iPhone 11 – Everything Revealed at Apple Event
After many rumors and annual speculation about the upcoming edition of the iPhone, September 10, 2019 brought the revelation of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
Presented by CEO Tim Cook, the annual iPhone unveiling event began with the subscription services Apple Arcade and Apple TV + – which promises original series to watch on the iPhone – announced in March of the same year.
Some of the absences were the iPhone SE2, which was not announced and should not see the light of day. Launched this year, little has been said about the Apple Card, only that it can be used to pay for new service subscriptions.
The new smartphones were the stars of the presentation, which also brought the aforementioned Apple Arcade and TV +. Next to them, the new generation of Apple Watch and iPad were also unveiled.
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Announced earlier this year, Apple TV + subscription services and Apple Arcade for iPhone games opened the conference.
Some unpublished games from major producers such as the Japanese Konami and Capcom have been shown, including a retelling of the classic Frogger. One revealed detail about Apple Arcade is that it will be released with a catalog of around 100 new games that can be downloaded to play on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.
The service looks a lot like the Xbox Game Pass, available for Microsoft's video game and offering Windows 10 PC games.
Apple Arcade will be available on September 19, 2019, costing $ 9.90 per month. The subscription can be shared with up to five users and can check out some of the games announced through the link.
In addition to Apple Arcade, it also featured some of the Apple TV + series that promise to compete with Netflix series. Seestarring Jason Momoa will show a story in which humanity has lost its sight and society as we know it has collapsed.
The service will be available from November 1st and will also cost $ 9.90 and can be shared with up to five users. See more about the service at the link.
7th generation iPad
With the new iPad OS, the seventh generation of iPads promises better tablet usability. That is, it will be easier to use and navigate through applications. The highlight is the home screen refresh, which makes it easy to switch apps or use more than one app at a time.
The iPad arrives with a 10.2-inch Retina Display, capable of displaying 3.5 million pixels. The biggest news is the compatibility with Smart Keyboard, ideal for bloggers.
It also lets you edit videos natively using simple functions like cropping, rotating and resizing. In addition, Apple Pencil will allow you to take notes on any images you are sharing. Not to mention creating your own designs straight from the iPad screen.
The SmartConnector slot allows the use of memory cards. Already available for pre-sale, the seventh generation iPad will hit the market starting at $ 2,999 on the model with 32GB of storage. The new iPad comes with a 1-year free subscription to Apple TV +.
Apple Watch Series 5
Beginning the presentation with an impressive video showing how the cardiac tracking app helped save lives, the first features of the Apple Watch Series 5 were related to the area.
In addition to expanding the capacity of the app mentioned, the new smartwatch will come with app to track menstrual cycle and ambient sound analysis and how it can affect your hearing. It is worth noting that Apple stressed that the information collected by these apps is only shared with the company if you allow it.
The new watch will feature the Always-On screen, which, even inactive, demonstrates its slightly dimmer home screen.
Other new features include a built-in compass that lets you see the direction you are facing, just as you see it on your iPhone.
The battery will allow you to use Apple Watch freely for up to 18 consecutive hours. It can also connect to emergency services in about 150 countries, even without its iPhone 11 nearby.
Apple Watch will be sold in 5 colors: black, pink, gold, ceramic white and titanium. It will also have several models of bracelet that you can change whenever you want.
Apple's smartwach will be released on September 20, 2019. There is no dollar price yet, but in the United States it will hit the market starting at $ 399.
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iPhone 11 – the most anticipated
Even if the other devices are interesting, there is no denying that the iPhone 11 was the most anticipated guest of the event. Everything we needed to know about the next generation of Apple smartphones was revealed, as well as the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max versions, which we will show throughout the article.
The first new feature was the selection of colors in which the iPhone 11 will be available. Black, white, red, yellow, purple and green.
With Dolby Atmos sound technology and Retina Display, the new smartphone will have 6.1 inch screen in standard version. It will run at 1792 x 828 pixels at 326ppp resolution.
