Insert yet another oh no, what should I buy post, and I apologize. But this is a large potential purchase, or at the very least monthly payment, and I want to make sure all my ducks are in a row and I don't make a worse choice.
So I'm currently rocking a Pixel 6 pro. I'm looking to move to Apple. My experience with Android watches was pretty abismal, though, so I have no real benchmarks to go on. I'm in that quandary of what to get, though.
A typical day on my phone involves some media consumption/web browsing, a call with aira from time to time, using Envision AI to scan documents occasionally as well. I also have been testing be my AI on my iPhone 7 and what a joy it is to use and can't wait to use it on a more modern device. I also do occasionally shoot videos, some basic note taking and navigating in maps etc. Of course a bit of social media - telegram, reddit, bluesky, discord. Probably more I just can't think of right now.
With that being said - from a voiceover user perspective, will the 15 pro give me any more noticeable performance over the standard 15? I know the processor is newer, the camera is also a little better. However the battery size is less and it's also more expensive - but is that expense worth it for my use case? I'm sure it will apply more as time goes on, but since I don't know anyone with either device and having not used an apple device since 2018, I'm trying to get more modern, unique perspectives than just my own. I also know everyone has differing opinions, but am curious on people who use these things on a daily basis. I know either way I'll have a great device that will last a long time.
Now for the watch - I am torn between the 9 and the SE. I do enjoy the idea of more detailed sleep tracking with the 9 as well as the other things like double tap that it offers, does this work with voiceover? I do plan on keeping the watch for as long as possible and do plan on trying to get the cellular model. Is there any reason apart from price the SE would be worth my while? Does it give superior batterylife to the more flagship watches and there is also that pretty hefty bit of savings that is very tempting. Anything I should keep in mind about the watch and my purchase? AM I missing anything?
As far as an iPad - I'm likely going to go refurbished, and that won't be for a while, assuming I even want one at the end of the day. I like the idea of a tablet that can stay at home and I can air play things to my Apple tv with it without needing to use more of my phone's battery, but that's really the only appeal it has for me personally. Is there anything I'm missing with any of these observations? Should I keep anything else in mind while making this purchasing decision?
I'm super stoked to start back into the Apple ecosystem again, even if it has some unusual bugs just like anything else. Nothing is perfect, at the end of the day, but much as I hate to say it eloquence on an iPhone has been the dream since my first 3gs in 2009 when Talks on my e71 was all the rage. And here we are, over a decade later, with a phone doing more than my computer from 2006 could dream of that fits in my pocket. Wild! I remember when multitasking on an iPhone was a revolution in and of itself.
Sadly, though, that e71 still got 4 to 6 days on a charge and had a beautiful keyboard. I miss it, but I digress.
Any help is appreciated!
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