On Apple’s web site, I compared the dimensions of my iPhone 7, the iPhone XR and XS. The iPhone XR is 0.5 inches taller and 0.34 inches wider than the iPhone 7. I had not realized that until yesterday during a text conversation with a friend. The cheaper iPhone XR has a less capable camera but is bigger. Before I upgrade I’ll visit an Apple Store to feel the new iPhones in my hand and how well they fits into pants pockets (dress slacks and jeans).

New iPhones and Frustrating Pricing by Jason Sadler (sadlerjw.com)

I am currently using 78 GB of storage on my iPhone 7+. Way too low to justify 256 GB for an additional $210, but way too high to try to fit it all in a 64 GB phone. And I really want the optical zoom capability of the dual camera setup – something I use all the time on my current phone.

I am in a similar bind. I am using just over 70 GB of my iPhone 7's 128 GB. The 256 GB is too much for me. But I want to try the new cameras with the photography algorithm. I think I may settle on spending $1149 (US). But not until after December.