The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. [credit:
Samuel Axon ]
CUPERTINO, Calif.—Today, Apple unveiled its 2019 iPhone lineup, and every new phone is a direct successor to one of last year’s handsets. We had a few minutes to go hands-on with the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max to see what’s different—how they feel, what they look like, and how the new features work. And of course, we took lots of pictures.
As expected, these are iterative updates over last year’s model: the iPhone 11 follows up the iPhone XR (though the XR will still be available to buy from Apple’s store, just for a lower price), the iPhone 11 Pro replaces the iPhone XS, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max (now there’s a mouthful for you) slots in where the iPhone XS Max did last year.
That means Apple’s current iPhone lineup ranges from $449 (iPhone 8) all the way up to a base price of $1,099 for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, or $1,449 for a fully upgraded 11 Pro Max. The iPhone XR and iPhone 11 fall in the mid-range with base prices of $599 and $699, respectively. There’s no doubt that the 2019 lineup brings more price-point choices to address a broader audience—a much-needed development, given that Apple has struggled to move phones in China and the developing world as compared to many Android-based competitors.