On Tuesday, Apple introduced its iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, as well as the latest Apple Watch Series 5. Harrison Hill, USA. TODAY
If it’s the second week of September, you know what that means. It’s new iPhone time.
Apple will launch its annual fall event in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. PT, where it is likely to present three new iPhones models, an updated Apple Watch and more details about its new entertainment streaming service, Apple TV +.
Apple will broadcast the event on its website, apple.com. In the past, Apple has not allowed viewers to watch the broadcast without using Apple’s Safari browser on computers, but now says it will also work in recent versions of Google Chrome and Firefox. It can also be viewed on iPhones and iPads inside Safari and in the Apple TV decoder.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will probably announce a new batch of iPhones, which analysts say will be the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. (Photo: Apple)
USA TODAY will cover the event, so stay with us for a live blog, first look and analysis.
Historically, Apple organizes these giant events to draw attention to the fall line, which has generally reached stores the following week, accompanied by the release of a new operating system update. This year, it is iOS 13, an update that will offer new tools for managing and editing photos, “dark mode” for a new vision of how we see the iPhone and a tool to avoid automatic calls.
For this year, “I really don’t think Apple offers a new design, a pocket form factor or a 5G smartphone,” says Thomas Husson, an analyst at Forrester Research. “Instead, the focus will be on a differentiated photo and video experience and significantly more powerful smartphones” with faster processing, better battery life and a new wireless charging case.
The phones are likely to be priced similar to the current line of XR ($ 749), XS ($ 999) and XS Max ($ 1,099), and the names, according to analysts, will be iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
It is likely that Pro editions have a significant improvement of the camera, with three lenses, instead of the two that are now offered on the front-line iPhones. The third lens is likely to be similar to the one offered on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones, with an extremely wide angle to get more people to take a selfie. These will be “the key specifications displayed” at the event, believes Dan Ives, analyst at Wedbush Securities.
The launch of the iPhone 2018 crashed into the wall during the holiday season, when consumers refused to pay the best price for the new phones, and Apple was also affected by problems with consumers in China. He issued a rare note to investors in early January that he would not achieve the objectives. CFRA Research says iPhone sales will drop 15% in 2019.
Historically, Apple has sold more than 200 million iPhones a year in recent years, but Ives projects sales will drop to 180 million by 2020.
To compensate, Apple has been pushing more on the “Services” part of its business, selling subscriptions to cloud storage, music streaming and now also TV streaming. Apple is likely to reveal the prices and timing for the TV + service debut at the event.
Apple has hired big names to do TV + shows, including Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.
10/9/19: Apple has introduced its 2019 iPhones: the iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and the basic iPhone 11.
Pro-branded models are naturally promoted as Apple’s most powerful iPhones to date and both phones have a new “Pro-grade” surgical grade stainless steel chassis with a matte finish that will be available in midnight green and Finishes golden
More interesting, the phones are the first to have triple camera sets, with Apple adding a new 12MP wide-angle lens along with the main and telephoto lenses. While this setting will allow you to capture more than one scene, it also means that you will have to support a lump on the back of the phone thanks to its Pixel 4-esque square camera hump.
Like Google, Apple is also improving its camera software. The iPhone 11 line will ship with a dedicated night mode to improve performance with dark lighting, which is automatically activated when shooting in the dark.
Under the bulky hood, the new iFlagships sports Apple’s 13 Bionic CPU, which it proudly promotes as the “fastest CPU in a smartphone,” and adds that it also has “the fastest GPU in a smartphone.” In addition to equipping the iPhone 11 Pro with more power, Apple promises four hours more battery life compared to last year’s iPhone XS.
The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max also feature 5.8in 6.8in and “Super Retina XDR” OLED displays with a contrast ratio of 2,000,000: 1 and up to 1,200 nits of brightness and, finally, a fast charger included in the box.
The simply called iPhone 11 is Apple’s new basic model. It has an anodized aluminum and glass chassis that Apple claims is the toughest ever found in a smartphone to date and is available in several new colors, including purple, white, yellow, green, black and red.
While it does not have the same triple camera configuration as its flagship brothers, it does have an improved dual camera configuration comprising 12MP wide and ultra wide angle sensors.