The highlight is the dual camera in the 12 MP wide-angle and ultra-wide pattern – allowing you to expand the photo area up to four times.
See below for specifications:
12 MP wide-angle lens:
- F / 1.8 aperture
- Focus Pixels at 100%, improving autofocus.
12 mp ultra-wide lens:
- F / 2.4 aperture
- 120 ° field of view
In addition to the specific specifications of each camera, other features include:
- Optical zoom out – which does not compromise photo quality – up to 2x and digital zoom in – which reduces photo quality – up to 5x
- Automatic image stabilization
- Intelligent HDR enhancements for imperfection correction using machine learning technology
- Night mode, which brightens pictures taken in dimly lit environments.
In addition to photos, iPhone 11 cameras will allow you to record 4K-quality video at 60 frames per second. That is incredible quality and fluidity in video playback.
Modes for recording in slow motion – also on the front camera! -, do timelapse and QuickTake function, which allows you to switch between photos and videos without losing the frame. It is worth mentioning that the iPhone 11 native video editor will bring advanced options, focused on allowing even professionals to be able to create videos with just the smartphone.
Although the camera is the star star in the development of any iPhone, other specifications were also revealed. First is the new A13 Bionic chipset, which promises to bring the fastest CPU and GPU on the market.
To demonstrate its power, Apple brought Chinese developer TipsWorks to showcase the game Pascal’s Wager with stunning graphics.
IPhone 11 will continue to charge wirelessly and the battery will last 1 hour longer than iPhone XR.
iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max confirmed!
If the power of the dual camera of the iPhone 11 didn't surprise you, maybe the Pro and Pro Max triple lenses are the right choice. In addition to the two cameras mentioned in the standard model, the Pro editions will have one more telephoto camera (or telephoto), also 12 MP. Check out the specifications of the new lens below:
IPhone 11 Pro Telephoto Lens Specifications:
- 52mm focal length
- Greater f / 2.0 aperture
- 6 element lens
- Optical image stabilization
The cameras will allow 4x – 2x optical zoom out and 2x in. In addition, you can take the same picture three times, using each lens as the main one. That means more options for taking photos with iPhone, without the need for apps to make them perfect.
But it's in video recording that the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max shine.
In addition to recording at 40K and 60fps, you'll be able to use dynamic range and kinematic video stabilization, ensuring amazing videos and movies, even for a camera phone.
With the Filmic Pro app, you can also record the same video with multiple lenses simultaneously. For example, you can record videos using the wide-angle, ultra-wide lens and front camera at the same time.
The Pro and Pro Max edition will come with a new screen type, named by Apple as Super Retina XDR. It will come equipped with two brightness levels, which will be activated automatically and make it easy to take photos or record videos.
The iPhone 11 Pro screen will be 5.8 inches, while the Max version will have 6.5 inches and 458ppp in both versions.
Although the chip is also the A13 Bionic, this version of the smartphone will use artificial intelligence to optimize CPU and GPU usage. It will come with processing accelerators, which can multiply their efficiency up to 6 times, reaching up to 1 trillion operations per second.
Apple has also highlighted the energy efficiency of its smartphone, which promises to be 20% faster than previous editions, but consume 30 to 40% less energy. Artificial intelligence will analyze your activity and balance processor usage according to what you are doing.
Speaking of energy, the Pro Edition's battery will also be more robust. IPhone 11 Pro will be 4 hours longer than iPhone XS and 5 hours compared to iPhone XS Max.
iPhone 11 – Pricing and Release
Like Apple Watch, all three editions of the iPhone 11 will hit the US market on September 20. In Brazil, smartphones hit stores on September 30.
Prices in Brazil have not yet been disclosed, but the US presale will open on September 13 at the following prices:
- iPhone 11 Standard: starting at $ 699;
- iPhone 11 Pro: starting at $ 999;
- iPhone 11 Pro Max: Starting at $ 1099.
Please note that when you deliver a previous edition iPhone, you will receive a discount on the purchase of new editions.
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