Apple's new iPhone 11 announced: good improvements, still no 5G

Joanna Estrada
September 11, 2019

But the rumor mill has had a pretty good track record these past few years, and it was not unreasonable to suggest that the company would introduce some major iPhone tech beyond metastasizing the camera bump and trying to market slow-motion front-camera videos as "slofies".

Apple is set to release the most expensive iPhone ever in the United Kingdom next week against the backdrop of a Brexit-battered pound, just two years after the company broke its own records with the iPhone X.

The fact that the iPhones from past year accounted for 59% of all iPhone shipments worldwide between Q4 2018 to Q2 2019, suggests that buyers are no longer eager to splurge on the latest version of iPhones. However, the one thing that Apple lovers simply can't stop gushing over is the smart pricing of the new devices.While the new iPhone line-up mirrors its predecessors in terms of feature, a smart pricing strategy is what left fans impressed. It's less expensive than Disney's upcoming streaming offering, Disney+, which will cost $6.99 monthly or $70 a year, and Netflix's basic plan, which costs $8.99 a month.

This year's event also saw Apple reveal details of its video game subscription service called Apple Arcade.

Apple just unveiled the iPhone 11 Pro at its September event, and it is a beauty - even if very little has changed on the outside since the release of the iPhone X in 2017. Checkout the new devices, their prices and India availability. It also tried hard to suggest that the iPhone Pro could be used for professional films: allowing you to record two different shots at the same time by recording using two different cameras.

A lower price tag and new features may not be enough for Apple Inc to win customers for its newly-launched iPhone 11 series in China, the world's largest smartphone market that is already crowded with cheaper and feature-packed rival handsets.

But it's also clear that both phones have pivoted to becoming camera powerhouses, with a similar spread of main, telephoto and now ultra-wide lenses. Drance said: "The iPhone 11 comes in six new colours, with an all new purple, white, red, green, black, and red".

An iPhone 11 boasted upgrades including a dual-camera system, longer battery life, a muscular computer chip and better water resistance.

While Samsung is no stranger to fast charging - it packs a 20W plug in the box - it takes the crown with an optional 45W charger (sold separately).

Yes, the iPhone XR now starts retailing at Rs. 49,900 for the 64GB base variant.

Apple is also launching a "pro" version of the phone with extra features, which starts at $1749, or $1899 for the "pro max" version with a larger screen.

- A new Ultra Wide camera. It's a step up from the current iPad, but well below the iPad Pro in performance and price: it starts at $329 and will be available at the end of September.

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