With the iPhone 11, Apple is launching its first “Pro” family for its flagship mobile phone. But how is this designation justified and what are the features that differentiate a regular iPhone 11 from an iPhone 11 Pro?
In fact, as with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, it is difficult to see at first glance what makes the Pro version different from the other “standard” versions. However, compared to all the features already available in the entry-level iPhone 11, the Pro version is a terminal for experienced users. Those are the main reasons for this.
The A13 processor
The Bionic A13 processor, still developed by Apple on an ARM basis, is an evolution of the Bionic A12 chip on the iPhone 10XS/XR.
According to Apple, the processor and GPU are the fastest processors and GPUs available in a smartphone. The supplier claims that it is 20% faster than its predecessor. Apple also claims that the A13 Bionic “is ready for machine learning.” Its faster Neural Engine Machine Learning Accelerators allows the CPU to perform more than 1000 billion operations per second.
The Oled tiles that equip Apple iPhone are not new, but those of the Pro line seem to exceed in quality that of all mobiles on the market. If the 5.8-inch screen of the Pro model and the 6.5-inch screen of the Pro Max model do not have the ProMotion high refresh function of the iPad Pro, there is something more to the display technology of these smartphones.
This screen named Super Retina XDR by Apple – it takes the same name as Apple’s Pro Display screen at $5,999 excluding VAT – makes several improvements. In particular, this screen offers the highest pixel density that can be found on an iPhone screen and a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, twice the previous level. This screen is also designed to provide a maximum brightness of 1200 nits and consumes 15% less than before. Finally, it is even more robust, and the glass of this screen is also more resistant than that of the iPhone 11.
New improved camera
Another improvement that justifies the name “Pro” concerns, of course, the camera. Apple has added a three-lens system to the iPhone Pro’s primary camera, especially an ultra-wide-angle lens that opens at f/2.4 and offers 120 degrees of FOV (Field of View); a telephoto lens that opens at f/2.0 with 4x optical zoom and a wide-angle lens that opens at f/1.8.
Depending on your needs, you can switch from one camera to another or take a picture with all three. Add to that the iPhone 11’s features, including night mode and Slofies or slow-motion selfies, as well as a powerful mounting capability on the device, which means the attributes of a professional-level camera.