This new line of iPhones is all that the tech world is talking about, and with good reason. So, what’s so special about the iPhone 11?
This new iPhone is expected to have premier specs above any other iPhone to date. Let’s take a look at some of the features that the iPhone 11 promises:
- Water safe design
- Reverse wireless charging
- Dual rear camera
- iOS 13 software
- A13 chipset
- Improved battery
- Higher resolution with OLED
- Smaller mute button
The new iOS 13 software also comes with an automated dark mode as well as gamepad support, giving users the option to use their phones for their favorite games. Additionally, the iPhone 11 is expected to come in a wide range of eye-catching colors, including a new rainbow option, lavender, green, bright yellow, and more.
The Color Options
Not everyone is so excited by the release of the iPhone 11’s new color palette. Some are outright calling the new line of color ugly and are pointing out the starkness of the phone’s mustard yellow color option. While the iPhone is venturing into new color territory, it just may not be avante garde for all consumers.
The Aesthetics of the Phone Shape
The thickness of the iPhone 11 with its beveled design leaves much to be desired for users who are used to the iPhone’s sleeker versions. Additionally, the iPhone 11 will come with a large camera display. This square module could potentially stick out in a user’s pocket or contribute to a heavier, bulkier design, and techies are complaining that the square isn’t even fully utilized to warrant the protrusion—it should, at the very least, have a three-camera design. The larger 3110mAh battery pack for the reverse wireless charging capability also gives the phone a bigger overall appearance, making this iPhone seem like a giant compared to its smaller cousins.
The Mute Button
The mute slider for the iPhone 11 is not as intuitive as the initial reviewers would want. With a small, vertical mute slider instead of a horizontal slider, this design feature is likely to trip up users. Apple was likely attempting to go for the sleeker design when selecting this option, but many potential users believe it was the wrong decision.
Lack of 5G Capability
None of the iPhones have a 5G capability as of right now, and the iPhone 11 will be no exception. For those wanting to try the new 5G, they will not be able to get it with this line of phones; however, it should be available in other iPhones by next year.
Everyone who uses an iPhone knows how expensive it is to replace the phone charger for a Lightning connector. Unfortunately, the iPhone 11 will continue to sport this type of connector for a while longer instead of simply adding a USB-C port to the phone. That being said, Apple intends to possibly rectify this with a USB-C adapter for accessibility and convenience.
Speculation behind some of these decisions is that Apple is attempting to keep the cost of its iPhone down to cater to its target audience and stay competitive in the phone industry. Others say that some of the clumsy design features were intentional to convince users to not buy the new iPhone 11 and instead go for more expensive, slimmer models.
Comparing the iPhone 11 to Other iPhones
The iPhone 11 in comparison to the iPhone XR actually retains the heavier, thicker design of prior iPhones rather than continuing the iPhone XR’s slimming down for its bezels. That being said, both the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 will have the same type of square camera feature. When compared to the iPhone XS, consumers can note the difference between the camera design, with the iPhone XS opting for the more convenient and sleeker vertical stacking. The iPhone 11’s heavier, bulging square is simply not as slim. The iPhone 11 will also, like its predecessors, look towards software updates rather than committing to more memory; therefore, the iPhone 11 will likely have around 4GB of RAM.
However, when compared to the current iPhone XR and iPhone XS, the iPhone 11 does seek to address some of the more pressing issues. With its bulkier design, the iPhone 11 carries a larger 3110mAh battery, unlike the iPhone XR and XS. This offsets some of the complaints towards the previous 2942mAh battery. To save costs, the iPhone XR only had an LCD panel and single-camera; however, the iPhone 11 intends to augment the user experience with an OCED display and dual camera function.
This new phone also introduces to the game a new reverse wireless charging capability unlike any other phone seen so far. The advanced A13 chipset is also destined to appeal to the mass market, especially with the popularity of the A12. Although it is not available yet, the inclusion of a USB-C adapter for fast charging abilities should come to this phone due to its affordability, making the switch to the iPhone 11 a seamless process for those not wanting a higher-end Lightning connector.
Overall, the iPhone 11 is expected to continue the iPhone’s recent affordability, comparable to a mid-range Android. Those who can live with some of its not-so-great design and feature elements should be pleasantly surprised at its cost when it is released later in September 2019. Otherwise, stay tuned for the release of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max for slimmer design features at a higher price tag.
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