My new iPhone 12 Pro Max arrived yesterday and within an hour I had it all set up. I basically placed my old iPhone 8 Plus next to my new iPhone 12 Pro Max and it automagically transferred the entire contents of my old iPhone to my new iPhone.
So, how do I feel about my new iPhone? Well, first, as you can see from this photo above, physically, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is only a fraction of an inch taller than the iPhone 8 Plus (6.33 inches versus 6.24 inches, respectively).
Second, from the standpoint of the actual screen display size, the iPhone 12 Pro Max (above) is around 22% larger than that of the iPhone 8 Plus (below).
That’s mostly because the top and bottom of the iPhone 12 Pro Max are not taken up by the bezels on the bottom with the Home button and on the top with the front-facing camera and the receiver. Instead, those spaces have been incorporated into the display.
Third, the cameras on the 12 Pro Max are far superior to those on the 8 Plus. Just compare the picture of the home screen on my iPhone 12 Pro Max with the one of the iPhone 8 Plus. Look how much sharper the picture of the iPhone 8 Plus home screen taken with the iPhone 12 Pro Max is than is the one of the iPhone 12 Pro Max home screen, taken with the iPhone 8 Plus.
Fourth, the Pro Max is noticeably faster than the 8 Plus and the battery lasts a whole lot longer. That’s what a new, faster chip and a new battery will do for speed and battery life.
But that’s where the good news ends. While the display on the 12 Pro Max is larger, neither the home screen nor any of the apps that run on the 12 Pro Max have been optimized to take advantage of the larger display size. For example, on the home screen, the only difference is that there is more space between the last row of apps on that page and the row of fixed apps at the bottom. And that is the case with most apps, including the WordPress app for iOS. So where I thought that it might be easier to use the block editor on the larger display of the 12 Pro Max, it’s not. Hence, I will be continuing to use the classic-lite editor that is on the WordPress app for iOS.
Maybe, over time, the app developers, including those at WordPress, will catch up with the fact that the 12 Pro Max has a much larger screen and they, the app developers, will develop apps that can take full advantage of that additional screen real estate.