The latest Apple Event 2019 held on Tuesday the tenth of September had much to reveal to the eager audiences. From updates on Apple Arcade to the new Watch Series 5, and most importantly what the new iPhone series has in store for us. As always, Apple did not disappoint and left us intrigued for sure.
The new iPhone 11:
The iPhone 11 debuted with a dual-camera configuration and it comes in six colors i.e. black, green, yellow, purple, red and white. Weighing a total 194 grams or 6.84 ounces and holding a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display. Apple sure didn’t go easy on this one, bumping up the specs by adding the new A13 Bionic processor, a longer battery life (lasting up to one hour longer than the iPhone XR) and new enhanced camera configurations that will give you landscape selfies, videos and something Apple coined as ‘slofies’; slo-mo videos if you want to have some fun with the camera.
The Dual 12MP Ultra wide and Wide cameras are fitted in the back of the iPhone. You can get the new iPhone 11 at the starting price of $699 (a genuine surprise if compared to the $749 starting price of the iPhone XR last year). You can check out more specs here.
The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max:
Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max both of them modeling a triple camera on their backs. They come in four colors i.e. Gold, Space Gray, Silver, and Midnight Green.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max being larger than the iPhone 11 Pro (compare: iPhone 11 Pro: 5.8” while the iPhone 11 Pro Mac: 6.5”). Both have the Super Retina XDR Display which Apple calls ‘the toughest glass in a smartphone’. The 5.8 inch iPhone 11 Pro also shows improved battery an increase of up to four hours of battery life as compared to the iPhone XS. The Pro Max showed five hours increased battery life as compared to the XS Max. Bottom line these phones are quite similar to the iPhone 11. The one stark difference has to be the rear cameras which stood out for obvious reasons.
Let’s talk rear cameras. The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max has been fitted with three cameras or more specifically the 12MP ’Ultra Wide’, ‘Wide’ and the ‘Telephoto’ cameras. Now three camera systems are not something we haven’t seen before. But Apple wants its users to be able to easily switch from one camera to the other.
Apple claims with its Ultra Wide lens (which gives a 120-degree field of view) you capture four times the amount of scenery captured by the main camera while the telephoto camera is perfect for capturing shots which are too far away. Then you also have the dedicated night mode which will help in low-lit areas by reducing noise levels and bring out the details in your pictures.
Deep Fusion: Photography Using AI
The front camera is a 12 MP sensor and can also capture up to 4k and slow-motion videos. Apple also decided to introduce a new photography feature in this show-and-tell. Something they call ‘Deep Fusion’. This software feature will make use of Google’s artificial intelligence to boost your photography. Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of Worldwide Marketing explained how it works on stage at Apple’s launch event. The system takes four long exposure and four short exposure photos and then takes a longer exposure shot once you press the shutter button. All nine images are then combined to produce one final image with reduced noise levels and sharper details processed ‘pixel-by-pixel’ to give the final result.
The iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will start at $999 and $1,099 respectively with storage options including 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Preorders are due to start on Friday, September 13th at 8 AM ET.