Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro launches with triple cameras and new colours

Posted: 11 September 2019 4:41 am

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Apple's new flagship adds triple cameras and a focus on "Pro" features.

Apple's Phil Schiller took to the stage to announce Apple's first "Pro" phone, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro at the company's "By Innovation Only" event this morning.

iPhone 11 Pro is made from "surgical grade" stainless steel with a matte textured finish. There are new colours, including Midnight Green, the existing Space Grey and Silver and a new Gold finish. The iPhone 11 Pro will ship in 5.8 inch and 6.5 inch sizes. Like it predecessors, it's an OLED display phone. Apple claims it's up to 15% more energy efficient, with a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Apple of course has a marketing name for it, calling it the "Super Retina XDR" display.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro will feature the same virtualised sound features found in the Apple iPhone 11.

It runs on Apple's new A13 Bionic chip, with support for AI-led machine learning features. It's built on a 7nm process with 8.5 billion transistors on board.

On the battery front, Apple's claiming "up to" 4 hours more battery life than the iPhone XS, or up to 5 hours if you opt for the larger Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max. That'll be a welcome addition for iPhone owners, although it does suggest that Apple will still lag behind Android competitors in battery life terms.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

On the camera front, it features a triple camera array. There's a wide angle 12MP sensor, paired with a 12MP telephoto lens and 12MP ultra-wide camera lens. Apple's claim is that they work together to provide "Pro" photography features with the new image signal processor on the A13 bionic. Zoom is up to 4x optical, which isn't massively market leading, but again we'll have to wait to actually test it out to see how it compares against phones such as the Huawei P30 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note10+.

Apple's also promising a new feature called "Deep Fusion" that won't be available with the iPhone 11 Pro at launch. Deep Fusion shoots 9 images in total, including pre-shot images and long exposures, combining them into one ideal shot. That's an approach similar to that seen in Nokia's interesting Nokia 9 Pureview, although that phone used a distant image processing chip to mash its shots together.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be available in Australia from 20 September, with pre-orders starting on Friday 13 September at 10pm.

You'll want to save your pennies quickly, however.

The iPhone 11 Pro will cost $1749 for a 64GB model, $1999 for 256GB or $2349 for a 512GB model. If you prefer the iPhone 11 Pro Max, it'll set you back $1899 with 64GB, $2149 WITH 256GB OR $2499 with 512GB.

Visit our Apple iPhone 11 news hub for more news from Apple's launch event.

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