While Apple didn’t introduce huge design changes in the iPhone 11 Pro Max and 11 Pro (which start at $1,100 and $1,000, respectively), it did make some key improvements that helped lift the phones into the top two spots.
So what’s changed this time around?
For one thing, the battery life is much better. The iPhone 11 Pro Max lasted a more than impressive 40.5 hours in our testing. That’s the longest stretch of any phone currently listed in our ratings.
Apple has consistently set high standards for smartphone cameras, and those on the new iPhones have outperformed their predecessors. The company has also added a camera with an ultrawide lens to all three of its new phones… If you like the new iPhones but can’t stomach paying a grand or more, you might be happy with the $700 iPhone 11. It also did exceptionally well in our testing, landing in our top 10. The model is missing just a few features found on its pricier siblings.
MacDailyNews Take: Regardless, Consumer Reports remains a joke due to inconsistent, often nonsensical testing, conclusions, and poorly-weighted ratings system that’s not well-suited to complex technology. They should stick to their main task of rating vacuum cleaners for geriatrics (even though they usually fail at that, too).
Regardless of this positive report (which is likely just a set up for some anti-Apple hit-whoring to come), don’t rely on Consumer Reports for tech advice. Or vehicle advice. Or advice on anything at all. It’s an anachronistic garbage publication with idiotic arbitrary testing methodology (or lack thereof). BTW, if you want a vacuum cleaner that will last decades and still work perfectly, get a Miele.— MacDailyNews, October 3, 2018
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