Apple (AAPL) has again updated its flagship smartphone, the iPhone with its latest model, the iPhone 11. The latest variants were announced at a special Apple event on September 10th in Cupertino, California.
The new variants include the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
There are a number of changes to the latest iPhone model, according to Apple. It features a new anodized aluminum finish, more color options, dual-camera setup, all-day battery life and the fastest chip ever in a smartphone.
The new iPhone 11 also boasts of its ability to shoot and edit high-quality videos. Editing videos are as easy as editing pictures. Users will now have the ability to record and edit 4K videos at 60fps on all the cameras.
One noteworthy feature mentioned by Apple is the option to zoom in with the audio. When making a video and you zoom the video, the audio will match. We really can’t wait to get our hands on the iPhone 11 to experience this cool new feature.
iPhone 11 Pricing and Release date
Apple plans to start accepting pre-orders on September 13 at 5 am P.D.T and will commence shipping on September 20th.
They are currently promoting trade-ins of older models for a lower cost.
Apple will pre-order the iPhone 11 at $16.62 per month or $399 on an iPhone 8 Plus trade-in. The iPhone 11 Pro will go for $24.95 monthly or $599 with eligible trade while the iPhone Pro Max will go for $29 per month or $699 with iPhone X trade-in.
The development team has placed a refreshing spin on the iPhone for 2019. The new craze seems to be all about the camera. The iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max will be available in retail for $699, $999 and $1099, respectively.
Now your iPhone is available in six vibrant colors; Product Red, black, yellow, white, purple, and green. Unfortunately, the Pro duo will only be available in four dull colors; gold, midnight green, space gray and silver.
Apple iPhone 11 Specifications and Features
All the features we mentioned earlier are listed on Apple’s website. Hopefully, they will be just as awesome with a hands-on of the phones.
Apple equipped the iPhone 11 with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display with a 1792 x 828-pixel resolution. The large screen display also retains the notch from the previous models and still has its large bezel.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, on the other hand, features a Super Retina XDR display with HDR 10 support. There are two screen sizes; a 5.8-inch and a 6.5-inch, respectively.
The iPhone 11 trio series is powered by Apple’s latest A13 Bionic chip. The new processor is touted as its fastest processor ever and will be the fastest in a phone. There are three storage options; 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.
Longer Battery Life
In terms of battery life, Apple brags of improved battery life with the iPhone 11. There are claims of a one-hour-longer battery life than the iPhone XS.
Apple didn’t release any talk time stats, probably because phones are more used for filming and streaming than talking nowadays. Hence, the reason why they estimated battery life based on playing streaming video.
Estimated Battery Life with video playback
- iPhone XR – 16 hours
- iPhone 11 – 17 hours
- iPhone 11 Pro – 18 hours
- iPhone 11 Pro Max – 19 hours
Apple iPhone 11 Camera Specs
The iPhone 11 features a dual-camera setup while the iPhone Pro and Pro Max get a triple camera setup. The dual-camera setup includes two 12-megapixel ultra-wide and wide lens.
Apple has made it easy for users to switch between wide and ultra-wide angles when capturing objects far away. There’s also a slew of features that accompanies the new cameras.
- QuickTake: A new video feature that makes it easier to film videos by long-pressing the camera button.
- Night Mode: The camera has a new night mode that activates automatically to lighten photos in low light conditions and reduce noise.
- Next-generation Smart HDR for photos
- Advanced red-eye correction
- Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG.
There is a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera on the front. It is capable of recording 4K videos at 60fps, slow-mo videos and will support selfies in landscape mode.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max Camera Specs
Similar to the non-Pro iPhone 11, they both get a 12-megapixel selfie camera. The camera also features a wide-angle lens and capable of capture selfies in landscape mode.
Apple added a rectangular camera bump with a triangle array of lenses. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max get a wide, ultra-wide and telephoto lens.
The ultra-wide has an f/2.4 aperture with a 120-degree field of view. As Apple’s first triple camera system its meant to compete with rivals who have already leaped to a four-camera system.