My wife has an 11 pro max 512gb which she loves and uses extensively every day. Her main uses are Instagram, tiktok, taking pictures and videos and watching lots of TV (not high quality movies)
I love technology and am constantly switching devices but I use android where the changes are more dramatic. As far as I can tell the newer iPhone don't offer a lot of improvements, faster processors (its already so fast that in normal use I doubt she would notice) better cameras (This I think is the biggest draw for her but her phone is already very capable) bigger brighter screen (not by much though and the main uses are indoors so the brightness is not really required) magsafe (This is something I think is pretty cool but she will not find interesting) promotion display (definitely a nice improvement that I would miss in any phone but she said she couldn't notice the difference looking at my 120hz devices) new notification pill (I personally think that's a huge downgrade, worsens many interactions and is more visible especially when watching videos)
Now she thinks I'm being stingy saying there isn't much reason to upgrade and I don't have a problem spending the money if I saw a reason to (I'm not the holder of the purse strings, it's her money she just trusts me with tech purchases)
So in conclusion am I missing something? Is there any other reasons to upgrade or maybe just upgrade to the 12 or 13 Pro max instead? (I think the 12 is a downgrade because of battery so really I think go for the 13, 14 or just wait another year) if they had added pen support, usb c or some other new feature I'd think it's time to upgrade, I suppose the 11 Pro just seems such a good device as it is to me.