Latest iPhones 11 and 11 Pro – Upgrades, Price, Specs, and Features
Apple has launched the new shiny iPhones at an event held at Steve Jobs theatre at the Apple Campus in Cupertino, California.
Unlike last year when Apple unveiled the iPhone XR, Xs, and Xs Max, they have decided to simplify the naming.
The new iPhones are called as iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The iPhone 11 replaces the iPhone XR the most affordable iPhone in the current line-up.
Apple, at the event, has also launched a new 10.2 Inch iPad that replaces the top-selling 9.7 Inch iPad.
Apple TV+ ($4.99/month) is a new streaming service that the company is launching from 19th September to take on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Further, the company has also launched the new Apple Watch Series 5 with more customization options and an always-on display.
Another big update shared by Tim Cook, (Apple CEO) was the Apple Arcade ($4.99) that allows you to download and play 100+ games on your Apple devices.
You can watch the full Apple Keynote at the end of this article, it was nearly flawless and it is worth mentioning that the product videos by Apple are outstanding and a generation ahead of rivals.
Price and Availability – iPhone 11 and 11 Pro
The iPhone 11 costs USD 699 and it will cost Rs. 64,900 in India which is affordable if we consider the launch price of the iPhone XR (Rs. 76,900).
The iPhone 11 Pro costs USD 999 and in India will start at Rs. 99,900 and the 11 Pro Max costs USD 1099 and in India will retail for Rs. 109,900.
Above mentioned prices are for the base 64 GB version, the higher storage variants (256 GB and 512 GB) will cost more.
In some countries like the US, new iPhones will go on sale on 20th September but in India, it will be available from 27th September.
iPhone 11 – What’s New
The iPhone 11 comes with metal (aluminum) and glass design in 6 color options – Black, Green, Yellow, Purple, Red, and White.
The phone is available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB storage options.
The most significant upgrade in comparison to the iPhone XR is the presence of a dual-camera system at the back and more powerful A13 Bionic processor.
Apple has added a 12 Megapixel Ultra-Wide angle camera in addition to the primary 12 MP lens. Now the camera system is more versatile for clicking normal, ultra-wide and portrait shots.
Also, the front selfie camera is upgraded to a new 12 MP (True Depth Camera) that is capable of taking portrait shots, 4K Videos at 60 FPS, slow-motion videos at 120 FPS, and even comes with cinematic stabilization.
The new iPhone 11 promises 1 hour more battery life than the iPhone XR and comes with fast charging support.
The iPhone 11 can charge upto 50% in less than 30 minutes and supports 18 watts fast charging.
Unsurprisingly, Apple is not bundling the fast charger with the iPhone 11, you need to buy it separately. (I can’t really believe a phone that costs over 60k come with a slow charger in 2019-2020). Hmm… Apple can do unbelievable things.
On the other hand, the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max buyers are lucky to get the fast charger along with the iPhone without paying anything extra.
On the positive side, you can charge it wirelessly using any Qi charger.
The new iPhone 11 comes with the top of the line A13 Bionic processor which blows the Android flagship Snapdragon 855/855+ out of the water.
Also, it comes with the 3rd Gen neural engine which offers better AI processing.
Unfortunately, the iPhone 11 comes with the same IPS LCD display as the iPhone XR and has 6.1-inch screen size and a low 1792×828 pixels resolution with 326 PPI and 625 nits of maximum brightness.
There is haptic feedback, oleophobic coating, and a big notch at the top of the display that houses the Face ID which is now 30% faster than the last-gen.
The phone weighs 194 grams and has an 8.3 mm thickness.
Key Specs for the iPhone 11
- 6.1-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD multi-touch display
- Offers 1792 x 828 pixels resolution at 326 PPI pixel density
- IP68 certified, dust and water-resistant
- Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
- Wide color gamut display, 1400:1 Contrast ratio, 625 nits brightness
- Apple A13 Bionic Processor
- Runs on Apple iOS 13
- Storage – 64/128/256 GB internal storage & no SD card
- Dual Rear Cameras – 12 MP, f/1.8 aperture(wide-angle, normal), phase detection, OIS, quad-LED(dual-tone)flash, 4K 60 FPS, OIS, Secondary camera with 12 MP ultra-wide-angle lens f/2.4 aperture no OIS.
