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iPhone11’s are here. Let’s break ‘em
iFixit gonna do what iFixit gonna do.
iPhone 11 Pro
Two battery connectors? Curious.
Some have alleged it’s signs of intended bi-lateral wireless charging
Kuo had said Apple killed it last minute because they couldn’t get the desired efficiency they wanted.
Rene Ritchie says Apple did not put bilateral charging in the iPhones 11 so it can’t be enabled via a software update.
Also noted a “mysterious” board below the battery that could also be bi-lateral related
Slimmer logic board to give room for extra camera hardware.
Same logic board as the iPhone 11 Pro
Compact rectangular “double-decker” design.
Doesn’t have the “mysterious” board under the battery.
7 percent larger battery
Apple Watch Series 5
Almost identical to the series 4
New ambient light sensor
Built in compass and 1.4 percent larger battery in the 44mm model
Minor changes to some of the connectors.
Been done by a few outlets, CNET, SquareTrade, EverythingApplePro, PhoneBuff, and Tom’s Guide with mixed results
Worst was Tom’s guide and Phone Buff which cracked the glass from hip height. ~3.5 feet
For SquareTrade the glass cracked in a series of 6 foot drop tests.
Their drop surface looks like a concrete with embedded pebble surface
iPhone 11 Pro did survive their “tumble” test. A first every for an iPhone
It took drops from about 10 feet to crack the glass in the CNET and EverythingApplePro tests.
While the glass durability may be up for debate the display quality is not
DisplayMate has awarded the iPhone 11 Pro Max screen it’s “highest ever A+ grade”
71% higher peak brightness thanks the iPhone XS
Better screen visibility in ambient light (I noticed this)
Lowest screen reflectance, smallest brightness variation, highest visible screen resolution
Translation… it looks amazing. They called it “Visually Indistinguishable from Perfect”
The 2020 iPhone
Yup, it’s already begun
From who else, yup Ming!
Retro. New metal frame chassis taking some design notes from the iPhone 4
Back to the square band?
Kuo calls it a “more complex segmentation design”
Since it’s expected to be a 5G phone I would assume some of the design might be to allow for better antenna design and transparency
Kuo has also predicted in the past that 2020 models might feature new display sizes that are “smaller” and bigger? 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch designs. All OLED.
Rear facing time-of-flight 3D camera.
Mac Pro will be US Made
Apple announced it will continue to assemble the Mac Pro in the same facility they have been using in Austin, Texas
The value of the American made components in the 2019 Mac Pro will also be “2.5 times greater” than the 2013 model according to Apple.
Those US components will come form manufacturers in eight states including Arizona, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont.
They also indicated that tariff exemptions on non-US components used in the making of the Mac Pro helped them with decision to keep the assembly in the US
Apple had applied for exemptions on 15 types of components and was granted 10 of them
unfortunately Apple still has not given us an exact release date beyond “Coming this Fall”.
iOS 13.1, tvOS 13, iPad OS
Stability and performance improvements
Security and bug fixes
Brings back features that were removed during the beat period
Shortcuts Automations, Share ETA in Apple Maps
The new AirDrop interface that takes advantage of the U1 chip in the new iPhones
The glyph icon in the volume HUD will show the device you’re using (if it’s AirPods or Powerbeats Pro)
Version 13.1 a little earlier than originally expected. Apple had originally said the 30th
I think one of the best new features is the multi-app functionality
To have multiple of the same app paired with different apps in split view is really helpful
Or to have two browsers side by side. Why did it take so long
Multiple instances of the same app is also great
Can pull a Safari tab off and bring it to the top of the display and have it open a new instance
Swipe up to access the App Switcher (Manager?)
Tap and hold an app icon and choose Show All Windows
On this screen you’ll see all open windows with that app in it
In the upper right you can tap the “+” to launch a new instance of that app
Swipe up on an app to flick it off the screen and close it.
If you come back to the “Show All Windows” after closing some there is also a “Reopen Closed Windows” button.
A bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS can cause keyboard extensions to be granted full access even if full access hasn't been approved.
Apple says they’ll fix the bug in an upcoming update.
tvOS 13 and Apple TV Software 7.4 update (version 8.4.3) for 3rd gen Apple TV’s
tvOS 13 had a new Home Screen and multi user support
Press and hold the TV buttons to switch users
The control Center also has the time and date, search, a Now Playing widget,
controls, and a sleep option
tvOS now also has Apple Arcade, but didn’t seem to have all the same titles as my iPad.
Support for Xbox Wireless Bluetooth Controller and the PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller
New under water screensavers and picture-in-picture support
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Feedback, commentary, opinions
iPhone 11Pro Impressions
The setup process, for me, is just about flawless
I use iCloud backup and the hold device near the phone works great
Relogging in to some apps.
The new "contact" set up messed me up, but I fixed that.
Some of my custom Shortcuts broke
Love the new frosted glass and the midnight green color. Love my Meyer lemon yellow case even more
Cameras are really nice and night mode is awesome
Feels heavier than my iPhone XS
I did notice the display quality.
Especially in my car with bright sunlight.
Blacks are super rich.
Beyond that, it's an iPhone like any other iPhone X series or later.
iOS 13 has my back
Was at work a few days after upgrading and got an alert
Said that Nest had been using my location in the background for the last 3 days and asked if I wanted to change it’s permission setting
I think I’ve seen similar alerts in the past, but what was different about this one is it contained a map image with all the points where Nest had tracked my location
Cool and creepy.
Had options for setting it to “While Using” or “Never”
A few minutes later i got a similar notification about Yelp.
Can always review the location settings for your apps by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services
Scroll down the app list
Also look for the little location icons to tell which apps last used your location
hollow purple arrow = app may receive your location under certain conditions
Solid purple arrow = app recently used your location
Solid gray arrow = app has used your location in the last 24 hours.
That map setting is also in here under Location Alerts
Can toggle the ‘Show Map in Location Alerts’ setting.
The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will notify you when a non-genuine Apple display is used for repair.
Displays a message that says “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine display” on the Lock screen for four days
After that the message moves to the Settings under General > About.
Apple teaches the world to sing
Another new feature of iOS 13 i had forgot about is the new real-time lyrics feature
Or, karaoke mode.
In the Music app while a song is playing tap the mini player to bring up the play sheet
Tap the conversation bubble icon with the quotes.
This will display the lyrics grayed out.
In real time the lyrics will highlight
background is dynamic based on the album area
You can scroll to review all the lyrics
You can also tap the “more” ellipsis and tap ‘View Full Lyrics’ to see just the plain lyrics.
At the bottom they display who the song was written by which is nice
Don’t often see the lyricists getting credit.
Apple added a “Lyrics to Live by” feature on Apple Music to show off the feature
It has videos of artists telling some of the stories behind their lyrics
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