The 2019 models of iPhone are a departure from the last few generations in a couple of ways. First is the change in name for the top two tiers. These devices are given the monicker of iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple loyalists will know that Apple does not usually give a product the Pro name without it truly meaning something. The MacBook Pro, iMac Pro, etc., have significantly higher specs featuring better processors, more RAM, and more storage, plus significantly better screens. The iPad Pro was a massive improvement over the other devices, even adding the ability for a stylus, making it a great productivity device.
The iPhone Pro, however, does not seem to feature those major improvements. The processor is nothing special compared to the iPhone 11. The RAM and storage are not special, either. The only thing that sets the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max apart from its standard counterpart is the camera array. While the cameras are far better than the iPhone 11, many believe that this is not enough to call the devices Pro.
The second big change is in the power options. While the iPhone itself still has the old Lightning connector, the other end is no longer a USB-A. Instead, the cable features a USB-C connector, making it more easily compatible with more modern computers, including Apple's own MacBooks, which only offer USB-C. In addition, USB-C allows for higher amperage, meaning that the device can charge faster. This is important because the batteries are larger than previous models, meaning that they would normally take longer to charge. By switching to USB-C, they can charge faster than previous models.
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Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.