It’s September, that time of the year when Apple releases its latest iPhones. This year on the 20th of September, Apple launched it’s three most recent models, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. Many say that Apple is following its competition. Is it true? Is this the same old wine in a new bottle? Let’s find out the latest updates, and by the end of the article, we will leave it up to you to decide whether it is or not.
The three latest phones launched this year are iPhone 11, iPhone 11 pro and iPhone 11 pro max. It is the first time that the company has used the word “Pro” to name their products.
The design of the product has no significant changes; the phones now come with a square camera module, which comprises of dual camera setup for the iPhone 11 and triple camera setup for the Pro versions. Both front and back panels are made up of glass and now come with a matte finish option for the back panel. The company has announced 6 color options for iPhone 11 and 4 color options for the Pro versions.
It is coming to the specifications of the iPhone 11. It is now equipped with a 6.1-inch Retina display. It now comes with A13 Bionic chipset, which is the fastest CPU and GPU to date in the smartphone industry, as claimed by the company. It is available in 64GB/128GB/256GB storage variants. The rear camera setup comprises two 12MP sensors with f1.8 aperture, one which captures regular shots, and the other helps in capturing wide-angle shots. The front camera also comes with a 12MP camera, and now it can also record in slow motion mode.
Coming to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, there are no significant differences apart from battery and screen sizes. iPhone 11 Pro has 5.8 Inch Super Retina XDR display and iPhone 11 Pro Max has 6.5 Inch Super Retina XDR display; these screens are 15% more power-efficient as claimed by the company. They come with the same A13 Bionic chipset as iPhone 11.
These models are equipped with three rear cameras of 12MP sensors each. One camera is used for standard shots with f1.8 aperture, and second is a Telephoto sensor with 2X optical zoom, and the third is a wide-angle sensor with 2X zoom out for that great shots. The front face camera is the same as the iPhone 11. These models are available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB storage variants. The company does not disclose the battery sizes, but they have claimed that the iPhone 11 Pro will last 4 hours more, and iPhone 11 Pro Max will last 5 hours more than iPhone XS.
These three beasts are now equipped with Dolby Atmos sound technology, whereas the Pro versions also get Dolby vision. Now we get the ‘Night Mode’ option in three of the iPhone models. We can click portrait effect photos in wide-angle mode also. Now we can switch between the sensors on the primary cameras setup while in video recording without stopping the recording. Also, we can record the video from both primary and secondary cameras at the same time
Apple has recently released IOS 13, and the new fleet of iPhones has started to receive the 13.1 updates only a few days after the launch of the iPhones. This version of IOS makes the devices faster, smarter, and more secure, with a bunch of new features included. The New Map tools, such as sharing ETA with your loved ones, are now competing with android smartphones.
Features such as Gesture-based QuickPath keyboard which allows the users to swipe on the keyboard which makes the typing experience much faster than typing each key, new photo editing tools, option to share audio with the second pair of airpods, tool to block unknown callers and dark mode have made the user experience on the iPhones refreshing.
The new photos app has received a significant upgrade. The organization of the pictures and surfing the images have now become pretty easy. But the most noteworthy feature introduced to the photos app is the ability to edit the videos as you would do to the images, which means now you can apply filters, adjust the brightness of the video and even crop the video straight away from the photos app.
The new iPhone cameras are better than the competition. The only aspect iPhones were lagging in the smartphone industry was the camera. With all the new camera features and first in the segment features like “Slow-fie” make this generation iPhones give tough competition to the competitors out there.
|Specification||iPhone 11||iPhone 11 pro||iPhone 11 pro max|
|CPU||A13 Bionic||A13 Bionic||A13 Bionic|
|Screen Size (Resolution)||6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD (1792 x 828)||5.8-inch Super Retina XDR (2436 x 1125)||6.5-inch Super Retina XDR (2688 x 1242)|
|colors||*Product(Red), black, white, yellow, green and purple. *A part of Product Red iPhone goes to Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS||Midnight green, Space Grey, Silver, Gold.||Midnight green, Space Grey, Silver, Gold.|
|Rear Cameras||12-MP wide (f/1.8), 12-MP ultra-wide (f/2.4).||12-MP wide (f/1.8), 12-MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), 12-MP telephoto (f/2.0).||12-MP wide (f/1.8), 12-MP ultra-wide (f/2.4), 12-MP telephoto (f/2.0).|
|Front Camera||12-MP (f/2.2).||12-MP (f/2.2).||12-MP (f/2.2).|
|Water Resistance Rating||IP68 (2 meters up to 30 minutes).||IP68 (4 meters up to 30 minutes).||IP68 (4 meters up to 30 minutes).|
|Storage variants||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Size||5.9 x 3 x 0.33 inches||5.7 x 2.8 x 0.32 inches||6.2 x 3.1 x 0.32 inches|
|Weight||6.84 ounces||6.63 ounces||7.97 ounces|
The performance, reliability, and ecosystem that Apple offers is incomparable and has no competition for this in the industry. Apple doesn’t follow its competition; it creates competition for the manufacturers out there. And Apple is no longer a Brand/Company; it is a Lifestyle. These iPhones are definitely worth the buy if you have those extra bucks.