Apple introduced the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Apple traditionally began the presentation with statistics that say that the satisfaction rate with last year's iPhone is 99%. The bar is high, so let's see if new smartphones can support it.
iPhone 11 replaces iPhone XR. Yes, exactly, now the “younger” model will be called without any prefixes. The design of the device has not changed much (except for the camera unit), compared with the previous generation – the case is made of aluminum and glass, but new colors have appeared. In total there are six available: black, green, yellow, lilac, red and white.
The novelty was equipped with 6.1 ″ Liquid Retina Display. This is an IPS screen, as in the iPhone XR. The iPhone 11 should have great sound – it supports surround sound technology and Dolby Atmos.
The new A13 Bionic chipset is responsible for the performance. During the presentation, Apple representatives said that the A12 Bionic chip is doing all the mobile chipsets today, and the new A13 is even more so. It is capable of performing 1 trillion operations per second. The chipset is based on the 7 nm process technology and contains 8.5 billion transistors. It consists of 2 productive cores and four energy-efficient, as well as a neural engine. A13 Bionic has become much more powerful than the previous generation, while consuming less energy.
The main camera of the iPhone 11 consists of two modules: 12 MP (26 mm, f / 1.8, 6-element lenses, OIS) + 12 MP (ultra-wide, 13 mm, f / 2.4, 120 degrees viewing angle). Double optical zoom is available, the night mode has appeared, a new studio shooting effect, a new generation of Smart HDR, you can take pictures of animals in portrait mode. Supported video recording 4K 60 fps, XDR, cinematic video stabilization, slow-mo, time-lapse. The front camera is 12 MP, there is also support for recording 4K-video and, for the first time, slow-mo (Apple called this Slofies mode – Selfies + slow-mo).
Apple tactfully kept silent about battery capacity, but promised that the iPhone 11 would last 1 hour longer than the iPhone XR. Among other features, I note the presence of a Wi-Fi 6 module, gigabit LTE, support for wireless charging, dust and moisture protection, improved Face ID.
iPhone 11 goes on sale for as low as $ 699.
“The first iPhone for professionals”, which is logical, got the prefix “Pro” in its name. However, everyone can buy it to get the most top-end device on the market. The case of the iPhone 11 Pro (and iPhone 11 Pro Max) is made of surgical steel and durable glass that is not afraid of falls. The novelty is available in four colors: Midnight Green, Space Gray, Silver and Rose Gold.
Of course, for Pro-smartphones, Pro-displays. Apple decided not to bother with the name for a long time, so meet Super Retina XDR – OLED screens for top iPhones. The 11 Pro model received a screen with a diagonal of 5.8 ″ (2436×1125 pixels), 11 Pro Max – 6.5 ″ (2688 × 1242 pixels). The displays became even brighter (peak brightness of 1200 nits), there is an oleophobic coating, support for Haptic Touch, True Tone, HDR, the contrast is 2,000,000: 1, as the Tap to Wake function is still available. At the same time, all screens have become more energy efficient.
Inside smartphones, the A13 Bionic chipset is installed, which I already described above. Thanks to the improved energy efficiency of the chip and the screen, Apple managed to achieve a significant increase in battery life. The iPhone 11 Pro will last 4 hours longer than the iPhone XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max 5 hours longer than the iPhone XS Max! It sounds promising.
Oh yes, quick charge will come in the kit!
The main camera in addition to two 12 MP modules received another one. The third in the camera unit was 12 MP telephoto (52 mm, f / 2.0, 6-element lenses, OIS). Thus, the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max support quadruple zoom. Of the new features, I note the possibility of creating a portrait photo silhouette, as well as the Deep Fusion mode, which will allow you to get super-detailed photos (in this mode, the camera takes several pictures, the neural processor analyzes them, after which processing takes place and the result is a photo with the smallest details). Deep Fusion will be available later this year with one of the software updates.
Separately, I note the improved video shooting. The camera application (which, by the way, has an updated interface) will allow you to seamlessly switch between the three cameras while shooting video. Available audio zoom function in video, object tracking, slow-mo, supports 4K 60 fps. The video processing tools in the Photos app have also been updated. In addition, professional applications such as FiLMiC Pro will be available on the iPhone, allowing you to capture video from multiple cameras at once.
Other features include Wi-Fi 6, gigabit LTE, wireless charging, improved Face ID, dust and moisture protection.
iPhone 11 Pro will be priced from $ 999, iPhone 11 Pro Max – from $ 1099. Deliveries of smartphones will begin on September 20, pre-order can be issued on Friday.
Write in the comments how the new iPhone is for you and which of the models you purchased for yourself!