The wait is finally over. In the early hours of September 11, Apple unveiled its 2019 iPhone range to a throng of rapturous disciples. There are three new models to choose from including the long rumoured "Pro" version and Apple's first stab at an entry-level phone.
Here's everything Australian customers need to know, including the prices, specifications and release date.
New iPhone models
Apple will be releasing three new iPhone models, each in a range of capacities. There's the entry-level iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro which comes with a better camera, and the big boi option, AKA the iPhone 11 Pro Max .
The iPhone 11 will come in a choice of six colours: yellow, green, purple, black, white and red. The Pro and Pro Max will be available in the more traditional gold, space grey and silver as well as midnight green.
How much will the iPhone 11 range cost in Australia?
The iPhone 11's Australian pricing starts at $1199. That's a big leap from its starting price in America (US$699), but bear in mind that the Aussie exchange rate is kind of sucky right now. The US also adds an after sales tax, whereas GST is included in our RRP.
With all that said, $1199 is still a lot of money for a supposedly 'entry-level' iPhone. On the plus side, existing iPhone owners will be able to get it from Apple for $849 with a suitable trade-in.
The iPhone 11 Pro, meanwhile, starts at $1749. (Or $1249 via trade-in.) The iPhone 11 Pro Max will set you back an eye-watering $1899 and up. If you have a device that meets Apple's trade-in criteria, you can bump that down to a slightly more palatable $1399.
Incidentally, these are the first iPhones to nearly break the $2500 price ceiling, with the 512GB Max model coming in at a seriously hefty $2499. Yikes!
Here are the iPhone 11 prices for each available capacity.
- 64GB: $1199
- 256GB: $1279
- 512GB: $1449(!)
iPhone 11 Pro
- 64GB: $1749
- 256GB: $1999
- 512GB: $2349(!)
iPhone 11 Pro Max
- 64GB: $1899
- 256GB: $2149
- 512GB: $2499(!)
iPhone 11 Australian specifications
The biggest upgrade compared to the iPhone XS is probably the new cameras - you now get a wide and ultra wide sensor in the entry level model and a triple-camera array on the Pro versions thanks to a third telephoto lens. The cameras are further bolstered by Apple's new night mode.
All three models can shoot in 4K at up to 60 fps and include photog-friendly features like slo-mo capture, time-lapse, cinematic video stabilisation and extended dynamic range. Despite the more powerful cameras, Apple is touting all-day battery life for its new iPhones.
Naturally, the phones are powered by a new CPU (the A13 Bionic chip) and come with the usual bells-and-whistles you'd expect from a new iPhone range. Here are the chief specs in a handy table.
2019 iPhone Specifications
|iPhone 11||iPhone 11 Pro||iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|OS||iOS 13||iOS 13||iOS 13|
|Dimensions||150.9 mm x 75.7 mm x 8.3 mm||144 mm x 71.44 mm x 8.11 mm||158 mm x 77.8 mm x 8.1 mm|
|CPU||A13 chip||A13 chip||A13 chip|
|Storage||64/256/512 GB||64/256/512 GB||64/256/512 GB|
|Display||6.1-inch all-screen LCD Multi‑Touch display||5.8-inch all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display||6.5-inch all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display|
|Resolution||1792 x 828 pixels (326 ppi)||2436 x 1125 pixels (458 ppi)||2688 x 1242 pixels (458 ppi)|
|Camera||Rear: 12MP Wide (ƒ/1.8 aperture) 12MP Ultra Wide (ƒ/2.4 aperture). Front: 12MP (ƒ/2.2 aperture)||Rear: 12MP ultra wide (ƒ/2.4 aperture), 12MP wide (ƒ/1.8 aperture), 12MP telephoto (ƒ/2.0). Front: 12MP (ƒ/2.2 aperture)||Rear: 12MP ultra wide (ƒ/2.4 aperture), 12MP wide (ƒ/1.8 aperture), 12MP telephoto (ƒ/2.0). Front: 12MP (ƒ/2.2 aperture)|
|Colours||Yellow, green, purple, black, white, red||Gold, space grey, silver, midnight green||Gold, space grey, silver, midnight green|
iPhone 11 release date
Not long now! The iPhone 11 range will be available for pre-order on September 13 and will ship on September 20. You can find out more on Apple's website.
iPhone 11 mobile plans
Australia's major telcos are now selling the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max under pre-order on a range of plans. You can see the full list of offerings from Telstra, Vodafone and Optus here.