Apple has announced the new iPhone 11, an iPhone Xr successor with dual-camera system. The new iPhone 11 comes in six new colors including purple, yellow, green, black, white and red. It has the same 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display as last year’s iPhone Xr that offers features like Haptic Touch, True Tone and tap or raise to wake.
Apple iPhone 11 is powered by the new A13 Bionic chip that brings improvements over last year’s chip. Apple says A13 Bionic is the fastest performing smartphone chip out there for both CPU and GPU performance.
iPhone 11 features a strengthened glass on both front and back sides to offer better durability. Apple has also improved the water-resistance of the iPhone as it can now be resistant at 2 meters for up to 30 minutes instead of 1 meters like previous models.
Other new features of iPhone 11 include Spatial Audio, Wireless Charging, fast charging, faster Wi-Fi 6 and more.
The main focus of this year’s upgrade was noticeably on camera performance. Apple has added an additional lens to the iPhone 11 bringing the camera count from 1 to 2 when compared with last year’s model. The device has dual 12-megapixel cameras that are capable of taking wide and ultra-wide photos. Apple has even redesigned the Camera app’s UI to make it easier for users to see the ultra wide angle shots.
Apple says the new Ultra Wide camera in iPhone 11 is capable of shooting four times more scene. The next generation Smart HDR feature allows users to take better photos as it detects people and treats them differently from rest of the shot resulting in better looking shadows, highlights and skin tones.
And for the first time iPhone will feature a dedicated Night Mode that enables users to take photos in the dark without relying on flash.
Here’s how Apple has explained the workings of the night mode on its website.
Night mode comes on automatically when needed — say, in a candlelit restaurant. When you tap the shutter, the camera takes multiple images while optical image stabilization steadies the lens.
Then the camera software goes to work. It aligns images to correct for movement. It discards the sections with too much blur and fuses sharper ones. It adjusts contrast so everything stays in balance. It fine‑tunes colors so they look natural. Then it intelligently de‑noises and enhances details to produce the final image.
It all adds up to night shots that stand apart — with more detail, less noise, and an authentic sense of time and place.
Recording quick videos has always been hard on iPhones as you first have to switch from Photo to Video mode. With the new iPhone 11 users can start recording a quick video by holding the shutter button and moving their finger to the right.
Apple has also added a new ‘slofie’ mode to the iPhone that allows users to take 120fps slo-mo selfies using the 12-megapixel front camera.
iPhone 11 starts at $699 with 64GB storage. You can also get 128GB model for $749 and 256GB model for $849. Pre-orders start on Friday, September 13 and deliveries on September 20, 2019.