Waiting to buy the new iPhone XS

I’m writing this at 3:57 a.m. as the dust settles on Apple preorders. I thought I was going to have a new iPhone preordered — but, I don’t. Payment issues using the iOS app.

But I think it all happened for the best.

I thought I would need to review this new phone right away to give my take on how it stacks up.

And maybe some day I will.

But that’s not what Pocket Camera is all about at its core.

I want to help get better photos and videos with the phone you have with you, not the phone you need to buy or add ons to make it better.

And right now, there’s not a clear and compelling argument for how much better” the iPhone XS camera actually is. We’ll have to wait to see what the reviewers say.

I’ve never been a person to buy the new phone right when it comes out. There’s something really special about being able to use a device for an extended period of time.

Photographers I know don’t go out and buy every new camera and lens when it’s released. You can capture beautiful images and videos with a wide range of devices. We shouldn’t have to feel like we need the latest and greatest to do so.

Spending $1,000-$1,400 a year for a new phone and camera is a lot of change, especially when it’s not clear exactly how much better the camera will be. So I’ll wait.

I’ll post updates and analyze what people are saying in their reviews about the new phones and might be able to test one out here and there. But for now, I’m going to take some of my own advice and be content with the very powerful and amazing camera I carry everywhere.

September 14, 2018