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Tech & ScienceiPhone 11 Pro: To upgrade or not

06:15  16 september  2019
06:15  16 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Apple's iPhone 11 goes on sale with lines outside major stores around the world

  Apple's iPhone 11 goes on sale with lines outside major stores around the world Apple will get a taste of whether upgraded features on the new iPhone 11 are enough to lure shoppers to retail stores around the world as the new smartphones officially hit shelves Friday. At the Apple flagship store on Regent Street, a handful of diehard iPhone fans started waiting in line to purchase the new smartphones Thursday evening. As of 6 a.m. Friday, roughly 40 customers were waiting for the doors to open. The number started rising as Apple opened its doors. Among the features customers were most excited about: the triple-camera system on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is the tallest and widest of Apple's new phones, and it weighs the most. The next tallest phone, the iPhone 11 is also the thickest The same can't be said for the display on the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, which has gotten a serious upgrade from last year's iPhone XS panel.

iPhone 11 Pro . New triple-camera system. Night mode. iPhone 11 Pro Max Gold, Space Gray, Silver, Midnight Green. Join the iPhone Upgrade Program to get the latest iPhone every year, low monthly payments, and the coverage of AppleCare+.***

iPhone 11 Pro: To upgrade or not © Apple

After months of rumors and speculation, the iPhone 11 is finally here. In this week's Apple Core wrap, let's see how the new phones stack up compared to last year's models and see what extras you may get if you're upgrading from an older iPhone. We won't know for sure which is the "best" of the new bunch until after we've tested and reviewed them, so stay tuned. But in the meantime, here's what we know.

iPhone 11 and 11 Pro get design tweaks

Apple has changed up its naming convention this year and its new 2019 flagship phone is now known as the 11 Pro (and 11 Pro Max) rather than the roman numeral XS.

iPhone 11 may be a lot more popular than anyone expected

  iPhone 11 may be a lot more popular than anyone expected Leading up to the iPhone 11 introduction at last week's media event, there was a sense that this year's iPhone lineup would be something of a stop-gap measure before the release of the iPhone 5G in 2020. What’s more, Apple made the entry-level iPhone 11 a tad more affordable with a sticker price of $699, or $399 with an eligible trade-in. Taken together, demand for Apple’s iPhone 11 models appears to be much stronger than many initially anticipated.

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iPhone 11 Pro has the same Wide and Ultra Wide cameras, along with a new Telephoto camera. This triple‑camera system gives you a combined four times optical zoom range for more framing options. Kick your video up a notch.

Looking at both phones from the front, there's no obvious differences between the 11 Pro and the phone it replaces, the XS. Size-wise, they're the same with a 5.8-inch display, or 6.5-inches for the Max models. The new phones have a super retina XDR display, which is still OLED, but Apple says it's brighter: 800 nits in bright sunlight and up to 1,200 nits when viewing content like HDR10 movies. The XS Max screen had a maximum of 725 nits, by comparison.

The iPhone 11 is the same 6.1-inch size as last year's iPhone XR and still has a LCD screen.

iPhone 11 Pro: To upgrade or not © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Last year's XS Max (left) and this year's 11 Pro Max (right). James Martin/CNET

The notch on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max houses the TrueDepth camera which gets a resolution bump from 7 megapixels on the older phones to 12 megapixels on the new ones. FaceID is said to be faster, according to Apple, and works from more angles. (This is something the rumors indicated a few months ago.)

Apple tells suppliers to ramp up production of iPhone 11, report says

  Apple tells suppliers to ramp up production of iPhone 11, report says Who would have guessed a lower price would entice more people to buy a phone?"This autumn is so far much busier than we expected," an unnamed source that apparently has knowledge of the situation told Nikkei. "Previously, Apple was quite conservative about placing orders. After the increase, prepared production volume for the iPhone 11 series will be higher compared to last year.

iPhone 11 is splash, water, and dust resistant and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 Testing conducted by Apple in August 2019 using preproduction iPhone 11 , iPhone 11 Pro , and iPhone 11 Pro Max units and software and accessory

The iPhone 11 Pro has the same glass build as the iPhone 11 , but with a premium matte finish on the back of the device. Instead of an aluminum frame, its frame is made of stainless steel. For all three 2019 iPhones , Apple claims that its glass is the "toughest glass found in a smartphone," and

Colors this year are nothing too crazy on the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: There's gold, space grey, silver and midnight green. The back is now a textured matte glass, which may be easier to hold than the glossy versions. The iPhone 11 gets purple and green, replacing the coral and blue options on the XR.

See the full spec breakdown between this year's iPhone 11 Pro and last year's iPhone XS here.

One of the most significant jumps in performance from old to new phones could be battery life. The 11 Pro gives you up to 4 hours more battery life than the XS, and the 11 Pro Max is 5 hours more than the XS Max. You'll also get an 18W fast charger in the box. Unfortunately, we didn't get reverse wireless charging for other phones or the Apple Watch , like some rumors were indicating.

