As every year, the summer and the previous months are leaving a lot of rumors about the next Apple smartphones, which all indicates that the base name they will adopt will be iPhone 11. Thanks to the seventh version of the developer beta of iOS 13, makes A few days it was almost confirmed that the date of presentation of the new terminals will occur on September 10.
Beyond this detail from an “absent-mindedness” of Apple, Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman have been easing the wait by publishing information about the company’s new terminals and products. And, given its history of successes in recent years, we can say that we think we know a lot about how the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be.
Three new iPhone with the same family scheme last year, but more “Pro”
According to Mark Gurman, Apple will launch three new iPhone this year, as it has done since the iPhone X arrived accompanied by the iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus. However, the scheme will not vary as it did last year, and we will have a direct successor to each model, a smaller iPhone 11, a larger one that succeeds the iPhone XS Max and another that succeeds the iPhone XR.
The first two will receive the last name “Pro”, a consideration that Apple seems to want to give with additions that will remind us of professional uses of the camera and the video camera. Given what they were called last year, we will most likely see an iPhone 11 as a successor to the iPhone XR, an iPhone 11 Pro, successor to the XS, and an iPhone 11 Pro Max, as a successor to the iPhone XS Max.
Beyond the changes that we will review on camera, Gurman assures in the article that the new high-end iPhone will be practically identical to those of last year’s models, although in the face of the existence of all the finishes in bright model, some colors will arrive with a matte finish, which Apple abandoned with the iPhone 7. The successor to the iPhone XR will add a green finish.
The surname “Pro” has not always meant to win many professional possibilities at Apple, but there is much expectation with the reasons behind that new name for the iPhone
In addition, the new models will be more resistant to breakage due to the use of a new technology. As for another type of resistance, water resistance, these new iPhone will arrive with a higher certification that will allow them to be submerged much more than the 30 minutes that IP68 allows so far.
In terms of changes in the size of the panels, no new information is provided, nor in terms of a change in technology from LCD to OLED in the successor of the iPhone XR. However, Gurman does say that the new OLED screens will say goodbye to the 3D Touch pressure sensor that has accompanied all the highest-end iPhone since the iPhone 6s in 2015, and that last year it discarded for the iPhone XR in favor from Haptic Touch.
There is also no news about a smaller notch, but what it hosts: the Face ID components. The new iteration of the biometric identification system by facial recognition will be more capable, capturing a wider field of vision and allowing the iPhone 11 to be unlocked even when placed on a table.
Cameras: the three models of iPhone 11 add a new lens
The biggest novelty in the three new iPhone 11 that are expected will be the addition of a new sensor and lens to its camera system, whose possible arrangement in triangle we already knew months ago. Thus, the successors of the iPhone XS and XS Max will add a new new lens with ultra wide angle to its wide angle lens and telephoto lens.
This will allow them, as we see in many competition terminals in all ranges, to capture a much wider field of vision, something especially useful in photos of landscapes and monuments. The operation when shooting also aims to change in the new iPhone, as they will take three photos at once and correct the resulting photo by artificial intelligence if any person or object, for example, is cut off.
The photographic thrust of Huawei and Google is higher than ever, and the new iPhone arrive at a crucial time for Apple to remain one of the leaders of that war
Mark Gurman also mentions that the new camera system will capture higher resolution images competing with traditional cameras, which implies that there will be a more megapixel sensor. However, it could also gain resolution by software or by combining cameras, so nothing can be assured at this point. In addition, not to mention if the iPhone 11 will have night mode or not to rival Huawei or Google, Gurman says that the iPhone will take better photos in low light environments, something that does not say too much, because it is something that without night modes also improves every year.
The second camera that wins the successor of the iPhone XR will be telephoto, like the one added by the iPhone 7 Plus and later all its successors. The focal length of that lens will not be specified, but it is likely that it will be maintained at a 2X magnification over the wide angle lens.
Another multimedia field in which these new iPhone will improve will be in video recording, which Mark Gurman says will approach professional cameras. Without going into much detail, he states that there is a new function that allows you to retouch, apply effects, alter colors or trim while recording.
More powerful, but without 5G
In recent years, Apple has been characterized by having the most powerful chips on the market at the time of its presentation, and by far. This year, the engine will be the successor of the A12 Bionic, the A13, which we currently do not know last name.
According to DigiTimes, Apple will use a 7-nanometer manufacturing process on the A13, although with some change in production, as it would introduce a production method using ultraviolet lithography. Beyond the extra power or the lower consumption that is gained, the great novelty, according to Gurman, will be a new component in the SoC, known as coprocessor “AMX” or matrix, which would be responsible for dealing with very intensive tasks in calculations mathematicians, such as those used in augmented reality and computer vision.
One of the most anticipated functions for the new models is faster charging, and above all, USB-C port and a charger included in the box also faster. There is much talk about this from other sources, but if neither Gurman nor Kuo have positioned themselves, we will have to wait until September 10 to definitively clear the doubts.
What is new in the energy sense is that according to Gurman, the iPhone 11 will support reverse wireless charging, something that we have already seen in Samsung and Huawei terminals, which will allow them to charge the AirPods with their new case, and who knows if to other smartphones and the Apple Watch.
