It’s that time of year again when the legions of iPhone owners will be asking themselves the ever-recurring question: Should I get the latest iPhone or not?
And for long-time Android users (Huawei and Samsung mobile users), they’ll PRO-bably be debating amongst themselves if this is the year that they will make the switch to the “other side” (Apple’s iOS).
Why, you ask?
Well, Apple has just upped the ante yet again with the release three new iPhones – the entry-level iPhone 11 (see video above), the iPhone 11 Pro that comes with a better camera, and the top-of-the-line iPhone 11 Pro Max (see video below).
That said, here are some reasons why you’ll PRO-bably be rushing out to get your hands on the new iPhone models.
Reason #1: It’s cheaper
Okay, before you start spamming me with hate comments, let me make one thing very clear here: I’m talking specifically about the entry-level iPhone 11 and the iPhone XR that was unveiled last year.
The iPhone XR was the least expensive model in Apple’s 2018 lineup, starting at US$749 (about BND1,033) for the base model.
The entry-level iPhone 11, which is said to be a replacement for the XR, is priced at just US$699 (about BND964).
Reason #2: Tough glass
The iPhone 11 offers an anodised aluminium and glass design, and Apple says it’s the “strongest glass” in a smartphone.
Yes, there may be a bump on the back of the phone that houses the new glass, but Apple insists it was sculpted using 3-D geometry to ensure a sleek look.
“The glass that surrounds the camera has a sculpted 3-D geometry and it was precision milled down from a single piece of glass to achieve this elegant look,” said Kaiann Drance, Apple’s Senior Director of Product Marketing.
Reason #3: Colours!
The most spectacular new colours are found in the iPhone 11.
There are two new colours, green and purple, in addition to the existing white, black, yellow and red. The coral and blue that came with the iPhone XR it replaces are now long gone.
However, the iPhone 11 Pro’s colour changes are perhaps the most surprising. In addition to the green – which marks a significantly bold colour choice for the premium line, and a major departure from the traditional metals, white or black – the material has also changed, using a matte texture rather than the very glossy, shiny backs of the iPhone XS and XS Max.
Reason #4: Camera (main reason!)As far as its ‘Pro’ iPhone 11 camera is concerned, this is Apple’s first time pairing a wide-angle lens with both telephoto and ultrawide-angle sensors.This feature gives users the ability to adjust cropping and zooming after the photo is taken. There’s also a new night mode that comes on automatically to brighten photos in low-light situations, and reduces noise. It also has a next-generation Smart HDR.
QuickTake is a new video feature that makes it easier to take videos by long-pressing on the camera button. Video quality is 4K quality at 60 fps, as well as slo-mo, time-lapse, and expanded dynamic range.Apple added the ultra-wide lens on both the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, which is shown in the Camera app as a 0.5x button.
All that you have to do is just zoom out to see more and take wider shots, from 0.5x to 2x. The ultra-wide has an f/2.4 aperture with a 120-degree field of view.
There are also upgrades to the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, including 100% Focus Pixels. There is a new Night mode to take illuminated low-light photos similar to the Google Pixel Night Sight feature.
Apple is using computational photography to fuse photo data from all three lenses in order to improve image detail.
A technology called “Deep Fusion” combines nine images using a neural network analysis on every single pixel.
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller described it as “computational photography mad science.”
Like with the non-Pro version, Apple has upgraded the front camera with a 12-megapixel sensor. The camera is also wider so you can now rotate to landscape on the selfie cam to fit more people into the frame.
Reason #5: Slow-mo Selfies
— Francisco Jeronimo (@fjeronimo) September 10, 2019
Apple is trying (hard) to popularise the “Slofie” (Slow-motion Selfie) with a brand new iPhone camera feature.
Basically, the new iPhones’ improved front-facing camera system is capable of taking slow-motion video at 120 fps (frames per second), resulting in pretty cool looking slow-motion videos of … well, your face.
But be warned … there are a tonne of memes in the Twitter-sphere poking fun at this!
Tell us what you think
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