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New Apple devices announced

New Apple devices announced yesterday at their annual keynote are now set for release over the coming weeks. This includes the new iWatches Series 5, next-generations iPads and iPhone 11 plus Pro and Pro Max versions as well as Apple TV+ and their new gaming service; Apple Arcade.


Apple announced three new iPhones at the conference, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Each phone boasts a powerful new A13 Bionic Chip along with a new power management system and specialist power saving cores to provide a longer battery life yet increase performance in high-demand scenarios. Naturally we’ve also seen improved video and camera features. This includes the addition of one or two new lenses depending on whether you choose the iPhone 11 or one of its Pro variants.


“Apple’s new A13 bionic chip boasts the fastest GPU and CPU ever in a smartphone. This provides some interesting new possibilities in the fields of mobile machine learning, gaming and multi-tasking on small form-factor devices” Simon Robertshaw – Lead Developer

Each phone is competitively priced with the iPhone 11 starting from £729.00, the iPhone 11 Max starting from £1,049 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max starting from £1,149.


Below is a break down of each phone and their key features:

iPhone 11

Features: Liquid Retina HD display, A13 Bionic chip, Ultra Wide and Wide camera lenses, TrueDepth Camera.

Colours: Purple, Yellow, Green, Black, White, Red.

iPhone 11 Pro

Features: Super Retina XDR display, A13 Bionic chip, TrueDepth camera, Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera.

Colours: Midnight Green, Silver, Space Grey, Gold.

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Features: Super Retina XDR display, A13 Bionic chip, TrueDepth camera, Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera, longer battery life and a 6.5″ OLED display.

Colours: Midnight Green, Silver, Space Grey, Gold.


All handsets are available to pre-order from the 13th September and are available in stores on the 20th September.


“Apple devices always bring in a huge crowd and we expect the same for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Along with their competitive pricing and new colour schemes, Apple have confirmed their new handsets have longer battery life, better screen display, better audio and a whole new camera set-up which is sure to bring out the inner photographer in all of us.” Louise Kirkup – Mobile Assurance Tester


Apple also announced the official release date for iOS 13 will be the 19th September. Naturally we will be testing the update on the new devices as well as Apple’s previous range through our Mobile Assurance Programme for a number of our existing clients.


 As Apple announced their latest models they also confirmed which models are no longer going to be receiving updates. The models that are no longer supported are the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus. This means these handsets will not be updated beyond the current iOS 12.4.