The iPhone 11 gives you one hour more battery life than last year's XR, a total of 17 hours of video playback.

Night mode, ultra-wide camera finally lands on iPhone

The rumors were true on two big camera features: the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max all get night mode for clearer low-light photos, as well as an ultra-wide angle lens in the camera array at the back.

Apple rolls out iOS 13.2 public beta 3

  Apple rolls out iOS 13.2 public beta 3 Just over a day after Apple seeded iOS 13.1.3 and iPadOS 13.1.3 to everyone who isn't part of Apple's beta program, the beta crowd has received an update of its own. The third beta releases for both iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 rolled out on Wednesday, and as of right now, the public beta is available to everyone as well. The headlining feature of iOS 13.2 is, of course, the Deep Fusion camera technology that makes medium-light photos look sharper than ever before, but you can also get your hands on a selection of new emojis if you download the new beta.

iPhone 11 Pro : This pro model costs 9, but Verizon is charging .66 per month on its 24-month payment plans. iPhone 11 Pro Max: Apple's top-of-the-line phone costs ,099 or .83 per month on a 24-month installment plan. Verizon also is already getting the jump on iPhone 11 deals.

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro just closed the gap on the iPhone 11 Pro Max but one clear winner remains. Both phones have had external speaker upgrades too. Virtual surround sound creates what Apple calls ‘spatial audio playback’ and this has also gained them Dolby Atmos certification.

We've seen ultra-wide lenses on several Android phones before like the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the Huawei P30 Pro , but this is a first for the iPhone. But on some of these other phones, photos taken on the wide-angle lens can look quite different in terms of color and exposure from the other cameras. Apple dedicated a section on its iPhone 11 Pro product page talking about how the three cameras are calibrated for white balance and exposure, so it's going to be interesting to see how this all translates when we get our hands on the phones.

iPhone 11 Pro: To upgrade or not © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. An example of Apple's night mode in action. Apple

Night mode turns on automatically depending on the lighting in the scene. The phone takes multiple photos in quick succession, then stitches, aligns, adjusts contrast and color to achieve the effect. Apple also says smart HDR has been improved over the older phones.

One of the other intriguing camera features is what Apple calls Deep Fusion: coming via software update to the 11 Pro phones in the fall, it promises to optimize photos for detail and low noise.

Apple AirPods Pro tipped for launch in next two weeks

  Apple AirPods Pro tipped for launch in next two weeks Apple AirPods Pro tipped for launch in next two weeks image 1 The illusive next-generation Apple AirPods with noise cancellation will reportedly arrive this month, not 2020 as recently suggested.Previously known as AirPods 3, it is now said that they will launch before the end of October and be called Apple AirPods Pro - to match the iPad Pro and iPhone 11 Pro naming convention.According to China Economic Daily and its sources in the "supply chain", the next headphones from Apple will be pitched at a higher level than the current, second-generation AirPods.

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iPhone 11 and 11 Pro are stronger than before

iPhone 11 Pro: To upgrade or not © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Testing the underwater capabilities of last year's XR and XS. CNET

Each year Apple generally improves the iPhone's toughness and water resistance and this time is no exception. During the keynote, the company said the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have the toughest glass in any phone -- on the front and back.

Last year's iPhones were significantly stronger than any previous model and the XS refused to crack even after several drops, emerging with only a few scratches and bumps. The XR, however, took four drops to break the camera. Naturally, we're expecting even better results from this year's batch.

You'll also be able to take the new iPhones to greater depths underwater: 4 meters for 30 minutes for the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. This beats the rated depth of 2 meters for 30 minutes on the XS and XS Max. That said, last year's XS was able to withstand 8 meters of water in our informal test and emerged unscathed and undamaged.

What features don't the new iPhones include?

Fans of 3D Touch may be disappointed as the new phones all use haptic touch, which we saw in last year's iPhone XR. And for those of us who were waiting with anticipation to see if rumors on reverse wireless charging were true, well… they're not. All the new phones can still charge wirelessly on a Qi pad but you won't be able to charge one phone from another (like you can on the newer Samsung Galaxy phones) or charge an Apple Watch from the back either.

What is a big advantage this year is cheaper storage on the iPhone 11. At $699 outright for the 64GB model, it's $50 cheaper than the debut price of last year's iPhone XR, which was $749. (The XR is still available, now at a reduced price of $599).

Tim Cook hints at a potential future plan to sell iPhones as a subscription service .
Tim Cook didn't shoot down the idea that Apple might move towards a subscription service for iPhones.Analyst Toni Sacconaghi asked if there was a possibility that the company might bundle hardware into a subscription in the future. Cook responded that some customers already see their iPhones as a subscription model because they are on upgrade plans, "so to some degree that exists today.

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