Tim Cook, from inside the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, unveiled the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The duo comes with several new features and refinements. Unfortunately, the design isn’t part of that in a good way. These ultra-expensive phones still sport large ugly notches while cheap Chinese handsets have already implemented more elegant ways to accommodate the selfie camera and face recognition hardware. The rear looks different compared its predecessor. But the change comes in the form of a hideous triple camera assembly. The handset is rated IP68 for protection against water and dust. It can withstand up to 4 meters underwater for 30 minutes.
iPhone 11 Pro And iPhone 11 Pro Max Specifications
In addition to design, the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max also share most specifications. For starters, both phones are powered by A13 Bionic chip. According to Apple, the new chip is about 20 percent faster than A12. For better AI performance, the SoC (System on Chip) is also equipped with a third-generation Neural Engine. Depending on the variant, the phone will come in either 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB storage option.
In the photography department, these phones offer 12 MP triple-camera setup. The standard lens has an aperture of f/2.4, wide one has ƒ/2.4, and finally, the telephoto lens offers an f/2.0 aperture. The camera offers a 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom. You also get the dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for standard and telephoto lenses. Catching up with the Android competitors, Apple has introduced a special Night Mode. Moving onto the video recording, all three sensors on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max can record 4K video at up to 60 fps. It comes with Audio Zoom feature that matches the audio as per the video framing. Apple has tweaked the camera UI to fully utilize the screen area. Then, there are a few nifty tricks such as QuickTake, which lets you record videos without switching the camera mode. It works by long press of the image shutter. For selfies, the phone is loaded with a 12 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. It offers Portrait mode along with the stupid Animoji and Memoji.
Both these phones feature OLED displays with HDR, which Apple refers to as Super Retina XDR. The iPhone 11 Pro sports a 5.8-inch screen with the resolution of 2436 x 1125. The iPhone 11 Pro Max as its name suggests has a larger 6.5-inch panel with 2688 x 1242 pixels. In addition to vibrant colors and true blacks, these screens offer impressive brightness of up to 1,200 nits.
As usual, Apple hasn’t shared the numbers regarding the battery capacity. However, it claims that the iPhone 11 Pro will last up to 4 hours longer than the iPhone XS. Similarly, the iPhone 11 Pro Max will last up to 5 hours longer than iPhone XS Max. And finally, new iPhone users won’t have to charge their devices for over a couple of hours, as the Cupertino company has finally decided to bundle 18W charger.
Moving onto the software, the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will run iOS 13 out of the box. The latest iteration of the iOS comes with many neat features such as the Dark Mode, Sign In with Apple, and new Maps app.
Availability And Pricing
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be available in four hues including the new midnight green. These phones will be up for pre-order on September 13 in the US. These handsets will be available in 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB storage. In Trump’s country, the base model of the iPhone 11 Pro is pegged at $999 and while the 11 Pro Max will set you back for $1,099. For India, instead of currency conversion, Apple has simply added two zeros to its US price tag. In India, the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max’s price will start at Rs 99,900 and 109,900 respectively.