Apple has finally unveiled its new lineup of iPhones for 2019: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have been touted by Apple to be for users who want “the very best smartphone”.
Aside from its new 5.8-inch (1125 x 2436 resolution) and 6.5-inch (1242 x 2688 resolution) OLED displays dubbed as ‘Super Retina XDR’ for the Pro and Pro Max respectively, the new Pro line of iPhones also sports the powerful A13 Bionic chip which is Apple’s fastest one yet, able to give users a seamless experience on their phone. Compared to previous iPhone models, the Pro and Pro Max will feature up to 20 percent faster CPU and GPU.
All of this upgraded performance will have to be supported by excellent battery life and Apple does not disappoint in that regard as well. The iPhone 11 Pro will come with four more hours of battery life in a day as compared to the iPhone Xs, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max is offering up to five hours more than the iPhone Xs Max. For reference, the iPhone Xs comes with a 2,658mAh battery, and the iPhone Xs Max has a 3,174mAh one.
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will also both feature a textured matte glass back as well as polished stainless steel band around the phone. According to Apple, the Pro and Pro Max will have the “toughest glass ever in a smartphone”, and are both rated iP68 for water resistance which means it can be submerged up to 4 meters deep for up to 30 minutes. So you won’t need to constantly worry about your iPhone the next time you’re at a pool party.
Aside from all these amazing upgrades, the new Pro line will also be the first iPhones to feature a triple camera set up. Users will now be able to get a pro-level camera experience with the Ultra-Wide, Wide, and Telephoto lens on the new Pro line.
With Ultra-Wide, users will now be able to capture four times more scenery, making it great for taking photos of the landscape or architecture. Meanwhile, the new Wide sensor comes with 100 percent Focus Pixels and enables Night Mode, allowing users to take amazing photos indoors, or outdoor low light environments with natural colours and reduced noise.
The new Telephoto lens helps to take the iPhone’s portrait mode to the next level. Featuring a larger 2.0 aperture that lets users capture better photos in low light environment, as well as to get that amazing bokeh effect. The iPhones will also come with the ability to let users film in 4K, with Apple saying that they have improved the image stabilisation on the new phones.
Of course, users will also be getting the new iOS 13, that will come with a whole new range of features such as Dark Mode, as well as Sign In With Apple, on the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. Both phones will be available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB sizes.
Both the phones will be available in four colours: Midnight Green, Space Grey, Silver, and Gold, with the iPhone 11 Pro going for S$1,649 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max going for S$1,799 on Apple’s website, the Apple Store app, Apple authorised resellers, and selected mobile carriers.
Though its specs are not as amazing as the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, the iPhone 11 is certainly not one to sleep on.
It comes with a 6.1-inch all-screen Liquid Retina display with an 828 x 1792 resolution, which is the same size as the screen on the iPhone XR. It also maintains the same notch as the iPhone XR, making it look remarkably similar to the 2018 iPhone.
Much like its more powerful counterparts, the iPhone 11 is also water-resistant, with an IP68 rating. Meaning you can bring it into the shower with you, and submerge the phone up to 2 meters for 30 minutes.
A major focus for this year’s iPhone 11 is on its dual-camera setup. There’s a 12MP wide camera with a 26mm lens, and it is paired with a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera with a 120-degree field of view. It also comes with Night Mode to help with photos taken in the dark, helping to improve brightness and reduce noise in images taken. Much like the Pro line iPhones, the iPhone 11 will also come with 4K video recording up to 60FPS.
With regards to its battery life, though not as impressive as the two aforementioned phones, the iPhone 11 will still be able to last up to 1 hour longer than the iPhone XR. For reference, the iPhone Xr has a 2,942mAh battery.
Powering the iPhone 11 is Apple’s new A13 Bionic chip which as mentioned, has the fastest CPU and GPU ever used in a smartphone.
Software-wise, the iPhone 11 will be coming with the new iOS 13 and is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB sizes. It also comes in six colours: Purple, Green, Yellow, Black, White, and Product(Red).
The iPhone 11 will be going for S$1,149 on Apple’s website, the Apple Store app, Apple authorised resellers, and selected mobile carriers.
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