iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max: Which is right for you?

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During the Apple special event on Tuesday, Apple introduced three new iPhone models: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. If you’re torn between which model to purchase, or on the fence about upgrading, here’s everything you need to know.


Each iPhone offers a little bit of everything for everyone. The iPhone 11 is the successor to the iPhone XR, retaining much of the same features like the 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD Display, but now adding an additional camera, surround-sound speakers, and an A13 chip for better performance and battery life.

Also, like the XR it replaces, iPhone 11 comes in a wide assortment of colors. Gone is blue and coral, replaced by green and purple.

The iPhone 11 features dual-cameras: a 12MP Wide lens, and a 12MP Ultra-Wide lens.


For customers who want to push the boundaries of iPhone, Apple created the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. These handsets are the successors to the Xs and Xs Max from last year.

This year, Apple introduced a beautiful Midnight-Green color that I’ve fallen in love with. Beyond just the color, the main selling point of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are the triple-camera system.

The triple-camera system is comprised of a 13mm, f/2.4 Ultra-Wide camera with a 12MP sensor, a 26mm, f/1.8 Wide camera with a 12MP sensor, and, finally, a 52mm, f/2.0 Telephoto lens with a 12MP sensor. iPhone 11 Pro also offers added customizability in the Camera app that no other iPhone receives.


If you’ve just purchased an iPhone XR, Xs, or Xs Max, I’d hold off this upgrade. Other than the cameras, the handsets are virtually the same. I’d hold off until the iPhone 11s, or even iPhone 12.

If you’re on a device older than the iPhone 7, I’d recommend an upgrade. If you feel you’ll need triple cameras, an OLED display, and that Midnight-Green color, upgrade to the $999 iPhone 11 Pro. If not, the $699 iPhone 11 will do you just fine, and a better option for a majority of people.

Are you upgrading? If so, chime in below what you’re upgrading from and which iPhone model you’re purchasing.

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