Apple debuts iPhone 11 Pro from $999 with triple rear camera Apple debuts iPhone 11 Pro from $999 with triple rear camera 10 September 2019

Apple has unveiled its 2019 refresh of the OLED-based iPhone models, with the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max an extra rear camera, and extended battery life.

Fundamentally similar to the 2018 iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max were revealed at Apple’s “By innovation only” event at the Steve Jobs Theater on Tuesday. Equipped with new Super Retina XDR 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays, the new models are fundamentally very similar to those that preceded them but add significant new speed and functions.

The iPhone 11 Pro will retail from $999, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max begins at $1,099. Pre-orders begin on Friday at 5am PDT, and the phones will ship September 20.

Apple claims that the A13 Bionic processor in both models feature up to 20 percent faster CPU and GPU performance than in the A12.

Both the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will come in silver, gold, space gray and new midnight green finishes.

Apple has also improved the battery life of both its iPhone 11 Pro models. “We are so excited to tell you that with iPhone 11 Pro you get four hours longer in your day,” said Phil Schiller. “With iPhone 11 Pro Max, you get up to five hours longer.”

As predicted, the iPhone 11 Pro models retain the Lightning connector but Apple is providing a faster USB-C charger.

The new Super Retina XDR display is a custom-designed OLED one with up to 1,200 nits brightness, wide color support, system-wide color management and True Tone. It provides a 2 million-to-one contrast ratio and is more power efficient than its predecessor in the 2018 iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Schiller also presented what he called a sneak peek of Deep Fusion, a feature that is going to be added to the iPhone 11 Pro with a software update later in this fall.

It uses the neural engine of the A13 Bionic processor and machine learning. When you press the shutter button, the camera has already taken four shots and it then takes four more afterwards. The iPhone then analyses 24 million pixels across all these images to optimize for detail and low noise.

“This is the first time a neural engine has been responsible for generating the output image,” he said.

The iPhone 11 Pro has the familiar 5.8-inch 2436-by-1125 pixel resolution display, with the Pro Max bumping it up to a 6.5-inch 2688-by-1242 resolution version, with both having an identical pixel density of 458 pixels per inch, with a 2,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio.

Inside both models is the 64-bit A13 Bionic processor, a 7-nanometer chip. For this year’s iteration, the A13 has a quad-core GPU and a 6-core CPU, with each offering performance improvements of approximately 50 percent over last year’s release, the A12.

The biggest change for 2019 is the addition of an extra camera on the back of each model. Rather than using a dual camera setup as previously offered, Apple has added a third camera, giving an extra shot option for avid photographers.

The usual wide angle and telephoto cameras are accompanied by a third providing an ultra wide angle lens, with a wider field of view making it more suitable for group shots. All three of the cameras have 12-megapixel sensors, retaining the deep and large pixels from last year for improved low-light photography, a HDR mode, and 4K video recording.

Due to the use of an extra camera, the camera bump on the back has been given a makeover, with it taking a square formation to accommodate the additional sensor and lens. The bump is wider than in previous versions, meaning those upgrading from the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be forced to acquire a new case at the very least.

On the front is the TrueDepth Camera array, which is used to power Face ID. The sensor has been upgraded to take 12-megapixel images, as well as providing Portrait Lighting effects including bokeh and depth control, smart HDR, and Animoji and Memoji support.

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