Going big

I switched to the “plus” sized iPhones as soon as they were available. They can be somewhat unwieldy at times, and occasionally struggle to fit comfortably into pockets. With last year’s iPhone X, with a larger screen in a smaller shell, I thought I had found a happy middle ground. There is always an appetite for more screen, however, and after fumbling with a family member’s plus size phone to see if I could still handle it, I took the plunge and ordered an iPhone Xs Max.

I stuck with silver. The gold is novel, but not to my personal taste. The black would hide the size better, but I love the chrome rim on the silver.

The series 4 watch is a no-brainer. Despite having smaller wrists, I made the upgrade from 38 to 42 mm a couple years ago, and the larger screen was a revelation. My eyes aren’t getting any younger, so 44 mm it is. Silver aluminum this year instead of black. The stainless looks better, but is weightier and doesn’t  seem to fit as well with my preferred band, the sport loop. Gold aluminum veers a little too close to the pink spectrum for my tastes.

I might splurge on a blue band this year – both the indigo and Cape Cod versions look appealing.

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