Snowflakes think Apple made a mistake with iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. Apple’s Pro has a meaning that goes beyond professional. You don’t have to make a living with a MacBook Pro to own one. Pro, for Apple, as it does with many products, simply means more. It might be more money, but usually Pro means more features.
Who gets to decide what Pro means for Apple?
Yet, the nattering nabobs of negativism are having hot flashes over iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max because, ostensibly, they just are not Pro enough to satisfy their craving to control how Apple works.
So, what’s the problem?
iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max just are not Pro enough for whiners. For example, both iPhone 11 Pro models come with a measly 64GB of SSD storage. What’s the entry-level for last year’s non-Pro iPhone XR?
Head to the bottom of the stack. iPhone 8, the small one, comes with 64GB SSD storage. How about the iPhone 7, the one you can still find in the clearance bin. 64GB.
OK, those critics who howl only about the 64GB base level storage for all iPhones have a point. iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max should have at least 128GB and Apple easily can afford to do it and not see a dent on the bottom line.
Is 64GB storage a Pro amount? It might be, but not when compared with the clearance sale iPhone 7, or iPhone SE replacement iPhone 8; all start at 64GB.
Apple is wrong and should fix the base storage on iPhone 11 models; move it to 128GB.
After that, Pro critics need to shut up. Three cameras on iPhone 11 models is 50-percent more camera than the entry-level and vanilla iPhone 11. 50-percent is more. Pro means more. The vanilla iPhone 11 has four hours less battery life than Pro. Pro means more.
Is there precedent for Pro elsewhere at Apple?
Yes. MacBook Air, the entry-level Mac notebook, starts at $1,099 with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage. $200 more gets you a MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage.
Where the hell is the Pro?
Touch Bar? Lame. Faster quad-core CPU? Barely. And not as fast as an iPhone or iPad Pro.
Yep. Looks like plenty of precedent for stretching what Pro means. More. Sometimes the more is just the price tag.