WSJ's Joanna Stern goes all in on iPhone 14 Pros (video)

From Stern's "iPhone 14 and 14 Pro Review: Go Pro or Go Home" posted Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal:

Forgive me friends for what I’m about to say: You should just buy this year’s $999-and-up iPhone Pros.

I hear you. “Wait, wait, wait. In a year when everything costs more, including actual apples, you want me to give $2.5 trillion Apple more cash?”

Blame the “dynamic island,” a screen compromise Apple has turned into a smart multitasking trick on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Also blame their always-on display and big cameras.

After spending nearly a week testing the new phones, I can say the more “affordable” models are good choices, too. But this year—more than in the past—Apple’s top-of-the-line phones do more to justify their $200 price bump.

Plus, a pricier phone may actually be within reach now that cellular carriers have gone totally bananas with deals that can knock off hundreds. (Yes, I’m aware banana prices are up, too.)

Cue the video:

My take: Lots more reviews -- and more serious reviews -- out there, but I don't have time right now to excerpt them. If you want more, do what I do: Go to Techmeme and work your way down the headlines.


  1. Gregg Thurman said:
    Philip, you’re testing my resolve to wait.

    September 14, 2022
  2. Fred Stein said:
    Love Joanna. She brings Apple’s message, mainly “buy the 14 Pro”, to gigantic well-heeled global audience. The show in Cupertino is great. Joanna is more fun.

    September 14, 2022

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