During its annual iPhone event today, Apple showcased several new iPhone models headed to shelves soon. They debuted a replacement for the iPhone XR, dubbed the iPhone 11 along with two new premium models to replace the XS and XS Max. Today Apple revealed the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, the blueprint for the next generation of the iPhone.
On paper, the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max look like incremental upgrades over the previous generation. In reality…Well, they pretty much are. Apple has upgraded the screen quality, the durability of the phones themselves, and then there’s the new triple camera system as well. The iPhone 11 Pro will feature a 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display, while the 11 Pro Max will have a 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR. The new panel will be brighter and sharper than any Apple display before it, but that’s not really saying much. Every display gets better. It’s a natural progression of technology. All of these are good and much-needed upgrades to the iPhone line, and could easily help bolster sales once again.
So what’s all the fuss about? Well, for starters the new camera upgrades will be the most important pieces of the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Apple added a third ultra-wide sensor to the mix to boost functionality and capability on the new iPhones. The sample shots they showed during the keynote looked absolutely incredible. Photos are one thing, but as we all know, iPhones do video better than ANY other device on the market. Not only is Apple continuing this trend, but they’ll also be improving upon it by adding a more immersive interface and built-in video editing tools.
The iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will be available in four new colors (Gold, Space Gray, Silver, and Midnight Green), and pre-orders start Friday, September 13th. The phones will officially launch September 20th online and in stores.