Cupertino, CA—Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max offer advanced performance for smartphone users. Their new Super Retina XDR display is the brightest display ever in an iPhone. Moreover, a new triple-camera system with a 12MP TrueDepth camera was added to provide a pro-level experience with an ultrawide, wide and telephoto camera. They deliver improvements in low-light photography and also offer 4K video recording at up to 60 fps and 120 fps.
“iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are the most powerful and advanced smartphones we have ever made. They are packed with sophisticated technology that pros can count on to get their work done, and also for anyone who wants the very best device made, even if they are not a pro,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“iPhone 11 Pro has the first triple-camera system in iPhone and is far and away the best camera we’ve ever made. It provides our customers with great range of creative control and advanced photo- and video-editing features in iOS 13.”
Both models also feature the toughest glass in a smartphone. In addition, they are rated IP68 for water resistance to 13 feet for 30 minutes and are protected against everyday spills.
Super Retina XDR Display
The new custom-designed OLED was developed to give users an immersive HDR viewing experience for high-definition video, with up to 1,200 nits brightness. Super Retina XDR also has wide color support with system-wide color management and True Tone for a more natural viewing experience. Moreover, it offers a two-million-to-one contrast ratio with true blacks.
In addition, consumers can interact with their apps with Haptic Touch integrated across iOS 13. As a result, there are app shortcuts for everyday tasks right from the home screen, including taking a selfie with one press.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro & Pro Max: Pro Camera System
The iPhone 11 Pro introduces a transformative triple-camera system with ultrawide, wide and telephoto cameras integrated into iOS. For cameraphones, they set a new standard in video. Each camera in the triple-camera system records 4K video with extended dynamic range and cinematic video stabilization. Moreover, users can zoom between each of the three cameras, while an audio zoom function matches the audio to the video framing.
In addition, video-editing tools are accessible with iOS 13. They provide the ability to rotate, crop, increase exposure and apply filters to videos. The adjustments are also reviewable at a glance.
With a wider field of view and large focal plane, the ultrawide camera is for shooting action videos. It upgrades the smartphone camera experience by capturing four times more scene. This is a benefit when taking landscape or architecture photos as well as tight shots.
The new wide sensor with 100% focus pixels and advanced software also enable a night mode. This mode improves photos shot in indoor and outdoor low-light environments, with reduced noise.
Key Camera Features
Furthermore, the triple-camera system enhances portrait mode with the ability to choose wide and telephoto framing. This enables the portrait mode with a wider field of view, for taking portraits of multiple people. Plus, portrait lighting adjustments are made in the camera app to alter the intensity of light on a subject. Also, a high-key mono effect creates a monochromatic look for portrait mode photos.
Additionally, the telephoto camera features a larger f/2.0 aperture to capture 40% more light than previous iPhones. Another feature is next-generation Smart HDR, which uses machine learning to recognize subjects in the frame; it then intelligently relights them for more natural-looking images with greater detail.
Other features include: a True Tone flash that’s 30% brighter; Deep Fusion, coming later this fall, is an image-processing system that does pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing for texture, details and noise in every part of the photo; a redesigned camera interface that works with the triple-camera system and all-screen display to let users see and capture the area outside of the frame; and improved battery life.
Moreover, for the first time on an iPhone, users can record video without switching out of photo mode with QuickTake. They just hold the shutter button to start recording.
Pricing and Availability
Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB models in midnight green, space gray, silver and gold. Pricing starts at $999 and $1,099, respectively.