I have been carrying an iPhone 11 Pro since February of 2020. This is the longest that I have used that same phone since I left the Farm Credit Banks in July of 1998, more than 24 years ago. Like several of the my other iPhones, the Lightning connector stopped working about a year and a half ago. It has been a pain, but I worked through it by charging wirelessly and getting a wireless Carplay connector for the Volvo.
At 5 am on Friday, September 9, I ordered an iPhone 14 Pro. I was surprised that I could pick it up at the Arden Apple store at 10:15 am on Friday, September 16. After Sharon and I got our COVID tests for the cruise, I ran over and picked it up. Given that we were getting picked up to go to San Francisco at 2 pm, Sharon thought it was crazy to try and get it set up. Of course, I did. The setup went smoothly and I carried the new iPhone on the trip.
I took a lot of pictures on the trip. I definitely feel like the camera quality is a step up from the 11 Pro.