It was a day of huge expectation when Apple announced the arrival of the iPhone 11. Well it’s officially here and it doesn’t appear that crowds will be lining up for one anytime soon.
Yesterday we outlined some of the biggest rumours surrounding the latest Apple iPhone 11. This included everything from a triple lens camera to wireless AirPod charging and improved battery life. It can now be revealed that users won’t be getting wireless AirPod charging and 5G (as expected). Fast charging meanwhile will come as an extra cost.
What’s been changed
Smartphone users get two different-sized models to choose from in the form of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. They also get a fancy new triple lens camera and improved battery life, but that’s all that’s worth noting in the highlight reel. Let’s get into the finer details.
The standard variant of the iPhone 11 will no doubt look sleek in the hand thanks to its anodised aluminium body and 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display. All bets have however been placed on the dual-camera system which now boasts an Ultra Wide camera function, brighter flash and 2X optical zoom.
In the computing power department the iPhone 11 should see faster speeds of up to 20% over its predecessor, according to Apple. This also allows the device to offer up sharper imaging in the day as well as the night.
Apple’s Face ID feature has also been refined to work faster and from more angles. Battery life meanwhile is bumped up to 17 hours and there will be fast charging built into the new iPhone. The only issue is you’ll have to buy the special fast charger separately.
The iPhone 11 will come in six colour choices of green, black, yellow, purple, red and white. The capacity options will come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. In Australia the iPhone 11 will be priced from A$1,199 with pre-orders starting from 13 September.
iPhone 11 Pro
The flagship model is the one that packs the most features and will also cost you more. The iPhone 11 Pro features a stainless steel body paired to a 5.8-inch OLED display. There’s also minor improvements like a stronger screen glass but again the focus is all on the camera out back.
A square bump encloses three 12MP cameras that combine to give Ultra Wide shots as well as 4X optical zoom. Just better imaging quality overall. Beyond the fancy camera, improved battery life, steel body and the included fast charging adapter, the iPhone 11 Pro is essentially identical to the iPhone 11.
The iPhone 11 Pro will be available for pre-order on 13 September in Australia and come in space grey, silver, gold and midnight green hues. Capacity options have been bumped up slightly with 64GB, 256GB and 512GB models.
The iPhone 11 Pro will be priced starting from A$1,749.
iPhone 11 Max
This one is for those with a penchant for streaming and gaming on their devices. Priced from a hefty A$1,899, the iPhone 11 Max will bear the same specs as the standard iPhone 11 but with a bigger 6.5-inch screen alongside improved battery life.
The lack of major improvements in the new Apple iPhone 11 could indicate that the Cupertino tech giant is holding out its latest advancements for the next model to arrive in 2020 which promises high speed 5G connectivity. If you’re a die-hard Apple fan then we suggest waiting for that one. In the mean time you can find out how Apple TV just found a way to undercut Netflix.