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iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Hands-On: New Features!

September 18, 2019


– I’m Andru Edwards and
you’re watching Gear Live. Apple announced updates across the board to its iPhone lineup. Both the iPhone 10R and
iPhone 10S get worthy updates in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. I was able to spend some hands-on time with both iPhone 11 models and in this video, I
tell you all about them. (upbeat music) What’s going on tech squad? Andru Edwards here,
editor-in-chief at gearlive.com and as I mentioned, I
was here in Cupertino for the big iPhone 11 event. This video’s gonna give
you the complete rundown of both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Of course, Apple also announced
a new entry-level iPad and a new Apple Watch Series five. I do have videos coming
on those devices as well. So if you want to see those, be sure to hit that subscribe button and notification bell in order
to find out when those drop. But, as I said, the
reason we’re here today is to talk about that new iPhone
11 and the iPhone 11 Pros. Now all these phones are powered by the new Apple A13 Bionic chip, which Apple says is the
fastest chip in any smartphone with the fastest graphics performance of any smartphone as well. Visually, both phones get a new look. The iPhone 11 has smooth glass
with a frosted camera area on the back, while the iPhone 11 Pro has a completely frosted back with a smooth glass camera area. Both phones use the strongest
glass on any smartphone and, in fact, in the iPhone 11 ad, Apple actually shows the phone
getting dropped into a purse, dropping on the floor,
getting caught in the car between the seat and the armrest, so they seem pretty confident
about that strong glass claim. The new iPhones also
pick up faster Face ID so unlocking your device
happens up to 30% faster than it did before and from more angles. Now the most obvious physical
change on the outside of these devices, when
you look at the back you’re gonna notice, each
phone line has picked up an additional camera. So the iPhone 10R had one camera and the iPhone 11 has two. And the iPhone 10S line had two cameras, and now the iPhone 11 Pro will get three. Thanks to these upgrades,
the iPhone 11 will support a new night mode in the camera. This is thanks to the new wide sensor with 100% focus pixels
that allows you to capture these great night images. This delivers huge improvement to photos captured indoor and outdoor
in low-light environments resulting in brighter images with natural colors and reduced noise. But the rear camera isn’t the
only one that got some love with this update, as both the
iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro also have a new 12-megapixel front camera which allows you to punch in and punch out of standard mode and wide mode. In addition, it’ll automatically
switch over to wide mode when you move the phone from portrait into landscape orientation. The front camera does now
also support 4K resolution at 60 frames per second and
also supports slow-mo as well, introducing what apple is
now referring to as slowfies, slow motion selfie and
I’m sure hashtag slowfie is gonna be trending
when these devices launch in just over a week. One other big improvement
before we get into the specifics of each iPhone 11 line is that all models support Gigabit-Class LTE and the new Wi-Fi six standard as well. Now let’s talk about what
each line has to offer and what makes them different,
starting with the iPhone 11. As I mentioned, the iPhone 11 picks up a new ultra-wide lens in addition
to the standard wide lens that was there on the iPhone 10R. It still has that same 6.1 inch
liquid retina HD LCD display along with the aluminum frame
with that stronger glass that I mentioned earlier. Battery life is always a big concern when people talk about smartphones and the iPhone 11 picks
up one additional hour of battery life over the 10R, which last year was the iPhone
with the best battery life ever released in history. So it’s definitely nice
to see the iPhone 11 now tops the iPhone 10R by an hour. The iPhone 11 is available in six colors. You’ll find it in black, white, green, product red, purple and yellow with prices starting at $699
for a 64-gigabyte model. You can choose to bump up to 128 gigs or 256
gigabytes at the top end. Moving over to the iPhone 11 Pro. This comes in two sizes, similar to what we saw with the iPhone 10S and iPhone 10S Max. The standard iPhone 11
Pro comes in at 5.8 inches while the iPhone 11 Pro
Max comes in at 6.5 inches. So what separates the iPhone
11 from the iPhone 11 Pro? Well the Pro designation
comes down to several things. We’ve got the camera system, the three-dimensional matte glass finish, better water resistance, insane battery life and a new display. The iPhone 11 Pro picks
up the new ultra-wide lens in addition to the wide
and telephoto ones. One cool thing here is that you can capture portrait mode shots with either the telephoto or wide camera now, giving you greater
variety and better choices when taking your pictures. Apple is using computational photography to fuse data from all three lenses in order to improve image detail. A technology called deep fusion combines nine different images using
a neural network analysis on every single pixel. Apple Senior Vice President
of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, described it as – It is computational
photography mad science. – Now I did also mention water resistance. The iPhone 11 is water
resistant up to two meters for up to 30 minutes. Well, the iPhone 11 Pro will be okay at being submerged up to
four meters for 30 minutes. Talking about battery
life, the iPhone 11 Pro offers four more hours of battery life than last year’s iPhone 10S and the iPhone 11 Pro Max offers five more hours of battery life than last year’s iPhone 10S Max. Now, that is a marked
increase in battery life from one generation to the next and I have to applaud Apple
for making that happen. iPhone 11 Pro also has a
new Super Retina XDR display that offers a two million
to one contrast ratio and can go up to 1,200 nits of brightness when watching HDR content. iPhone 11 Pro is available in four colors. You’re gonna get it in
silver, gold, space gray and a brand new midnight green. And when I first heard the iPhone 11 Pro was gonna come in a green color, I was instantly skeptical. I’m not a huge fan of green. But when you see the
midnight green on this phone, I’ve gotta tell you, this is the one to get. Starting price for the iPhone 11 Pro is $999 if you want the 5.8 inch model and $1099 if you want to go
with the 6.5 inch version. Both of those start at 64 gigs of storage, but they also offer both 256 gigs and 512 gigabyte storage
capacities as well. The iPhone 11 and iPhone
11 Pro will be available for pre-order on September 13th at 5:00 AM Pacific, 8:00 AM Eastern which is a change from the
midnight Pacific, 3:00 AM Eastern that Apple’s done with all
other iPhone pre-orders. So be sure to mark your
calendar appropriately. The phones go on sale on September 20th. Now obviously, there is
much more to talk about with these new iPhone 11 models. I will also be doing a dedicated video specifically taking a look at the cameras on both the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro so be sure to subscribe
in order to capture those when they drop in the future. Any questions about the
iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, drop ’em down in the comments and I will meet you there
for further discussion. Thank you so much for
watching as always, guys. I appreciate your support. I’m Andru Edwards and I will
catch you in the next video. (fun rock music)

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