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Weirdly horrible problems with iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Published : Sep 14, 2019, 1:05 pm IST
Updated : Sep 14, 2019, 1:05 pm IST

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are feature-laden but there are some weird issues with it.

Three weird issues with the iPhone 11.
 Three weird issues with the iPhone 11.

Earlier this week, Tim Cook and Apple took to the stage to announce the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. These handsets boast some headlining features that include but not limited to an updated chipset, nifty camera tech and some subtle pastel colours. These new iPhones are definitely Apple’s best iPhones yet; however, they fall by the wayside in comparison to the competition which is absolutely trailblazers in the smartphone industry.

The first awkward issue with the iPhone 11 lineup is the curious case of lack of wireless charging. A recent report suggests that Apple had plans in place to launch the iPhone 11 with bilateral wireless charging but pulled it in the last instant. As of now, there is no word on why Apple pulled this feature but in all likelihood, it is because it did not meet Apple’s high standards. The iPhone 11 does come with Qi wireless charging and this means that it will work with virtually all Qi-enabled wireless chargers in the market. This is a convenient and welcome feature however, the rumours of Apple launching an iPhone that could charge other Apple accessories like the AirPods or other smartphones with this wireless charging capabilities are conspicuously absent.

What makes this exclusion even more baffling is that Apple just cannot get wireless charging right. The Android competition has had this feature sorted out since years and the charging industry has a wide array of accessories, and also, bilateral wireless charging is a popular feature among Android flagships.

So, as is the case with Apple, they have managed one of the biggest flops in the company history in the form of the AirPower charging mat and now with the iPhone 11 not coming with this expected feature. Can Apple ever get wireless charging right?

The next weird issue with the iPhone 11 is to do with its cameras. If Apple uses the iPhone XS as its benchmark as the smartphone to beat then obviously it will be better than the previous generation handset. Apple should seriously be aiming higher than last-years iPhones especially with handsets such as the Huawei P30 Pro and Galaxy Note 10 continuously setting records.

Apple is still playing catch-up with the competition and they removed the far handier telephoto lens from the dual-lens system and replaced it with a wide-angle lens.

The iPhone 11 just about matches the competition and could be outclassed in image quality on the still expensive flagship. And this was the area the Apple is said to be making leaps and bounds.

The last painful issue with the new iPhones is the stark omission of 5G. While it should not come as news that the iPhone 11 Pro missed out on 5G since rumours have been indicating that Apple wouldn’t include it; it is still a miss whichever way you look at it. Forbes states, “The perception of the iPhone is that it is expensive but it has a long and useful lifespan. When you are looking at $699 for the entry-level handset and over $1450 for the top of the line iPhone 11 Pro Max, you want a bit of future-proofing. That’s why 5G is important in this year’s handset. Availability of the service is going to rapidly increase, and those with 5G will benefit immediately. iPhone users are going to be out of luck. Ensuring that users have a smartphone that is ready for the future? Apple is failing in that regard as well.”

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