It’s no surprise that Apple unveiled it’s iPhone 11 this past week, but the one thing is clear – they’ve missed a few things. Before I get into that, let’s first recap features from the iPhone 11. To start, it has an ultra-wide camera and a new Night Mode for better photos in low-light situations. Apple also gave us a fast-charger, which is included right in the box for the iPhone 11 Pro. Finally! Is it weird that Apple left these features out? Or could there be some kind of method to this level of madness?
As you know USB-C is the undisputed modern standard when it comes to connecting and charging devices. Almost every Android device has a USB-C port, now and even Apple’s iPad Pros and MacBook Pro laptops have USB-C ports. Of course, Apple’s iPhone 11 series all come with Lightning ports, so what gives? It would be nice for USB-C iPad and MacBook Pro owners to use the same charger and cables in order to charge their iPhones as well. But that’s something Apple missed out on. What might be worse is that USB-C-to-Lightning cables should have been included with iPhones since 2016. This is when Apple first introduced the USB-C only MacBook Pros. That said, this is now something included in the box. Better late than never!
What is Apple going to do with the notch? Maybe nothing. Some look at it as a feature – a way to tell which version of the iPhone you are using. But it could also be seen as a placeholder until Apple figures out how to hide it. If you’re not familiar with the notch, it holds the selfie camera and other Face ID sensors. What we don’t know is what Apple thinks of the notch. Is it great? Or is it a bone of contention throughout the company?
The good news is that a notch-less design is possible. Which can be seen with the OnePlus 7 Pro’s no-notch screen, and it looks amazing. That aside, Apple’s Face ID facial recognition uses more sensors and is more advanced than a simple selfie camera. And that means those sensors take up a lot of space. Which means there is hope for a notch-less future.
Reverse Wireless Charging
Reverse wireless charging is a recent feature that started popping up on Huawei phones in 2018, and most recently on Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones in 2019. The feature is designed to let you charge other wireless charging devices, like a smartwatch or wireless earbuds, from the back of your phone.
There were rumors to include reverse wireless charging with the iPhone 11, but as we know, it hasn’t made it into the iPhone 11. The rumors might be correct as the technology may exist in the phones, but as of right now, Apple has disabled them using software.