iPhone 11 Pro: The new high-end model from Apple

In addition to the slightly cheaper iPhone 11, Apple has again presented a high-end version of its smartphone this year. With the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the company is again covering the slightly more affluent group of buyers and offers better hardware, a slightly better design and a hell of a lot of battery life.

Camera & Design

As you could have guessed from some recently published leaks, the iPhone 11 Pro has a triple camera installed on the back. Each camera sensor has a resolution of 12 megapixels, enabling ultra wide-angle, wide-angle and a telephoto lens. This time, a 12-megapixel camera was installed on the front as a selfie camera, while the previous model only had 7 megapixels.

The Pro variant of the iPhone 11 comes in the colors gold, space grey, silver and midnight green. You can also order the same color scheme for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. According to Apple, the devices are specified according to IP68, and the company specifies a maximum water resistance of 4 meters (max. 30 minutes).

Display & 3D Touch?!

The display has the same resolution as the previous models and offers the iPhone 11 Pro a pixel count of 2688 x 1242, the Max model has 2436 x 1125 pixels – both have a pixel density of 458 PPI. The small model has a 5.8″ OLED display, the Max offers 6.5″ inches, the contrast ratio is a very good 2,000,000 to 1.

Nevertheless, iPhone 11 Pro users benefit from a number of advantages: According to Apple, a so-called „Super Retina XDR Display“ was installed here, which has more brightness than before and offers a luminosity of up to 1200 nits in HDR mode – with older iPhone models ended here at 800 nits.

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Unfortunately, there is not only positive news to report about the built-in display, so this time Apple has completely dispensed with the so-called “3D Touch” capability in the iPhone 11 Pro and only uses the cheaper “Haptic Touch” solution.

Processor, radio technology & battery

Like the normal iPhone 11 model, the iPhone 11 Pro has an A13 Bionic chip installed, which offers higher computing and graphics performance than the previous model. We will submit exact data here as soon as they are known.

In terms of wireless technology, the Pro models of the iPhone 11 unfortunately also do not have 5G support, so the user is limited to conventional LTE speeds, but this should be sufficient for most applications, especially since there are still almost no 5G mobile phone locations.

After all, Apple has given its new high-end smartphone the new WLAN standard „Wi-Fi 6“, which means that higher speeds than before are possible, at least in WLAN networks. Theoretically, this should enable data rates of up to 1733 Mbit/s, provided a corresponding WLAN router with 802.11ax capability is required.

The battery life of the new Pro smartphones is particularly positive: the iPhone 11 Pro with 5.8″ should last around 4 hours longer than an iPhone XS, while the Max version should last up to 5 hours longer than the iPhone XS offer max.

Price & Availability

Of course, the iPhone 11 Pro is not exactly cheap in terms of price, the starting price for the 5.8″ inch version with 64 GB of storage space is a proud 1149 euros in Germany. For 256 GB 1319 euros are due, for 512 GB even 1549 euros.

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If you decide to buy an iPhone 11 Pro Max, you have to dig a little deeper into your pocket. At least 1249 euros must be spent for the 6.5″ device, but you only get 64 GB of internal memory. On the other hand, if you want 256 GB of storage space, Apple charges 1419 euros for this, while the top model with 512 GB of flash memory is only available for 1649 euros.

The Pro smartphones can be pre-ordered from September 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. German time via the Apple Online Store. The first orders will be delivered from September 20th, at which time the Apple retail stores will also have the first devices in stock.

In addition to the iPhone 11 Pro (Max), Lightning EarPods are also included in the scope of delivery. For the first time, however, Apple is including a more powerful power supply unit, instead of 5 watts there is now an 18 watt power adapter in the package, and there is now a USB-C to Lightning cable to supply the additional energy to the iPhone.

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