Cupertino, California: A mere 1% rise in revenues in Q2 2019 notwithstanding, Apple stuck to its playbook to release its iPhone 11 series – iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max – on Tuesday at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus.
Apple products have always drawn interest from both fans and critics. iPhone 11 is being pitched at a conservative price of $700 compared to its previous comparative model at $750. Apple’s most advanced flagship models – iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is available for customers at $1000 and $1100 respectively. In the public launch event at its Silicon Valley campus, the company also unveiled Apple Watch Series 5 with always-on retina display, and their latest version of iPad having 10.2-inch larger retina display that supports Smart Keyboard and TV+.
Here are some of the specifications of the products launched at #AppleEvent:
1. iPhone 11 Specifications:
With 6.1-inch retina display, iPhone 11 is powered by Apple’s new A13 bionic chip that claims to be the fastest CPU and GPU in any of the smartphone launched previously. It also has features like dark mode, signs in with Apple and expanded Haptic Touch support. The most significant change in the iPhone 11 over XR are the camera capabilities. The advanced variants come with 12-megapixel wide-angle primary shooter with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization and a 12-megapixel secondary ultra-wide-angle shooter with f/2.4 aperture and 120-degree field of view. The advanced camera software includes Smart HDR, enhanced Night Mode and Portrait Mode. In addition to that, the dual camera supports 4K video recording at 60fps and have brighter flash than the one in iPhone XR. Its front shooter is also an advanced version from previous iPhone XR that includes 12-megapixel front shooter with 4K as well slow-motion recording.
Battery life for iPhone 11 is expected to be one hour more than iPhone XR, which means will last an entire with regular use.
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2. iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max:
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max have Apple’s new Pro display, triple rear camera, and enhanced battery life. Both the smartphones will run on Apple’s latest iOS 13 operating system with 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED displays, which supports Haptic Touch. Both these flagship smartphones sport a matte glass with stainless steel design having water resistance (4 meters to 30 meters). They are powered with A13 Bionic chip, which comes with third-gen Neural Engine, which will help in real-time photo and video analysis.
The most-talked-about feature that Apple has introduced in these models is the triple camera at the rear called the Pro-Camera System. With 12-megapixel image sensors followed by f/1.8 wide-angle, f/2.4 ultrawide angle, and f/2.4 telephoto lens and optical image stabilization, the triple camera setup also supports 4K video recording. With advanced software features like enhanced night mode, smart HDR, updated portrait mode, the redesigned camera app is expected to draw significant numbers of photography lovers.
The new iPhone models also have an enhanced Face ID capability with up to 30% faster performance for features like Dolby Atmos support, spatial audio, and dual SIM support. Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro will last up to 4 hours more than its previous model iPhone XS and iPhone 11 Pro Max is expected to provide the longest battery life for an iPhone ever.
3. Apple Watch Series 5: An Always-On Display:
The new Apple Watch Series 5 looks no different from Apple’s earlier version released last year but is packed with a few new features, the most noticeable one be its always-on display function.
Rather than limiting what’s showcased on display to enhance battery life, the Series 5 is dimmer in brightness, but has all the same features which you’d typically use in previous watch series. It has the same 18-hour battery life as seen Series 4. Priced at $399 for the GPS Model and $499 for its advanced GPS+LTE model, there’s been no increase in prices from the previous version. Apple Watch Series 5 is released with titanium and ceramic finishes to give it an elite look.
The surprise announcement at the #AppleEvent was the new-entry level iPad, a successor to its 2018 9.7-inch iPad, though with an advanced and more extensive display of 10.2-inch iPad. This new iPad will have iPadOS 13 with Smart Apple’s Connector, Pencil Support, and A10 Fusion Processor. The 7th generation iPad with a 10.2-inch screen can be pre-ordered at a starting price of $329.
5. Apple Arcade and Apple TV+:
With the announcement of two of its upcoming services – Apple Arcade and Apple TV+, Apple is all set to give Netflix a run for its money. Apple Arcade is its upcoming gaming subscription service available on iOS, macOS, and tvOS. This service will be priced at $4.99/month and is launching from September 19. This will come with family sharing access up to six members with a one-month free trial.
Besides this, Apple TV+, their video-streaming subscription service will be launching from November 1 with an introductory price offer of $4.99 per month. Customers buying Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV will get one year’s free subscription of Apple TV+, which plans to launch with 5 original TV shows and more to be added every month.
So, what’s your WOW! Moment from the #AppleEvent this week? Or, are you waiting for Google’s Pixel event in October before making your pick? Let us know in the comments.