Cool new iPhone 11, Pro and Max features you might have missed

Cool new iPhone 11, Pro and Max features you might have missed
Apple splashed us with information about the new iPhone 11, Pro and Max trio, and most of what was announced was in line with the rumors. A lot of the stuff we've been hearing this past year didn't materialize, though, like the reverse wireless charging, or the Pencil support. 

Some of it was totally unexpected, too, like the camera bump in the body's color... or the iPhone 11's price drop. There are plenty of other things that become clear from the nitty-gritty in the specs and features page. Here are a few interesting details around the new iPhone 11, Pro and Max that you might have missed.

The iPhone 11 Pro and Max hit a new water-resistance level


While still carrying an IP68 water-resistance certification, Apple doubled down on the depth you can submerge the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max to, going from spending half an hour at 2m, to surviving as long at 4m. That's a lot tighter sealing and adhesive application, though something tells us that the previous iPhone models could have survived such depth, too, just without Apple's guarantee. The poor iPhone 11 still stays at a 2m depth and shouts something about discrimination, though.


The best official case comes clear for the Pro and Max, too, not just the iPhone 11


Look, Ma, iPhone 11 Pro in clear heels case! While the transparent silicone casing was an iPhone XR privilege in 2019, the year 2019 brought its unassuming personality to the 11 Pro and Max, too. Hey, that Midnight Green has to be flashed somehow, right?



The new iPhone 11 'slofie' camera zooms out automatically for a 'grouphie'


With a brand new 12MP TrueDepth camera at the front, the iPhone 11, Pro and Max are capable of recording 4K video footage at 60fps and 120fps slow-mo, too. All commendable achievements, but they can't beat the brilliant idea of someone in the camera department who advised that the camera automatically zooms out when you rotate the phone so you can catch a larger group of selfie-obsessed. Cool beans.


The 11 Pro's zoom camera's got new lens


While perusing the specs, we noticed that the lens aperture of the 2x telephoto camera has widened from f/2.4 to f/2.0, meaning a lot more light will be going in when doing those artsy people-pleasers. Who wouldn't like 40% more light going in when doing a dusky studio portrait, and that's exactly what Apple went for with the new zoom camera.

The main iPhone 11 trio camera can now do Samsung-level autofocus


So far, Apple only used about 10-15% of the camera sensor as so-called Focus Pixels, unlike Samsung whose Dual Pixel tech makes continuous autofocus while shooting video look downright slouchy on the iPhone. Not anymore, though, as a 100% of the main wide camera's sensor is now Focus Pixels.

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iPhone 11 Pro
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3190 mAh

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36 Comments

1. Jrod99

Posts: 728; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

So no pen support I’m guessing? Got that one wrong too.

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1785; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Who cares it’s don’t fit inside the phone it’s pointless. For me anyway. Thes phones were made for fingers. And fingers Is what it will use.

21. Vokilam

Posts: 1187; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I for one was disappointed for no Pencil support - I knew it was a long shot, but “one more thing” with this would have been perfect.

24. gadgetpower

Posts: 141; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

that where the ipad sits at. Big screen for pro apps and not just taking down notes.

28. oldskool50

Posts: 1520; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Most people prefer a pocketable device. So it's obvious you don't get it. Pens are for more than just drawing. You don't need a big screen to simply jot down a note or two. Using a bigger screen, simply makes some things easier. It doesn't make it mor epro. Those same apps are available on Android and they work great no matter the screen size. I see Apple has you fooled into thinking that a bigger screen is better for everything, and it simply is not. That's why android tablets are lower sellers. When you have a phone that does what you need, you don't need a tablet to begin with.

3. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 167; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

So whats interesting and innovative again can somebody tell me.

4. KingSam

Posts: 1446; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The way the 3 cameras operate in real time is crazy impressive. That's a feat Android manufacturerers can't achieve. Maybe only Huawei because if their almost complete soc and software design. Apple finally came back to the camera wars. And that A13 is impressive.

5. koioz

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

Lol nokia has 5 cameras that operate in real time.

