The load of the iPhone 11 Professional Max is as hefty as its identify and worth.
Tipping the size at just below half a pound (7.97 ounces, to be actual), the biggest system within the new iPhone 11 sequence revealed at this week’s Apple occasion is the heaviest iPhone ever, muscling previous final 12 months’s iPhone XS Max, the earlier report holder at 7.34 ounces.
Granted, the most recent version to the iPhone line options 4 digicam lenses (together with the three rear lenses which might be freaking some potential prospects out.) It additionally packs A13 Bionic processor and 6.1-inch LED Retina show, making it probably the most substantial of Apple’s smartphones thus far.
And that’s earlier than snapping on a protecting case and display cowl.
And with the value beginning at $1,099, the iPhone 11 Professional Max will not be precisely gentle on the pockets, both — though that didn’t cease Apple AAPL, -1.69% fan girls and boys from preordering the telephone on Friday, and main the #iPhone11ProMax hashtag to pattern on Twitter TWTR, -1.19% all through the day Friday.
However some potential patrons expressed shock shocked about its heft on social media, because the iPhone 11 Professional Max is definitely a heavier telephone for customers to bear versus opponents like Sony’s SNE, +0.27% Xperia XZ2 (6.98 ounces), the Google GOOG, +0.13% Pixel 3 (5.22 ounces) and LG G5 (5.61 ounces).
It’s 66% heavier than the unique iPhone that dropped in 2007, which weighed simply 4.eight ounces — though after all, the general dimensions of that telephone have been additionally a lot smaller, and it wasn’t full of as many options as its cutting-edge descendants.
Apple didn’t reply to a MarketWatch request for remark about its ballooning smartphones. A glance again at the iPhone’s specs over the previous 12 years, nonetheless, exhibits that ever because the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been launched in 2014, nearly each technology has been heavier than the one earlier than it as display shows have gotten bigger, and the telephones have developed extra superior cameras. (The 2016 iPhone SE is a notable exception at a svelte 3.99 ounces, though that got here in smaller dimensions modeled after the iPhone 5 and 5s.)
Right here’s how a lot the burden of the larger iPhones has fluctuated over the simply previous few years.
iPhone 6 Plus: 6.07 ounces
iPhone 6s Plus: 6.77 ounces
iPhone 7 Plus: 6.63 ounces
iPhone eight Plus: 7.13 ounces
iPhone XR: 6.84 ounces
iPhone XS Max: 7.34 ounces
iPhone 11 Professional Max: 7.97 ounces