- Selfie Camera – 12 MP front sensor at f/2.2 aperture, 4K recording, portrait mode, Animoji, Panorama
- Lightning Port
- Apple Face ID for secure and faster unlocking
- Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, HDR10 support.
- Includes accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
- Battery life 1 hour more than iPhone XR
- Fast Charging Support Upto 18 Watts
- Wireless Charging Support.
- Weight – 194 grams
- Thickness – 8.3 mm
- Price starts at Rs. 64,900 for 64 GB Storage variant.
iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
Apart from the iPhone 11, Apple has also launched the premium iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max with some upgrades. The expensive iPhones come with stainless steel and glass design.
The iPhone 11 Pro comes with a 5.8 inch OLED display with a 2436×1125-pixel resolution at 458 ppi and a maximum brightness of 1200 nits.
Whereas, the iPhone 11 Pro Max comes with a larger 6.5-inch OLED panel with a 2688×1242-pixel resolution at 458 ppi and similar max brightness.
Apart from the superior display in comparison to the iPhone 11, the Pro models also have more versatile triple rear camera system.
Apart from the primary and ultra-wide lens the 11 Pro and Pro Max sport a telephoto lens that offers upto 2X optical zoom.
The primary and the ultra-wide cameras are same as the iPhone 11. The telephoto lens comes with an f/2.0 aperture, OIS support, and has the ability to zoom in 2x and zoom out 2x.
The front camera, software experience, and the processor is similar in all the iPhone models.
The iPhone 11 Pro lasts 4 hours more than the iPhone XS, the iPhone 11 Pro Max promises 5 hours more battery life than the predecessor.
Both phones come with the 18 Watts fast charger inside the box and can charge upto 50% in 30 minutes.
The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will be available in 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB storage variants.
Let’s have a look at what are the biggest upgrades in the new iPhones
Top 7 Upgrades in the iPhone 11 Pro
1. Triple Rear Cameras
Primary Wide Lens – The primary lens comes with an f/1.8 aperture to ensure that it can take great images even in the low light. There is optical image stabilization and support for 4K, 60 FPS video.
Ultra-Wide Lens – There is an ultra-wide lens that can click wider shots and help to capture more into the frame. The lens comes with an f/2.4 aperture and has a 120-degree field of view.
Telephoto Lens – Lastly, we have a Telephoto lens that comes with f/2.0 aperture for taking portrait shots and have 2X Zoom support. The lens also has OIS to reduce noise in photos.
2. Improved Selfie Camera
12 MP Selfie camera – Apple was using a 7 MP lens so for the front camera in the mobiles like iPhone Xs but now the new iPhones come with an improved 12 MP camera.
The new camera can take better and more detailed images and offers support for 4K videos at 60 FPS.
3. Performance – A13 Bionic
The new A13 Bionic is the fastest processor available on any mobile in the world. It is faster than the Snapdragon 855/855+ and maybe even faster than the upcoming Snapdragon 865.
The A13 ensures that anything you do on the new iPhone is super smooth and even it comes with the fastest GPU on the market to ensure best gaming performance.
4. Better Battery Life
Apple says they have improved the battery life on the new iPhones. Also, it is worth noting that the new iPhones are a bit thicker (over 8 mm) to accommodate the extra battery capacity.
The iPhone 11 Pro offers 4 hours more battery life than the iPhone Xs, the 11 Pro Max offers upto 5 hours more battery life than the Xs Max. Lastly, the iPhone 11 offers 1 hour more of battery life than the iPhone XR.
5. Fast Charging Support
Another big update is the addition of fast charging support to the latest iPhones. The phones can now charge upto 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Pro models come with 18 Watts charger included in the box but unfortunately, Apple is not giving a fast charger with the iPhone 11. You will have to buy it separately but there is support for fast charging on all iPhone models.
6. Apple U1 Chip
The new iPhones come with a new U1 chip apart from the Bionic A13. The U1 offers an ultra-wideband low energy Bluetooth technology. The chip helps improve the Airdrop (file sharing) functionality. Apple says “You can point the new iPhone towards another iPhone and that phone will show on the top of the list of receivers”.
7. Improved Face ID
Lastly, the new iPhones come with an improved Face ID that helps it unlock the device 30% faster and even has an improved viewing angle to ensure the iPhone recognizes you effortlessly.
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