6. Poptart2828

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

That is correct. Takes very impressive manual photos

23. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 127; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

a13 is just twenty percent faster than the a12 and with every release of a new flagship there is a speed bump. So that's no innovation bud. And while the 3 camera feature is pretty cool . I can't see any use of that to your average consumers. The only thing really impressive about the new iphones is how apple can get people to keep on buying them.

29. oldskool50

Posts: 1520; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Samsung's latest devices since the S9 can use multiple cameras to improve photo quality. It's just you're on a site that doesn't know how to use Samsung phones properly.

32. Vokilam

Posts: 1187; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

That’s not the same thing, now is it? I believe iPhones since the first iPhone X used multiple cameras to improve images. This new iPhone actually records 3 different files at the same time.

36. midan

Posts: 2841; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Well are you surprised that he doesn’t understand the That’s just typical him

7. mackan84

Posts: 453; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Well everything is better then last years iPhone. So a steady progression. But the most innovating was the “non-appleish” pricing. $699 for the most popular iPhone successor. Included year of atv+ and Apple Arcade to any device. $4.99 a month family sharing. That’s a scared Apple :) And I like it and bet we will see more of it. Won’t be surprised if that SE successor will arrive in mars.

13. whatev

Posts: 2259; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I bet they love apple there too, Apple is so popular that is becoming a trend among different planets

15. mackan84

Posts: 453; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Sorry I’m from Sweden, that’s how we spell March btw.

34. Vokilam

Posts: 1187; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

It was obvious he meant March (I just thought it was autocorrect) but your post was funny too.

8. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

Only their processors are at least 2 years ahead of the competition. Being this advanced is not all impressive to you?

20. AlienKiss

Posts: 152; Member since: May 21, 2019

Nobody said it's not impressive, but you have all that power that you can barely use for anything other than games. Can you install Python, Ruby or even Bash on an iPhone? Can you run scripts from it? Do you have a terminal on your iPhone? Iphone is for default users doing default things like gaming and scrolling Instagram. As soon as you want to do something more serious (software speaking) you immediately realize that you're holding a brick that basically doesn't do anything you want. And if you try to jailbreaked it, you can kiss goodbye software stability. On the other hand, android not only allows you to do all of that, but if you root it, it can become very powerful (scary powerful in the wrong hands). Keep using your iPhone in guest mode meanwhile we'll be using android in administrator mode. Because we can!

22. midan

Posts: 2841; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Nobody said it's not impressive, but you have all that power that you can barely use for anything other than games." This is telling more about you, you have no idea what these devices does background all the time with that huge performance. For example new iPhone pro is capable of shooting video with three cameras sametime thanks to the big performance. Also the zoom in and zoom out is so smooth with new iPhones, again thanks to the impressive performance, the CPU is doing so much work which you just don't think. "A13 Bionic is built for machine learning, with a faster Neural Engine for real-time photo and video analysis, and new Machine Learning Accelerators that allow the CPU to deliver more than 1 trillion operations per second. Together, A13 Bionic and iOS 13 make up the best machine learning platform in a smartphone."

