IPhone 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10

Ruben Hill
September 11, 2019

Apple opened by discussing Apple TV+, its original streaming video subscription service, and Apple Arcade, its game subscription service. Apple is also introducing a new feature called Deep Fusion which uses machine learning to improve photos.

Along with the new streaming service, Tuesday's announcements, which included a $4.99-per-month for its new Apple Arcade gaming service, represent a continuing shift in the importance of services to Apple's bottom line.

The price for the video service is almost half of what many analysts had predicted and well below competing offerings from Netflix and Amazon Prime. Disney+, which is set to launch on November 19, will set users back $8.99 monthly.

With only incremental updates to the iPhone models, analysts say Apple is in a "holding pattern" until it rolls out 5G phones with faster mobile data speeds next year.

Apple's offer is the lowest of the major streaming content providers.

Obviously, Apple has a great incentive not to add it - adding hard drive space is primary upgrade path for each iPhone model - but that doesn't make its absence any less obnoxious. Most notable is the new triple-camera setup on the rear of these two devices, enabling "pro photography", according to Apple's Phil Schiller. The Oscar-nominated film director Sean Baker, who shot his 2015 feature film Tangerine entirely on an earlier model of the iPhone, was also invited onstage to speak. Instead, Apple is increasingly focusing on cutting prices, promoting health-care technology and shifting into services to make up for slowing iPhone revenues.

IPhone 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10
IPhone 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S10

Despite a year of slumping iPhone sales, Apple chose to largely stick to its smartphone playbook with new models announced at a closely watched press event on Tuesday. A new Apple Watch 5 comes with an always-on display and the ability to sign up for several new clinical health research studies.

Apple made its most ambitious pitch yet for the iPhone as a device for professional photographers and videographers at a launch event in Cupertino on Tuesday, underscoring new camera and editing capabilities.

Apple has also sweetened its deal by offering buyers of an iPhone, iPad or Mac a free year of streaming TV service, opening the service potentially to hundreds of millions of viewers in more than 100 countries.

Now, Apple's native camera app for the iPhone 11 series is adopting the same functionality that these social media apps have long used.

Apple unveiled two high-end iPhones - the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max - with four-figure price tags, as well as a cheaper iPhone 11.

The new Apple Watch Series 5 (starting at $399) maintains the look of the Series 4 released previous year, but adds a new always-on display, as well as a few new health-oriented features, along with the ability to make worldwide emergency calls and orient yourself using the integrated compass feature.

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