iPhone 11 - everything you need to know from Apple's announcement
Apple announces three incredible new phones…
09 Sep 2019
It’s official, the iPhone 11, iPhone Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are here, and -at first glance, they look incredible… But of course they do, they’re iPhones!
All three phones feature the toughest screen ever on an iPhone, with the iPhone 11 coming with a familiar Aluminium chassis while the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max sporting a gorgeous textured stainless steel frame.
The main camera lenses are clustered to the top left corner of the back of the phone, while the selfie cam sits in the usual notched recess that we’ve become so accustomed to. The iPhone 11 comes with a dual-lens setup, while the Pro and Pro Max both feature a triple-lens arrangement.
So, let’s jump in and take a look at what else is on offer with each of these three new iPhones.
iPhone 11 – it’s all about the camera!
The iPhone 11 comes with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina Display, it’s water-resistant up to 2m and it’s been fitted with the most powerful chip ever to be found in a smartphone. But it’s the camera which stole the show
The dual-camera setup on the iPhone 11 features two 12MP lenses, one of them is a wide-angle lens, while the other can take Ultra Wide shots – and when we say Ultra Wide, we mean ULTRA wide!
A new Ultra Wide mode
A 120-degree field of view to be precise, enabling you to capture truly stunning scenery shots or photos in tight spaces that just wouldn’t be possible on with any other camera phone. And despite the Ultra Wide angles, the camera retains an incredible amount of detail.
Ultra Wide shots are even available in portrait mode so your photos will look like they were taken by a pro photographer, and High Key Mono gives you gorgeous studio-quality black and white shots.
Ultra Wide 4K video at 60 fps
And if that wasn’t enough, you can also use shoot 4K video in Ultra Wide mode at 60 frames per second. With that much power, it’ll look like you employed a film crew to shoot your movies!
Just tap to switch to Ultra Wide or use the zoom wheel to transition smoothly.
A powerful new Night Mode
The new night mode can pick out the highlights in even the darkest of scenes keeping colours looking natural while also reducing the motion blur that you’ll often find on other phones.
No need to switch from photo to movie mode
We’ve all been there, you’re taking a photo and all of a sudden you spot the perfect movie moment. So you start fumbling around trying to switch to video mode. Well, with iPhone, the fumbling is a thing of the past. Just hold the shutter button while in photo mode to start shooting video.
Anyone for a slofie?
No, it’s not a typo. It’s the latest selfie cam feature from iPhone 11 – slo-mo selfies (slofies). So now you can take your Insta selfie shots to the next level, or just have some fun with it, it’s up to you.
iPhone 11 performance and software
In a nutshell, Apple has gone big with the iPhone 11’s performance to accommodate an incredible next-level gaming experience. The new A13 Bionic next-gen chip is not only the fastest CPU ever in a smartphone, but it’s also the fastest GPU ever – making it the best phone for gaming, hands down!
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
The iPhone 11 Pro comes with a 5.8-inch screen while the Pro Max comes in at 6.5-inches and both phones feature that lovely textured matte finish that we mentioned earlier.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max camera
Continuing with the photography theme, Apple has stepped things up even further with a third telephoto lens on the Pro and Pro Max versions. Combine this with the new Ultra Wide mode and you’ve got a whole new world of pro photo possibilities.
Apple also gave us a sneak peek at its next software update which will include a new camera update called Deep Fusion. This smart new feature takes 9 images before you take your photo, then when you hit the shutter button it captures one long exposure. The iPhone's powerful software then analyses all the images it’s taken and knits them together to give you the best possible image. All made possible thanks to the huge processing power from the new A13 chip.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max performance
The Pro and Pro Max also come with Apple’s new A13 chip, tweaked to deliver high performance with low power consumption, making it their most efficient processor to date – and up to 20% faster.
More efficiency means more battery
All that extra efficiency means you’ll get up to 4 hours more battery life on the iPhone Pro and up to 5 hours extra with the Pro Max, up to 5 hours).
And the big question - when will the iPhone 11 be released?
Pre-orders will be available from the 13th September, with all three iPhones available to buy from the 20th September.