Apple Highlights iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max Reviews

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Apple provided iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max review units to members of the media following its September 10 event, and today, those reviews were published, giving us some insight into the new devices.

Apple this afternoon highlighted several of the reviews, focusing on the positives of the iPhones, including the upgraded camera tech and the improved battery life.


Apple shared key passages from sites that include TechCrunch, The Verge, Mashable, Refinery29, Engadget, Tom's Guide, Esquire, CNBC, GQ UK, 9News, Hardware Zone Singapore, and New Straits Time.

TechCrunch, for example, praised Night mode, calling the exposure and color "best in class" compared to other low-light cameras, and Refinery29 said it can double as a flash light.
"The best new feature here is Night mode, which pretty impressively brightens dark photos ... it's automatic in low-light settings. You can even use it as a flashlight. When you shine it at something dark, the screen will display it with more light than you can see with your own eye."
The Verge called the new devices the "most capable phones" ever made.
"[iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max] are some of the most well-balanced, most capable phones Apple -- or anyone -- has ever made. They have excellent battery life, processors that should keep them relevant for years to come, absolutely beautiful displays and a new camera system that generally outperforms every other phone, which should get even better with a promised software update later this fall."
Engadget praised the affordable $699 price of the iPhone 11, CNBC said Apple's portrait mode is the best, and HardwareZone said the A13 bionic "wipes the floor" with the competition.

While Apple highlighted the most positive bits of each review, on the whole, most praised the new iPhone anyway. Some reviews, though, did see the updates as mostly iterative without a whole lot of innovative new features with the exception of the camera improvements.

Our full review roundups of the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro go into more detail about what to expect from the new iPhones and are worth checking out for those who want to know more.

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Piggie

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I'd love one, but something is telling me NEXT YEAR will be the year more dramatic changes are going to be seen.
Perhaps many of the things that were rumored for this year, but never made it in time?
 

whoknows2597

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I'd love one, but something is telling me NEXT YEAR will be the year more dramatic changes are going to be seen.
Perhaps many of the things that were rumored for this year, but never made it in time?
Highly doubt it. Expect more disappointment from Apple aside from 3 or 4 new things. It’s Apple we’re talking about.
 

Relentless Power

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Usually the Verge is pretty cynical about Apple, especially when it comes to the iPhone, so it seems like they’re extending high praise for the new ‘tri-lens’ camera and improved battery life. I admit, I thought these phones would probably be underwhelming for 2019, but I think Apple made some really nice changes with the additional water resistance and lowlight/camera additions.
 

Baymowe335

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I’m sick of hearing about “iterative” updates. They are not iterative for the target upgraders. An iPhone 6 or 7 iPhone to either the 11 or the Pro would be a large jump.

I don’t think Apple expects users with an XS to upgrade to the Pro.
 
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mi7chy

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Coming from The Verge it's not a surprise like iMore. People will judge for themselves with independent unbiased comparisons.
 

rp2011

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Traded in my Xs for the regular 11. Wanted the wide angle camera and the updated cpu, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money this year.
 
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rosegoldoli

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the iphone 11 (standard, pro, max whatever) has been doing better than expectations and some members here just hate to see it. they hate to see that apple KNOWS what they're doing because clearly whatever they do WORKS. the people LOVE iPhones. they dont care if 2020 might be seeing 5G, 3D Scans, fingerprint censors whatever because to them right now the iPhone 11 is the shiny new offering.

i think the matte glass and square camera design change is already pretty big as it's been memed off the walls by now.
 

jmgregory1

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I'll spend time tonight reading and viewing the reviews, but the couple I saw this morning seem to back up the fact that Apple has indeed significantly improved the cameras and at least as far as the Pro's go, drastically improved battery life, which is what I'm most interested in. I'm excited to get mine on Friday and to start using it (once I hopefully get it onto the beta profile so I can use my existing X backup to set it up).
 

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I thought about upgrading but I love 3D Touch, they got rid of some good features so I will keep the one I have. I do not like the design of the new camera, I wish they would go back to the iPhone 5 design it is the best out of all the iPhones.
 
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iemcj

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I just want to see if it can come close to matching the video quality of my gopro so I can leave it at home. Because even my X is just waaaaaay behind in dynamic range (especially when shooting flat and doing color grading later) and the stabilization and jerky nature of the focus on the iphone makes it really hard to use on the go.
 

Will.O.Bie

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I’m sick of hearing about “iterative” updates. They are not iterative for the target upgraders. An iPhone 6 or 7 iPhone to either the 11 or the Pro would be a large jump.

I don’t think Apple expects users with an XS to upgrade to the Pro.
I agree. I have a Max and I'm pretty happy with it. I still get about 10-12 hours of battery all day with light to average use. This year's iPhones are not compelling enough for me to "upgrade". Sure A13 is a definite upgrade and the camera is as well, but not enough for me.

Also, I'll wait till they get the Qualcomm chips back on there and 5G, coz the Intel ones are garbage. I get spontaneous LTE drops in a metro area, and that's just annoying as hell.