On September 10, 2019, Apple gathered media and technology enthusiasts at the Steve Jobs Theater, located in their Cupertino’s campus to unveil the brand new series of iPhone; the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The iPhone 11 comes as their new standard version and is equipped with a 12MP dual-camera, which comes with a new wide mode, allowing to capture four times more scene than before, as well as a new night mode, perfect for shooting pictures in a bar or nightclub. It is powered by the latest A13 Bionic chip, allowing your apps to run smoother and to save battery consumption at the same time. Among the other features of the iPhone 11 are faster WiFi, with a new industry standard allowing increased download speeds, wireless charging and overall better-charging management, allowing you to reach 50% of charge within half an hour, as well as water resistance up to two meters for a period of 30 minutes. The phone should retail for THB 24,900 and you can expect monthly installments from your network provider.
Is the Pro version worth it?
The biggest improvements come in the Pro and Pro Max versions, which both feature a triple-camera system that combines an ultra-wide lens (13mm. focal length and f/2.4 aperture), the new and improved wide lens (26mm. focal length and f/1.8 aperture), as well as a telephoto camera with 52mm. focal length and a larger f/2 aperture, allowing you to capture photos from afar or real close. Both the Pro and Pro max versions receive the same Night Mode offered on the standard
iPhone 11. The batteries on the Pro versions see some improvements, too, allowing you to watch up to 20 hours of
video before running low. If you’ve enjoyed the Liquid Retina HD display of the iPhone 10, you will love the enhanced Super Retina XDR that comes with the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, offering crisp details and high contrast to maximize your viewing experience.
We mentioned earlier the water resistance feature of the iPhone 11; thanks to its stainless steel design, the Pro and Pro Max offer even better performance, with water resistance to a depth of 4 meters for 30 minutes. Finally, one of the best features of the Pro versions is the upgraded size of the hard disk, as they now come with either 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB, a much-needed space to save all your favorite picture memories and videos. This can be compared to the storage size of the standard iPhone 11, which comes with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB only.
This looks great, but do I really need it?
We can see that Apple’s main focus with this new release is on photography, with the Pro versions targeting especially
influencers and people who love to take pictures with their phones. Considering the price tags of the Pro versions, at THB 35,900.- and THB 39,000.- respectively, you should be fine to keep using your iPhone 8, 9, or X. However, if you possess an older iPhone, you may be tempted to purchase one of the new versions to experience a faster OS, longer battery charges and overall better pictures quality.
Now that the new versions are released, it may be good to also consider buying an iPhone 9 or X, as the price of those should drop within the next few months, especially as secondhand items once people start to trade them in for discounts. People who should really consider upgrading their iPhone are the ones with iPhone 6 or older, as the new OS version is not compatible with their device.
We will keep you informed on the price drop in the coming months, so make sure to follow our Facebook page at The Guide Phuket and keep visiting or website for live updates.