Apple has launched the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, its first iPhones to have triple rear cameras. They have 5.8 and 6.5in displays respectively and cost from £1,049 / $999 or $1,149 / $1099 for the Max. They ship on 20 September and go up for pre-order on Friday.
The iPhone 11 Pros have a matt finish glass including a new midnight green colour. You can get either size phone in space grey, silver or gold as well. Apple promises four more hours of battery life on the regular model mor five on the 11 Pro Max compared to the iPhone XS. Fingers crossed for those results, as the XS’ battery life was a tad underwhelming.
For the first time since 2015’s iPhone 6s, the flagship iPhones ditches 3D touch for haptic touch, an input feature relying on long presses rather than pressure on the display.
Apple will also finally ship a 18W fast charger for the first time ever with the iPhone 11 Pro. Previous iPhones have been fast charge compatible, but you had to fork out for an expensive charger in addition to the slow one in the box.
Apple claimed the Super Retina XDR screen on these phones is using the same tech it uses on its pro level Macs. It also added three 12Mp cameras on the rear allow for 2x telephoto and 2x zoom out for ultra-wide shots.
A new camera mode called Deep Fusion uses machine learning in low or medium light to give better details to shots in tricky lighting. Nine images are captured overall to minimise noise in the final image. Apple is trying to catch up to similar computational photography seen on Google’s Pixel phones that are generally accepted to be the best when it comes to smartphone photo processing.