Apple will launch the iPhone 11-series at a special hardware event at the Steve Jobs Theatre in the company’s headquarters. The iPhone 11 event will begin at 10:30pm IST and will be livestreamed for the first time on YouTube. There has been a lot of talk about what Apple will call its next iPhones and it currently stands at iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. These new iPhones will replace the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, respectively, and are expected to come with some noticeable upgrades to the cameras and hardware.
There have been multiple reports from trusted sources such as Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman about the iPhone 11, so there’s plenty to go on. Here’s a quick look at some of the biggest features expected to come to the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
— The biggest “new” thing about the iPhone 11-series will be the camera upgrade. Apple is adding more cameras to its iPhones this time around. By now you must have seen renders and live images of the iPhone 11 with a square-shaped camera module on the back. The 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max will get a new triple camera setup, while the iPhone XR successor, simply called iPhone 11, will get dual cameras.
— Apple will likely spend a good amount of the keynote talking about the cameras on the iPhone 11-series. The cameras are still largely a mystery, but one of them is expected to include an ultra wide-angle lens. We also expect to see some improved AI features for the camera for better low-light photography considering how good the competition has gotten in recent times.
— The displays on the iPhone 11 phones are expected to be similar to their predecessors. The iPhone 11 will sport an LCD display much like last year’s iPhone XR. The high-end iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will feature OLED displays.
— Apple will keep the same wide notch on the iPhone 11 models to house advanced facial recognition sensors. Face ID is said to get an upgrade with a wider field of view so that the iPhone can scan your face even when lying flat on a table.
— There have been rumours in the past that the iPhone 11 will come with a reverse wireless charging feature to charge devices like the AirPods and Apple Watch, similar to what Samsung and Huawei have been offering on their recent flagships. However, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that the new iPhone models will not support bilateral wireless charging. He adds that the phones will also not come with Apple Pencil support.
— The high-end iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max may finally get fast charging support as per the analyst. Apple is expected to ship the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones with an 18W fast charger. The iPhone XR successor, however, will stick to 5W charging.
— Apple’s keynote invite shows the Apple logo in a variety of colours, which has led many to believe that the iPhone XR successor will come in some new colours that could include green and purple options.
— The iPhone 11-series will be powered by a new A13 processor, so you can expect a bump in performance and improved AI computation compared to the A12 Bionic chip. Apple is also said to do away with 3D Touch for good with all three new iPhone models losing the feature.