iPhone 11Yesterday Apple announced the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, with the main focus being on the new cameras, battery life, a new super retina display and all new bionic chip.

The cameras in the iPhone 11 Pro now featuring a full 4x optical zoom, ranging from 13mm to 52mm focal lengths. Apple spent a lot of time making it clear that the most popular camera in the world (the iPhone) is now even better.  Some of the features such as, “slofies”, feel like gimmicks, but since people take almost all of our photos on their iPhones, it’ll be interesting to see what it can do.

Release Date

You can pre order your new iPhone 11 from 5:00am PDT on the 13thSeptember

Does the iPhone 11 have 5G

Unsurprisingly due to rumours the new iPhone 11 won’t support 5G.  Although Apple has recently agreed to buy Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion.

Pricing

Apple are really pushing trade ins heavily with this release, even their marketed prices state “From £759 with trade in”.

In truth, the iPhone 11 costs from £729, iPhone 11 Pro costs from £1,049, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max costs from £1,149.

IOS13

Not a lot was mentioned about IOS13 for the iPhone 11 range, in fact, it wasn’t mentioned at all during the presentation.

The public beta version is now available though, see how to download it HERE.

Key Features

  • Phone body: Textured matte finish
  • 64GB, 256GB, 512GB storage capacities
  • Two screen sizes: 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED displays (both 458 PPI pixel density)
  • “Super Retina XDR” display supports HDR 10 with Dolby Vision (and Dolby Atmos sound)
  • Three rear cameras with 4x optical zoom: Wide, ultrawide, telephoto lenses (OIS for wide and telephoto)
  • 4 hours more battery life (Pro) and 5 hours longer battery life (Pro Max) than last year’s models
  • Faster Face ID unlocking
  • 4K video for both front and rear cameras, with slow-motion video for the selfie camera (aka “slofies”)
  • New portrait lighting effect: Monochrome
  • Fast charging adapter
  • Colours: midnight green, space grey, silver, gold

Summary

Without a strong suite of new features to tantalise buyers, Apple and it’s iPhone 11 range has its work cut out as it heads into the very competitive holiday season and next year.  Competitors like Samsung, Google and Huawei are pulling ahead on camera tools and features, and there’s still that question of 5G, iPhone users will have to wait a full year unless we’re surprised with a special event before September 2020.