Besides the upgraded specs and new features inundation that just arrived with the new iPhone 11
, Pro and Max, two of the burning questions succeeding each announcement are “when are they launching and how much are they going to cost?”
We are going to try to answer both, but lets just say that Apple delivered at least one big surprise with the iPhone 11 trio pricing this time around, and it was towards the pleasant band of the spectrum when it comes to modern phone pricing grief.
Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max release date
For years now, Apple has been announcing new iPhones at its Special Event in September. There was no escaping that tradition, and today;s announcement will be followed by a September 20 release.
Let's not forget that, according to an alleged Verizon Wireless marketing calendar for 2019, which was leaked by Evan Blass way back in late spring, we knew to be looking at a late-September launch for the iPhone 11 family. Here’s a table of all previous iPhone announcements and launches, leading up to the iPhone 11:
|OG iPhone||January 9, 2007||June 29, 2007|
|iPhone 3G||June 9, 2008||July 11, 2008|
|iPhone 3GS||June 8, 2009||June 19, 2009|
|iPhone 4||June 7, 2010||June 24, 2010|
|iPhone 4S||October 4, 2011||October 14, 2011|
|iPhone 5||September 12, 2012||September 21, 2012|
|iPhone 5S / iPhone 5C||September 10, 2013||September 20, 2013|
|iPhone 6||September 9, 2014||September 19, 2014|
|iPhone 6S||September 9, 2015||September 25, 2015|
|iPhone SE||March 21, 2016||March 31, 2016|
|iPhone 7||September 7, 2016||September 16, 2016|
|iPhone X / iPhone 8||September 12, 2017||November 3, 2017|
|iPhone XS||September 12, 2018||September 21, 2018|
|iPhone 11||September 10, 2019||September 20, 2019|
Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max prices
As far as pricing goes, considering that the 2018 models started at $1000 and $1100 for the iPhone XS and XS Max, respectively, their successors are going for exactly that, and even have the same 64GB starting storage. Bummer.
With the iPhone 11, however, Apple pulled off the pleasant surprise of lowering the launch price with 50 bucks compared to the starting price of its predecessor. Sweet, especially if you consider all the upgrades that went into the "affordable" 2019 iPhone.
|Apple iPhone 11/XR||$699/$599||$749/$649||$849/-||n/a|
|5.8" Apple iPhone 11 Pro||$999||n/a||$1149||$1349|
|6.5" Apple iPhone 11 Pro (Max)||$1099||n/a||$1249||$1449|