Since Apple is known to drop a new line of iPhones every year, is the iPhone 11 still worth buying despite knowing that upgrades will inevitably be on the way?
The iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc, that use Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. As of November 1 2018, more than 2.2 billion iPhones had been sold worldwide. Since it’s initial release in 2007, the iPhone’s features have certainly come a long way. Improvements have been made to keep up with consumer demand, such as larger screen sizes, waterproofing, the ability to install third party apps, and many more accessibility features.
In August 2011, Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs resigned as CEO due to health complications. Jobs died just two months later, marking the end of an era for the company. However, under new CEO Tim Cook’s command, Apple shifted the release dates for iPhones to an annual September event, and is now considered to be somewhat of a yearly launch party.
While there are hoards of tech fiends around the world who eagerly await the annual launch of a new model, they certainly don’t come cheap. Having a smartphone is somewhat of a necessity in this day and age, but it’s understandable that not everyone is in the position to fork out the asking price for the latest releases. Having said that, is opting for the ‘older’ iPhone 11 still worth it for an average consumer?
Although it was only released in Australia on September 20 2019, the iPhone 11 already has a follow up on the market via the iPhone 12, with another rumoured to be released in September 2021.
While there’s never been such a thing as a ‘bad’ iPhone, the iPhone 11’s cheaper price point initially left a few consumers slightly skeptical. By no means cheap, the three releases – the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro max, offered three different pricing models as a means to cast a wider appeal net to consumers who traditionally stuck with other brands.
All three phones have the same processor, same main, ultrawide and selfie cameras. In fact the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are identical in nearly every way aside from price, size, weight, battery life and screen resolution. As a general rule though, the iPhone 11 represents one of the best values for a flagship phone you can buy today, and has many of the same 11 Pro features.
Following in the footsteps of 2018’s iPhone XR, Apple smartly pitched the 11 as the iPhone for most everyday people. Despite a lower resolution LCD screen, the iPhone 11 has the same A13 processor and relatively the same camera setup as the more expensive 11 Pro.
In comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro received upgrades such as a high-resolution OLED display, a matte-glass finish and a stainless steel side band. It also has a third rear camera that when combined with Apple’s new Deep Fusion image processing, ultimately takes better zoomed-in pictures. Arguably, one of the most-welcomed upgrades on the iPhone 11 Pro is how much longer battery life is when compared to the previous-generation iPhone XS. In fact, the 11 Pro lasts almost as long on a single charge as the 11. Like other models, the “Max” option of the iPhone 11 Pro is generally all of the same features, but built into a bigger handset.
So is it safe and ultimately a good choice to buy an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max? Absolutely. All three feature the very best of Apple’s unique technology, and are likely to keep up with any iOS rollouts for some time yet to come. When determining which model is the best fit for you, Apple even has its own model comparison function that can help you figure out which best suits your needs.
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