Just like every year, there are always a lot of rumors about the next Apple smartphones. The basename for the upcoming device is iPhone 11. Thanks to the seventh version of the iOS 13 developer beta. A few days ago it was almost confirmed that the date for the presentation of the new devices would take place on September 10.
Beyond this detail from Apple’s “absent-mindedness,” Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman have been easing the wait by publishing information about the company’s new smartphones and products. And, given its history of successes in recent years, we can say we know a lot about how the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be.
Three new iPhones
According to Mark Gurman, Apple will launch three new iPhone this year, as it was when iPhone X was released with iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus. However, the design will not vary as it did last year, and we will have a direct successor to each model, a smaller iPhone 11, a bigger one that succeeds the iPhone XS Max and another that succeeds the iPhone XR.
The first two will have “Pro” to its name, a consideration that Apple seems to remind us of the professional uses of the camera and the video camera. Given what they were called last year, we will most likely see the iPhone 11 as a successor to the iPhone XR, iPhone 11 Pro – a successor to the XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max as a successor to the iPhone XS Max.
Beyond the changes that we will review on camera, Gurman assures that the new high-end iPhone will be practically identical to last year’s models. Also, some colors will arrive with a matte finish, which Apple abandoned with the iPhone 7. The successor to the iPhone XR will add a green finish.
Also, the new models will be more resistant to damage due to the use of modern technology. These new iPhone is waterproofed and will arrive with a higher certification that will allow them to be submerged much more than the 30 minutes that IP68 supports.
In terms of changes in the size of the panels, no new information is provided, nor a change in technology from LCD to OLED in the successor of the iPhone XR. However, Gurman does say that the new OLED screens will say goodbye to the 3D Touch pressure sensor that has accompanied all the highest-end iPhone since the iPhone 6s in 2015. Last year, Haptic Touch was preferred to 3D Touch on the iPhone XR.
Another feature to anticipate in the new device is the Face ID components. The latest iteration of the biometric identification system by facial recognition will be more capable of capturing a wider field of vision and allowing the iPhone 11 to be unlocked even when placed on a table.
Cameras: the three models of iPhone 11 with a new lens
The biggest recentness in the three new iPhone 11 will be the addition of a new sensor and lens to its camera system. Thus, the successors of the iPhone XS and XS Max will have a new lens with an ultra-wide-angle to its wide-angle lens and telephoto lens.
This will allow them, as we see in many competition devices in all ranges, to capture a much wider field of vision, something especially useful in photos of landscapes and monuments. The operation when shooting also aims to change in the new iPhone, as they will take three pictures at once and correct the resulting photo by artificial intelligence if any person or object, for example, is cut off.
Mark Gurman also mentions that the new camera system will capture higher resolution images competing with traditional cameras, which implies that there will be a more megapixel sensor. However, it could also gain resolution by software or by combining cameras; however, nothing can be assured at this time. Even, we don’t know if the iPhone 11 will have night mode. Gurman says that the iPhone will take better pictures in low light environments, that doesn’t give us enough clue because it is something that improves every year without night modes.
If the predictions are accurate, the iPhone XR will be the last iPhone smartphones with a single lens.
The second camera that is called the successor of the iPhone XR will be telephoto, like the one added to the iPhone 7 Plus and later added to all its successors. The focal length of that lens is not specified, but it will likely be at a 2X magnification over the wide-angle lens.
Another multimedia field these new iPhone will improve will be in video recording, which Mark Gurman says will approach professional cameras. Without going into much detail, he states that there is a new function that allows you to retouch, apply effects, alter colors or trim while recording.
More powerful, but without 5G
The Apple A12 Bionic is still the most powerful mobile chip on the market, and everything suggests that the A13 will be better.
In recent years, Apple has been characterized by having the most powerful chips on the market at the time of its presentation. This year, the engine will be the successor of the A12 Bionic, the A13, which we currently do not know the last name.
According to DigiTimes, Apple will use a 7-nanometer manufacturing process on the A13, although with some change in production, as it would introduce a production method using ultraviolet lithography. Beyond the extra power or the lower consumption that is implemented. The new chip, according to Gurman, will be a new component in the SoC, known as coprocessor “AMX” or matrix. It would be responsible for dealing with very intensive tasks in calculating mathematics, just like the ones in augmented reality and computer vision.
One of the most anticipated functions for the new models is faster charging, and above all, USB-C port and a charger included in the box is also faster. There is much talk about this from other sources; we will have to wait until September 10 to definitively clear the doubts.
What is new is that according to Gurman, the iPhone 11 will support reverse wireless charging, something that we have already seen in Samsung and Huawei devices. This new development will allow them to charge the AirPods with their new case, and probably other smartphones and the Apple Watch.
Finally, something that was not expected but is also confirmed will not arrive with the iPhone this year is the support for 5G connectivity. The good news is that Gurman announces that the 2020 iPhone will support the new networks, following the agreement with Qualcomm.
iPhone 11, expected prices and availability
The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max is available for purchase for $699, $999, and $1,099.
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