So the iPhone 11 is the successor to the iPhone XR, the 'cheap' iPhone from the 10S range. Now we hear about the big daddy of the iPhone 11 range, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Jesus christ that's a mouthful, what was wrong with using number combinations? Anyway, here's how this is better than the iPhone 11.
The main point to make is that the two iPhone 11 Pros come in different size, with the 11 pro sporting a 5.8-inch display and the 11 Pro Max sporting a 6.5-inch display. Both of those come with what Apple refers to as the 'Super Retina HDR', which means the phone supports HDR 10, Dolby Vision, plus Dolby Atmos. That screen is also supposed to be 15 per cent more energy efficient.
The big thing about iPhone 11 Pro is that Apple is going big on machine learning, and using the A13 Bionic chipset Apple claims it's got the most powerful machine learning power of any smartphone on the market. Apple promises that means better language processing and AR capabilities.
The A13 itself is set to be 20% more efficient that the A12, and comes with four efficiency cores that will handle the most common tasks you do on your phone - reducing the power consumption in the process.
Battery wise we're talking a big boost, offering an extra four and five hours of battery on top of the iPhone XS and XS Max. For the first time ever Apple will also be offering their 18W fast charger in the box, which means you won't have to go out and buy one for yourself if you want to avoid taking all day to recharge.
The triple-lens camera array comes with three 12MP lenses, a wide main lens with f/1.8, a telephoto lens with f/2.0 and 4x optical zoom, and finally an ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.4 and 120-degree field of view. Like the iPhone 11 that means you get the equivalent of a 2x zoom out when you use it. All three of those cameras shoot 4K 60FPS video as well.
Machine learning will affect the camera, and a new feature called Deep Fusion will take nine images (some before you even press the shutter button), including one long exposure, to create a better photo out of the results. So just like all the other AI-enabled cameras out there.
Machine learning also affects the video to ensure all three cameras work together properly and create the best and smoothest possible video. Like a few select Android devices, you can also film with multiple lenses at the same time, running in tandem to film two separate shots. If you're big on filming it means you can take multiple takes at the same time. And yes that includes using the front camera at the same time.
The phone itself is made from stainless steel with mate textured glass over the top, available in green, dark grey, silver, and gold. It'll also have WiFi 6 and improved 4G performance. And there's a lot of focus on durability.
Pre-orders for all three iPhone 11 models open Friday, and will be available from 20th September. Prices for the 11 Pro start at $999 and the Pro Max starts at $1,099. In the UK prices start at £1,049 and £1,149 respectively.