iPhone 11 Pro Impressions

I just got the new iPhone 11 Pro and spent the weekend with it. I decided to write up a few thoughts and impressions.

First of all, check out what’s new with iOS 13.

Night mode is legit 👏

Night mode OFF
Night mode ON

It’s gonna take me a while to get used to all the new camera controls — they are pretty different and extensive!

Selfie portrait on iPhone 11 Pro. Shout-out to ATP.FM 👋


I already miss 3D Touch 😭. Thankfully, there’s still sort of a way to do some similar things with regard to text selection on iOS. Check out
How to Use the New Text Tools in iOS and iPadOS 13 on Daring Fireball.

I did a “slofie” test that I’m not particularly proud of but seemed like the only natural way to test it out 😆. This may be the very first and last time I ever use this feature.

The clear Apple case is pretty slippery. It looks a lot like the $9 case on my wife’s iPhone 😑. I’m returning the clear case and just ordered a Clementine Apple Silicone case instead.

I’m sure the novelty will wear off, but taking three photos from the same distance with the iPhone 11 Pro is pretty fun.

2x zoom
1x zoom
.5x (ultra-wide zoom)

Another set of three photos with the different lenses:

2x zoom
1x zoom


All taken from the same distance. That’s some range!

Also, I’m digging the Noir filter in the Camera app…no idea if it’s new with this phone or even iOS 13 but yeah…here are some favorites from today:


Overall, this is a great upgrade from my previous iPhone X. The battery life is great but the camera’s are the winning feature in my opinion.