31. oldskool50

Posts: 1520; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

That is a lie. We know exactly what iPhones do in the background. They do almost nothing compared to Android phones. How many apps can iPhone keep in ram before refreshing? Roughly about 10 depending on what apps they are. On many Android flagship like the S and Note, they can handle as many as 25 before an app refresh. That is 25 apps, in addition to the fact Android OS has more background services and when you add Samsung device, you have to think of all the extra hardware that iPhone's don't have that are also powered by the same SoC taking and give request. You have zero idea what tasks the iPhone is perform in the background, because there is no application on iOS that offers those full details. I can go right into settings and see what apps are hogging an SOC time at anytime I want and what apps are floating around in RAM and more. Unless you jailbreak an iPhone, you cannot see all running tasks. Right now when I checked, I have 1.2GB of applications running in RAM. The iPhone before the 11, only had 3GB of RAM. IOS prioritizes the fact, no application(s) can use more than 50% of available hardware RAM. Unlike Android, IOS does not use any virtual ram whatsoever. Have you ever made an app for iOS? NO! I also know that as a fact. In Android, apps have zero boundaries for RAM. That is why many apps that are avail on both IOS and Android, the Android version has better features and additional capabilities, because the device usually have more ram which allows it. You have zero tech knowledge dude. I have 52 apps running in RAM right now, and I can launch another 25, and more than half of them I can reopen and they will not refresh, which has been shown in videos. It's YOU who have zero idea what the iPhone is doing, because Apple has already stated what their phones do. They have limited multi-tasking. In fact it took to iOS 5 before you could play music in the background on iOS after closing the music app. The iPhone is called a "one-trick pony" because it usually can perform only one application task. You are confused as to what multi-tasking really is. all computers can perform multi-tasks, most of which are never directly in your view. The iPhone is however more limited for the tasks you can actually see being performed. No spit-screen apps, no floating windows are perfect examples of multi-tasking that the iPhone still can't do because of strict hardware limitations made by Apple.

27. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

The only difference is that such powerful processors make the iPhone future-proof. Android device don’t age well in terms of performance while Apple, after getting called out, is now focusing more and more on performance meaning the iPhone will always age better in that aspect.

33. oldskool50

Posts: 1520; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

That's false. How long a phone last depends solely on yoru needs and capabilities. Since today's iPhone only cathces up to the Galaxy S7 as far as specs and still have less capabilities, most smartphones exceed what most people need. Most people use phones for simple tasks like email, media playback and social media. So that means any smartphone even the OG iPhone would be good enough for that. So your pointless point is rather pointless because its wrong. I still have my original iPhone 4. It does exactly what I need, which actually the newer iPhone's don't. I need 32bit app support, so the newest iPhones don't support my need. So what exactly if its furture-proofing? Most peopel don't need a new phone. I don't. I buy a new phoen simply because i like new toys. For my Android, I could easily just use my galaxy S4 that is sitting in my drawer. But's its slow and because I can't install the latest apps, I don't use it. But based on facts, the oldest galaxy I can use right now is an S6 and an iPhone 6/Note 5. I don't need anything newer than that. There are plenty of people using 5 year old Android's with no issue bruh You have zero idea what future-proofing really means.

25. gadgetpower

Posts: 141; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Pro display, pro design, Pro performance and Pro camera for pro photography and film making.

9. NoDialtone212

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Samsung is finished this year from what i heard note 10 sales are not so good. GO APPLE !

16. midan

Posts: 2841; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Did you really thought note 10 will sell well? it's a phone for very minor group.

26. gadgetpower

Posts: 141; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Samsung flagships don’t really sell well. Only their mid-tier. So whatever ground breaking ideas they’re gonna put, only few will buy it.

30. srgonu

Posts: 548; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

and it is the same reason apple named mid-tier as iphone 11 instead of 11e as only minor group needs pro.

35. oldskool50

Posts: 1520; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

It is selling just fine. Like you said, its for a niche group of roughly 30M users. The highest sold Note was the Note 3, it sold 35M in a year. So that means the Note was never intended to be a consumer oriented higher seller. That is what the S if for. But anyone who would compare the sales of a niche product to one that isn't was stupid to begin with. Have you ever sold millions of anything that cost $1000? Samsung is finished really? You are aware Apple has NEVER sold more phones than Samsung. Right? And they never will too. Before the first iPhone, Samsung had already sold over 1Billion phones almost twice. They have sold over 1Billion phones 6 times total with 3 of those times in just 10 years bruh. Apple did it only once. How exactly is Samsung finished? They sold over 435M phones in a single year. Apple has sold only 220M phones combined in a single year, with half begin one model. the iPhone 6 and 6S both sold combine 200M phones over 2 years. The Note is only one phone Samsung sells. if Samsung was finished, how come they actually increased sales this year vs last year and Apple didn't?! Explain that fact!

10. limporgyuk

Posts: 360; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

This is supposed to be a brand new design, not an 's' model. What have the iPhone designers been doing all year?

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