Apple will announce new iPhones today, September 10th, and this year’s event will have all of the usual trappings of an iPhone introduction.
Expect a teaser video that shows you up-close shots of different parts of the phone before revealing the whole thing. Apart from iPhone 11, Apple will also launch iPhone 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and more.
The Apple store is down and the big day is here. We’re counting down the hours until Apple unveils its next-generation iPhone later today (September 10) in Cupertino, California.
Apple faces some real challenges in making the upgrades we’re expecting to see a handful of modest tweaks sound like must-haves.
Some of those potential changes include three rear-facing cameras, bilateral charging and a new A13 processor.
However, the most exciting rumors about forthcoming Apple phones don’t concern the iPhone 11.
Rumors and Facts about iPhone 11 specs and more
Instead, the really cool stuff including the 5G iPhone, the folding iPhone, the iPhone with a laser guided 3D time-of-flight camera and in-display fingerprint sensor is slated for 2020 (or beyond).
You can expect lots of talk about how powerful the processor is. Expect dunks on how Android never seems to be updated. Expect some kind of whizbang AR demo.
Most imprtantly, expect a lot of talk about the camera. The most notable expected change to the basic iPhone X-series shape of the phones is that it will have a big, square camera module with extra lenses.
Chaim Gartenberg has already written up all the news on what to expect today at the event.
So unless there is some sort of surprise, it feels like the only things we don’t know yet are the quality and capabilities of the iPhone 11 Pro’s camera system.
Smartphones, especially iPhones, have been big, fast, beautiful, and well-made for years now.
So in some ways, the camera is the only thing we can definitely expect to improve year over year, at least in a way that’s important to users.
We all hope for more battery life, too, but the chemistry of batteries seems to be a harder challenge than the physics of light. At least with light, you can apply computation to improve the image.
It might be a little boring to see such relentless focus on the camera, but that’s where Apple’s biggest opportunity for improvement still lies.
It’s too much to hope for, but this year, I would like to see Apple do more than just improve the camera a little bit.
Something Exceptional from Apple
People would like to see something like a generational change, a step up over what exists on any phone today.
The rumors point to a three-lens system on the “pro”-level iPhones: a regular, a telephoto, and a wide-angle.
This system has been de rigueur for Android phones for roughly the past year.
Android phones have also leap ahead of Apple when it comes to low-light photography and computational photography.
It seems like we know everything ahead of this year’s Apple event. Once again the element of surprise has been taken away.