The time is nigh: Apple’s newest smartphones are here, as you’d likely know.
But should you even get one, and which?
For your convenience, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max — photos included.
If you’re looking for iPhone pre-order dates in Singapore, scroll right on down to the bottom of the article.
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max: Which to get?
It’s exciting times, because Apple’s iPhone 11 series continues to run on dual SIM.
Except, rather than two physical SIM cards, you’ll now need an eSIM to supplement your main SIM card.
That’s not unlike the more recent iPhone predecessors, but most differences end there. Which brings us to this: what features can you expect with the iPhone 11?
iPhone 11 specs
Here’s a breakdown of the iPhone 11’s key features:
- Screen: 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display
- Battery life: An entire day (single charge)
- Water-resistant: Yes (up to two metres depth for 30 mins)
- Colours available: These beauties will come in six colours
- Processing power: Powered by A13 Bionic chip — the fastest in a smartphone, according to Apple’s Senior VP, Phil Schiller
- Audio: Spatial audio (i.e. a crisper, more well-rounded sound) powered by Dolby Atmos
- Weight: 194g
- Camera: Dual-camera system with 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras (example images below) + 4K video capability
Curious about how its camera fares against, say, the Huawei P30 series?
Here’re some sample shots (disclaimer — they’re courtesy of Apple!) from the iPhone 11:
Its Ultra Wide camera essentially erases the need for Panorama mode — thanks to its ability to capture landscapes up to 4X wider than regular phones.
Its night mode, too, has been given a real boost. It’s clear they’re hoping to give Huawei a run for its money.
And here’s another in Portrait mode:
If you’re wondering about the A13 Bionic chip, it’s what Apple claims to be the fastest in a smartphone. This chip, armed with the all-new iOS 13, is supposedly the best machine-learning smartphone yet.
Only time will tell, but we’ve high hopes. The future of AI truly is upon us.
How about the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max?
The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max boast the same A13 Bionic chip, so really, it’s down to looks and — of course — the addition of the 12MP telephoto camera.
Yep, those unofficial Apple leaks about the iPhone 11's triple-camera function are true. The telephoto lens includes capabilities spanning 2x optical zoom, a 52mm focal length range, and optical image stabilisation.
These are other key differences to note (against the iPhone 11):
- Longer battery life*
- Super Retina display (the iPhone 11’s is a Liquid Retina)
- Stainless steel design (five colours)
- Water resistance of up to four metres
*The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the longest battery life in an iPhone and — according to Apple — lasts up to five hours longer than the iPhone XS Max!
Is the iPhone 11 series compatible with eSIM?
Very much so.
Unlike most dual-SIM phones, the iPhone 11 andits counterparts (the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max) come with just one physical SIM card slot — so if you’re looking for a separate work line, you’ll need an eSIM.
Find out more about the eSIM here, and why it’s set to change the course of smartphones.
(Hint: without SIM card slots, phones will soon be sleeker than ever!)
Prices and release dates in Singapore
Set your (iPhone and Android) reminders!
The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be available for preorder from 8pm SGT on 13 September.
They’ll then be officially released in Singapore on 20 September, 2019.
Prices are as follows:
- iPhone 11: From S$1,149 (64GB)
- iPhone 11 Pro: From S$1,649 (64GB)
- iPhone 11 Pro Max: From S$1,799 (64GB)
A final word on data privacy on the iPhone 11 - it's your data
There’s been plenty of flak surrounding privacy issues, and Apple’s made it clear its new iPhones will respect users’ privacy.
That means encrypted data, whether you’re using Face ID or Google Maps.
Apple cares about it's users' privacy. Just like we care about you. It's your data. Anywhere. Anytime.