Apple iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max are Here!

Staff Writer / 10-02-2020 / News

September marks the start of Spring in South Africa, but for Apple fans, it's when the new range of iPhones is officially unveiled. Apple recently pulled the hood off their new range of iPhones, dubbed iPhone 11. The range includes the entry-level iPhone 11, as well as the higher-spec iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max.

Let's look at how this range differs from last year's X series.

iPhone 11 Overview

Apple says it's placed the fastest ever A13 Bionic Processor and GPU into this smartphone, making it capable of running a trillion applications per second. It comes loaded with the latest iOS 13 software and in terms of looks, it's available in 6 new colours (White, Black, Red, Lavender, Yellow and Green) with an aluminium and glass design and a 6.1” Liquid Retina Screen.

The iPhone 11 supports faster charging, and Apple claims the battery will last longer (approx. 1 hour) than the one found in the iPhone XR.

There's no doubt that the camera plays a huge role in the smartphone consumer's life and Apple hasn't disappointed with this. The iPhone 11 has 2 rear camera lenses - a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a new 12-megapixel ultrawide camera with a 120-degree field of view. For selfie fans, Apple has introduced a feature called 'slowfies' for the front facing camera, which means you can now take slo-mo selfie shots.

There are a couple of new features on the camera, including Night Mode and 4K video at 60 frames per second, which is rather impressive. They have a new quick-take video feature where you only have to hold the shutter button to start taking videos without switching to Video Mode.

iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max

The Pro-branded models are being touted as the "most powerful iPhones ever".

Look and Feel

Both of these handsets will sport the all new surgical-grade stainless steel exterior with a matte finish and will be available in gold or midnight green.

Cameras

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will both house triple cameras at the rear. They've added the new 12MP wide-angle camera to allow you to cram more into a single photo. On the downside, you will have to deal with a slightly bulkier and not too aesthetically pleasing camera housing on the rear of the phones.

Under the Hood

These iPhones will also pack the punch of the new iOS 13, making it, as they claim, the world's fastest smartphone. Apple are promising loads of power with this range while also offering longer battery life. The iPhone 11 Pro will have four more hours of battery life than its predecessor, the iPhone XS.

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max feature 5.8” and 6.8” Super Retina XDR OLED screens with a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Both devices come with a fast charger included in the box.

Verdict

If you're a die-hard Apple fan, your mind is probably already made up. If you already own an iPhone from last year, you may want to wait for the next iteration in 2020 or even 2021 as the iPhone 11 range doesn't offer enough compelling upgrades to warrant a purchase so soon.

The official release date for the iPhone 11 range in South Africa is the 27th September 2019.

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