Today, Apple made several announcements as its annual Worldwide Developer's Conference in Cupertino, CA, including the upcoming launch of three new iPhones: the Dual Camera iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Here's everything you need to know about the latest devices.
Dual Camera iPhone 11
The iPhone 11, powered by the A13 Bionic chip, includes a dual-camera system and Night mode for photos.
It is rated IP68 for water resistance up to 2 metres for up to 30 minutes and is protected against accidental spills. With a 6.1-inch all-screen Liquid Retina display that features wide colour support and True Tone for a more natural viewing experience, you can interact with apps using Haptic Touch in iOS 13, which provides app shortcuts for everyday tasks right from the Home screen, including taking a selfie in Camera, checking an appointment in Calendar, or previewing e-mail within Mail.
The A13 Bionic chip allows the iPhone 11 to offer up to 20% faster CPU and GPU than the A12. Built for machine learning, A13 has a faster Neural Engine for real-time photo and video analysis, and new Machine Learning Accelerators that allow the CPU to deliver more than 1 trillion operations per second.
The new Ultra Wide and Wide cameras are deeply integrated into iOS 13, supporting 4K video with extended dynamic range for more highlight detail and cinematic video stabilization. With a wider field of view and large focal plane, you can shoot detailed action videos with the Ultra Wide camera.
The dual-camera system lets you easily zoom between each camera while Audio Zoom matches the audio to the video framing for more dynamic sound. With iOS 13, video editing tools provide the ability to rotate, crop, increase exposure, and apply filters to videos instantly all within the new Camera interface.
The Ultra Wide camera captures four times more scene, ideal for landscape or architecture photos, tight shots, and more. A new Wide sensor with 100% Focus Pixels enables Night mode, delivering improvements to photos captured in indoor and outdoor low-light environments, resulting in brighter images with natural colours and reduced noise, says Apple. Both cameras work together to enable Portrait mode photos for people, pets, objects, and more.
Next-generation Smart HDR uses advanced machine learning to capture more natural-looking images with beautiful highlight and shadow detail on the subject and in the background. Deep Fusion, coming later this fall, is a new image processing system enabled by the Neural Engine of A13 Bionic. Deep Fusion uses advanced machine learning to do pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing for texture, details and noise in every part of the photo.
Apple's tight integration between hardware and software delivers a redesigned camera interface, providing a more immersive experience that works with the dual-camera system and all-screen display to let users see and capture the area outside of the frame. For the first time, users can easily record video without switching out of Photo mode with QuickTake by simply holding the shutter button to start recording.
The updated TrueDepth camera introduces a new 12MP camera with a wider field of view to capture more in selfies, and next-generation Smart HDR enables more natural-looking photos. Expressive selfie videos take on a whole new look on the TrueDepth camera, now recording 4K video at up to 60 fps and 120 fps slo-mo.
Additional features include the new Apple-designed U1 chip that uses Ultra Wideband technology for spatial awareness; directionally aware suggestions in AirDrop starting September 30 with the release of iOS 13.1; up to 30% faster Face ID with improved performance at varying distances and support for more angles; spatial audio for an immersive surround sound experience and Dolby Atmos; and Gigabit-class LTE and Wi-Fi 6 that allows for faster download speeds and Dual SIM with eSIM.
iOS 13 on iPhone 11 introduces Dark Mode, a more private way to sign in to apps and websites with Sign In with Apple, and a new Maps experience.
With advanced Camera and Photos features, photo editing is more comprehensive and intuitive with powerful new tools that now extend to video editing. Portrait Lighting adjustments can be made right in the Camera app to adjust the intensity of light on a subject, and a new High-Key Mono effect creates a beautiful, monochromatic look for Portrait mode photos.
iPhone 11 comes in six new colours (purple, green, yellow, black, white, and PRODUCT(RED)) and in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. It will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 13 and in stores beginning Friday, September 20, starting at $979. The trade-in price for eligible customers is $589. iOS 13 will be available on September 19 as a free software update for iPhone 6s and later. Additional software features will be available on September 30 with iOS 13.1.
iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
The new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max boast new Super Retina XDR displays, A13 Bionic chips, daily battery life, and triple-camera system including an Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera. The 11 Pro offers up to four more hours of battery life in a day than iPhone Xs, and iPhone 11 Pro Max offers up to five hours more than iPhone Xs Max.
Rated IP68 for water resistance up to 4 metres for up to 30 minutes, they are protected against everyday spills including coffee and soda.
The new Super Retina XDR display, a custom-designed OLED, provides an immersive HDR viewing experience for movies and other high-definition video with up to 1,200 nits brightness. Super Retina XDR features wide colour support with system-wide colour management and True Tone to offer a more natural viewing experience. With a 2 million-to-one contrast ratio with true blacks, pro users can enjoy a more vivid viewing experience for HDR videos and photos, and the Super Retina XDR display is even more power efficient. They also include Haptic Touch.
Each camera in the triple-camera system record 4K video with extended dynamic range and cinematic video stabilization. With a wider field of view and large focal plane, the Ultra Wide camera is great for shooting action videos, says Apple. Zoom among each of the three cameras, while Audio Zoom matches the audio to the video framing for more dynamic sound.
The triple-camera system lets you choose Wide and Telephoto framing, enabling Portrait mode with a wider field of view, great for taking portraits of multiple people. The Telephoto camera features a larger ƒ/2.0 aperture to capture 40% more light compared to iPhone Xs for better photos and videos.
Next-generation Smart HDR uses advanced machine learning to recognize subjects in the frame and intelligently relight them for more natural-looking images with greater detail. A new True Tone flash is over 30% brighter. Deep Fusion, coming later this fall, is a new image processing system enabled by the Neural Engine of A13 Bionic. Deep Fusion uses advanced machine learning to do pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing for texture, details and noise in every part of the photo.
A redesigned camera interface provides a more immersive experience that works together with the triple-camera system and all-screen display to let users see and capture the area outside of the frame. As with the iPhone 11, you can easily record video without switching out of Photo mode with QuickTake: just hold the shutter button to start recording.
The new TrueDepth camera introduces a new 12MP camera with a wider field of view to capture selfies, and next-generation Smart HDR enables more natural-looking photos. The TrueDepth camera now records 4K video at up to 60 fps and 120 fps slo-mo.
Also with the U1 chip, improved Face ID, spatial audio, Dolby Atmos, and Gigabit class LTE, along with iOS 13 and all of the upgraded features that come with it, the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will be available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities starting September 13 for pre-order and September 20 in stores. Finish options include midnight green, space grey, silver, and gold, with pricing starting at $1,379 for the 11Pro and $1,519 for the Pro Max. Trade-in prices for eligible customers are $889 and $1,029, respectively.