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First Look: The iPhone 11 Pro Max... and more

Last updated on: September 12, 2019 09:45 IST

Apple unveils the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com brings you the details.

IMAGE: People take photos of the new iPhone 11 Pro at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters
 

Apple unveiled its new iPhone 11 series -- the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max -- at the Steve Jobs theatre in Cupertino, California, on September 10.

As expected, they are an upgrade to the iPhone X series, which includes the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

And here are the specifications and the price.

 

 iPhone 11 Pro MaxiPhone 11 ProiPhone 11
64GB $1099 (approximately Rs 78,972) $999 (approximately Rs 71,786) $699 (approximately Rs 50,229)
128GB NA NA TBA
256GB TBA TBA TBA
512GB TBA TBA NA

 

Let's find out more about the phones.

IMAGE: The Apple iPhone 11. Photograph: Kind courtesy Apple.com

Design

From the front, they look similar to the previous generation of the iPhone's X series. They also have a full screen display; a notch cradles the selfie camera and Face ID sensors.

The front and back of the phones are protected by a toughened glass layer.

Only the dual camera setup in the rear for iPhone 11, and the triple camera setup in the rear for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, differentiates their look.

All three models are built to resist water spills and splashes.

Here are the size details.

 

iPhone 11 Pro MaxiPhone 11 ProiPhone 11
6.22" H x 3.06" W x 0.32" D 5.67" H x 2.81" W x 0.32" D 5.94" H x 2.98" W x 0.33" D

Display

The iPhone 11 has a Liquid Retina 6.1” LCD display, while the Pro series has a superior Super Retina XDR OLED display -- a 5.8” for iPhone 11 Pro and 6.5” for iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Camera

The iPhone 11 has a dual camera setup at the rear, which includes ultra wide and wide cameras, while the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max has a triple camera setup that includes ultra wide, wide and telephoto cameras.

A comparison of the cameras offered by the three phones:

 

iPhone 11 Pro MaxiPhone 11 ProiPhone 11
Triple camera: 12MP Ultra Wide with f/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view + 12MP wide with f/1.8 aperture + 12MP telephoto with f/2.0 aperture Triple camera: 12MP Ultra Wide with f/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view + 12MP wide with f/1.8 aperture + 12MP telephoto with f/2.0 aperture Dual camera: 12MP Ultra Wide with f/2.4 aperture and 120° field of view + 12MP wide with f/1.8 aperture
2x optical + 10x digital zoom 2x optical + 10x digital zoom 2x optical + 5x digital zoom

The rear and front cameras supports 4K video up to 60 fps.

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max support Optical Image Stabilisation for its wide and telephoto cameras, while the iPhone 11 supports OIS only for its wide angle camera.

The Filmic Pro app, which will be available for download later this year on the app store, will allow the iPhone Pro and Pro Max users to shoot videos simultaneously through all the cameras.

And, finally, users will be able to compile a video by selecting the desired videos shot with different cameras.

Apple has added new features to the camera.

The iPhone's signature portrait lighting gets a new effect, High‑Key Mono, along with the Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage and Stage Mono.

The QuickTake feature lets you shoot video while taking a photo by just keeping the shutter button pressed without changing the mode.

Swiping left will take you to the burst photo mode and swiping right will allow you to continue shooting the video.

The front 12MP TrueDepth camera lets you take a slow motion selfie video that Apple calls Solfie.

Deep Fusion, a new image processing system made possible through the neural engine of its new A13 Bionic SoC, optimises the texture, details and noise in the photo by processing it pixel by pixel with the help of machine learning.

Here's how it works: The camera takes a total nine images -- four short and four secondary -- before you press the shutter button and one long exposure after the shutter button is pressed.

The system then fuses the nine images using machine learning to produce one detailed image.

This feature will be available through an Over-The-Air update in the near future.

IMAGE: The Apple iPhone 11 Pro. Photograph: Kind courtesy Apple.com

Sound

The phones have built-in stereo speakers powered by Dolby Atmos and spatial audio for the surround sound experience.

A future update will allow audio sharing with two Apple AirPods and a Beats headphones.

Battery

The battery can be fast-charged using an 18W charger.

It can charge 50 per cent of the battery in 30 minutes.

Hardware

The phones are powered by Apple's new, home baked A13 Bionic SoC.

Here are some more features which differentiate the three iPhones.

 

SpecificationiPhone 11 Pro MaxiPhone 11 ProiPhone 11
Body Stainless steel and glass Stainless steel and glass Aluminium steel and glass
Resolution 2688 x 1242, 458 ppi 2436 x 1125, 458 ppi 1792 x 828, 326 ppi
Weight 226 g 188 g 194 g
Display Size 6.5" 5.8" 6.1"
Battery Up to 20 hours video playback (18W fast-charge adapter is included in the box) Up to 18 hours video playback (18W fast-charge adapter is included in the box) Up to 17 hours video playback (18W fast-charge adapter sold separately)
Water Resistance Up to 4 metres, for 30 minutes Up to 4 metres, for 30 minutes Up to 2 metres, for 30 minutes
Colour Midnight green, silver, space grey and gold Midnight green, silver, space grey and gold

Purple, yellow, green, black, white and red

 

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ASHISH NARSALE / Rediff.com
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