Apple launches iPhone 11 at $699. iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max with a triple-camera system at $999 and $1099

On Tuesday Apple has announced its next-generation iPhones — the  iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

iPhone 11 which comes with a 6.1-inch Retina Display with the brand new Apple A13 Bionic chipset. There’s a dual-camera at the back. While the other two come with bigger screens and a three camera setup.

Tim Cook says the iPhone 11 Pro is designed for customers who want the “most sophisticated technology.”

There’s a new matte finish on the back and new colors: green, space gray, silver, and gold.

Apple’s also upgraded the display to a new OLED panel, which goes up to an even brighter 1,200 nits, a 2 million to 1 contrast ratio, and is 15 percent more energy efficient. Apple calls it a Super Retina XDR display.

The company claims that the glass here is the “toughest glass in a smartphone.”

The new iPhone 11 Pro models will feature Apple’s A13 Bionic chip which Apple says has both the fastest CPU and GPU ever in a smartphone. Apple also touted improved machine learning performance.

Apple says that with all the improvements to efficiency, the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro should get up to four hours better battery life than last year’s XS, and the larger iPhone 11 Pro Max will get up to five hours better battery than the XS Max.

The new camera has a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view, joining the wide-angle and telephoto cameras Apple has offered in the past.  The telephoto camera also is getting an upgrade with a larger ƒ/2.0 aperture, which Apple says will capture up to 40 percent more light compared to the XS camera.

The front facing camera now is a 12-megapixel sensor, and it can shoot both 4K and slow-motion videos.

Apart from changing the hardware the company changed its software as well adding a  dedicated Night mode to improve performance in dark lighting. The feature kicks in automatically when you’re shooting in the dark.

The firm also showcased a new computational photography feature called “Deep Fusion,” that shoots nine images: four short images, four secondary images, and one long exposure.

Then, it uses machine learning to combine those images into a single final image that promises added detail and less noise, through what Apple SVP Phil Schiller calls “computational photography mad science.”

However, this feature won’t be in the new iPhones now, but it’s it’ll come in a future software update later this fall.

Another onstage demo showed off a new version of Filmic Pro, demoing the ability for the new iPhone 11 Pro phones to actually shoot video from two of the cameras simultaneously.

Other updates include Face ID working at greater angles, a faster charger of 18W charger.

The iPhone starts at $699, the iPhone 11 Pro will start at $999, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will start at $1,099, with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. Pre-order would start on September 13th, and it will ship a week later on September 20th.

Source : Various