I’ve upgraded my iPhone each year since replacing my months-old white iPhone 4 with the Siri-equipped iPhone 4S back in 2011. There’s always at least one new feature that makes me want to upgrade during the S years like Siri, Touch ID, and Live Photos.
The benefit of upgrading from iPhone X to iPhone XS is less obvious unless you really want the new gold color or the larger Max size, but I’m on an annual upgrade plan so I didn’t need much convincing. I pre-ordered the space gray iPhone XS Max with 512GB of storage to have something with tangible differences.
I take a lot of photos and videos of my kids and things that interest me so having more local storage and a larger viewfinder for the camera is useful. The camera quality is the feature worth upgrading over, however, as early reviews have noted. I spent the weekend comparing the iPhone XS Max camera to the iPhone X shooter.