Well, the first revisions are underway and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that bloggers and tech journalists love the new Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max. Early reviewers rarely say otherwise, of course, but this time they also have a fairly important update to work with. At the beginning of the rumor cycle, it seemed that this year’s big iPhone update was going to be quite minor. The first details of experts were not impressive at all and the leaked renders showed an iPhone 11 series that looked almost exactly like the 2018 iPhone XR and iPhone XS models. As a result, all those renders completely missed the many subtle changes of Apple’s design of its 2019 iPhone models, which makes perfect sense considering the fact that they were simply based on basic design files that were stolen from the Foxconn factory where Apple iPhones are manufactured. Those files contain only the basic dimensions and details, so all the subtle changes Apple made were not found.
While the new design of Apple’s iPhone 11 series smartphones is really elegant, the power update and new features are where the phones really shine. At the top of everyone’s lists, there will probably be major improvements in battery life that add up to 5 additional hours of usage time on the iPhone 11 Pro Max. But there is much more that is ready to surprise us when the new iPhone 11 series arrives in stores on Friday, September 20, and it seems that the new cameras of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro really shine this year.
The three new Apple iPhone 11 models have received major camera updates for 2019. The basic iPhone 11 has a new dual-lens configuration instead of the single-lens camera that was in the iPhone XR and the dual rear shutter release. Lens The iPhone XS and XS Max has been updated to a triple lens camera system on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. We will spend a lot of time discussing camera performance in the coming weeks, but there is a new feature of the updated Apple cameras we want to focus on today: night mode.
We all know that Apple was once the clear industry leader when it comes to smartphone cameras, but it had lagged far behind rivals such as Huawei and Google in recent years. The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models were expected to bring Apple back to par with its main rivals, and early reviews suggest that is the case.
There is a particular area where Apple’s new iPhone 11 cameras show the highest performance gains, and everything is thanks to Google. The “Night Sight” feature that Google introduced on its Pixel smartphones has led to great advances in low-light photography throughout the industry, and now Apple iPhones have finally taken action with the new “Night Mode” feature. Like Night Sight and all other imitation functions, Apple’s night mode on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models uses multiple exposures and some wonderful software seams to dramatically improve the quality of photos taken in low light. How dramatic are the improvements? They say a picture is worth more than 1,000 words, but these two pictures are worth much more than that:
In-depth comparisons like this one from TechCrunch show that Apple’s new night mode on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro phones isn’t always up to Night Sight on Google’s Pixel 3, but it’s still pretty mind blowing that an iPhone 11 I can take a picture in almost total darkness and the image above is the result.