The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have beautiful displays, powerful software, and excellent cameras. There are some great reasons to buy one of these devices right now, but there are also some great reasons to put away your wallet and wait.
Last September, Apple launched three new iPhone models: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The devices replaced the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR as the company’s flagship offerings.
The iPhone 11 is the direct successor to the iPhone XR. It features a 6.1-inch display, the company’s A13 Bionic Processor, a colorful design, and loads of storage. If you want a newer iPhone model without shelling out top dollar, this is probably your best option.
The iPhone 11 starts at $699 though you can trade-in your old phone and save a bunch of cash. With a trade-in the base iPhone 11 model drops to $449.
- Fully unlocked and compatible with any carrier of choice (e.g. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US-Cellular, Cricket, Metro, etc.).
- The device does not come with headphones or a SIM card. It does include a charger and charging cable that may be generic, in which case it will be UL or Mfi (Made for iPhone) Certified.
- Inspected and guaranteed to have minimal cosmetic damage, which is not noticeable when the device is held at arms length.
- Successfully passed a full diagnostic test which ensures like-new functionality and removal of any prior-user personal information.
- Tested for battery health and guaranteed to have a minimum battery capacity of 80%.
Apple sells the iPhone 11 Pro for $999 without a trade-in (that price drops to less than $700 with a qualified trade-in) while the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the company’s top of the line model, starts at $1099 without a trade-in. The most expensive model, the 512GB iPhone 11 Pro Max, retails for $1449 without a deal.
Needless to say, buying an iPhone 11 requires a sizable investment (even if you decide to spread your payments out) and that’s why it’s important to buy the right model for your needs and budget.
We expect Apple and its partners to offer iPhone 11 deals throughout the year though the best deals probably won’t arrive until Apple launches its next batch of iPhones. If you want to save a ton of money, you might want to wait a few more days.
Buy If You Want Outstanding Performance
If you're looking for top notch performance, look no further than the iPhone 11 series.
Apple's outfitted the devices with its new A13 Bionic chip and the processor packs an enormous punch.
We've been using the iPhone 11 series since launch and we haven't noticed any slowdown while consuming content, playing games, moving around the home screen, or opening up apps.
Apple's new processor is more efficient than its previous chip and that helps it provide more battery life than older iPhone models.
According to Consumer Reports, the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max deliver some huge battery life improvements.
The site claims the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s battery can last 40.5-hours which is an 11-hour increase over the 29.5-hour total of last year’s iPhone XS Max.
By comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro went 34 hours on a single charge during their testing which is up from the 27.5 hours of the iPhone XS.
We've been able to squeeze a full, productive day out of these models while using a variety of apps, sending emails, making calls, watching content, and playing games.
So if you're looking for a work horse, these are the iPhones you should consider.
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