What You Need to Know About the iPhone 11

by Amanda Fleites 9 months ago in mobile

With three versions of the iPhone, as well as new accessories, Apple did not disappoint, but the question remains, "What do I need to know about the iPhone 11?"

What You Need to Know About the iPhone 11
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The 2019 Apple Conference took place on September 10, and with it came a number of new and exciting updates. The company released all its new gadgets, including, as expected, new iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, getting Apple aficionados incredibly excited for what's coming out for the approaching holiday season.

Although this is not one of those years where the iPhone is completely redesigned, Apple is bringing out a few new surprises and giving in to requests from its customers. I’m not going to lie, after reading about all of the things you need to know about the iPhone 11, I am sold. The most important tidbit though? The iPhone 11 is available for pre-orders right now before the regular release date on September 20.

There are actually three versions of the iPhone 11.

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I will talk about the features each phone offers in further detail, but I am going to start with a quick comparison.

At the Apple Special Event, the company released three new versions of the Apple iPhone: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is a larger version of the Pro; it is 6.46 inches, while the pro is 5.85 inches. The iPhone 11 comes in six new colors, including yellow, mint green, light purple, red, white, and black, while the iPhone 11 Pro comes in midnight green, white, space gray, and gold.

While the iPhone 11 has two rear cameras, the iPhone 11 Pro comes with three. Excessive, you think? Not after you consider the introduction of the telephoto features, which allows you to zoom in on objects in the far distance, as well as many features that have yet to be released. Additionally, the new version of the device has 17 hours of battery life and is constructed from aluminum and glass, while the iPhone 11 Pro gives you 18 hours and is made from stainless steel and glass. This manufacturing will ensure that your phone is big enough that you won't drop it, but light enough to hold in your hand for hours of streaming, gameplay, or simply texting.

Both phones allow different storage capacities, with the Pro going up to 512 GB of storage, which is a lot of storage space!

The new iPhone 11 pro is the first with three rear cameras.

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Touching on one of the points above, both the iPhone Pro and Pro Max feature improved camera systems. The iPhone 11 Pro features a whole new camera system, with those three different kinds of cameras, making it even more impressive. There is an ultra wide camera, a wide camera, and the telephoto camera mentioned above.

Apple states that you can capture four times more scene with its new wide-angle-lens camera design. Considering that taking photos is one of the top things we use our iPhones for, any features that make these photos better will be a big hit. That is pretty impressive. Videos taken will have more stabilization and control, and more editing tools will be included for the perfect Instagram post.

When you take a photo with these new cameras, the image will take up the entirety of the screen, with Apple's goal being to fully immerse you in the experience. It also has a new and improved night mode for low-light photos, as well as more photo editing capabilities. You will no longer need to search online for tips for shooting iPhone X portraits in low light.

It has new features called the Slofie and Pet Portrait mode.

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What has the world come to? Seriously. You can now use the front facing camera to take a slow motion, moving selfie… Oh well, at least it'll get a lot of use. Speaking of which, the iPhone's pet portrait mode has more than a few users interested in this new model. Finally, the recognition your pet deserves.

Face ID is improved and faster.

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If I have one complaint about my iPhone X, it is the face ID; I absolutely hate it. To me it feels like face ID only works about 75 percent of the time, which is not good enough. It does not work if the phone is not lifted to your face, or if you are wearing sunglasses. After face ID fails, there is a slight two-second delay before it prompts you to enter your password, so needless to say, this is something that needed to be improved.

Face ID is now 30 percent faster and works from further away and from more angles, working more more intuitively into your life.

It includes four extra hours of battery life.

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The Apple iPhone 11 Pro includes four additional hours of battery life, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max includes five additional hours. One thing is for certain, and that is that people will always need more battery life. With us using our phones 24/7, streaming data constantly, and playing videos and music, our battery life can never be too long.

The new iPhone 11s start at $699.

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After years and years of the price only going up, Apple has finally decided to lower the price. Woohoo! The Apple iPhone 11 starts at $699, while the iPhone 11 Pro is $999, and the larger version, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, is available for $1,099.

It will run on iOS 13.

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With so many new features of the Apple iPhone, I’m not going to state every single one, but here are some of the highlights: The Apple iPhone 11 includes dark mode, which allows your screen to go dark and can be used when entering a dark theater, for example. There are a lot of cool features for your photos. If you save a friend’s birthday, the Photos application will automatically curate photos of them for you on their birthday. Maps is new and improved to show more detail. You can now save and share a collection of your favorite places with a friend, making the question “Know any good places to eat in NYC?” a whole lot easier. Keyboard use has also been updated to include QuickPath, which allows you to swipe across the keyboard rather than having to pick your finger up between letters. What a world we live in. If you want to read about all of the new features, check them out on Apple’s website.

It is more water-resistant than ever before.

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This is a plus for those of us who can’t even put our phones down while we shower. We want to use our phones all the time. We want to use our phones at the beach or at the pool, and we don’t want a litter water to get in our way. It can be submerged in up to four meters of water for as long as 30 minutes. For those with the latest iPhone, this might be the end to waterproof cases, while the rest of us are still finding out ways to protect our smartphone from water damage.

There are new ways to share your experiences!

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AirDrop is improved, allowing you to simply point your phone in the direction of the person you want to AirDrop, listing them as the first choice. Also, you can now connect two sets of AirPods or Beats headphones and listen with a friend. Wi-Fi is also 38 percent faster on the new device, so updating your Facebook photo on the go is a breeze.

And the list goes on and on.

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Along with the iPhone is the release of the Apple Watch 5 and the new iPad. The new watch face does not dim when it is inactive, and it even comes in aluminum, stainless steel, and ceramic for further personalization. It also features a new notification that will alert you if there is noise loud enough to damage your hearing. Just add that up with all the other Apple Watch accessories you didn't know you needed, and there's a lot to love with all the new tech being released. The new iPad, on the other hand, has a larger display and is compatible with a full-size smart keyboard.

Apple never fails to impress at its conference. The company has been making the future a reality since 2007 with the release of the first iPhone, and it is crazy to think about how far they’ve come. So now that we’ve summed up everything you need to know about the iPhone 11, do you think it’s worth it?

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