Smartphones giants, Apple has unveiled its 2019 iPhone lineup: the iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and, er, iPhone 11.
The Pro-branded models are being touted as the “most powerful iPhones ever”, naturally, and are the first to sport triple-camera arrays.
The iPhone 11 Pro also features a new “Pro” design that’s crafted from matte stainless steel, all-new 5.8in and 6.5in Super Retina RDX displays and Apple’s newly-debuted A13 Bionic CPU.
Here is everything you need to know about these brand new iPhones.
The iPhone 11 features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD Display, like its predecessor. The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina XDR Display, with the Max having a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display.
The new iPhone 11 will have all-day battery life, but with one more hour than its predecessor. The iPhone 11 Pro will have four more hours than the iPhone XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max has five more hours than its predecessor.
The new iPhones will also come with an 18W fast-charge power adapter, which is a nice upgrade from previous generations.
The Apple logo is now centered on the back of the device, to serve as a visual indicator of where to place your phone down on a wireless charging mat.
The iPhone 11 will come in the following colors: Purple, Green, Yellow, White, Black, and (PRODUCT)Red. iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max comes in Midnight Green, Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.
New A13 chip
The new iPhones are powered with the latest silicone, and that’s the new A13 chip that succeeds the previous A12 Bionic chip that was in the 2018 models. They’re calling it the “fastest CPU and GPU in a smartphone.”
As part of the A13 configuration, there is a new U1 sensor, also codenamed R1 or Rose. This sensor will help give the iPhone 11 a better sense of its location in 3D space. Previously, the M-series motion coprocessor takes data from a compass, accelerometer, microphones, barometer, and gyroscope. However, the new U1 sensor will include inertial measurement unit (IMU), Bluetooth 5.1 features, ultra-wideband (UWB) and camera (including motion capture and optical tracking) sensor data.
Face ID will now work with more angles and be faster than ever before.
The iPhone 11 will come with a new dual lens system. It includes new sensors and a new ultra wide angle lens that provides a 120 degree field of view. When shooting with the new wide angle lens, you’ll see the extra frame on the outside of the shot, and you can quickly switch to Ultra Wide for optical zoom out.
There will also be an automatic night mode that turns on when it’s dark enough, illuminating the entire scene. It does this through advanced adaptive bracketing.
The front-facing TrueDepth camera will now be 12MP wide angle, and works in landscape mode for wider group shots. Slow motion video is now also possible on the front-facing camera.
With the iPhone 11 Pro, you’re getting a triple lens system with wide angle, super wide angle, and telephoto lens. It allows a 4x optical zoom range. The Pro line will also have Deep Fusion, where it takes nine total images and computational photography tools will take the best parts of each individual image and put them together to create the best possible photo.
Still charges via Lightning
The new iPhones will still use Lightning, instead of USB-C. It is more likely that USB-C will be available starting with the 2020 iPhones.