The iPhone is seen by many as the gold standard when it comes to smartphones. Is the newest version worth the upgrade?
Apple has just launched the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. For those who want a larger screen, there is also the iPhone 11 Pro Max which features a huge 6.5inch screen. The iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8inch screen and the cheaper iPhone 11 (which replaces the iPhone Xr) has a 6.1 inch LCD screen and its case comes in a variety of colourful finishes including black, green, yellow, purple, red or white. The iPhone 11 Pro has a different selection of finishes and you can choose to have it with a silver, space grey, gold or midnight green metallic finish.
So other than screen sizes, how do the latest iPhone models compare? The iPhone 11 is the cheapest model in the new range, starting from £729 for the 64GB model. rising to £879 for the 256GB version. It has a high resolution LCD screen which is good but isn’t as pin-sharp as the OLED screen on the iPhone 11 Pro. However the iPhone 11 Pro is more expensive and starts from £1,049 for the 5.8inch version with 64GB storage and £1,149 for the larger 6.5in iPhone 11 Pro Max. For those who want more storage you can have up to 512GB but it is expensive at £1,499 without a contract. All phones in the iPhone 11 range are water and dust resistant. The big upgrade over the iPhone X is the camera. The iPhone 11 has a 12mp dual lens camera (offering wide and ultra-wide angle lenses).
The iPhone 11 pro adds a third, telephoto lens. The Face ID authentication system has also been improved and is designed to work at more angles than the previous iteration. Arguably the most important update to the new iPhone 11 range is the new battery technology which is designed to offer all-day battery life.
The new A13 Bionic chip which features across all iPhone 11 models is much more efficient in terms of power usage, while also offering improved performance. The key update is the improved battery life and this alone makes the upgrade worthwhile for most business users.