Today on September 11th, Apple delivered its next model to showcase to fans and unveiled the new iPhone 11, its latest flagship steep price of $1,1199 AUD. But after just like previous devices, the price will sure to drop in months to follow. So don’t be concerned if you don’t have mone to fork for it on the launch date. There would no doubt be excellent Christmas holiday deals with your telco in December.
Pre-order starting at 10:00 pm AEST on 13th September 2019
Which will be available in stores on the 20th September 2019.
iPhone 11 Key New Features
It is a smartphone that offers a range of powerful features at an affordable price tag. Sold alongside the more expensive iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the iPhone 11 is going to be the most suited iPhone for most people.
The iPhone 11 succeeds the iPhone XR, and it features a 6.1-inch LCD that Apple calls a “Liquid Retina HD Display.” which should hopefully be an improved display over previous models. It features a 1792 x 828 resolution at 326ppi, a 1400:1 contrast ratio, 625 nits max brightness, It offers true tone support for adjusting the white balance to the ambient lighting, and wide colour support for true-to-life colours.
Just like the previous iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 does not, unfortunately, include 3D Touch, instead of using Haptic Touch sensor. The haptic touch sensor is supported across iOS 13, but it did lack the pressure sensitivity for the use of 3D Touch. That being said, design-wise, the iPhone 11 features a glass body that comes in six different colours: White, Black, Yellow, Red with new Purple and Green colours being introduced.
The iPhone 11 doesn’t look much noticeably different from the iPhone XR model, but Apple says it has created what they claim to be the toughest glass ever in a smartphone and offers superior improved water resistance (IP68), boosting overall durability. Spatial audio offers a much more immersive sound experience, and Dolby Atmos is supported.
iPhone 11 Camera Changes
The new cameras on the iPhone 11 really make it stand apart from the XR, with Apple introducing an additional camera lens known as the new dual-lens. It makes the camera an overall improvement over the previous single-lens camera. The camera setup features also a standard wide-angle camera and a new ultra-wide-angle camera which has a wide-angle 120-degree field of view. Unlike the iPhone 11 Pro and the Pro Max, there is no telephoto camera lens.
The new iPhone 11 camera will be able to capture four times more scenic data, making it ideal for landscape photos, architecture images, tight shots, and more. It should be noted that both of the cameras work together to enable portrait mode for people, pets, flowers, objects, and more, this is considered an upgrade over the iPhone XR that had only supported person shots in portrait mode.
The iPhone 11 camera interface has been overhauled with a more immersive experience that lets you see and capture the area outside of the frame using the ultra-wide-angle camera if in the right mode. Lastly with the camera lenses: 2x optical zoom out is supported, as is digital zoom up to 5x which should help you take close up photos without too much distortion.
Apple has added a new Night Mode feature that’s designed to use the iPhone’s processing capabilities and the new wide camera sensor to be able to capture crisp, clear and bright photos even in very low lighting conditions. This feature is quite similar to the Night Sight mode on Google Pixel devices.
A.I Machine Learning To Improve Photos & Video
My favourite feature about the camera technology changes is the fact that the Smart HDR takes advantage of machine learning to capture more natural-looking images and make improvements to the highlights and shadow detail which will help produce better overall quality photos. Apple is also introducing a Deep Fusion feature that will use advanced machine learning techniques for pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing for texture, details, and noise which will be a better real-time editor for photos. New Machine Learning Accelerators allow the CPU to deliver more than 1 trillion operations per second, and the Neural Engine is faster than ever for real-time photo and video analysis.
This should help make the need to Photoshop your photos after taking the photo less likely of being a regular habit now. All in all, the iPhone 11 offers much improved photographic capabilities over the XR.
4K Recording with the iPhone 11
4K video recording with extended dynamic range is available at 24, 30, or 60fps, and both of the cameras in the iPhone 11 can be used for recording video, with live swapping available using a simple tap. Another new feature to filming videos is the QuickTake video mode which lets you hold down on the shutter button in the Camera app to automatically start to record video with subject tracking, and an Audio Zoom feature matches the audio to the video framing for more dynamic sound. The TrueDepth camera also supports next-generation smart HDR for more natural-looking photos and it can record 4K video at 60 fps.
The front-facing TrueDepth Camera system has been updated with a new 12-megapixel camera, and making Face ID up to 30 per cent faster and able to work better from different angles. For the first time, it now supports 120 fps slo-mo video, which is allowing users to capture slo-mo selfies, now dubbed as “slofies.”
Inside the new iPhone 11, there is an A13 Bionic 7-nanometer chip and along with it a third-generation Neural Engine. Apple says the A13 Bionic is the fastest chip ever in a smartphone with 20 per cent faster CPU and GPU than the previous A12.
iPhone 11 Battery Life
When it comes to iPhone 11’s battery life, the iPhone 11 is said based on tests done that it lasts for one hour longer than the iPhone XR. It can support up to 17 hours of video playback time, and up to 10 hours of streamed video playback. If you are more of an audio listener then you can enjoy up to 65 hours of audio playback, though it does not match the battery life of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max.
Fast charging is available, but unlike the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 11 ships with a standard 5W charger and fast charging require an additional special charger.
More information about the iPhone specs can be found on their page here