I'm considering making the jump from my SE to the XR, but am wondering what the benefits are from a VoiceOver perspective. I don't want to drop $1k (less with my Apple store gift card and trade in) on the XS, even though some say the OLED screen helps when you have screen curtain on.
Obviously battery life would get a noticeable bump, even though I just replaced the battery in my SE a few months ago. Now I can go almost the whole day before I need to plug myu phone in. Obviously, most of the mainstream stuff I find talks up the camera, which doesn't matter to me, unless it would give me better results with OCR apps. Has anyone found that to be the case?
My SE and 5S before it are the biggest iPhones I've had. I've always thought the plus size phones were just too big, but since the XR is like one of those phones, I might be willing to try it. Other than battery life, are there any plusses (rim shot sound) to the bigger phones as a VoiceOver user? I do 99% of my text input using braille screen input, so I'm thinking the bigger phones would allow for more space for that. I've been unable to test this when playing with the XR at the Apple store though, since the demo mode always kicks in before I can get everything turned on in VO settings.
Anyone got any good examples where they notice the XR being an improvement over a 6S/SE? I'm not a huge fan of losing the home button, and I've been unable to reliably get the new gestures to work whenever I've played with the newer phones, but I said the same thing the first time I ever saw an iPhone. I didn't really get used to the flick gestures until I'd had my 3rd gen iPod Touch for about a day, so the same thing would probably happen here. I figure as long as I have Apple store credit to use, I may as well look at the best of the 2018 iPhones I can afford.