Apple’s press event, where it debuted the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, came and went on Tuesday. And while a lot of noise was made about the handset’s creepy-looking camera setups, the 11 Pro’s polarizing midnight green colour is called unpleasant and “slowfie”, there are some other iPhone 11 features that fly under the radar Were.
It makes sense why these details were overlooked – either Apple didn’t make it clear during its keynote or feature, although useful, of course, not “sexy.” Now that’s dust Tuesday just from hubbub Been, however, we can take a closer look at some of the 11 little but exciting details about the iPhone you might have missed.
The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have Wi-Fi 6
Similar to the Galaxy S10 Plus, the new iPhones have the next generation of wireless networking known as Wi-Fi 6. As CNET Senior Editor Ry Crist puts it, “Devices that support Wi-Fi 6 still speak that same Wi-Fi language to talk to each other — they just talk faster and more efficiently than before.”
Compared to Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6: “supports faster top transfer speeds, allows devices to send more information with each transmission; routers and other access points serve more devices at once Sensors, and other wireless gadgets help conserve battery power. By scheduling transmissions; and in dense, crowded environments like airports and stadiums. And, lets fast performance. “
But now you will not see any disturbance in your iPhone 11. Wi-Fi 6 is not officially certified yet, and Wi-Fi 6 routers are costly. And even if you have one, your top speed only reaches what your service providers shut you down anyway. Think of this tidbit as future-proofing your phone rather than immediate profit.
They have an Ultra-Wideband chip.
Apple didn’t make a big deal about this feature during the keynote, but it does care enough to point it out on its product site. The company designed a new chip called U1 for “spatial awareness,” and it helps iPhones find other iPhones more precisely when they’re nearby of one another, say in a room for example.
Officially, Apple stated that it improves AirDrop, a service that lets iPhone users quickly share files with nearby iPhones. Starting on September 30 with the release of iOS 13.1, the new chip will allow you to “point your iPhone to someone else, and AirDrop will prioritize that device so you can share files faster.”
Interestingly, Apple stated that “this is just the beginning.” Many believe that the U1 chip is indeed laying the foundation for a long-rumoured Apple tile tracker.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max Ship with 18W USB-C Charger
Although fast charging has been available for Android users for years, the feature will now be available for iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max users. Previously, Apple would include a 5-watt charger in the box, although more premium iPhones would have an 18-watt USB-C charger and USB-C-to-Lighting cable phones. The new charger will charge the iPhone 11 Pro up to 50 per cent in 30 minutes, according to Apple.
They’re heavier this year.
While the weight of the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR are similar, the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are a tad heavier than their 2018 counterparts (iPhone XS and XS Max respectively). As you can see from the chart below, the 11 Pro weighs 11 grams more while the 11 Pro Max weighs 18 grams more.
While you may not notice it in real life, especially if you don’t have one in each hand, CNET senior editor Scott Stein said he saw that he felt condescending compared to last year’s model. Additional weight is likely due to the other camera lens and a larger battery.
iOS 13.1 is coming 11 days after iOS 13
Apple’s latest OS, iOS 13, will be available for download on September 19. And since the iPhone 11 phones ship out on September 20, you can be sure that the handsets will already have iOS 13 right out of the box.
Interestingly, Apple also announced that an update to iOS 13, known as iOS 13.1, will come out 11 days later, on September 30. We are not sure what exactly this small update will include, although we know that iOS 13.1 will enable the U1 powered AirDrop feature mentioned above.
iPhone 11 says goodbye to 3D Touch for good
Apple began phasing out its 3D Touch feature last year, starting with the iPhone XR. Debuting in 2015 on the iPhone 6S, 3D Touch allowed you to use additional menu options and commands by pressing your finger hard against the screen. Now, however, the feature is absent on all three new iPhone 11s.
Instead, the company replaces 3D Touch with Haptic Touch. Haptic Touch works relatively the same way, instead of having to press down hard on the screen, you will only need to long-press on the item. It confirmed rumours that have been going on since last year, about Apple ditching technology for either its 2018 or 2019 iPhone lineup, according to MacRumors.
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