Getting a grip on the iPhone 11 Pro

by Volker Weber

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You would be hard pressed to find anybody at Apple who puts their iPhone inside a case. And they keep making fun of me when I do. Actually, I have only done it with Plus sized iPhones, after I broke a 6 Plus once.

I was able to use the iPhone X without a case, and the iPhone 11 Pro as well, actually much better than the 11. Which I was curious about, because the matte glass on the 11 Pro back is more slippery to the skin than the polished glass on both the 11 and the X. I think there are two reasons for that:

  1. The X and the 11 Pro have exactly the right size for my hands. The Plus models as well as the 11 are just a tiny bit too large.
  2. The Pro models have a polished stainless steel band. And that is easier to grip than the aluminium frame of older iPhones.

There is more friction between skin and a polished surface. You can feel it if you run your finger over the back of the Pro models. When you hit the polished Apple logo, friction goes up. And since I hold the phone by its steel band, I get a better grip.

Apple will need to replace my iPhone when I break it. I am pretty confident that won't happen. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Comments

Wenn Apple mit diesen Garantielevel anböte würde ich direkt auf ein Case verzichten :D
Ich wechsle vom X auf ein 11 Pro Max. In der Clear Case Hülle ist mir die Rückseite zu rutschig in Verbindung mit dem großen und gegenüber dem X schwereren Max, da muss leider ein anderes Case her.

Ärgerlich: Vor einigen Wochen bin ich von Aperture auf Fotos geschwenkt. Bisher hatte ich das vermieden weil Aperture sehr viel besser zur Orga meiner Foto Dateien (extern auf NAS, damit tut sich Fotos schwer) passt.
Nach dem Umstieg ist auf dem iPhone ein sehr großes (20GB) synchronisiertes Album verblieben das sich partout nicht mehr löschen lässt, kein Kniff half.
Ich hatte gehofft, mit dem Umstieg würde sich das en passant lösen, leider wurden die verwaisten Dateien mit übernommen.
In einer gewissen Verweigerungshaltung zögere ich noch, alles zurückzusetzen und bei Null mit der Einrichtung neu anzufangen. Vermutlich ist die Zeit dafür aber leider gekommen.

Tobias Hauser, 2019-09-22

Volker, you wrote „Apple will need to replace my iPhone when I break it.“ - in your role as a press person, or as a usual retail customer....?

Ahmad Masrieh, 2019-09-22

It is their device. And I try not to break things that I don't own.

Volker Weber, 2019-09-22

Actually to me, the new 11 Pro Max seems less slippery than the previous models.

Oliver Stör, 2019-09-23

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