don’t like. 

Just two days ago, AppleInsider offered a story with this headline: “Majority of iPhone users unimpressed with iPhone 13 lineup, study finds.” Today, it’s “iPhone 13 Pro models seeing stronger interest from consumers, survey finds.”

So which is it? The negative headline was sourced from what appears to be an unscientific survey conducted online, likely worthless due to self-selection bias, among other things. Now, this positive headline is sourced via a note from a JP Morgan analyst referencing a consumer survey, which may or may not have been conducted by JP Morgan and for which we don’t know the methodology at all. 

I suppose the results of any survey will garner clicks online, but if AppleInsider wanted to be a more informative source for its readers, they might do a little more to scrutinize the source and methodology of such information before running with it. Not all consumer surveys are created equal. Uncritically publishing conclusions from one survey and then another that completely contradicts the first, both with really confident-sounding, official-looking data, is a great example of why people do stupid things because they don’t trust science. This sort of thing conditions people to nihilistically come to believe that no survey or scientific study is reliable and that anyone’s opinion is as good as actual science. Pick whatever reinforces your preconceptions and go with it, right?

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Just two days ago, AppleInsider offered a story with this headline: “Majority of iPhone users unimpressed with iPhone 13 lineup, study finds.” Today, it’s “iPhone 13 Pro models seeing stronger interest from consumers, survey finds.”

So which is it? The negative headline was sourced from what appears to be an unscientific survey conducted online, likely worthless due to self-selection bias, among other things. Now, this positive headline is sourced via a note from a JP Morgan analyst referencing a consumer survey, which may or may not have been conducted by JP Morgan and for which we don’t know the methodology at all. 

I suppose the results of any survey will garner clicks online, but if AppleInsider wanted to be a more informative source for its readers, they might do a little more to scrutinize the source and methodology of such information before running with it. Not all consumer surveys are created equal. Uncritically publishing conclusions from one survey and then another that completely contradicts the first, both with really confident-sounding, official-looking data, is a great example of why people do stupid things because they don’t trust science. This sort of thing conditions people to nihilistically come to believe that no survey or scientific study is reliable and that anyone’s opinion is as good as actual science. Pick whatever reinforces your preconceptions and go with it, right?

There were a few articles like that – when you read them they were comparing them to the iPhone 12 series.

People with older models on the other hand are very excited!

There were a few articles like that – when you read them they were comparing them to the iPhone 12 series.

People with older models on the other hand are very excited!
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Apple could sell more than 80 million iPhone devices in the busy holiday shopping quarter despite ongoing supply issues, according to investment bank Wedbush.
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Pixel 6 and 6 Pro starts receiving January update – Ahmedabad Mirror

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As promised, Google has finally started rolling out the January 2022 software update to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
The update, based on Android 12, fixes critical bugs and includes performance and stability improvements.
"Our January software update will start rolling out to Pixel6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices today. This will include all the fixes listed for the December update as well as the January update," the search engine giant said in a tweet.
The most notable fix addresses the mysterious Microsoft Teams bug that prevented users from making emergency calls.
The Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch OLED display, while the Pixel 6 Pro sports a 6.7-inch LTPO display that will come with a variable refresh rate ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Tensor chipset, which has been developed in-house by Google.
The Tensor chip houses the Titan M2 security chip that Google says has the most layers of security.
The phone ships with Android 12 out of the box with the Material You interface, and Google is promising up to five years of security updates
In terms of optics, both phones have a 50MP sensor with f/1.85-inch aperture and 1/1.3-inch sensor size. Both phones also have a 12MP ultra-wide camera with 114-degres FOV. The Pixel 6 Pro gets a third 48MP telephoto camera with 4x optical zoom and 20X digital zoom.
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10 Things You Should Be Doing if You Have a Pixel 6 – Gizmodo Australia

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If you’ve picked yourself up a Google Pixel 6 or Google Pixel 6 Pro in the last few months, you might be still navigating all of the smarts these phones pack. We’re here to help you make the most of all the new features from Google, especially in the AI and camera departments. Here are some tips and tricks that new Pixel 6 owners should start using ASAP.

As you may have noticed, Android 12 can change the colours of the operating system interface to match your current wallpaper. To take advantage of this, long press on a blank area of the Pixel 6 home screen, then choose Wallpaper & style and Wallpaper colours.
Further down is Themed icons — turn this on, and the phone attempts to skin the home screen icons to match the wallpaper and the rest of the theme, too. This typically gives mixed results, as you would expect considering it’s currently labelled as a beta feature.
The displays on the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro phones are impressive enough right out of the box, but you do have some options if you want to change how colours look, and it’s worth knowing what these options are, at least.
From Settings, pick Display and then Colours to see your choices, which are Natural, Boosted, and Adaptive. Go with the Adaptive option, and your smartphone will change the way that colours are displayed depending on the ambient light around it.

