The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. They are the 13th-generation flagship iPhones, succeeding the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, respectively. Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the devices alongside a lower-end model, the iPhone 11, on September 10, 2019, at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. Pre-orders began on September 13, 2019, and the phones went on sale on September 20.
Key upgrades over the previous devices include the triple-lens rear camera system and the A13 Bionic chip. The 11 Pro is Apple's first iPhone to feature a "pro" designation, which was previously used only for larger Apple devices, such as the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, and the first to include an 18 W fast charger and a Lightning to USB-C cable that allows connection to the charger and to current Mac computers, in the box.

History

Details regarding the smartphone were leaked widely starting several months before the official release, with complete specifications, renderings, and real-life images of the phone being publicized, many of which turned out to be correct, such as advancements in the camera and the continuation of the 'notch' design from the frontal camera featured since the iPhone X. However, some leaks turned out to be incorrect, such as the inclusion of bilateral charging. Official release event invites sent out to press featured layered colored glass elements organized to form the Apple logo, which some reviewers drew similarities to Apple's original logo, suggesting new colors for the phone, and to a patent Apple filed for a new camera design earlier.

The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro were unveiled in a press event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California on September 10, 2019; that was the first Apple event livestreamed on YouTube. The event featured various other products and services other than the iPhone, including a new Apple Watch, a new iPad, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade. Pre-orders began on September 13, with the iPhone 11 Pro starting from a base price of $999, and the larger screen Pro Max starting from $1,099. The phones were released on September 20.

Specifications

Design

The iPhone 11 Pro is available in Gold, Silver, Space Gray, and Midnight Green, a new color previously not available on iPhones. Similar to the iPhone XS, there is a display cutout at the front that includes the 12 MP TrueDepth camera system and speaker. There is also a new rear camera design with three lenses and a flash in a larger, square-shaped bump, which is the most visible difference compared to the iPhone XS. The Apple logo is now centered on the back of the device with no text, and the glass has a frosted matte finish, unlike the glossy finish found on other glass-backed iPhones.

Color Name
Silver
Space Gray
Gold
Midnight Green

Hardware

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max both have an A13 Bionic processor. Both phones have three internal storage options: 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB, and have 4 GB of RAM. Both models are rated IP68 water and dust resistant, and are resistant for 30 minutes at a depth of 4 meters. The warranty does not cover any water damage to the phone. Also, like previous iPhones, both phones do not have a headphone jack, and come with wired EarPods with a Lightning connector. The iPhone 11 Pro is the first iPhone to be sold with an 18 watt fast charger in the box as opposed to the 5 watt charger in the iPhone XS and previous iPhones.

Display

The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.85 inch (marketed as 5.8 inch) OLED display with a resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels (2.7 megapixels at 458 ppi), while the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 6.46 inch (marketed as 6.5 inch) OLED display with a resolution of 2688 × 1242 pixels (3.3 megapixels at 458 ppi). Both models feature a Super Retina XDR Display with a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a notch at the top for the TrueDepth camera system and speaker. Apple describes the display as having a "mini Apple Pro Display XDR" on a phone. They also have a True Tone and wide color display supporting HDR with 800 nits of standard brightness and 1200 nits peak brightness if necessary. The screen has an oleophobic coating that is fingerprint-resistant. The display of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max is made by Samsung.

Camera

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max both include a triple-lens 12 MP rear camera array. There is one ƒ/2.4 ultra wide angle lens with a 120 degree field of view and 2x optical zoom out, one ƒ/1.8 wide angle lens, and one ƒ/2.0 telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom in. There is a burst mode, image stabilization, HDR and a portrait mode with supporting an advanced bokeh effect. The phones support a Portrait Mode supporting depth control and an advanced bokeh effect. The phone also has an automatic Night Mode allowing the camera to take brighter pictures with reduced noise in low light environments. There is also a redesigned camera app that adds new features such as a scroll wheel for choosing between the different lenses and long-pressing the shutter button to take a video. Apple has also announced a new Deep Fusion feature which will take advantage of AI and machine learning for image processing.

The iPhone 11 Pro supports 4K video up to 60 fps and 1080p slow motion at up to 240 fps. However, Apple limits the full range of zoom (0.5x -6x) while shooting in 4K @ 60fps to either 0.5x - 1.5x or 1x to 2x depending which lens is selected upon recording. All other resolutions/frame rates support the full zoom set. The phone also features an audio zoom feature which focuses audio on the area that is being zoomed in on. All of the cameras support video although only the wide and telephoto come with optical image stabilization. Video can be captured with multiple cameras at the same time, through the multi camera recording feature.

Both models also have a 12 MP TrueDepth front camera with a ƒ/2.0 aperture. The front camera also supports stabilized 4K video recording up to 60fps. Apple has added slow motion video recording to the front camera in 1080p at up to 120 fps, a feature which Apple refers to as "slofies". Similar to previous iPhone models, the TrueDepth system is also used for Face ID and Animoji.

Software


Reception

Upon release, the iPhone 11 Pro received generally positive reviews, with critics highlighting the improvements to the camera, display, and battery, although it was criticized for its similar design to the iPhone XS and the large camera bump, as well as the lack of rumored features such as bilateral wireless charging and USB-C. TechRadar critics praised the improved camera array, calling it "clearly the big upgrade", and also praised the faster A13 Bionic processor, and the display, while criticizing the design similarities compared to the iPhone XS including display cut-out for the sensor housing, commonly referred to as "the notch," and also criticizing the cost. Pocket Lint also positively described the camera, the processor, display, and battery, camera design, and lack of bilateral wireless charging. The Verge and T3 positively described the general aspects of the phone, while stating that the 'pro' label may not be fully justified as the phone only helps Apple keep up with the competitors, not surpass them.

The device received an overall score of 117 from DXOMARK, ranking it as the second-best smartphone camera on the site tied with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. An 11-point improvement over its predecessor, it had a photo score of 124 and a video score of 102.

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max was initially supplied with iOS 13, released on September 19, 2019. The phone also comes with Siri, Face ID (through the TrueDepth camera), Apple Pay, and supports Apple Card.

Environmental data

Carbon footprint

The iPhone 11 Pro has a carbon footprint of Template:Convert CO2e emissions, which is Template:Convert more than the preceding iPhone XS and Template:Convert more than the iPhone 3G in 2008. 83% of the emissions are caused by the production of the device and primary resources while remaining emissions are caused by transportation and first use.

Repairability

The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max continues the strategy of discouraging customers to seek third party repairs while rendering repairs with Apple more costly: repair with non-genuine Apple parts such as batteries or displays can trigger warning messages on the phone instigating the customer to visit a certified technician to replace the respective parts with genuine ones. While the website clearly states that the phone will function properly despite the warning, this information is not passed in the context of the warning. Even if batteries are properly functioning and at full capacity the customers are prompted by a message on the phone to replace the battery. At the same time battery replacement with original spareparts saw a hike in pricing: after initially discounting battery replacements to $29 following the Batterygate Scandal, battery replacement prices for all flagship iPhone models was hiked to US$69.00.

See also

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