Finally, something that was not expected but that is almost confirmed that it will not arrive with the iPhone this year is the support for 5G connectivity. The good news is that Gurman announces that the 2020 iPhone will support the new networks, following the agreement with Qualcomm.
iPhone 11, expected prices and availability
About iPhone 11 prices, no figures from any reliable source have been leaked at the moment, so we cannot even get to know what Apple’s strategy will be this year. The last name “Pro” in Apple is usually accompanied by a price increase. It happens on laptops, and it happens on iPad. After the great rise of the iPhone X, it is likely that prices will continue this year and that the iPhone 11 that succeeds the XR will start at 859 euros, that the iPhone 11 Pro will start at 1,159 euros and that the iPhone 11 Pro Max will do so from 1,259 euros.
As for the launch schedule, if we stick to last year’s dates, it is likely that the three models will be released about 10 days after their presentation, although there is never anything certain, since the X was delayed to November and the XR to October 26th.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro review
The good The iPhone 11 Pro is a cell phone with a compact size, a lovely matte design, good performance, water resistance of up to 4 meters and a good camera system that includes wireless charging and safe facial recognition.
The bad The functions of your triple camera are not enough for the high price of the phone; It has no reversible charge or headphone port. The square where the cameras are located is somewhat ugly and its initial storage is little compared to what the competition offers.
Conclusion [First impressions] The iPhone 11 Pro is a somewhat expensive cell phone that incorporates new technologies for Apple but that other brands have been incorporating for one or two years. The lack of reversible load, a good camera system but that leaves us asking for more and its low initial storage does not make it the most recommended phone of this moment.
The iPhone 11 Pro is the direct evolution of the iPhone XS of 2018. That cell phone from last year is no longer available, so if you like relatively small Apple phones, this is the cell phone you should look at because it has 5.8 inches. However, I want to ask you a question: is it really worth it?
Apple launched the iPhone 11 – the evolution of the iPhone XR, which by the way is still available and cheaper – that has a 6.1-inch screen and many other differences, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, a replacement for the iPhone XS Max, and that it shares with Than the 11 Pro design and most specifications.
iPhone 11 Pro: Features and Specifications
- Screen: 5.8 inches (OLED)
- Resolution: 2,436×1,125 pixels
- Pixel Density: 458ppp
- Processor: A13 Bionic
- Rear cameras: Triple, 12 megapixels (f / 1.8) + wide angle 12 megapixels (f / 2.4) + telephoto 12 megapixels (f / 2.0) (night mode, video recording up to 4K 60fps)
- Front camera: 12 megapixels (7 megapixel photos unless you capture horizontally) – with slow motion recording
- Battery: Up to 4 hours more than the iPhone XS
- Wireless charging: Yes
- Water resistance: IP68 (Apple says up to 4 meters deep)
- Facial Recognition: Yes (Face ID)
- Storage: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
- Size: 144×71.4×8.1mm
- Weight: 188 grams
The initial price of the iPhone 11 Pro is US $ 999 (809 euros or 17,499 Mexican pesos) for the 64GB version of storage. The 256GB costs US $ 1,149 (1,159 euros or 24,999 Mexican pesos) and the 512GB US $ 1,349 (1,259 euros or 27,499 Mexican pesos).
Design: improvements for good and for bad
As a user of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, I consider the new iPhone 11 Pro represents undoubtedly an evolution – small – to last year’s cell phones. Its front part does not visibly have any changes, although the back brings us some news.
The cell phone combines stainless steel and textured glass to get that matt layer from the back. The iPhone 11 Pro has a single glass plate that also covers the camera component with a slight protrusion that looks more transparent than the cell phone’s own color.
If we talk about the tones, the company brought as a novelty the midnight green color, and also brought back the gold, silver and space gray. Although there is no black tone as such, between space gray and midnight green there are two clear options for those who love dark tones.
The speakers are on the bottom and in the headset just like last year, it still has a Lightning port – it still does not reach the USB Type-C to the iPhone – and behind it no longer has the word iPhone, only the apple logo is centered.
Now let’s talk about the screen. Although the same eyebrow is maintained last year, the iPhone 11 Pro incorporates a Super Retina XDR. Apple explained that the screen manages to increase the brightness up to 800 nits, slightly higher than the 793 nits offered by the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, and better than the 660 nits of the iPhone XS. Apple says this will let you read and enjoy the screen much better when you’re outdoors, while you can enjoy HDR content with up to 1200 nits.
In my experience of using the cell phone it still has a good grip, the camera stands out slightly if you use it with a case but it is not something that really bothers you, and its matte back panel seems like a good idea to prevent the device from always being dirty and full of footprints.
Three rear cameras: the great novelty of the iPhone 11 Pro
Probably not only because of its design, but also because it adds a new sensor, the iPhone 11 Pro stands out for that third camera. True, the triple camera was fashionable in February last year, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has four, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro too and several devices are following this path, but Apple evolves step by step and slowly, giving it to its users Some advances to droppers.
Before telling you my first impressions of the camera, you should know that I believe that although it obviously represents an evolution with respect to the iPhone XS, it does not seem to be at the level of its competitors. It does not mean that it is bad, simply that the quality – innovation – price ratio is not consistent with the demands of today’s high-end market.
However. We have three 12 megapixel sensors. The regular camera has an aperture of f / 1.8, the wide angle of f / 2.4 and the telephoto of f / 2.0. This phone adds night mode and also that sensor with field of vision of up to 120 degrees, which is really the new of the three, and that will let you see more of a landscape or put more people in that family photograph.