Live Translate is a feature that you can use across apps on the Pixel 6, including incoming text messages and on videos recorded in a foreign language. Most of the time, it should just work when it’s needed.
You can also say, “Hey Google, turn on interpreter mode” to get the Google Assistant to translate from a foreign language as it’s spoken into the mic, which should be handy on international trips. The Tensor processor built into the Pixel 6 makes this all faster than ever before. We go into the Live Translate feature a little more in another ‘how to’ guide.
The Pixel 6 comes with some clever camera tricks, including Action Pan, which keeps a moving object like a car in focus while the background is blurred, and Long Exposure, which blurs the moving object while keeping everything else in the frame sharp.
They’re really the same effect approached from different directions. To play around with these features, open the Camera app and choose Motion, then either Action pan or Long exposure. In each case you get a short tutorial explaining how the camera mode works.
With the Pixel 6, Google has changed up how the power button on the right-hand side is used, making it a shortcut for the Google Assistant rather than the actual powering on and off of the phone (I guess, technically speaking, it’s not the power button any more).

You don’t have to follow Google’s lead though. If you open Settings, then go to System, Gestures, and Press and hold power button, you can change what this action does. Bear in mind that there are various other ways of launching the Google Assistant, too.
Having a history of your notifications can be really useful if you dismiss something before you’ve properly read it, or if you need to refer back to something you’ve forgotten. This feature is available on the Pixel 6, but you need to turn it on before you can start using it.
From Settings, pick Notifications and then Notification history. You can toggle the feature on or off from here, as well as see a list of recent alerts once the history has been enabled. You can see the app the notification was from, and the built-in preview of it.
One of the best Pixel exclusives Google provides is the Now Playing utility, which identifies songs as they’re played, Shazam-style, without you having to open an app or make a request. With its new Tensor chip, the Pixel 6 should be able to return results very quickly.

To make sure Now Playing is enabled for your Pixel 6, open up Settings and choose Display, Lock screen, and Now playing. You can enable or disable the feature from here, set up Now Playing notifications, and choose whether or not to keep a history of songs.
With Android 12 on the Pixel 6, every security setting and feature is organised into one central Security Hub that you can access by choosing Security from Settings. It covers everything from biometric security logins to the Find My Device tracking feature.
Select Google Play Protect to make sure that recently installed apps have been given the all-clear, or choose Suspicious message alerts to make sure you’re getting warnings about dodgy incoming SMSes. If something untoward happens, there’ll be an alert here.
Auto-rotate lets you enjoy movies and shows in landscape mode while social media apps can switch back to portrait, but your smartphone doesn’t always get it right when it comes to knowing which way you’re holding it.
From Settings on your Pixel 6, choose Display and Auto-rotate screen, and make sure Enable face detection is turned on. The feature utilises the front-facing camera to figure out how you’re looking at your phone and which way up the display should actually be.
You can double-tap the back of your Pixel 6 to take a screenshot, launch Google Assistant, play or pause media playback, see the recent apps list, show recent notifications, or launch an app of your choosing. It’s a handy shortcut and one worth setting up.
From the main Pixel 6 Settings screen, pick System, Gestures, and Quick Tap. The subsequent screen lets you turn Quick Tap on or off, and customise what the shortcut actually does. You can set the strength of taps needed to activate the feature from the same screen.
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Google Pixel Fold Tipped To Launch Alongside The Pixel 6 – Android Headlines

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Google’s very first foldable, possibly called the Pixel Fold, is tipped to launch alongside the Pixel 6 series. All of that is expected to happen in October, if the latest information is to be believed.
This information comes from Ross Young, a well-known display analyst. He is usually spot on with the info he shares, so it’s quite possible he’s right on the money this time around as well.
He confirmed this while replying to one of his followers. First, he was asked if the Pixel Fold is still in Google’s plans this year, and Mr. Young said ‘Yes’. Then the same user said “October should be a busy event then”, and Mr. Young said ‘Yep’, essentially confirming what we mentioned in the first paragraph.
We were unsure whether Google’s first foldable will arrive alongside its upcoming flagships, or later on during a separate event. Well, it seems like Google is planning to reveal all of its cards at the same time.
That means that Google will announce at least four devices during that event. The company is expected to introduce the Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro, Fold, and its first smartwatch, presumably called the Pixel Watch.
We don’t know much about the company’s first foldable, though. Yesterday, a report came in claiming that it will feature a layer of ultra-thin glass on top of its display. That is easily possible, and those are great news.
Other than that, we don’t know much. The phone is codenamed ‘passport’, which suggests a book-like foldable, in other words, something similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold lineup. That means that the device will likely feature two displays.
Android 12 will come pre-installed on that phone, that much we do know. The same goes for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, of course. The design of this foldable still didn’t leak, and we don’t know much about its specs. It will, presumably, feature the same SoC as the Pixel 6 series, Google’s very first processor.
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